I’m glad part 01 of A Golden Touch received such a warm reception yesterday, I think this is one of the nicest weddings I have had the priveledge of blogging for RMW so far.
Let’s get straight back in for a second touch of the golden stuff.
The 40 Year Old Cake
We both love chocolate cake and after a trip to New York where we fell in love with Magnolia bakery cupcakes we decided to go for the delicious frosting. A close friend of ours made it for us. We wanted something that looked homemade to fit in with the feel of the day and it tasted amazing! I made Matt and Libby peg dolly cake toppers to sit on the top, which I now make to order. My mum really wanted to make us a fruitcake using her family recipe so we ended up having 2 cakes, which in my opinion is perfect! You can never have too many cakes! My mum used part of the decorations from her own wedding cake from 40 years ago. That was a really special surprise for me.
Just For The Record
We both love music so the entertainment was really important to us. We have a friend who is an amazing DJ and has the best record collection so he was the perfect choice. The music was great; the dance floor was packed all night!
Better When You’re Naked
We are not really a smoochy couple and didn’t want the traditional slow dance. We wanted something fun that would get everyone on the dance floor. We went for ‘Ida Marie – I like you so much better when you’re naked’. It got everyone up and dancing…even the oldies!
I wanted our guests to have a little something that was handmade and personal to them so I decided to combine the favors and nametags in to one.
I made the tags in the style of luggage labels on which I hand stamped the names in gold ink and then attached vintage style buttons to the ribbons.
It was really important to us that the day reflected us and what we love. As a wedding stationery designer I really loved styling the whole day and felt lucky to be creative enough to make it just how we had hoped. All the stationery was inspired by vintage lace collected from my family using our colour scheme to tie it all together. I love detail so enjoyed adding little extras around the venue such as jam jars tied with ribbon which held candles on the tables outside and signs to help the guests find their way around. For the tables I collected vintage style glass vases and lace matt’s that I layered on top of each other. We hung lanterns from the trees around the marquee and had a little sweet corner, which the adults enjoyed as much as the kids.
Matt’s mum made beautiful bunting that hung all the way around the marquee and one of my close friends saved all her sweet peas from her allotment and dried the petals which we then put in cones sharing the same lace decoration as the rest of the stationery. She handed these out to the guests after the ceremony for the confetti. I used an old case that belonged to my great grandfather as a spot for people to kindly leave their cards. Also my Uncle let us use 2 of his beautiful vintage cars, one driven by the bridesmaids and the other driven by him to take Matt and me to the reception.
Doing so much ourselves with help from our friends and family really made it feel special to us. Everyone was so involved and the whole day had a lovely relaxing feel to it. It was so important to us that we celebrated with all our favorite people and for them to have as much fun and enjoy themselves as much as us.
Matt and I made sure we grabbed a few moments through out the day, just the two of us, so we could look at each other and say ‘ This is it!! We are actually here doing this!!’ I think its important to make a little time to do this and have a giggle.
I loved it all, every single second from the engagement to the wedding day.
Photography – John Harris
Venue – Wolterton Hall
Dress – Rosetta Nicoloni
Jewellery – Eclectic Eccentricity
Flowers – Floribunda
Stationery – Libby (THE BRIDE!)
Transport – RG Classic Cars
I know everyone really raved about the photography by John Harris yesterday, so I hope you have enjoyed some of the super size images in the post today. I think the outdoors shots at this wedding are some of the best you will ever see – and the way John has naturally captured the bride, the groom and the guests is a sight to behold. Most of these images look like stills from a movie. Pure Gold.
Also, every wedding album from now on should have at least one potato in it.