Amanda The Bride:
Ben and I were set up on a blind date by one of my best friends who instantly knew on seeing Ben that he and I would be a good fit. So when she recommended I try out The Wedding Dress Shop
in Wimbledon (where she got her wedding dress) I knew it was going to be a winner. How could it not be? If she knew me well enough to pick out my husband before I’d even met him, I was sure she would know my taste in wedding dresses. And it was spot on. I chose an Enzoani
wedding dress that I matched with a silk Katie Carter veil
and turquoise shoes.
Amanda grew up in Hong Kong, but since we knew we wanted our wedding in the UK, we decided to get married in Ben’s home county of Norfolk. We got married in a beautiful old church in Tittleshall, right next door to our reception venue Godwick Great Barn
. The 16th century barn instantly won us over when we visited it. It’s rustic décor and rural venue were exactly what we were looking for, and played perfect host on our wedding day.
The Food, Flowers and Cake
We were keen to choose suppliers whose taste was similar to ours, since we wanted a wedding day that was a clear representation of us. We knew when we met the staff at Hatter Events
, Swaffham Florists
, and Buns of Fun Bakery
that they would be ideal. We wanted traditional food served on vintage/rustic tables, Hatters supplied this perfectly. We wanted wild flowers that weren’t overpowering (the joy of allergies), Swaffham Florists provided the most beautiful bouquets and decoration. And we wanted a delicious red velvet cake, Buns of Fun Bakery did not disappoint.
Another important choice you will make on your wedding day (except of course choosing who you are going to spend the rest of your life with) is who is going to capture it. Leanne Jade
was our perfect choice. We felt like we hardly saw her throughout the day, and yet she seemed to capture every moment flawlessly. Our beautiful photos sitting on our coffee table are a credit to her.