Balloon Filled Festival Wedding At The George In Rye
Katy & Chris:
We fell in love with our venue, The George in Rye
, the minute we saw it. We have a love of cobbled streets and quintessentially British charm, and the venue had a relaxed feel with the most beautiful ballroom where we would spend most of our special day - we could picture it unfolding as we wandered around!
We had a two year engagement which meant there was time to plan the perfect day, I really wanted the decor to bring out the colours within the beautiful floral wallpaper in the ballroom and match the feel of the venue. From our invites using the wallpaper motif, created by my talented bridesmaid Keeley (an Art Director at Ogilvy London!) to Kate Temple
who hand picked fabric that matched beautifully our colour palette of pastels and blush pink for the bespoke ties and bowties she made - we tried to make it all celebrate the style of the George!
I decided that I wanted a hint of rose gold to go with the pastels, mainly as my wedding ring was rose gold - and I found the most amazing giant balloons and rose gold orbs by Bubblegum Balloons
- they added a lot of style and drama! I ordered a lot of tassel garlands from candle and cake and made the place cards using luggage tags and the table plan was a frame from the Range where I hand wrote and drew the cards to go in each frame. It was great to see it all come together and do it all myself!
High Street Wedding Dress
My dress was never my focus, I just didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something I wore once, it was more important to me to have great food, music and an amazing day for us and our loved ones. I found the Ben de Lisi dress at Debenhams
and used a talented local Seamstress Caroline Birmingham (Oh Sew Casbies
on Facebook) to add a train, lower the back and add pearls and gems to match the detail around the neck - at some points we were scared it wouldn’t work but it turned out better than I could have hoped!
Our Ceremony was really special as my two brothers Nick and Chris led the service, we had gotten married at the Rye Town hall the day before. It was so heartfelt and emotional and Chris and I had written our vows, I would urge other couples to do the same - it just made it so much more personal to write our own promises and even throw in a few jokes. I’m also so glad that I chose to have candles and rose petals along the aisle, it made the setting feel so romantic, even I was taken aback by how the ballroom was transformed as I made my way down!