You know how I mentioned the guest images yesterday? Well. There are some really special ones in part 2.
I am also more than a little bit in love with the favour and name place ideas. Oh and that whole late afternoon/early evening sunshine that makes everything look so dreamy….
I got my flowers from Gill Pike. She is a superb florist and I felt that she really understood what I wanted even though I was quite vague as I don’t know much about flowers! I wanted the bouquets and the table arrangements to look more handpicked and slightly messy rather than a neat round posey and Gill had the interesting idea of lining glass vases with limes and then putting the flowers in the middle. I loved this idea as it was different to anything else I had seen and they looked stunning. As you can’t really get teal coloured flowers I decided to go for purple as there is much more variety to choose from and it went well with the teal.
The flowers we had were avalanche roses, purple anemone, veronica and eucalyptus. My bouquet was wrapped up in the spare material from my dress as I had to have it taken up.
Our photographer was the amazing Joanna Brown who I cannot praise enough! Looking through the photos on her website was enough for us to know that she is a fantastic photographer and exactly the person we wanted. We loved her unique style, she captures brilliant natural shots as well as many quirky others (like peoples feet!) and the different shades of lighting she uses are just stunning! Not only that but she is a fab person and so easy to be around.
In the evening we all had so much fun in her photo booth dressing up in silly outfits and the pictures were hilarious!
As our wedding was a couple of weeks before Easter we had Cadburys crème eggs as our favours-everyone loves a crème egg!! And I found some cute little nests to put them in.
We Heart This Cake Topper
Our favourite flavoured cake is lemon sponge so there was no other choice for us on our wedding day. We decided to go for something a bit different with a topsy turvy style cake that was made by a friends mum, and it tasted delicious!
Our place names were scrabble letters as we love a good game of scrabble on our iPods and we thought it would be something a bit different, our guests had a lot of fun re-arranging the letters to make various different words!
We made our own stationary from the invitations to the order of service on the computer; this meant that we could put our own wording on them and make them more personal.
We are big fans of music and love going to watch bands live so instead of having a DJ we hired a fantastic band called the Hype. They played a range of music and the dance floor was never empty with everyone commenting on how good they were.
Our first dance was ‘For Lovers’ by Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty. It is a beautiful song and one that we have always listened to together since the beginning of our relationship so it meant a lot to us both.
The Perfect Day
Everything about my wedding day felt perfect to me, the day went smoothly and the weather was gorgeous and sunny, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I would advise any bride to always be open to change. There may be things that you always thought you wouldn’t want at your wedding but when you begin planning it and exploring different ideas you may find that your views will change about a lot of things.
But most of all enjoy yourself, it only happens once and it goes by so quickly you have to try and savour every second.
Florist – Gill Pike
Live Band – The Hype
Photography – Joanna Brown
Now let’s talk capturing moments. Are gorgeous images of your guests, speeches and dancing just as important as the decor and details?
They were to me. If not more so.
And I think Jenny and Justin had just the right balance of both.
Big It’s Capturing the WHOLE day that’s important Love