BBQ Wedding On Family Farm Planned In Just 6 Weeks
Anneka & Lee:
Wedding booked and planned in 6 weeks! It wasn't originally a shotgun wedding but 2 weeks in Anneka found out she was actually pregnant, so in fact it was! After a whirlwind years romance Lee proposed to Anneka on a roof top in Florence with the most stunning green sapphire ring he personally designed with Charlotte Cornelius Jewels
Blown away by the engagement Anneka threw herself into the wedding planning, she had grand ideas of a destination wedding especially after getting engaged abroad. After countless different countries, venues and wedding planners nothing quite fitted or worked out. 6 months later and they were no closer to booking a wedding or even having any idea what they wanted. If anything Anneka was more confused than ever. The planning hadn’t even started and the stress had got too much so she took a step back and some time out from the whole thing.
Registry Office Wedding
Desperate to marry each other but sick of the whole ‘wedding’ thing Lee and Anneka decided to book a registry office for 6 weeks time and said let’s just do something really small, no frills, no stress! They are both fairly impulsive so loved the thought of just going for it. The only way to keep it as small and stress free as possible and stop it from escalating they thought was to surprise everyone. They only had a few weeks to keep their mouths shut and get married, how hard could that be! So they invited immediate family and a handful of friends and swore them to secrecy. No one else knew! They hated he idea of people being offended by not being invited and the element of surprise they hoped would cushion that.
Vintage Lace Wedding Dress
First things first the dress...well Anneka had found this dress just after she got engaged over 6 months ago and put a deposit down. Suddenly the panic of will it be ready in 6 weeks dawned on her and she got in touch with the amazingly talented Jane Bourvis
who had hand made her vintage lace dress. Jane was super, cool, calm and collected and said no problem. Anneka had a fitting 2 weeks later and then collected it another 2 weeks after that. Jane owns an incredible dress shop in Notting Hill and creates the most stunning vintage gowns. To finish off the look Anneka opted for a vintage flower head band which was also from Jane to give the bohemian touch she wanted.
Family Farm Wedding
The venue was Anneka’s Dad’s house on their stunning family farm in Hampshire. The brief was relaxed summer BBQ, Anneka and Lee were so relaxed about the ‘chilled’ day they let her dad run with most of the organising. The week of the wedding a marquee turned up, 40 bottles of Bollinger (Anneka's favourite champagne, not realising she wouldn’t actually be drinking) the local pub was doing all the catering and the booze/drinks were sorted...result!
Anneka wasn’t even sure she needed a bouquet for the registry office but her sister insisted she had to get flowers. After a brief look on Instagram she found a lovely local florist (Lily Lupin Floral Design
) and got in touch to see if she could possibly throw some bits together for the upcoming wedding. Lisa was amazing and really accommodating, she totally got Anneka and Lee’s style and Anneka knew straight away she was onto a good thing. Lisa also recommended the very talented Jemima Cakes
who made them the most delicious gluten free banana cake with vanilla buttercream!
The whole colour theme and decor stemmed from Lee’s pale pink blazer! The more neutral, dusty pink tones are seen through out.