Hannah & Jon… The Most Perfect Start (part 2)


Like A Dream

The ceremony went like a dream, we had readings from two of our oldest friends …who both know each other from primary school too! Andy read an extract from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Rach lightened the mood with a humorous poem by Bee Rawlinson.

We said our vows…I cried again!

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We sat and signed the register… girls if I have one piece of advice… look at yourself in a mirror when you sit down in your dress, I tested sitting down to see if I could, but didn’t see myself… I know I wanted cleavage… but not so much it was indecent! Those pics, unfortunately won’t be making the album!

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I felt like I was in a film walking out through the guard of honour, mum being mum had made and handed out dozens of confetti bags full to the brim! It was a moment to remember when everyone cheered and gathered round to wish us well. We couldn’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and with the Pimms flowing the day was off to the most perfect start.

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Keep The Weather At Bay

Anna our photographer, and now friend, did an amazing job of capturing all the moments. I had asked for as few group, posed pics as possible so we spent about half an hour having group shots and then managed to get some time as a couple having some fab pics with Anna. Gav one of our friends did a wonderful job of keeping the weather at bay with golfing umbrellas… which made for some equally brilliant pics!

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Something Different

We had the most scrumptious wedding breakfast ever! I know I would say that, but it really was gorgeous and we’ve had so many compliments about the food… we took the risky approach of having salmon, but people loved that it was something different, Jenkinsons the caterers did an amazing job! In fact I was so determined I was going to eat my chocolate trio of desserts, I trooped off to the ladies with mum to loosen my dress so that I could fit it all in!

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Plane To See

I decided to design all of the stationery for the day and wanted to make everything personal to us… So each persons menu could be folded into a paper plane (with instructions on the reverse)…this resulted in all sorts of competitions during dinner! The paper plane theme continued, with miniature planes for the guests to sign… I have assembled the planes into a picture for us to have in our new house in Anglesey. After having such great feedback on the stationery from the wedding I decided to take the plunge and set up love-doodle which I am hopeful will ‘take off’ (terrible pun I know!) and sustain me whilst I follow Jon around the country!

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After dinner the speeches commenced, all of the boys did an incredible job and had people in hysterics especially when Jons dad mentioned how Jon and I make such a great threesome with his brother, completely unaware of what he was implying, the room erupted with laughter!

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I had planned the wedding to within an inch of its life … my sister knew this, so she decided to surprise me by doing the most perfect speech, it was beautiful and a memory I’ll treasure forever.

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Enormous Cake

After the speeches the evening guests began to fill the barn and we gathered round to cut Jons mum’s enormous cake she had made! I was gutted I didn’t get to have any on the day…though we have two tiers left, wrapped ready for another special occasion.

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Sunday Morning

It took us ages to decide on a first dance song… we like lots of different music but none of it really suited the occasion of our wedding. Then one day when we were in the car, Maroon 5, Sunday Morning came on…it was perfect! They were the first band we’d seen together and the lyrics were perfect as we’d spent so many Sundays leaving each other (because of Jon being in the RAF) ‘Driving slow on Sunday morning, I never want to leave’ was a lyric that really meant everything to us… we were kicking ourselves that we hadn’t thought of the song sooner! Ashmore acoustics; a fab band we’d seen at a friends wedding rehearsed the song and played it for us.. they had everyone welling up, it was really the most amazing moment. The Ashmore guys were so energetic and engaging, it wasn’t long before everyone was cutting some shapes on the dance floor.

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Man & Wife

We danced the night away, enjoying ourselves with all our amazing friends and family. I really didn’t want it to end, but soon enough we found ourselves heading back the Granary. We stayed up until 5am! No, not doing what you’re thinking! We were re-living every moment, chatting into the small hours with salt & vinegar Pringles, a cup of tea and snuggled up together, best friends and now man & wife. The perfect end to the most perfect day and the start of something very special.

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Pre Wedding Hotel Granary
PJ’s hush
Maids Dresses – Various high street, including Phase Eight & Warehouse
Venue Dodford Manor
Blooms Thoughtful Flowers
Makeup Jodie Hazlewood
Hair Hair By Nikki B
Stationery – Love Doodle
Cake – Jon’s clever mum
Sweet trolley – Jon’s clever dad
Decorations – Hannah’s clever mum

Band – Ashmore Acoustics

Catering – Jenkinsons
Photography by Anna Clarke Photography

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Yay! Congratulations Hannah and Jon! I am so pleased for you both that now you are married you’ll be living together and there won’t be quite so many of those “Sunday mornings”… A beautifully executed shindig Hannah, all of your meticulous planning has totally been worth it.

It’s been a pleasure having you write for RMW and I hope your stationery business Love Doodle really does fly. All of your wedding stationery looks fab, I particularly love the elegant and clean design of the table plan.

Once again congratulations, and all the best for your future together with Jon.


Author: Adam Crohill
Adam likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.

21 thoughts on “Hannah & Jon… The Most Perfect Start (part 2)

  1. Arh thanks Adam, it’s scary taking the plunge to leave work but I can’t wait to be living with Jon! Thanks for all your support and for letting me write for you (if you can call it that..its usually just my ramblings!) It’s been great fun getting to know all the other RMW RB girls too, see you soon H x

  2. Aaawwwwwwwww!! Snuggled up with a cuppa going over every detail of the day seems like the perfect romantic ending to me, much more so than the alternative which can happen any time can’t it 😉 Thanks for sharing that with us Hannah, and well done putting together such an utterly beautiful day!

  3. Love the cleavage tip 😉 love the Granny windswept pictures and those lovely umbrellas and have to say I really do love that you let you dress out so you could enjoy all your foodie choices!!!

  4. Such a beautiful wedding!! This makes me even more excited (if that’s possible!) to marry my fiance who is in the RAF! those uniforms… swoooon!xxxx

  5. I’ve been so excited to see Hannah’s wedding – totally gorgeous and the write up had me in tears.
    I’m stealing the paper plane menu idea too – my boy is a total aeroplane nerd and would LOVE that.
    Congratulations both and lots of luck for Love Doodle.
    Fern x

  6. Dodford Manor is such a fab place – I had the pleasure of going to a wedding there last week. I love how all the extra touches that you made to the venue to make it truly your own.
    I am completely in love with the sweet cart too!

    Many congrats
    Lauren C x

  7. I want cleavage pics!

    Absolutely gorgeous photos Hannah and you both look out of this world. What a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple, ive loved hearing your story & sharing these crazy times with you! xxx

  8. Aaww Hannah you had me welling up! You look so beautiful in your dress (I also want to see these alleged cleavage pics!), Jon and all the men look hot to trot in their uniforms and suits and your details are so so perfect!

    Also, a girl after my own heart with the dress letting out! 😀


  9. A little late to the commenting, but what a lovely wedding. Hannah and Jon – you guys look amazing and so happy (and is it just me or is there a touch of Dominic Cooper in Jon?!). I’ve loved following your story and seeing the end product is such a treat. And I adore the picture of the grannies clutching their hats!! Best of luck with your new life in Anglesey! x

  10. Dear Hannah & Jon,
    We absolutely love seeing the coverage of your special day, and so honoured to have been part of it. What a gorgeous couple, such fun family & friends, dashing RAF Servicemen and a tremendous celebratory atmosphere from start to finish!
    Didn’t know you were up so late into the night, going over everything with a brew! This is exactly the same as Annabelle & I did, as we were so buzzing from the big day!
    Hope all is fabulous with you both and this finds you on the very best form!
    Our very best wishes
    Simon & Annabelle and the Dodford Manor Team

  11. Oops! Got a bit excited there!
    Meant to say YAY! Finally got to read part 2! 🙂

    Hannah your write up is gorgeous, as are you & your lovely hubby!
    Am glad you had an amazing day and all your hard work pulled off.

    I have no doubt that Love-Doodle is going to be A.MAZ.ING – you really are a clever little thing!

    Big love xxx

  12. A belated comment but I just stumbled across this and realised I had the same dress as you (got married in April) – wasn’t it FABULOUS…and I also let it out to allow more room for food!

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