I can’t help it – pink Princess shoes get me every time and Jen’s are just gorgeous. They are from Ted Baker, and a great option if you’ve fallen for the iconic Manolos, but you just can’t stretch your budget that far.
Jen and Scott went with a classic navy and pink colour scheme, with pretty gold accents for their Winter wedding and the resulting look is gorgeous. Knowing that flowers would be harder to come by than in the Summer, Jen decided to opt for foliage and plants as table centres. Presented in pretty little pots and combined with rustic wooden log slices, the tables look very inviting and the neatly scribed menus on mini clipboards finish off the whole look perfectly.
The weather was a little gloomy, but there’s nothing gloomy about Millbridge Court – which is just so light and airy whatever the weather decides to do, or the images from RS Brown Photography. What could be more romantic than kissing under an umbrella while the heavens open above you?!
Jen The Bride: The dress offered that romantic rustic feel I was going for although it was obviously not a wintery dress! Emma adjusted the skirt for me so I could have a bronze underlay on the top and an ivory on the bottom to give it that extra wedding feel without removing the detail of the lace.
Black Tie were fantastic, We walked in the shop and they instantly knew Scott’s size without even needing to measure him. The suits were fantastic quality and being a local company we were very keen to support.
Millbridge Court sells itself really, I would be very surprised if I ever met someone who had stepped inside and didn’t like it. The atmosphere, the rooms, the food and the staff are all better then we could have ever asked for. Finding them was a real dream come true!
We went with navy blue and blush pink with touches of gold. This worked really well and felt wintery enough without going for a more stereotypical winter wedding day, Judy, our calligrapher, worked with us to deliver the most beautiful invitation suite and carried this through to the stationery on the day.
Longacres is local to us and were excellent in offering the flexibility we wanted. Being a winter wedding we focused more on candles and lights so had minimal flowers. In fact apart form the bouquets and button holes the only arrangement we had was created by my Nana. Elaine from Longacres completely understood what I was going for and all for a very reasonable cost.
The Wedding Party
My bridesmaids actually chose their dresses and ASOS has exactly what we were looking for. They had just the right amount of detail and matched the flowy skirt of my dress. Our Ushers and best man also hired their suits from Black Tie and were very impressed.
I walked down the aisle to ‘real love’ by Tom Odell played by our wonderful pianist Richard – it really did add the magical touch to the moment! We had 2 readings on the day, one read by Scott’s brother and the other by my Auntie. We had chosen the readings as we felt they reflected the day well and knew they would also suit the people reading them.
Richard our pianist was such a good find! He is exceptional and finding him was really one of those light bulb moments when planning for the day. He played beautifully and you could not meet a nicer guy. Originally we wanted a pianist just for the breakfast as we love that elegant dining feel you get in a restaurant with a pianist. When we found Richard and heard his demos we decided to have him for the ceremony as well as it really matched the songs we had chosen. Martin was also brilliant and was really flexible with what we wanted. He is also 2 for 1 as he was our DJ for he evening as well.
If you are lucky enough to experience any of Kalm Kitchen’s creations then I can promise you won’t forget it. They deliver a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds as each of their exquisite canapés are served in creative and fashionable ways. Our guests have all said to us how incredible the food was and I’m sure we will think of some reason in the future as an excuse to try them again.
Scott and I both used to work with Richard and I had always kept an eye on the work him and Sonia did. I knew that should we ever get married then their was no question who our photographers would be as they manage to capture the natural moments of the day so perfectly. They exceeded way beyond our expectations through all stages of the Wedding. We absolutely love our photos and will carry an recommending them to anyone who will listen.
We had lots of DIY aspects to the day as I created all the table centres and decorations for the day. I would say the welcome pallet was my favourite creation, and probably one of the easiest as well. I would say to any potential bride that eBay and Etsy can get you everything you’ve been looking for if you’re will to be a bit creative. I’m also now making creations for weddings so if anyone would like to contact me I am happy to help!