Ladies in Red… Part 2

You know what? I have LOVED putting this wedding together. Not only is is totally my-kind-of-wedding, but the images are just beautiful. So fresh and modern yet there is a touch of vintage timelessness in them that I can’t imagine ever dating.

Jodie is a legend. Officially.

The Picture Editors Photographer

We chose the lovely and talented Jodie Chapman.

Being a Picture Editor and looking at hundreds of portfolios and photographers’s websites during my career meant that photography was really important to me and something that I wanted to get completely right. Both myself and Chris knew this was an aspect of our wedding that we wouldn’t scrimp on and we both wanted to spend a good deal of time on our wedding day getting beautiful pictures.

The pictures were exactly what we hoped for and we still get so many comments about them one year on. Escaping into the woodland of Richmond Park was exactly what we had planned before the wedding and jodie captured some beautiful moments of us both…and for the record the rainbow was real not Photoshopped!

(The wedding car in some of the shots was previously owned by Abba! We didn’t pick it for this reason though, we just liked the style – honest!)

What I don’t like…

I must admit flowers did come later in our wedding planning, we were more excited about things such as photography, the food, the music…

However I had a couple of ideas of what I didn’t like in terms of flowers and styles and I liked the idea of red poppies but that was all! Although I would say knowing what you don’t like is really useful and helped our florist to present some different options to us.

The florist we used was Dawn Jennings. Dawn was great at bringing our ideas to life and everything seems so smooth and easy.

We settled for red anemones for my bouquet and cream anemones for the bridesmaids with ranunculus for button holes.

The flowers on our tables were of the same variety with some additional Spring varieties. We knew we didn’t want to go for formal displays on the tables and wanted to go for a more homemade and mis-matched feel. So prior to the wedding we started collecting glass jars – large, small, interesting shapes and bottles…plus tins…I think we went through a lot of baked beans in the last few weeks before our wedding! But the result was fantastic. I particularly liked the arrangement on the top table which was a long row of flowers in different jars and glasses that ran along the front of the table – a perfect organised mis-match!

Taking to the Stage

We decided to ask one of Chris’s oldest friends if he would play at our wedding as a gift, Chris Macaree.

After he performed a couple of songs we took to the stage to sing our own song! A rendition of the Moldy Peaches ‘Anyone Else But You’ which we had written our own lyrics to.

Also as entertainment we continued the toy theme (from Chris’s job) and had retro games for everyone to play after we had finished dinner…Pop up Pirate, Buckaroo, Screwball Scramble – they were a big hit! : )

Photography – Jodie Chapman

Florist – Dawn Jennings

Entertainment – Chris Macaree.

Three words. Bright, Fresh, Clean.

And totally and utterly no-fuss-because-this-wedding-doesn’t-even-need-it gorgeous.

Yours Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

15 thoughts on “Ladies in Red… Part 2

  1. This morning, I am loving the bride with her short and chic hair.
    Also the red. L-O-V-I-N-G the red and how it just pops off the photos.


  2. Who has a desperate urge to play board games this Tuesday morning??

    I vote for Pop up Pirate.

    Oooo I used to love playing that.


  3. OH MY. I think I have died and gone to photography heaven. The rainbow, swirling gray skies, bright green grass, the sunshine illuminating the bride and groom. SIGH. That image has made my day.

    Absolute perfection.

    I can get on with work now with the biggest grin on my face.


  4. Thank you, Rebecca and Charlotte, for featuring Chris and Nic’s gorgeous wedding, and thank you for your kind words too. 🙂 I loved photographing this wedding. Nicola was really keen on spending a lot of time on photography which allowed us to get really creative…and catch a rainbow! I love the fact she brought red wellies with her specially for traipsing through the park!

  5. Absolutely blinding wedding.
    The only word I have in my head is ‘pop’.

    Pop up pirate, pop of colour, pop pop pop!


    A huge congratulations. Looks like such a wonderful day was had by all. xx

  6. Absolutely beautiful photography, some of the best I have seen I think. The Anemones are really something else too, hmmmm how do I incorporate those into my wedding?!

  7. Loving the flowers once again-the tin can/jars idea is Genius! The blooms are so eye-catching and pretty. Loving the shots outside-with the whellies! And loving the shots of guests typing away-what a lovely idea 

  8. This wedding is sooo gorgeous! One of my favourite you’ve featured. The photography is absolutely stunning, I completely love the shots of the couple in the woods. I’m setting aside more time for photos now, it’s decided!

    The bride is beautiful and so chic and the groom looks so handsome! Love that suit.

    The flowers are so simple and yet so amazing and what powerful colours! This is so the style I’m hoping to create for our wedding – I’ve been collecting jars for awhile but tins seem to go rusty when I wash them. Will have to try again because the flowers in the tins look fab!

    Congrats Nic and Chris, it looks like a wonderful day!


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