It’s Part 2 and it is breathtaking.
If you thought Part 1 couldn’t get more beautiful, then feast your peepers people!
Even better, Julia is selling her gorgeous pronovias gown on undress, so do go and check it out if you fancy a bargain!
Perfectly Pink Blooms
I photographed Gulsen and Jons wedding last year and when I met her I commented on how stunning her flowers were. What I hadn’t realized was she did them all herself. So when it came to decorating the venue I knew she was the girl for the job.
We both worked quite closely together on ideas as I had a very clear idea on what I did want. I adore flowers so I made sure I had lots of different varieties and as many as possible, all in shades of pink to compliment the pink staircase at Beauberry House.
I particularly loved the heart arrangement, which was truly stunning and felt sad that it would last more than a few days. Gulsen was particularly good as she knew I was stuck at home on crutches she came to my home to show me samples and discuss the details. They also created the lovely candy bar for us.
However my stunning bouquet and our mothers corsages which were all stunning works of art, were a gift from Pesh flowers. Pesh’s work is truly amazing and my bouquet was no exception, it was perfect.
My lovely ex house mate, Sarah Moriarty has made wedding cakes for years and my birthday cakes so I knew I would ask her to create our cute cupcakes.
I bought the cupcake wrappers from Lindys cakes. As well as the cake she made individual initial cookies for all our guests napkins. Everyone had their own initial. It’s easier to be personal when you have less guests!
We went for useful favours. So during the ceremony all the chairs had paper fans to keep them cool, which turned out to be very handy as it was baking hot that day. Then on their dinner chairs all the ladies had pashminas to keep them warm in the evening. Everyone had their own initial cookie too!
Dancing with Elvis
At another wedding we shot last year, the bride and groom had organized surprise entertainment in the form of Chinese Elvis. Everyone was dancing instantly and in fits of hysterics. My friend Lia (photographer) introduced us and she is the biggest Elvis fan I have ever met so it seemed like an extra special surprise for her too. After our first dance he surprised everyone by making an entrance, after the initial shock everyone was dancing. IT was a massive highlight.
“Elvis” recommended the very talented Simon Henderson also know as https://www.bestdjintown.com/ who was fab and really kept the party going
Now it feels like all our influences are from other people’s weddings! But our first dance, like entertainment & flowers, was inspired by a wedding photography client (in fact our first wedding we went to together.)
It was their first dance and they gave us a CD of their favourite tracks which we listened to all the way home. I guess I get very emotionally attached to all my clients and even if we don’t stay in contact I feel all of them have a little influence on me!
The song itself was “You’re all I need to get by- by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell” and I adore it. There was no special dance- Ian had hoped we would do a strictly come dancing style routine but due to my accident it was a shuffle- with both of us trying not to giggle too much as we knew Chinese Elvis was coming out next!
Advice from a Bride
I guess from all that it there was lots of unique details, but my biggest piece of advice is do it your way. Whatever that maybe!
We didn’t want a huge do, we wanted to treat our nearest and dearest. We set a number and decided we wouldn’t invite anymore than that. In turn this meant we could really treat all our friends. The day couldn’t have been more perfect and whilst it did go quickly with the small number of guests we truly felt we got to spend lots of time together and lots of time with everyone.
Photographer – Emily Quinton
Venue – Beauberry House
Bouquet – Pesh Flowers
All other florals – Gulsen at Posh Nosh
Candy Bar – Posh Nosh
Cupcake Wrappers – Lindy’s Cakes
Letters – Not on the High Street
I see weddings of all kinds day in, day out, but this truly has to be one of the most beautifully styled affairs and I defy a single reader to not be able to take one small bit of inspiration (hell, maybe bucket loads!) from this stunning day.
Thank you so much to Julia for allowing us to share it with you all – I know she’s been bombarded with offers to have it posted elsewhere so we are very grateful she chose Rock My Wedding!