What Made Your Day Unique
"It probably sounds cliché, but we wanted the wedding to be very ‘us’ – basically all about booze, food and having a laugh! We designed our own monopoly themed wedding stationery, selected a good old M&S Colin the Caterpillar wedding cake and asked our caterers to provide vodka jelly shot canapés, as anyone who has ever been to one of our house parties has been forced to drink one when entering the flat! It was basically like a Saturday night get together at ours – just on a larger scale in a slighter grander venue than our tiny little flat, and everyone we love all together in one room! We have too many favourite moments to mention them all from the photos you can see we genuinely didn't stop grinning all day! Highlights include our friends secretly personalising the wedding reading to get everyone giggling at our quirks as a couple, the amazing speeches which made us both laugh and cry, and our families getting down to Wu Tang Clan at the end of the night!"
Phase Eight Wedding Dress
Emma opted for a high-street gown and looks amazing in a Phase Eight wedding dress which featured a floral applique detail and cap sleeves, her look is completed with an embellished hair accessory and pair of nude heels. The bride and her bridesmaids all had beautiful white foliage bouquets by Augustus Blooms which worked so well with the bridesmaid's embellished gowns all complimenting the art nouveau vintage glamour at the venue perfectly.
Inspiration & Styling
"We wanted our day to be relaxed, fun and full of laughter! Our florist did an amazing job of taking a very basic brief (as we know nothing about flowers!) and decorating the venue with simple but beautiful greenery and foliage. We choose pie, mash and gravy for the main course, followed by espresso martinis after dinner! There was no dress code as we wanted our guests to feel comfortable to wear whatever they wanted, and we loved the fact our band were happy to take requests all night to keep the dance floor full. We had a very relaxed approach to planning - from engagement to wedding it was just over 6 months, which worked well for us as it meant less time to get stressed or try to make everything perfect! We made quick decisions and scrapped any formal traditions which didn’t feel like us – so cutting the cake went out the window, there were no cheesy staged photos, and I wore a high street dress. On the day, we didn’t worry about anything going wrong, if it did no one would even realise except us as no one knew what was planned!"