We could talk a LOT about Poppy’s Naomi Neoh Fleur gown, I mean…..it’s beautiful. And fits Poppy like a dream. Instead I’ll let you admire (and undoubtedly pin!) all of the images and instead mention the perfect bridesmaids gifts. How delicate and pretty are the rings? and what a wonderful memory keepsake of your friends special day, it’s such a lovely sentiment to all have matching too.
Poppy & Phil chose a particularly fitting and extremely well executed theme of “online dating” – they met on www.mysinglefriend.com. I love how they included their original online profiles to share with their guests and all of the other related touches, so unique and entertaining.
Enjoy folks – so many ideas to steal!
Poppy The Bride Everything was based on my dress, it was a bold decision to have the beautiful blush dress but I was so pleased with the finished look and colour scheme, soft pale pinks peaches and creams. The Bridesmaids and Ushers wore matching colours which looked so delicate in our photos. I wanted to be natural but classic, my make-up artist was amazing and the additional touches of my mums vintage jewellery twinned with Naomi Neohs stunning dress was perfect.
Phil wore classic tails with a dove grey waistcoat and Paul Smith shoes and included some rugged charm with his wedding day stubble!
The venue was my parents home. We hired a huge marquee for our Wedding Breakfast, with a “reveal” section for the later evening party which had a full dance floor, stage and band. We had fire-pits going outside in the evening as well as lit up trees, a beautiful handmade tree-swing made by my dad and plenty of outdoor seating for the non-dancefloor fans.
Pom-poms hung from the trees and homemade signs filled the garden to keep the guests entertained.
Our local florists did an amazing job on our Bridal flowers, they matched our colour scheme and outfits amazingly. Pink and cream roses, gypsophila, and sage greenery created a soft elegance. Our reception flowers were three days in the making, amazing florist Pat McDonald (a family friend) made the venue what it was – utterly gorgeous!
One of the Readings was by Bryony, Phil’s sister as she is off to Antarctica for 18 months so it was a special moment. Two girls from my mum’s school played the harp and sung “How long will I love you” by Ellie Goulding which was stunning.
We hired David G a caricaturist who created individual images for the guests to take home but first we hung them up for everyone to see. Our guest book was a large hand drawn image of a willow tree (taken from our garden) where the guests added their finger prints – one to keep, much better than a traditional book! .
For the evening we booked The Deloreans Band who are best band ever! they got everyone up and dancing. They were truly amazing and the most enthusiastic singer you could as for.
The Food And Drink
We had a classic fruit wedding cake. The canapés were served in the garden twinned with Pimms and peach themed straws. We also had Beer kegs for the boys from our local Brewery.
Our Wedding Breakfast was 3 three courses: A Mezze boards to start and get the conversation going and then for main Salt crusted lamb, local Butchers Sausages, Marinated Chicken Things with fresh summer salads and Minted potatoes. Pudding was a trio of classic deserts, strawberries, lemon and chocolate – who could argue with that!
We chose Camilla Arnhold, she had photographed my brothers wedding and an old family friend and had done an amazing job, she was so well organised we didn’t realise she was there! discrete and professional. She captured all the shots we wanted! Brilliant!