Handmade, Homemade, Helpers and Dance Floor Ambassadors!
"A homemade country wedding where we could have a relaxed, informal wedding party with family and friends"
Jenny The Bride:
We tried to make as many of the decorations at the barn
as possible. It was brilliant seeing the hundreds of metres of paper tassels I’d been making, crisscrossing the wooden beams and the fabulous gold paper mâché card monster that we talked my mum into making waiting to be fed with cards.
My dad’s homemade hoopla went down really well with drinks in the sun and my clever sister-in-law’s gold leaf place names helped everyone find their spots for dinner.
Chrissy from Fleurtations of Shrewsbury
arranged for boxes of fresh blooms to be delivered to the venue the day before the wedding for our team of willing helpers to make into table arrangements.
The flower girl dresses were from John Lewis with cardigans knitted by my talented mother in law.
Our awesome cake was baked by a family friend and decorated by the best, most patient friends I could wish for with only a plastic knife to shape the mountains of butter icing the night before the wedding. Top job Kate and Caroline. Love you!
I didn’t want to waste money on favours that would be left behind or wind up in the bin. I make a pretty damn good homemade lemon meringue fudge, even if I do say so myself so I thought I’d put my talent to use!
We nominated 6 of our guests to be dance floor ambassadors and kitted them each out with a party pack including strings of fairy lights, streamers, party horns and bubbles so they could keep the party going.
The Lure of the Exclusive Hire Venue at Pimhill Barn.
We chose Pimhill Barn
near Shrewsbury because the owners, Ginny and Ian, have created a beautiful space that is exclusively yours for the whole weekend. We were able to rope in a team of friends and family who helped us transform the barn with all of our personal touches the day before the wedding.
We chose nearby Clive Church for the wedding. The historic church building needed little help from us to impress our guests. It even had space for us to fit in the Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir who reduced most of our guests to tears with an unforgettable performance of Amazing Grace.
RMW The List Members Kemp & Kemp Smashing The Catering Brief.
Our amazing caterers were Kemp & Kemp
. They were absolutely amazing from start to finish. They were incredibly professional and the food was divine. They really understood our brief for an informal shared table meal and presented everything beautifully.
Music, Music and More Music.
Music was all important to our day and was a theme throughout. From the church bells and Male Voice Choir to the carefully curated drinks and dinner playlists and our live band and DJ into the night, every moment was filled with the sounds we love.
We both like to party and love music and couldn’t bear the thought of a cheesy wedding disco. Having a good DJ to get everyone on the dance floor was a priority for us. We found Carl from Deck Heads
to be the perfect DJ as he shared our taste in music and was happy to take our requests to shape an awesome playlist. We wanted to start the evening with some live music. We wanted it to be fun and energetic and help set the mood for the night ahead. The Iron Boot Scrapers
were the perfect pick, mixing the music hall of the 1930s with the rock of today with unique covers of pop and rock tunes. Our particular favourite was Gay Bar by Electric Six. Pretty sure my nan loved it too.