I did a lot of research into florists and found Bloomantic
not too long before the wedding. Zuzanna really understood what I was after (greens, whites and plenty of foliage). When the flowers were delivered they were beyond my expectations, I couldn’t believe just through email correspondence she could get them better than what I was expecting. Zuzanna is so lovely, I was gutted I didn’t get chance to meet her on the big day!
The Wedding Party
My sister is tall and Matt’s sister is petite so I wanted dresses that were similar but a different length. I liked the idea of rose gold and it was a colour that suited both but it was hard finding this in 2 different style dresses. ASOS
saved the day and my friend Suz, who is a Garment Technician, worked her magic on one of the dresses that didn’t fit right. The groomsmen all wore the same suit as Matt from Moss Bros
and Noah the Best Man’s 2 year old son looked incredibly cute in his John Lewis suit and bow tie which matched the others.
As Matt and I have been together for so long, we feel we’re already married. We didn’t want the focus of the day on the ceremony so we opted for a quick ‘We do’ service. I walked down to ‘My Guy’ by Mary Wells. During the signing of the registrar after we had said our vows we had ‘Bros’ by Wolf Alice, we both love this song and now it’s even more special knowing we had it playing at our wedding. Walking back down the aisle as Husband and Wife we had ‘My Girl’ by the Temptations. A lot of our guests commented on how much impact the music had in the ceremony.
We spent a lot of time researching bands and I’m so glad we spent time doing this. We both love music but have such different tastes so we wanted to find a band that could cater for us and our guests. Shine On were amazing! They played our first dance ‘Coming Home’ by Leon Bridges. They had everyone dancing all night, I ended up crowd surfing across the party and when they started playing R Kelly’s Bump and Grind, one of the guest stripped completely naked and the crowd went wild.
Food was the biggest thing we wanted to get right. We tried 18 different dishes from 3 menus and I’m so glad we did. A lot of our guested commented on how amazing the food tasted. My mum made our wedding cake and it was everything I wanted and more. I sent her a picture of a marble affect 2 tied cake and she pulled it out the bag. A traditional Victoria sponge tier with a chocolate sponge tier. It was a delicious piece of art!
This was another element we spent a lot of time researching. We both felt it was important to have the right person capture our big day but in a way we were comfortable with. I have no confidence in front of a camera so it was important we found someone we were comfortable with. I found Anna of Pear & Bear Photography
on Instagram and fell in love with the relaxed feel she manages to capture in her images. We spoke via Skype and organised a pre wedding shoot in Lincoln where Matt and I met at university. It was really difficult getting comfortable but eventually I started to feel at ease. I’m so pleased with how the pictures came out of the wedding. I was so comfortable on the day and barely noticed Anna shooting away but she was really good at suggesting certain shots I might want to consider and she got an incredible shot of the entire wedding party which we’re both really pleased with!
We agreed a list of priorities to sort out first. Venue, food, band and photography were top of the list. We have an incredible group of family and friends and both agreed, mix them with the 4 items above and we’ve got a great party.
I would suggest to anyone planning a wedding, be confident in your choices. Choose based on what you like, your guests are there because of you.
The biggest advice we can give anyone is chill, which is easy for me and Matt to say as we are both ridiculously laid back. Everything falls into its place. There’s no point stressing over something, just work with it. If any problems arise, especially near the big day, don’t see this as the worst thing to happen, find an alternative solution and let other people help!