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All Of Me.

Firstly can I just say how immense this week has been so far, in terms of the community, in terms of the pretty….in terms of well….just about everything really.

And to carry on the “immense” theme (I use that word way too much right?) here is Lucy and Nick’s Surrey W-day captured by Marianne Taylor. There are some seriously stylish pink suede shoes, an abundance of feminine blooms, lots of lovely lace and a cake that really does look too good to eat.

Not to mention the sun dappled portraits and the fact that everyone is clearly having a thoroughly smashing time….

Smashing, hmmm I like it. A lot.

Suede In The Sale

My pink suede heels were from Kurt Geiger and I found them in the sale!

In The Parlour

My hair was by Helen Simms in Guildford and my Make-up was by an old school friend and very talented Amanda Harrington at In Parlour.

Muted Chiffon

We bought the bridesmaids dresses from Boden, and hired the Groomsmen outfits. The colours tied in with muted pink of the hydrangeas and roses.

Fairy Princess

My dress was “Fairy” by Enzoani from Surrey Brides in Weybridge. It was the first one that felt special but still comfortable, and I didn’t want to take it off!

My handsome groom looked very dapper with a big smile!

All my nerves completely disappeared when I saw him!

Are They Really Mine?

The flowers were by Carolyn Lewis at Florartistics. She was so amazing and I completely trusted her judgement. The main flowers were hydrangeas, pale pink roses, cream lisianthus and scabious apparently!

They were so beautiful I couldn’t actually believe they were for my wedding!! Nick and I also bought vintage crystal vases from various carboot sales and charity shops for the table arrangements.

No-One Else

I literally couldn’t think of having anyone else other than Marianne Taylor as our photographer once I’d found her! She was even better than I hoped! Marianne completely captured so many special moments, she was so unassuming and talented, and I honestly can’t recommend her enough.

Winners And Losers

I made home made CD’s for the girls, and for the boys Nick made everyone a Crystal Palace fan for the night by giving them betting slips (all involving Crystal Palace winning the next game obviously… they lost!)

With Meaning

For the service, we asked a friend of the family to sing ‘All Of Me’ during signing of the register, which my dad wrote about my mum so really meant a lot. At the venue my sister organised old photos of me and Nick growing up and when together, I didn’t see them beforehand and some were pretty embarrassing! Also I did fun photos of people from their facebook profiles instead of names for the seating plan.

Wild

We had the brilliant Rock n Roll band ‘Wild’. Played all the best 50’s music – everything from Go Johnny Go to Great Balls Of Fire which got everyone dancing. Followed by my own iPod playlist… no pressure!

Super Model Treats

My friend Frances Edworthy made our cake for us as her wedding present! It was chocolate cake served with berries and crème, yum! Inspired a little by Kate Moss’ cake!

All In The Details

Any advise I’d say would be to say to just trust your instincts, and try and represent yourselves! Also spread it out as had nooo idea how much there was to do, especially if you’re trying to do really hands on things like make the invitations and wedding favours! Although I think that we could have taken shortcuts it was actually all the little details that made it a bit different and worth the extra effort… Lastly make sure its a fun day that everyone will enjoy!

Brides Gown – Enzoani at Surrey Brides

Brides Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Maids Dresses – Boden

Venue – Gate Street Barn

Entertainment – Wild

Florist – Florartistics

Photographer – Marianne Taylor

You know what I love about pink? there are so many ways you can use it for W-day.

And if anyone fancies a slice of cake for breakfast this morning then do it – I am.

Big Smashing Love

Charlotte xxx

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