It’s such a pleasure to share this gorgeously stylish winter wedding with you all, as not only is it full of quirky design inspiration, but the reception looks like an absolute riot too. There was even a designated ‘rave room’ complete with neon glow sticks! Pub weddings always look fun to me, I mean is there anywhere better for a celebration?! And I think they work even better during the colder months when you can gather around the fireplace and underneath twinkling fairy lights while indulging in some good food and drink.
Zeba and Nick’s big day was styled by Knot & Pop, who are members of our handpicked directory of wedding suppliers, The Love Lust List, so we’ve included extra images of the details for you to enjoy and trust me, you’ll want to see more!
This wedding really should come with a nudity warning… During the speeches Paul decided to reveal arguably slightly too much about himself. I’m not really sure why, but some things are best left unexplained 🙂
However, it’s not the flesh on display that’s referenced by the “blue” in the title to today’s wedding… It’s the casual and relaxed classic blue colour scheme, lifted with the occasional accent of green and yellow.
Gill and Paul married at St Maty the Virgin Church followed with a reception ot The Olde Bell in Hurley. Photography is by the super husband and wife team Jordan and Innes from Source Images.
Dress Number 2
My Wedding dress was by Suzanne Neville – Manhattan, with a Sassi Holford lace top. I knew it was “the one” when I realised I preferred it to the first dress I’d bought! (An expensive discovery).
I wore my most-favourite-of-all-time (and a bit worn) Kurt Geiger pink satin peep toe shoes with a snakeskin mega heel – awesome! )
Genie In a Bottle
I had my hair put up with loose ringlets: A bit Christina Aguilera of old. My make-up was by Lauren Dunn from Channel 4’s 4Beautyteam. She was brilliant and gave me bright blue eyes.
I adored the flowers. We had blue hydrangea bouquets; blue agapanthas; delphinium and hydrangea. Wendy from Sonning Flowers in Reading was brilliant.
In The Navy
For our Groomsmen and we bought navy suits with blue ties and blue/lime green buttonholes.
Dressed To Kill
Paul wore a tailor made 3 piece suit from Dress2Kill. He looked trim and fab (until he got his red cabbage tattoo out in the speeches).
A Perfect Day
Jodan and Innes from Source Images were amazing and they were brilliant people too. The images are beyond my dreams and a perfect record of a perfect day.
A Bit Cheesy
We decided to have a cheese cake (Literally) with tiers of cheese from La Fromagerie in Marlyebone. PJ helped us choose it all and found the heart shaped camembert to it. We served the cheese with bottles of port to finish the night off.
Loud And Proud
We used a local DJ to provide entertainment. There was a strict decibel limit at the venue which we kept exceeding. This was an amusing near-disaster!
A Very First Dance
Our first dance was to Human by The Killers. It was the first song we ever danced to (aaahhh!!)
Jo and Andre De Jong, awesome event experts, themed the entrance and link room with quirky candles and boutique chic glass candelabras.
Up-lit with blue and green lights it absolutely transformed the ‘weaker’ area’s of the venue.
An Amazing Team
Alanna Mells at The Olde Bell is the best wedding organiser I can imagine and James and the team were amazing with the food and service.
Frankie Says Relax
My one piece of advice would be just try to be totally relaxed about the whole day, then nothing will disappoint you and you will have an absolute ball.
Gill says to relax, that might be easier said than done for some of us – but if you can manage it, it’ll really show though on the day and in your photos. Of course it helps to have a great photography team on standby and Source Images never fail to produce classic and timeless imagery with comfortable and natural looking portraits.