BUDGET £17.5 – 20K
Temperatures are set to soar this weekend and so will your hearts at the sight of this PapaKata Sperry tent wedding bursting with sentiment. The couple says I do in the brides family church where she and her son were Christened and then head to her parent’s home where she grew up for a wedding reception of dreams at the bottom of their garden. Add some foliage wedding decor, sloe gin favours and a Suzanne Neville bridal gown and you’re in wedding heaven.
Now then, this is a bit different in terms of fashion. Rather than the bride “changing up” her look for the evening festivities the groom chose to instead, and very swanky he looks too (in both ensembles.)
I love the light, the love and the soft colour palette of Jane and Sam’s super pretty W-day, not to mention all of the home-made details and the fact so many Rock My Wedding recommended suppliers did an AMAZING job of the whole affair.
I defy anyone not to fancy a cake (or two) after catching a glimpse of the delicious dessert table, rocky road is my FAVOURITE.
As 2010 has progressed, the Real Weddings we show on Rock My Wedding have gone from strength to strength so it is with great pleasure today that I get to share a wedding by Rebecca Honeywell, a Photographer that we featured in the very early days of the blog, with a wedding that is just a pretty as the one that I found on her site in 2009!
Dominique and Chris were married at Goldsborough Hall, Harrogate in May this year and had a riduculously pretty day.
For my hair I definitely wanted to wear it down as I’m not very keen on my ears …and I quite fancied getting some curls put in as my hair is naturally straight… I also wanted my hair to be swept to one side with flowers keeping it in place because my dress had a strap over one shoulder so I wanted this to be seen… I basically told this to my hairdresser – Billy from Cameron Matthew Hair Salon in Leeds – and he came up with my do for the day!
Billy came over to Goldsborough on the day and did my hair, my mum’s and my bridesmaids. Initially I was worried my hair was a bit ‘big’ but once I had the big dress on to go with it, it looked totally normal!
I bought my dress from a little shop in Guiselely, West Yorkshire called The Bridal Boutique. They stock loads of different designers but the one I chose in the end was called Morgan by Charlotte Balbier. The girls at the shop (Charlotte and Sally) are brilliant and I’d definitely recommend them. To be honest, I could have carried on trying on dresses for ages as I found quite a few styles that I liked! I’m not sure I really had a moment where I realized my dress was ‘The One’ (and I’ve had lots of friends say the same).
In the end it was a choice between this and a slinkier, sparkly, evening-style halter neck dress. I went for mine because it felt a bit younger and more fun and also it was very lightweight and easy to move in which was important – I needed to be able to eat!
I didn’t wear a veil as we had a civil ceremony but I did buy some ivory corsage flowers from Phase Eight which I got my hairdresser to fix into my hair on the day. The jewellery I wore was given to me by my mum, which was lovely – she brought back pearl earrings and a necklace from a trip to China….
I did think about buying some special shoes for the wedding that I would then be able to wear again but in the end I just went for a pair of Rainbow shoes (at John Lewis but you can buy from lots of places). I wanted really low heels as I’m pretty tall anyway and above all I wanted something comfortable so the ones I bought were ideal. They weren’t all that exciting to look at but they were hidden under my dress and the padded toes meant I didn’t feel my feet all night – perfect!
I knew I wanted to get my bridesmaids dresses off the high street and luckily, after a bit of trawling round, came across something perfect in Phase Eight – in exactly the shade of pink I was thinking of.
Then all I had to do was get the girls to come down and try it on and we were sorted.
We bought a new suit for Chris from M&S where I used to work – in grey so he would stand out from the other groomsmen. We also bought him some new shoes from Hugo Boss. Very straightforward but I think simple worked best – he looked smart and modern.
For the boys we talked about hiring from Moss Bros but we’d heard quite a few horror stories about them getting orders wrong etc so in the end we just told everyone to wear a black suit (people are more comfortable in their own suit anyway). Then all I had to do was buy in the ties, hankies and cufflinks from TM Lewin to tie in with the pink of the bridesmaids
Pretty in Pink eh?
Part 2 coming up tomorrow 🙂