I have been waiting so patiently to share this wedding, it is a stunner. Mainly because everyone that attended is gorgeous…but the flowers. OH THE FLOWERS. You shall ooo and ahh your way down the page and be left feeling utterly happy, and slightly jealous that you opted for a cold winter wedding rather than something outdoorsy and warm. Just me? This is my first time blogging Matt Horan‘s work (related to Niall? I shall find out, probably not though) and I must say, I snapped up 2 of his weddings to share with you after seeing only the first images.
Country garden, vintage theme. Hannah’s upbringing in the country and love of tea and Jack’s passion for cycling focused the theme of the day. Teapots on tables for flower arrangements made by family members. Ladder for table plan – table names spelt out a story about a place we have been to together and holds special memories. Bunting designed and made by Bib & Tucker www.facebook.com/BibandTucker London (Facebook)
Marquee – Time Marquees – Time-marquees.co.uk a bespoke design with opaque windows to feel as though we were in the garden and a reveal curtain for band/first dance gave it that extra wow factor .
Vintage bicycle with lavender and retro table tennis/punch and Judy games area. Barrel Bar – Taddle Farm Tents to complete the vintage, country feel (Taddlefarmtents.co.uk)
Boogie Bus – transported guests from the church to the reception. Teacup candles – Danielle Lea-White
Sarah Abbott – (Facebook – Bridal make up and hair by Sarah Elizabeth Abbott / SARAHELIZABETHABBOTT.COM)
Shoes: Rainbow Club peep toes
Bride’s hair accessories/veil: borrowed item veil from a friend of the bride and a Gillian Roberts hand-made pearl hair comb, vintage pearl necklace and diamond/pearl earrings from Andrew Ullman Ltd – Antique Jewellery (www.arullmann.com)
Dresses: Coast floor length sage green dresses, 2x shorter for the younger girls
Accessories: handmade flowers in hair to coordinate with bouquets
Tails (Austin Reed), tailor made waistcoat & cravat – Francesca Jennings of Bib & Tucker
Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories: Cravats – tailor-made Bib & Tucker to coordinate with the bridesmaid dresses
Rachel Phillips, local florist and friend of the family – I gave Rachel a mood board of ideas and she replicated perfectly the coral and sage green colour scheme – my favourite was the church archway
Local catering company provided canapes and a three course meal
Selected speciality wine – Chase wine Rose (www.williamschase.co.uk)
Handpicked local cheese from Lyburn farm
Curry van in the evening (Spice & Rice on facebook / Twitter @Streetcurry)
Homemade by Groom’s Mother
Invitations and Menus designed by Lizzie Chancelleor http://www.lizziechancellor.com/
Wedding night – a secret Moroccan themed yurt from Hooe’s Yurts (www.hooesyurts.co.uk)
Mauritius for 10 day s for some sun and scuba diving
I am spoilt for choice, I loved all of it but one of my favourite moments was arriving at the family home and seeing all my family and friends in the garden with the band playing an acoustic set on some hay bales!!
And also, following the candle lit path down to my secret Moroccan yurt for our wedding night.
Evernote app was my saving grace – I could keep all my notes/to do lists and reminders/ emails suppliers docs all in one place
Involve family in the preparations – it is such a special time and they all loved being getting stuck in
Decide you theme early and around something you love, for example my love of the country/vintage and tea and then the décor/outfits and design all come together
Be sure to have a mindful moment on the day with your partner to take in the moment