Welcome to the week lovely reader! Let’s hope this one is as awesome as this wedding, photographed by blog favourite Laura Babb. Lauren and Dan walked down the aisle to Lana Del Ray – Video Games, why didn’t I think of that.
Dress – Delphine Manivet from Browns – I loved how simple it was. I felt like myself in it and not that I was trying too hard to be a bride! Veil was also from Browns.
Shoes – Christian Dior
Accessories – My granny’s earrings and my mothers diamond bracelet
Charlotte Cowen is a great friend and is a genius! I love how the make up she did was feminine and sexy with a touch of rock.
My Hair was done by another great friend Jodie the owner of Mustard Salon. My hair is normally always a bit in my face but I wanted something quite classic and simple that matched the dress, I loved what Jodie did!
Lea Eau de Parfum by Calypso St. Barth as it’s the only scent I have ever worn
The thing that I loved about Aynhoe Park was that it did not need much styling. Its utterly magical and like a modern day wonderland filled with unicorns, polar bears, giraffes (including one suspended by helium balloons) and a rocketship in the garden.
It’s hard to pick a favourite moment as there were so many. The few minutes with my dad before we went into the ceremony room, this was the point I thought I would be the most nervous as I was slightly dreading the thought of walking into a room and having lots of people look at me, but it was amazing just to have 5 minutes with my dad while everyone else was in a different part of the house and we were both surprisingly calm.
The ceremony was probably the most special part, getting to the top of the aisle dan and I held hands throughout (clinging on for dear life to each other!) I think we were both surprised by how overwhelmed with emotion we were. It’s a little bit of a blur!
Looking around the dance floor seeing my most favourite people in the world dancing to “Here Comes the Hot stepper” by Ini Kamoze
Gerri Rees as Sweet Peas of Great Tew – As Aynhoe is such an incredible venue I didn’t think too much was needed in terms of flowers and didn’t want anything too soft and pretty as I didn’t think that it would go with the taxidermy crocodile!
Gerri had lots of great ideas and I love how the flowers turned out. We had lots of big urns with lots of greenery with twigs and branches to fit in with the time of year. The ceremony room looked utterly magical with tiny candles twinkling everywhere. I wasn’t very into the thought of a bouquet but Gerri made me tinniest bouquet of Gypsophilia that was so simple and beautiful.
I wasn’t sure where to begin with finding a photographer but I was recommended Laura by another photographer that I had contacted and was immediately drawn to the beautiful pictures on her website. I loved how so many of her photos were shot in unusual and unexpected places and felt like the individual characters of the couples she was shooting really came out. I loved how she could turn a gritty industrial alleyway into to the most stunning wedding portrait and there was nothing cheesy about her images. When I first spoke to Laura I explained that I was a bit of an anti bride and not sure about the whole wedding circus being something that I wanted. She totally got that and made me feel completely at ease. On the day Laura and her assistant Alice were utterly brilliant, so friendly and complete professionals!
I cannot describe how pleased we were with our pictures. I had a day of torture as Laura had sent me the slideshow but Dan was away and I wanted to wait and look at them together – it was so hard not to take a sneaky look! Laura captured every emotion and I love seeing little details and moments that I missed and how much fun everyone is having! We were so pleased with how the pictures have turned out and so many people have commented on how amazing they are and no cheesy poses in sight! Laura’s photos are incredible and something we will treasure forever!
No Cake, we serve wood fired pizzas from a converted red horse box which arrived at midnight and was great in helping to soak up the booze!
Indulgence Catering who were incredible. The desert table they made was the stuff of dreams.
Anton at Mission Events did our sound and lighting and was an amazing DJ along with some of our friends who did a few sets. Lots of early 90s classics which went down well!