Morning! I hope your week is going well? We have another beautiful Darren Gair wedding on the blog today. There are so many pretty DIY details in this one that I think you are going to love. Amy and Ben managed to achieve a lovely mix of craft projects and a little bit of luxury (hello Loubs). I love the fairytale garden flowers, all of the little rustic touches and Amy’s choice of dress. Enjoy!
photography | Darren Gair
Cinderella inspired bun by mobile hairdresser ‘Becky’- following lots of blow-drying and backcombing.
Bare Minerals makeup applied by ‘Jodie’- friend of bridesmaid.
Dress – Adele Louise Bridal – Ronald Joyce dress (Emilia)
Light gold in colour with a beaded tulle bodice on a princess skirt with beaded shoulders and low back.
Shoes- Selfridges, Birmingham – Christian Louboutin (Crossminetta, nude leather sandal)
Niche, Wombourne. Blue hydrangeas were a must, which Bobby at Niche incorporated beautifully with other flowers in the colouring of our theme. She also arranged our flowers in jars decorated with hessian and ribbon for the pugh ends in the church. We chose pomander wands for the flower girls with ribbon streamers, which she made so lovely.
Three piece suit- Moss Bros. – French Connection, cream shirt, peach silk tie
Brogues- Blooms Wolverhamption- Barker
Rotary Skeleton pocket watch- wedding gift from Amy
Flower girls- All from Monsoon. Dresses- Gold Estella Flower Crochet Dress. Shoes- Gold cha cha cha shoes. Bags- Gold glittery clasp bag. Flowers – Wand Pomander (Niche)
Bridesmaid- Pastel blue and peach floor length dress from Coast.
Darren Gair Wedding Photography. Darren was recommended to us through Ben’s boss and what a recommendation that turned out to be. Darren captured some amazing memories for us that we will treasure.
Ceremony- All Saints’ Church, Sedgley (Our local Parish Church and also where Amy was christened and her parents married)
Reception- The Hundred House Hotel, Norton, Telford (within their restored 17th Century Tithe Barn). The Hundred House was always a favorite of ours and when it came to looking at other venues, nothing quite got us excited as this place did.
Save the date and wedding invitations from Lovat Press- Vintage Rose design
Order of service, name place cards and table plan made by Amy and Ben with a ‘Craft’ theme (Paperchase was favourite supplier).
For our wedding favours we attempted home made fudge! We made a lemon meringue fudge which was cut into little hearts and accompanied by a vanilla fudge. Two of each flavour was parcelled in a little laser cut craft box labelled ‘Love is Sweet’!
Colour theme- Pastel blue, peach and gold (decided by bridesmaid/flower girl dresses)
‘Craft’ Theme, but also described as a fairy tale garden wedding- which we love this idea!
The church was decorated with jarred flowers attached to the pew ends. In the barn vases of flowers were placed on each table, surrounded by gold candle votives. The jars from the church and more candle votives were dotted around the barn. Upon one of the galleries in the barn, photo booth props were set up in a vintage suitcase, and a Polaroid camera for our guests to take a snap of themselves for us. We also had a sweet station set up on the gallery.
Arrival drinks- Pimms/lemonade for the laides, bottled larger for the gents, which was served in the garden (where garden games were laid out)
To start we had a tomato soup (our personal favourite), followed by Slowly roasted Bridgnorth Beef with Yorkshire pudding & rich red wine gravy and Honeycomb Cheesecake with Raspberry and chantilly cream.
For our toast drink we chose Asti, which is a favourite of Amy’s.
We had a hog roast for the evening, with salads, coleslaw and rosemary baked potatoes. We served our wedding cake for dessert, although saved our top teir for ourselves.
Elizabeth Jayne Cakes, Sedgley. Three tiered victoria sponge cake, iced with cream royal icing and decorated with lace, peach roses and pastel blue hydrangea flowers.
For our honeymoon we headed down to Dorset to Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Spa. After getting married only 6 months after our engagement, we really wanted to take it easy and have a rest! So we spent our week pottering around the local towns and relaxing in the spa.
Every second of the whole day! But to be more specific:
-Seeing my dad well up when he saw my dress hanging up for the first time
-Hearing the church bells as me and my dad approached the church in the car with the roof down (as the weather was beautiful)
-Seeing Ben for the first time on our wedding day waiting for me at the alter
– Being able to share the whole day with our family and friends, but sneaking away into the gardens for photographs gave us some time to just be together