Morning all! I hope your week is going well? Todays gorgeous wedding takes place at The Ashes in Leek. A stunning countryside venue full of character and decorated beautifully by today’s couple. Their theme was “things we like” and I think it turned out so so well. Lots of personality and colour, and Laura’s dress looks so pretty in the garden portraits. I accepted this submission mainly for the last couple of photos. Who doesn’t love a space hopper!?
photography | One Little Daisy
The Ashes Barns, Leek
We handmade all the stationery ourselves. Our save the dates featured little 3D hot air balloons, as we met in Bristol, which is famous for it’s hot air balloon festival. The invites were a labour of love as they involved cutting out hundreds of mini pieces of bunting from the fabric we were using to decorate the outside of the wedding venue! We had a stamp made with our names on it that we used a lot on all the different stationary.
As I kept saying to my mum, our theme was things that we like! I’m not sure there is anything else that ties together 300 origami cranes, 50 metres of bunting and 100 tiny gold animals wearing wellies.
The wonderful Gemma and Amy at Dollface Make Up Studio
Navy blue wool three piece suit from Savoy Taylors Guild at Moss Bros
Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories – Each groomsman wore their own navy blue suit but everyone wore the same dusky pink tie from M & S
Bride’s hair accessories/veil – Veil from Cicily Bridal
We made all the bouquets, button holes and decorative flowers ourselves the day before the wedding. We had a lot of flowers from our garden but we topped them up with wholesale cut flowers from the Triangle nursery who were extremely helpful.
Mismatched dresses in a similar style but different dusky pastel colours, I brought them while I was on a work trip to the US from BHLDN.
A beautiful 3 tier naked cake homemade by Mark’s mum and decorated with fresh flowers on the day by my mum!
As an icebreaker we gave everybody a scratch card at the tables. However a lot of people took the gold animals that were part of the table centerpieces home with them as an extra memento!
I love making crafts so having an excuse to do that every weekend in the lead up to the wedding was brilliant, and making up the flowers the day before was my idea of heaven.
Our favourite part on the day was being surrounded by all our friends and family in the evening when the party was in full swing. Seeing the whole dance floor full of people with ties tied around their heads singing Africa by Toto will forever be a highlight for us!
The brilliant Synergy acoustic duo serenaded guests as they arrived at the venue and played during the ceremony, drinks reception and lunch. Sound Solutions DJs provided the music for the evening and they really got the party started. We also had an amazing photo booth from The Photo Booth Guys who came up all the way from London.
Try and enjoy every second of the planning because you won’t be doing it again! If it stresses you out, it isn’t worth doing it, so try not to worry about the things you can’t control. This is your day so don’t be swayed by other people’s opinions of what a ‘wedding day’ should be like.
Where did you find your inspiration? – A lot of pinterest time and looking at real wedding blogs