Goooooood morning! From what I could tell on snapchat and instagram, we all got enjoy a beautifully warm weekend, even in the north! It was glorious, so nice to be outside with friends again. If you want to see what I got up to this week then check out my Weekend Edit else let’s dive in to today’s gorgeous wedding. A perfect summery offering from blog favourite Laura Babb. I hope you enjoy as much as I did putting this post together.
photography | Babb Photo
The cake was created by The Red Cake Company
My dress was based on that of the Princess of Monaco’s. Although I knew I never going to achieve that level of beauty! I fell in love with the pleats and waist and sourced a lace overlay to complete. It was from Grafton Manor Hotel. The shoes were from Charlotte Olympia.
Monique Lhuillier – The bridesmaids dresses were found after a great deal of searching as we wanted something very special and finally found the beautiful trumpet dresses though Monique Lhuillier. These were altered by a fantastic tailor in Stratford called Rosie Armitage who did a brilliant job in making the dresses fit the girls perfectly.
I love flowers and was very excited to work with the very talented Herefordshire Flower Studio. The artisan floristry team understood exactly what we wanted and we feel very happy with the results! The bouquets not only looked superb they smelt great too as they included mint, jasmine and eucalyptus.
The men’s boutonnieres mimicked the style and colouring of the flower girls hair circlets with craspedia, poppy heads and gypsophila. We also sourced the flowers from the studio for our flower chandeliers (made by my father Keith). We are so happy with how they turned out.
I had dried hydrangeas over the past year in which we placed in large copper vases for the church. We wanted a botanical feel to the table settings in the reception and kept it simple with small shrubs in glass vases and succulents in copper pots. The name settings were made by my sister- handwritten parcel tags attached to a single piece of eucalyptus.
Meyer & Mortimer – We are very lucky to have a tailor in the family (Oliver, brother in law/best man) therefore the men’s bespoke suits were arranged through Oliver whom works for Meyer & Mortimer in London.
Dewsall Court had our hearts from the moment we discovered it. We wanted something a little different where we could spend a few days with our family and fully embrace the wedding experience. Dewsall had everything we could ever ask for (and it truly met our expectations!!!!).
Laura at Babb Photo www.babbphoto.com
THE BEST!!!!! We chose Babb photography because of the style and standard and it surely lived up to our expectation. Professional, friendly and supportive from the outset- we couldn’t asked for more. Laura was just like one of friends on the day and we had so many comments regarding how professional, amenable and lovely she is! We agree!!!!! Thank you for making our dreams come true.
The Big Moose Ceilidh Band provided our evening entertainment. A change to the agenda led to the great experience of the whole wedding party dancing the first Ceilidh dance outside- we had a lot of fun.
We took heed of the usual advice to enjoy the day as it goes so quick as it does. However, I believe it is important to fully embrace the whole experience of planning/hen parties and preparation. I wanted to enjoy every aspect, even the stressful moments as it will never occur again. I believe we can now rest and look back on all that we have achieved with the knowledge that we enjoyed every single moment.