As the days get colder, I am seeing more and more couples asking for advice...
Happy Friday everyone, how has your first full week back at work been? All back to normal here now and the Christmas Holiday seems like an age ago. Lots of planning work happening at the moment, lots of things in the pipeline and things to look forward to. This weekend is going to be a quiet one, easing ourselves into the New Year gently. I’m looking forward to relaxing and taking it easy. What about you? This week I have been lucky enough to share with you some amazing weddings and today is no exception. I am taking you back to the autumn with the super cosy wedding of Charlie and Jack. Their wedding is full of homemade decoration, pumpkins, wooden detailing and lots and lots of fairy lights. M and G Photographic were there to capture the day and they did a wonderful job.
Charlie and Jack were married on 20th October 2018 at Lillibrooke Manor in Maidenhead. ‘A friend sent me the details of Lillibrooke after I told her we had stopped looking for a venue for a while as we couldn’t find what we were looking for. I think we both knew at the first viewing we were going to get married there. We had 65 guests for the day and approximately 85 for the evening. We booked the venue, celebrant and photographers about 18 months in advance and waited until much nearer the day to plan decor/cake etc’
How they met
We have been together just over 7 years. I remembered Jack from school (he doesn’t remember me) and we reconnected through social media years later.
Jack proposed on a beach in Scotland – I’m not a romantic so he had his work cut out.
Where did you splurge and where did you save?
We both agreed the photographer was most important so after the venue/catering it was our biggest spend but totally worth it. We love our photos and Patrick was amazing right from booking.
How did you choose your photographer?
I searched so many photographers before coming across M and G. After seeing their photos no others really compared.
I was so lucky that one of my friends is a seamstress so it was handmade.
The suit and bridesmaids
Debenhams for the Waistcoats and Jacks suit jacket, Father Sons for white shirts, and river island for black jeans. ASOS for the bridesmaids skirts and boohoo for the tops.
Theme or colour scheme
Dusty blue and pink.
I’m not a huge flower fan so I showed a few arrangements to our florist and left the rest to her. She absolutely smashed it, I loved my bouquet and the bridesmaids single flower bouquets.
We made full use of the autumn deco and had pumpkins, barley, wood and scattered candles and lanterns for a cosy feel. We had a lighting company come in and out fairy lights up.
We had a goats cheese starter, BBQ for mains and trio of desserts.
We had banana loaf as neither of us are huge fans of cake. A friend made it for us.
We hired a local DJ.
Who supplied the stationery?
It was homemade
All the decorations were homemade, we called in family and friends to help along the way. We made a playlist of our favourite artists that played throughout the wedding breakfast. We put together a slide show of our time together that started as the evening guests arrived.
Advice for other couples
Don’t feel pressured to do things because you think you should, your wedding should be a reflection of you and your relationship.
For me (Charlie) I was surprised how relaxed I felt on the day. My childhood teddy also made an appearance at the speeches!
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