Last month I celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary. When you get married, you know...
Happy Monday everyone and how are you all today? I hope you had a good weekend and are now ready for the week ahead? I have a gorgeous wedding for you today to start the week off in style, full of my favourite things; yellow, pretty flowers, a fab venue and lots of amazing details. Hannah and Paul took on a ‘Woodstock’ theme for their day and incorporated a huge amount of homemade projects and DIY details, making sure that the wedding was fun and personal to them. As yellow is my favourite colour I am just loving all the pretty yellow accents. Big thanks to Darren Mack for the images.
Hannah and Paul were married on 28th June at New House Farm, Lorton, Lake District. ‘The Lake District has been a significant place for Hannah for a long time so the lakes were always an option. However it was the venue which made us choose where we got married; we fell in love with it from the first viewing and because the venue allows you to do whatever you like every wedding is different. We hired the chairs, tables, tablecloths, glasses, caterers, DJ etc all separate to get our perfect image! We had 99 guests and then around 135 for the evening, it took 18 months to plan.’
How they met
We met at high school, we celebrated 10 years together 4 months before the wedding.
Paul took us to Edinburgh in March ’12 for an impromptu city break. We spent the weekend laughing, walking a drinking. On the 08.03.12 we prepared to walk up Arthur’s Seat however when we reached some ruins (St Anthony’s Chapel) Paul proposed with the view behind us, needless to see we stopped walking and started celebrating!!
How did you allocate your budget?
Excel!! Haha! We were kindly given some money from our parents and we put together the rest based on approximations. Our family were amazing and did a lot to make the cost a lot easier, such as Paul’s aunt did the flowers, my mum did the wedding cake.
How did you choose your photographer?
We entered a competition he was running and won!! The best prize ever, he was amazing, very professional and the pictures are out of this world!
I don’t recall the name but I bought it from a lovely shop called Romancia in Billinge. My shoes were blue with a white lace trim to match my veil off Esty. Accessories were Alan Hannah.
The suit and bridesmaids
Yellow Bridesmaids bargain buy from House of Fraser and the suits were a fitted slim cut blue from a shop called Best Man in Sale.
Theme or colour scheme
Yellow, with a bit of Woodstock 1969, birds, peace, love, happiness and music.
Yellow flowers which looked like they had just been lifted out of a meadow. I specifically requested billy bobs for my bouquet and the boys pins.
What sort of decoration did you have?
We had LPs framed on the walls, melted LPs as favours on the tables, Pom Poms from the barn beams, woodstock memorabilia, birds, candles, jam jars with flowers, sliced logs. Our card box was a guitar case, we had a ‘selfie’ corner with instant print cameras and string to peg them on to. Too much to recall!!
The food and cake
We had goats cheese and red onion tartlet to start, a chicken, cheese and ham main with seasonal veg and a cupcake for desert.
The cake as made by the mother of the bride. Fruit caked themed around the song ‘all you need is love’ by the Beatles.
We had a DJ at night. During the day our guests recorded our marryoke video set to the beatles track all you need is love.
Buy or DIY your Stationery?
DIY!! Every detail was done ourselves!!
Personal or handmade touches?
We did everything ourselves, from melting LPs to making all the stationary, to setting the tables, cutting up hessian, making Pom Poms, ironing tablecloths, decorating hundreds of jam jars, framing parents old LPs, name cards everything!! You name it we did it!!
Special moments or highlights
The ceremony and saying our own vows was our favourite bit of the day. Seeing all our guests having such a great time was also a highlight! It was a huge moment for us after the first dance and the next track was played, loads of people piled on to the dance floor, it was overwhelming!!!
Advice for other couples
I personally think that fun weddings are more exciting and memorable than classy weddings but everyone is different and that’s why you should do what is right for you!! Tips for the day, take it all in as much as you can, don’t stress and make sure you have certain pictures taken, you won’t get the chance again!!
How I was completely at ease and wasn’t worried about all the things I thought I’d be concerned with! It was the best day of our lives!!
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