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Today’s wedding is the first real wedding I am featuring in 2023. I have spent the last two days recapping on my favourite weddings and styled shoots of 2022, but now it is time to look forward to the new year starting off with this absolute beauty from Key Reflections Photography . Kimberley and Phillip wanted a venue that gave them the freedom to do what they wanted, while delivering the boho aesthetic that they were looking for. They found all this and more in Willow Grange Farm, Cambridgeshire. Together with some amazing DIY projects, beautiful macramé and the most divine flowers by Clemmie and Twine they have created the most stunning wedding you could wish for. I think this wedding will be featuring in my best of 2023 round up next year!
Kimberley and Phillip were married on 23rd July 2022 at Willow Grange Farm, Cambridgeshire. ‘We chose the venue because of a mixture of the farm venue with the barn and Bell tents. We really wanted a boho vibe and the venue have a good mix of rustic and industrial style. You can make it how you want. We had around 75 attended (we had 13 drop out) and about 85 in the evening, it took 2 years to plan.’
How they met
We met on match.com after Kim relocated to Essex for a career move! We weren’t actually ‘matched’ but found each other on there! We got together Feb 2014 valentines was our first date, so over 8.5 years.
Phil proposed at Gantry State Plaza Park, Long Island, with views over Manhattan.
How did you allocate your budget?
Bigger budget on things that mattered to us, venue, food, flowers, decor and dress.
Where did you splurge and where did you save?
I did my own table numbers and stationery (place cards etc) My brother, Michael and his partner made the Berry gin which we had as favours. We created our signage, and a friend had the large signs printed for us. Our friend Mary Houlihan made our wedding cake as a wedding gift to us.
How did you choose your photographer?
I know Sarah as I worked with her over 18 years ago! I’ve followed her photography career and admire her work so much. We paid for her to come down from Sheffield to do our day and we are so glad she travelled down. She has such a relaxed style.
My dress was ‘Little Rock’ by Rue de Seine. My cowboy boots were from America/
The suit and bridesmaids
Bridesmaids dresses are from Maya Deluxe. Groom and groom party suits were from Chimney Formal Menswear
Theme or colour scheme
Yes, Sage Green colour scheme with coral for flowers and cake. The scheme was luxe boho but with a timeless elegance.
Flowers were a mix of summer blooms with pops of pampas grass. David austen garden roses, dahlia and ammi with panacam grass and dried ruscus and rice flower for a little boho edge. It was a palette of soft pinks, creams with a pop of coral which complemented the sage green of the bridesmaid dresses.
Boho, macrame made by Jessica at Sewsnip.
Antipasti for reception drinks. BBQ meats and Salad for main with mini deserts (brownie, mango jelly, Eton mess)
Victoria sponge and lemon sponge, for summer flavours
Retro outdoor games. Live music from Joyrider Wedding Band who did acoustic set for me to walk down the aisle/ signing wedding papers and a couple other acoustic sets throughout the day in the pagoda (as a two piece). They then did Everlong (Foo fighters) for our first dance followed by a band set. We had a DJ later on 10pm onwards
Who supplied the stationery
I made it – place cards and table numbers were made using recyclers cotton paper
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Barbados, we are here now, as I write this.
My daughter did a reading during the ceremony which was very special to us. We had a table with pics of loved ones that are no longer with us. I had Phil’s ring engraved with ‘You’re the one I can’t live without’ as I had on my match profile that I was looking for the one I cannot live without. We had our wedding rings designed by Harriet Kelsall
Getting ready with my daughters. The reading by my daughter, Lliana. Best mans speech was incredible
Advice for other couples
Match your theme to your venue. Do what makes you happy. Don’t fret over small things. Have It clear who is doing what on the day and if you have a DIY venue, make sure you know where everything is stored!
My wedding gift from Phil (underwear) and other gifts from family members
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I’m a Sheffield based photographer with over 15 years experience photographing weddings. My years of experience and my love of people allows you and your wedding party to feel relaxed and comfortable in my presence. Although I’d describe my style as relaxed and informal, I will still get all those key shots. I’m all about those candid snaps when you don’t know I’m even taking the picture but I’m also there to guide you and help you get some beautiful natural shots of the pair of you together and also some lovely family/friends group shots. It’s so important to get the balance right, I don’t want to drag you away from the fun. You want to have a drink with your mates, chat to your gran and generally be part of the party that you’ve spent so much time and energy organising
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