I just love today’s wedding, set in the Essex countryside, on the brides parents family...
Unless you are hiding underneath a rock you will know that today is valentines day. I am hoping to hear some romantic valentines day proposal stories from people later on today! After Christmas and New year it is the most popular day of the year for wedding proposals, very exciting!
And to celebrate this day of love I have a gorgeous wedding for you courtesy of Steve Fuller . It’s a stunning wedding where the bride has on THE most gorgeous dress made my the hugely talented Joanne Fleming and some cute Vivienne Westwood Melissa shoes.
The lovely couple are Louisa and Adam who were married on 18th August the ceremony was at Tonbridge Castle and the reception at Somerhill Estate in Tonbridge, where a gorgeous Jacobean mansion resides within. ‘The castle was by sheer luck as our original choice didn’t work out and we were left with no venue with 6 months to go. We called the castle on the off chance and there had been a cancellation on our date. The castle was an amazing venue and so much better than our first choice. Somerhill is a breathtaking venue and we were extremely lucky to have it for our wedding. We had 60 guests for the day and 100 in the evening, it took a year to plan.’
How they met
We met at work and have been together for 5 and half years
Adam proposed with a message inside a little Japanese wooden doll which was given to me as my last present on my birthday.
How did you choose your photographer?
We were looking for a reportage style photographer and were really struggling to find someone. My dad (our unofficial wedding planner!) found Steve’s site and as soon as we saw the pictures and met with Steve we knew he was the man for the job.
My dress was designed and made by Joanne Fleming, an amazing dress designer in Brighton. My shoes were Vivienne Westwood Melissa.
The suit and bridesmaids.
The suit was a mix of Reiss and Top Man with a little All Saints thrown in for good measure. My gorgeous niece was the flower girl and she wore a Next dress.
Theme and Flowers
1950s vintage with traditional garden flowers.
Sausage and mash, followed by assorted cakes and afternoon tea.
A mix of magicians, swing singers and DJ
Decoration was minimal, just touches of vintage style such as a chaise lounge, floor lamp, birdcages and jars with flowers scattered around
Personal / DIY touches
Adam is a designer and many of the decorative elements were his idea. Such as the invitations which were a set of luggage tags tied together, the table names, place names, signage, table planner and the typewriter guestbook.
The whole day was amazing and went better than we could have possibly imagined. An added bonus was that we had the hottest day of the year during a summer of rain!
On the day itself, relax and go with it. I know that everyone says this but it really does go so quickly so make the most of every minute.
How calm I was. I tend to worry about things but in the week running up to the wedding and on the day itself, I couldn’t have been calmer.
We worked with the best suppliers ever! In addition to the suppliers listed below, our families helped so much with the planning of the wedding… we really were so lucky.