Hello you lovely lot, how are you all? Cold?? Yep winter is definitely here isn’t...
Happy Monday everyone and how are you all? I am feeling good, I’ve had 4 days off from work and spent lots of time with mine and Nik’s family. We’ve eaten loads, chilled out and had a generally lovely time, so I’m all ready for the week ahead and then Christmas!! Woo hoo! I am SO excited!! What about you?
Before Christmas week starts though I have a week full of lovely weddings, to bring you some romantic cheer as well as some summer sun! Starting with this beautiful sunny September wedding from Philip Hearing. It’s the wedding of Naomi and Nathan who had a pretty pastel farm wedding in Suffolk.
Naomi and Nathan were married on the 28th of September at Mickfield Evangelical Church, followed by a reception at Mill Green Farm, Stowmarket, Suffolk. ‘My dad is the pastor of the church which is where I attend. I have gone to the church all my life, and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else! At the church we had about about 140 guests and at the reception 126. It took us 7 months to plan.’
How they met
We were set up! We had a blind date!
Nathan took me to Aldeburgh, on a cold blustery day, and after getting over a bug, he mustered up just enough strength to get down on one knee and pop the question!
Why did you choose your photographer?
We were looking for a photographer who took natural and beautiful pictures, and Phil matched that criteria to a tee. He captured the atmosphere of the day wonderfully.
The dress was by Justin Alexander. My hair brooch was from glitzysecrets.com, the earrings from Accesorize and shoes from Debenhams
The suit and bridesmaids
The tweed waistcoat was from Edinburgh Woolen Mill, and the suit was from Topman. The bridesmaid dresses were made by a very talented friend
Theme or colour scheme
I didn’t want a strict colour theme, as I felt it would be a bit restrictive, and I’m not keen on things being ‘matchy.’ I stuck to pastel pretty colours, such as peach, pink and green
My mum made some beautiful bunting to go around the marquee in the barn, I had jugs of flowers dotted around the place, and vintage vases and jars of flowers sitting on slabs of wood on the tables.
I held a hand tied bouquet, with trailing amaranthus, peach avalanche roses, ivory spray roses, pink spray roses, white berries, astrantia, fountain grass and ammi. The bridesmaids held simple bouquets of astilbe with September flower tied with ivory lace.
We had afternoon tea after the service. For the sit down meal we had bangers and mash, with three different types of sausages, and different types of mash. Then for the evening we had a hog roast. It fitted in nicely with having the reception on a pig farm!
The wedding cake was made by Nathan’s mum and iced by a lady. I wanted the cake to be quick simple, so had a garden rose corsage on the side, I absolutely loved it! She put a hint of glitter on the top, I’m not a fan of sparkly glittery things, but it looked so nice under the lighting in the barn.
We hired a Ceilidh band… So much fun! Almost everyone joined in.
Buy or DIY stationery
I made the invites, order of services and favours
Personal or handmade touches
– I did the flowers, as I am a florist
– I made the order of services
– The favours
– The table plan board
Special moments or highlights
When we walked out of the church to ‘it must be love’. The best man’s speech – it was hilarious! Seeing all of the lovely friends I hadn’t seen for ages, and of course, my absolute highlight was marrying Nathan!
The best man giving me a year’s supply of granola!
Advice for other couples
Try to get as much stuff done in advance as you can, don’t leave things until the last minute, and enjoy all the planning and the day, because it most likely won’t happen again!