22

Jan

2014

Kate and Tez’s Vintage Glam Outdoor Wedding. By Anna Hardy

Today’s wedding lasted not just the day but the whole weekend, what could be better! An outdoor ceremony on this beautiful April day was the centrepiece around this gorgeous wedding with the most stunning couple! Kate and Tez decided on a ‘Vintage Glam’ theme with splashes of purple, cream and silver, which really added to the stylish look of the day.  With an amazing Ian Stuart dress Kate looked beautiful, and with a dancing Michael Jackson doing some speed painting this wedding really is screaming out personality. Big thanks to Anna Hardy for the wonderful photos.

‘A magical day with the best company, entertainment and food anyone could ask for, and seeing everything we envisaged come to life.’

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Kate & Tez were married on the 20th of April, in Carreglwyd, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, North Wales. ‘I grew up on Anglesey and Tez also from North Wales. We always knew we wanted to get married outside, this beautiful venue allowed us to really put our own stamp on our day. The venue was perfect for a weekend long wedding which offered our family and friends accommodation with a sea view. We had 130 guests and I would say 6 months from starting to book everything but both being creatives we really did work right up to the very last hour!’

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How they met
We met at Art College in Bangor, North Wales 11 years ago, and have been together since. But little did we know we actually met at a mutual friend’s 4th birthday party, photo evidence to prove it!

The proposal
We were in Ibiza, we were swimming in the sea and I (Kate) found a message in a bottle floating around. As you can imagine I was very excited! Who finds messages in bottles these days?! Inside was a Spanish message, I was dying to translate it. Later that day Tez ‘found’ a Spanish/English dictionary and took me to the beach so we could translate it…when I opened the book there was a ring box embedded in the centre with the most beautiful ring in it. He then started translating the message on one knee asking me to marry him, to my surprise he had planted the bottle all along!

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How did you choose your photographer?
After searching for months knowing the style we wanted, we came across Anna Hardy on a blog and fell in love with her informal and candid approach catching those all important cheeky shots. We met Anna for a beer and hit it off straight away, and didn’t think twice about booking her; we definitely made the right choice.

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The dress
My dress Ian Stuart, my shoes were Next and my tiara and veil were made by myself: www.milliflorae.co.uk

The suit and bridesmaids
Tez’s suit was from Reiss and the Bridesmaids’ dresses were designed by me and made by my maid of honour’s very talented mum, Janet.

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Theme or colour scheme
Very loosely…The theme was vintage glam and the colour scheme came when I found the right fabric for the bridesmaids dresses…which was a month before!

Decoration
We spent a year collecting vintage cut glass, wine glasses, decanters and candle sticks to decorate, with the help of sisters we made paper flowers and we arranged the flowers at the venue

Flowers
We had lots of white and pink gypsophila, beautiful aqua roses and purple lisianthus.

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Food
We had a hog roast with home made breads and beautiful salads and my mum made an array of puddings which went down a treat!

Cake
My mum made our wedding cake, sponge cake with white chocolate iceing and white chocolate roses to decorate…she was busy!

Entertainment
During the Ceremony as our hymn we had our friends play ‘I want to hold your hand’ by the Beatles, this got everyone singing! During canapés, the best man did a speed painting portrait of us whilst dancing to Michael Jackson, in the evening we had our friends play our first dance and a full set followed by a funk band called the Screaming Citizens.

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Buy or DIY your Stationery?
We have our own wedding stationery business (www.etsy.com/shop/mrandmrspartypants) so it was the perfect opportunity to create something really special. Our guests loved our letterpress invites, handmade hearts and postcard RSVP’s.

Handmade or personal touches
• Sign posts
• Entrance to the isle made from reclaimed doors
• Welsh slate table number, hand painted
• Gypsophila balls and flower arrangements at the venue.
• Stationery
• Guest Hats and Kate’s accessories

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Special moments or highlights
So many to mention, but it’s got to be the ceremony working out perfectly outdoors, the speeches, sing-a-long and surprise speed painting!

Biggest surprise
Dave’s speed painting portrait of us and the brilliant sunshine, as days before we had 80mph winds and rain.

Advice for other couples
Doing everything yourself doesn’t always work out the cheaper option but then again you have complete control over everything, this we would have change for the world. Be strict ‘unlike us’ with your budget and let friends and family help you as much as they can to release the pressure!

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Comments

    Kate

    Wonderful post. When i started to read this post my eyes were sparkling after see those boutique. Its amazing. Every thing is superb…

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    Belinda McCarthy

    Beautiful, natural shots, particuarly love the relaxed vibe of the couple’s shots! They look so utterly happy – these images can’t fail to cheer anyone up!

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    Charis Warrell

    I love this wedding so much. Love Angelsey, its amazing! Anna Hardy, youre a flippin’ beaut with that camera! x x

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    Tom Carpenter

    Anna has managed to capture the magic of Kate and Tez’s celebration … the informal moments as well as the more planned shots .. a masterpiece !
    Kate and Tez and their family and friends really understood how to get the best out of the venue and how having it from Thursday to Monday opens up lots of opportunities for little “get togethers” with guests who have come a long way. They were masters at getting people involved and participating. A fantastic couple who left everyone with a warm feeling at the end of a great day.

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    Toni Darcy

    Beautiful, just beautiful!
    The pictures are stunning, the couple… gorgeous!
    The whole day just looks so perfect and fun!
    xx

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    juliatylor

    the bridal look is gorgeous, as stunning as a star! so pretty! i can imagine how happy their friends are on that spacial day!

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    Sam James

    Wonderful post. When i started to read this post my eyes were sparkling after see those photos. Its amazing. Every thing is superb…

    Reply
    Sam James

    Gorgeous wedding! Loved the style and theme of the wedding. Each and every detail done is so inspiring. Also loved the wedding venue.

    Reply

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