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When we received this submission from today’s bride and groom, we couldn’t wait to see their ‘village fete meets music festival’ wedding, with photography by Sun & Moon. Katie and Tom have successfully mixed two fantastic institutions and created one magical, fun wedding which they shared with their friends and family in a much loved family location.
Katie and Tom were married on the 31st May at All Hallows Church in South Cerney with their reception at Berry Farm. “Katie’s grandparents live in the village and close to her parents, so it was the ideal location.”
How they met
We met at work and have been together 6 years.
A beautiful day at Glastonbury 2013, on the hill near the Park Stage, overlooking the festival with our friends in the background.
How did you allocate your budget?
The venue and catering were about the same and the most expensive. Everything else was sundries and things we made ourselves.
Why did you choose your photographer?
We were trying to either spend money locally and/or give somebody starting out a chance and Sun & Moon seemed like an excellent fit for the day.
The dress and accessories
Grandmothers wedding dress from 1954 which was originally designed by Victor Stiebel. Head dress from my Mother In Law which she wore at her own wedding. Shoes from Rachel Simpson.
The suit and bridesmaids
Trousers and Jacket were from Dapper Formal Wear Hire Company. Waist Coast, Tie and Shirt from Ted Baker.
Bridesmaid dress from Ghost
Think village fete meets music festival
Classic white flowers for the church, button holes and bouquets. Reception was multi coloured spray carnations and roses.
Home made table runners with our CD cases running down the middle of the tables. On this was assorted glass jars with flowers in them. Hanging from the roof were CDs with inlaid flowers. Round the tent poles were wound plastic vines and festoon lighting on the roof.
The food and wedding cake
Ham sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches as canapés. Lamb burgers (reared and made on the farm) and Gloucester Old Spot Pulled pork rolls with 4 different types of Quiche and assorted salads for the main meal. Cheese with all the trimmings and cake for evening food.
The wedding cake was four wheels of cheese. Cashel Blue, Yarg, Spenwood, Appleby’s Cheshire. Decorated by Tom’s Mum.
The band Uncle Monty played a 2 hour set of Indie Rock classics and covers. Preceded and followed by our own play list.
Buy or DIY your stationery?
We bought our stationery from Marty McColgan Graphic Design
Personal or handmade touches
Katie altered and restored her wedding dress, made the table runners and staff aprons. Together we made the CD decorations. Tom sourced and put together the lighting. We decorated the Tipis ourselves. Tom’s mum decorated the cheese cake and made the evening cakes. Katie’s dad made the order of services. Best woman made the sign posts for the venue.
Walking from the church to the reception venue across the fields and turning round and seeing the wedding party following.
Everybody dancing all night to the band.
Seeing each other in the church.
Advice to other couples
Follow your instincts and do exactly what you want to do, its your wedding you know best!
Everybody getting into the spirit of the day so easily.