Were to start with today’s real wedding? It is my absolute delight to share this super pretty ceremony with you. Wedding Flowers in Pinks, blushes, lilacs, whites and greenery, it was a beautiful and elegant affair, with some wonderful rustic touches. I hope you fall in love with their choices as much as I have. A beautiful, traditional church wedding, set in stunning rural countryside surroundings. Perfect!
Questions answered by Emma (the Bride not me!).
How long have you been together?
How did you meet?
Through family friends and young farmers.
When & how did you get engaged?
We got engaged in November 2017 on a beach near Durham.
Which date did you chose for your wedding day?
1st June 2018 – We went for the date because it was before harvest! (Very important in my dads eyes!) and also it was half term, so my sister Katie who is a teacher, could help with the planning before the day.
Where did you hold your ceremony & reception?
Ceremony was at All Saints Church in Middleton Stoney and the reception was at my parents farm down the road. We wanted the reception at the farm as I had grown up there.
Who was involved in planning your wedding?
We planned it along with help from our parents.
Did you both have Hen/Stag Do’s?
Yes we did – Alex went to Leamington Spa and I stayed more local with a trip to a cookery school in Newbury and meal in Oxford.
How many people did you invite to share your special day?
We had 130 people in the day and anther 70 for the evening.
Who were your Bridesmaids?
My sisters – Katie and Charlotte and Alex’s sister Livi.
Who were your Best Man/Men & Usher?
Best Man – George S and Ushers – George B, George H and Tom.
What did you wear?
I wore a dress from Georgina Pimm, I couldn’t tell you the designer if I am honest!
What did the Alex and his Groomsmen wear?
They wore traditional navy suits, hired from Henry’s in Banbury.
What theme/colour scheme did you chose?
We chose colours we liked and over time the theme evolved. We didn’t really have to many ideas to start with (as you will remember Emma!).
How did you feel on the morning of your wedding?
I was excited and was looking forward to the day. Surprisingly I wasn’t too nervous.
What did you choose to eat?
We had canapés, duck with dauphinoise potatoes and veg, followed by Alex’s favourite creme brûlée.
Who made speeches?
Father of Bride, Best Man and Groom – they were very good and made everyone laugh!
Which song did you choose for your ‘First Dance’?
We had George Erza Paradise, as we both liked it and were running out of time to decide!
What was your favourite part of the day?
Celebrating with all our friends and family.
Would you change anything or do you have any advice for currently engaged couples?
Enjoy every minute of the planning as the day goes so fast!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Canada and travelled from Calgary to Vancouver. We visited Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Clear Water, Whistler and Vancouver! I would highly recommend to anyone.
Would you like to mention any particular wedding suppliers who assisted with your day?
- Marquee – Marquees and Pavilions
- Catering – Kearneys Catering
- Photography – Catherine Bradley Photography
- My Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids Dresses – Georgina Pimm Bridal
- Hair and Makeup – Sarah Yeo
- Wedding Car – Allerston Taylor Regency Carriage
- Stationery – On Cloud Nine Stationery
- Band – Breeze
Have a great week!