Andrew & Annie~ A Village Fete Home Wedding

“Andrew spent weeks researching, asking friends and looking online. When he found Sheryl he instantly knew he had found the right one and we booked her up quick!! We were not disappointed! The photos are amazing and really capture the feel of the day!”

Andrew & Annie
13th July 2019
In the garden of Annie’s childhood home ‘Honeyend’.

What made you decide to get married where you did?
It’s home and such a happy place! We didn’t even consider anywhere else!

How long was your wedding planning process?
Andrew proposed in August 2018 so just under a year. But I think he has been planning his wedding day since he was a little boy!

How would you describe your wedding day in 3 words?
SO MUCH LOVE

Dress designer?
Off the hanger from Monsoon. No alterations other than being taken up a few inches by the mummies.

Theme or colour scheme?
The official theme was village fete. But I think the biggest theme of the day was how amazing our friends and family are. It was a real DIY wedding and we just embraced and welcomed any contributions people wanted to make. You would struggle to find a guest who hadn’t contributed in some way!!

Flowers?
All grown and arranged by family and friends. We had a lot of help for the button holes, bouquets and flower crowns from a family friend Rose Preston who did the most fantastic job!

What did you eat?
The most delicious canapés made by the Sanderson family!
Picnic baskets for the wedding breakfast put together by us but brimming with treats made or grown by various people.
Prosecco Ice cream served from a tricycle (https://dreamsofchocolate.co.uk/) with home made HEART SHAPED meringues made with Honeyend eggs by my very talented cousin Sally.
And of course a locally sourced hog roast in the evening (https://www.facebook.com/Hog-Roast-of-Gloucestershire-1789063341334352/).
We had Honeyend made apple juice, and we even had our very own beer! Designed and brewed in the south of France by my sister and brother in law, Rosie and Jonathan (https://www.facebook.com/FABperigord/), and transported over by my uncle Archie, along with all the French wine!!

And the wedding cake?
We had 4!
Two were made by Andy’s auntie Jenny. A fruit cake and a coffee and walnut.
A raspberry and white chocolate by my cousin Sally, and a gin and tonic cake by a close friend Anna. All delicious and beautiful.

We also had a tower of cheese which was a gift from Andrew’s godparents Irene and Alan.

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