Well I think you all heard me scream from the rooftops when I got the YES from Kat at Rock N Roll Bride. This has been my biggest goal since starting wedding photography and I’m so excited! Thank you to Jemma and Jason for being so on board with our submission!! Not only was it a YES, but it was a YES PLEASE for the print magazine! So here I have the PDF’s Kat sent me over from the magazine layout. You can purchase the magazine from here, or at WH SMITHS or Sainsbury’s.
How we met: Jay and I knew each other at school! We even had a little kiss in our late teenage years. We lost touch and reconnect through facebook, about 5 years ago he commented on a post of mine about a horror film I was watching, we started talking and he asked me out on a date…we have been together ever since.
Our Wedding theme: An eclectic mix of vintage, country glam. Jay is country bumpkin at heart and I am a city slicker girly girl!! Our styles are different but work well together.
Inspiration for Wedding: Timeless beauty and staying true to who we are.
Anything to make our wedding unique and different: We wanted our wedding to be super relaxed and informal, we didn’t have readings or a massively structured day, we went with the flow and kept it simple and fun, creating a chill vibe for us and our family and friends. We also chose a venue with only 2 rooms, we purposely did this as we wanted everyone to always be together and close, rather than many rooms and loosing that intimate feeling.
One thing we wish we would have known: Not to sweat the small stuff, it all comes together in the end and works.
About the Ceremony: it was intimate with 60 guests, no readings, just us saying our commitment to each other, short and sweet. It was an unplugged ceremony with guests asked to put away their phones until after, so they could be in the moment with us and not behind their phones. I can remember my legs started shaking under my dress! Then Jay got his words wrong and everyone laughed, it took the edge off and in that instant I felt calm, it was beautiful and very emotional.
Funny or significant stories about the day: Just one funny moment when Jay arrived at the venue to find a projector had been put up in the reception room by the groomsmen! He had that sinking feeling you get when you know photos from your past are coming back to haunt you! Thankfully the boys were not too brutal, but there were one or two unflattering pictures shown during the speeches!
DIY Projects: I bought a frame and used some string with Polaroid pictures of our life together so far hanging on the string, it felt nice to see our past there on the first day of our new future.
Favourite part of the wedding: Seeing everything all come together and dancing the night away with everyone I love in one room.
Biggest expense: This would be the venue, we knew if we got the right place, the right food and the right atmosphere then everything else would just fall into place, and it totally did ☺
Saving Money: We saved money on decorations. The venue was so beautiful we didn’t need to go crazy with balloons or loads of decorations, we kept it simple.
Best thing about planning the wedding: The excitement of it all, feeling special and going to tasting days, wedding fares etc, it brought Jay and I closer together.
Worst thing: Has to be paying the bills! Lol
Anything we would do differently: Not one thing, we loved every moment.
Any advice for Brides and grooms: Take time to enjoy it as the day will go fast. Remember that the day is about your relationship and your next step together. Jay and I kept sneaking off to spend time together, it meant everything. We would always check in on each other and stayed close throughout the day and evening, I am so glad we did.
.My Dress: Designer Mori Lee from White Lace and Promises www.whitelaceandpromises.co.uk
.My veil: also from White lace, I am unsure of the designer.
.Shoes: Designer is www.charlottemills.com purchased from www.thewhitecollectionbridal.co.uk
.Choker: from www.nikitabyniki.com
.Earring: from Debenhams
.Hair: Sarah Ridge (the owner of Rosie Shaw cakes! A Lady of many talents)
.Makeup: Katy Pheiffer www.bridalmakeupbykaty.co.uk
.My Husbands outfit: from Tux & tails in Bristol www.tuxtails.co.uk
. Bridesmaid dresses: designer is www.dessy.com purchased at www.katherinejo.co.uk and custom detailing added to their belts.
.Cake: Sarah Ridge www.rosieshawcakecompany.co.uk
.Flowers: Grace at www.youngblooms.co.uk
.Stationary: Table names = www.honeytreepublishing.com Favour “thanks you” tags = www.notonthehighstreet.com
.Caterer: hotel chef Matthew Briddon
. Band: John Adams www.johnadamsmusic.co.uk
. DJ: Mike Hackett www.discosforhire.co.uk