Beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms aside for a moment, fans of English Wedding Blog may have noticed I’m a sucker for a cute page boy or flower girl… and I’ve a feeling today’s little star might have the same effect on you! This entire wedding is beautiful, happy and full of little moments with family which will tug on your heartstrings as much as they did mine.
Harry and Natasha married at the very beautiful Coombe Lodge wedding venue in Somerset (I had a flurry of submissions from Coombe Lodge wedding photographers recently, which was fabulous!) and chose some of my favourite wedding suppliers – Cardlab you know I love you! – for their day. The images are all by the lovely Richard and Sarah of Capture It Wedding Photography.
Who proposed, and how?
Harry took me on a steep, muddy walk to the top of Burledge Hill overlooking Chew Valley Lake on a bright, wintry morning in November 2010. A spontaneous walk and wellies in the car may have raised my suspicions slightly! He got down on one knee and presented me with the most beautiful diamond. He even smuggled a small bottle of champagne up there with him!
Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somerset
How would you describe your wedding style?
Classic, Elegant, Traditional
The wedding ceremony:
Religious or civil?
Which readings did you choose?
The Puppet by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Proverbs 31 verses 10-12 and 25-31
The wedding reception:
What were your highlights?
Walking in to the wedding breakfast room and being so happy at how beautiful it all looked, 3 wonderful speeches (grown men in tears!) Our surprise first dance and ‘the lift!’. The wonderful ‘Eric’ from Coombe Lodge. Our handsome nephews!
Venue styling and details:
Flowers by Nicky Llewellyn, Reveries chair covers, Moss covered table numbers handmade by Harry!, Jigsaw piece placenames made by super brother-in-law Mark Bodman, Various details from notonthehighstreet.com. Guest book by Aspinal of London. Beautiful stationary from Cardlab.
Music and entertainment:
What did you both wear:
Natasha – Sasha by Sassi Holford, Harry – Ironbridge Morning Suit with sage green tie, Peter Posh.
Walking up the aisle beaming, smiling all the way through the vows, photostop at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, arriving at Coombe Lodge as husband and wife and feeling very proud to have such wonderful families and friends.
Wedding day advice:
Enjoy every single minute, try to mingle and chat briefly between courses, get good photos taken