So the best thing in Rich and Victoria’s wedding report is the impeccable logic behind their wedding cakes: a Victoria sponge and a Rich chocolate cake… geddit?! Genius – and this perfectly sets the scene for a wonderfully creative wedding with lots of DIY touches and vintage style. There were so many gorgeous images I’m not even showing you all of them right now – instead I’ll save some of my favourites for tomorrow in a ‘get the look’ feature to inspire you for your own creative wedding!
Today’s wedding blog feature is all about the beautiful bride and gorgeous groom. They describe their wedding as “The most perfect, unforgettable and incredibly humbling day with all the people you love in one room!” – and what could possibly be better? It looks as amazing as it sounds, with images by the lovely Laura of Babb Photo (who gets a rave review from our star couple!)
If you’re looking for creative wedding photography in London then Laura is your girl – do visit her website and facebook page to find out more!
Victoria and Rich: our DIY creative wedding at Whittlebury Park
Our wedding report: Richard and Victoria
Your wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
We couldn’t be happier with Laura, the service and attention she gave to every detail and the amazing photos that she took, she was exactly want we wanted. A true artist.
St Marys Church, Whittlebury and The Orangery, Whittlebury Park.
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
The first time we saw our photos was in a slideshow that Laura had sent us. It took 43 seconds before Vic was a blubbering mess. We were completely amazed by the moments that Laura had captured.
Your wedding style and theme:
The main theme was just us as a couple really, we tried to make everything as personal as possible, and so also included lots of DIY and vintage style ideas.
Any happy tears on the day?
Many! Particularly Vic! Walking down the aisle, saying the vows and speeches to name just a few.
How did the two of you meet?
We met through the dating website My Single Friend. Our first face to face meeting was outside Covent Garden Tube Station, which was also where Rich proposed.
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Nearly 2 years.
Best bit of budget advice?
Using the skills and ideas of our wonderful friends and family was something we really embraced and everyone was really keen to help and be a part of the planning. Keeping a spreadsheet is also good!
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Rich designed and made our stationery with his super creative designer skills!
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes, absolutely. I couldn’t wait to wear it.. The bridal boutique listened to exactly what I wanted and provided a brilliant personal service.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Antique earrings and bracelet, which were a present from Rich for the big day, and a locket, which was my something borrowed from my mum.
The groom wore:
A navy blue suit and tie, with a cream waistcoat from Moss Bros and a vintage tie pin, brogues from Next, and a new wedding present watch from Vic.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
The beautiful bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses from Monsoon. We also had a wonderful bridesman who wore a navy suit from Moss Bros. The gorgeous flower girls looked so cute in cream dresses and blue jackets.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
We hired Lydia Barnes, to do hair and make-up. Both Lydia and her assistant Charlotte did a great job and helped everything to run very smoothly on the morning of the wedding.
Bouquet Chic, a mother and daughter team who brought us endless fantastic and original ideas.
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Seeing each other for the first time in the church.
We had a reading of 1Corinthians 13 and a reading of the Workmen scene from A Midsummer Nights Dream, which a few of our friends took part in.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Our venue was beautiful but we did add lots of extra decorations like pictures, bunting and fairy lights so that we could make it extra personal to us and our wedding.
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Quirky, neither of us like royal icing so we didn’t want to go traditional. Vic’s lovely mum was kind enough to make our wedding cake. We had a many tiered ‘Victoria’ Sponge as our main cake, but also 2 smaller ‘Rich’ chocolate sponge cakes to go with it.
Stick It On. A brilliant disco service, in which the guests pick and DJ their own songs.. The main highlight being Rich’s 90 year old Nan doing a DJ set.
On the day tips and advice:
Be sure to take time to stand back and take everything in as a couple. Seeing all your brilliant friends and family in one place, having a great time, on your special day is extremely humbling and a very wonderful thing to see.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Its hard to explain. Its just much lovelier than not being married!