What an incredible venue choice for today’s real wedding feature – Harrogate’s Sun Pavilion – a restored historic venue reflective of the Art Deco period – perfect for a modern wedding. The glittering Sun Pavilion provides the most amazing backdrop for the gorgeous wedding of Imogen and Liam.
Wedding photographers Chris and Verity (Sansom Photography) said, “It was great to finally get the chance to shoot in the Sun Pavilion and the spectacular glass ceiling didn’t disappoint. The pavilion decking provided much needed shade and a great area for the drinks reception.”
Despite a toppling Eiffel Tower wedding cake and with very little extra venue decoration needed, Imogen and Liam created an elegant wedding with a Parisian theme in navy blue. I think it’s wonderful and I’m proud to share their day with you on the English Wedding Blog.
With thanks to Sansom Photography for sharing their fabulous images with us all today. Do check out their website and social media:
Our wedding story: Imogen + Liam
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes, omg they were incredible, they really made the day special and created lasting memories
The Sun Pavillion, Harrogate
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
The most unforgettable, emotional, sensational, hysterical day that will never be forgotten
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
I cried for about an hour, then looked at them again, then cried again
Your wedding style and theme:
Any happy tears on the day?
Many many tears especially by the mums
How did the two of you meet?
We are both nurses and met doing our training at York
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Decide which apsects of the wedding are the most important to you, the photographer, the venue, the rings? And work round that, and pull in lots of favours and utilise friends’ and families’ creativity
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
All Paris themed designed by a great friend
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes, it was the 20th dress I tried on and the moment I did me and my mum burst into happy tears
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Bridal factory outlet
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Classic string of pearls
The groom wore:
A charcoal grey suit with a navy blue bow tie and special groom socks and cuff links
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Navy blue full length gowns with pearls in their hair
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
A cousin did my makeup, was brilliant and relaxing on the morning
Five calla lillies, hand tied
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Laughing and crying saying our vows
I carry your heart by EE Cummings read by my sister
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
No the venue was brilliant, few flowers and the central staircase was decorated, there was a big outside terrace laced with fairy lights for the evening
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
The first cake was quirky, in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, but it fell over during the ceremony so a friend quickly bought a traditional cake from M&S and saved the day
The Entertainment Co, a five piece band, worth every penny
On the day tips and advice:
Drink champagne, enjoy every second as it goes very quickly, let the bridesmaid do the stressing so you can savour every moment
What’s the best thing about being married?
The happiness it brings knowing you will be together forever
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
http://www.pricelessweddings.co.uk/, Sally is incredible
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