Lana and Adam are such a lovely couple and this is clear as crystal in their focus for their wedding day, which was to be “a grander recreation of our summer bbqs with lots of friends, family and fun” – perfect, or what?!
The day is really special and unique, with stationery all designed by the groom in striking, bold typefaces and with a quirky sense of humour. Lana is stunning: a gorgeous bride in the loveliest lace wedding dress teamed with fabulously vibrant Louboutins.
Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: “You couldn’t meet two nicer people and I was therefore obviously delighted when they asked me to photograph their big day.” Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding at Moggerhanger Park or in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeniFouriePhotography
twitter – @henifourie
Watch out for some fabulous styling touches with stationery, for those swoonworthy shoes (and Adam’s matching socks!) and for some adorably fluffy wedding guests… you’ll LOVE this!
Our wedding story: Adam & Lana
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes, absolutely. Heni was the perfect choice for us, he was highly experienced and organised, capturing our day perfectly with great use of natural light and finding those little incidental shots that can’t be planned.
Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger
6th September 2014
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
Unique to us, a grander recreation of our summer bbqs with lots of friends, family and fun.
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Overwhelmed with excitement and delight, so many great shots and moments captured.
Your wedding style and theme:
Bright and colourful, a visualisation of what we love.
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Keep an accurate spreadsheet and update it constantly, have some contingency and be prepared for the little things that mount up here and there.
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Our wedding invites were designed by the groom, so the costs were only for materials.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes! It was only the 3rd dress I tried on, and despite continuing to look it was always in my mind and nothing was comparable – so I had to go back.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Joyce Young By Storm
79 Haverstock Hill
Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:
Vintage jewelled headpiece, Cathedral veil with full stop pearls scattered around the edge (by Joyce Young), Tiffany small pearl bracelet (A 30th birthday present from my sister – my something old), silver stud earrings (my something borrowed from my sister), Aqua Marine suede Christian Louboutin’s (my something blue and something new!)
Suited and booted – the groom wore:
A three-piece suit, tailor-made from King & Allen, inspired by the James Bond Goldfinger suit. Along with plain white shirt, black knitted tie, brown brogues and white pocket square with red detail. The inside of the suit was also red to match the heel of the bride’s Louboutin shoes, and wore socks to match the colour of the actual shoe.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
The bridesmaids wore black dresses in styles to match their character and physique with bright coloured accent shoes also to match their character and personality and different bouquets of flowers to add colour.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hair was done by a friend of the bride’s sister, who had done her hair for her wedding the previous year. The Bride had simple curls with plaited crown. All the bridesmaids had their hair as they wished to suit them.
Make up was a lady we had been recommended. She moved to Spain following the wedding, so unable to provide her details.
The bouquets and button holes were made professionally by a friend of the family. Bride’s Bouquet: Style hand tied. White Hydrangeas, White Avalanche roses. Soft shades of white flowers with the addition of pearls. One bridesmaid had various shades of orange roses, one had light pink calla lilies, one had sunflowers, and the final one had a bouquet of red gerberas.
The flowers throughout the venue were styled by the mother of the bride and consisted of all different brightly coloured flowers in varying arrangements – saucers, vases, pots and dishes.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Our venue was stunning inside and out; mainly decoration was kept to tables. The tables were adorned with our wedding favours, place cards, a who’s who of the wedding, and a table name. All brightly coloured!
DIY – tell us about any handcrafted elements of your wedding…
A lot of our wedding was handcrafted to save on budget and to personalise the day more for us. All the stationery was designed by the Groom; we made our own wedding favours, our favourite mixed drinks filled into miniature bottles. The table place cards and names were hand made. The thing we were most proud of was our “Who’s Who” booklet which included all of our guests, divided into our tables with a witty few sentences about them. The mother of the bride perfected the detail with her own flower arrangements, signs and self-dried confetti made of all different petals. We also made a make-shift photo-booth with our wedding ‘logo’ (designed by the Groom) as a backdrop, lots of props and fancy dress, and a Polaroid camera.
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
The cake was simple and stylish, with a late addition cake topper that was a present from a friend. Each tier had a different flavour and was delicious.
We were recommended a DJ by the venue, who was excellent, he took a guide to the type of music we wanted, played certain tracks we asked for and most importantly played songs on request from our guests. He also provided his own lighting and sound equipment.
On the day tips and advice:
Relax and enjoy the day, it goes far too quickly!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being with the one you love
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Groom’s outfit http://www.kingandallen.co.uk/