Claire and Paul are the loveliest couple – I think every wedding photo shows at least one of them with an amazing happy smile – and theirs is the sort of wedding I just love to bits.
They describe their Surrey wedding as ‘less fuss, more fun’ and their motto clearly worked like a charm! They celebrated in style at Painshill Park and hired lovely Sophie Duckworth as their wedding photographer.
Sophie has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times, and you can find out all about her via the following links:
Suppliers were found through recommendations – photographer Sophie gave some great tips for top suppliers, and Painshill Park came up with ideas as well. Everything looks fantastic and it’s wonderful to read such a great review for Sophie and see Paul and Claire’s recommendations for some other local wedding suppliers. Don’t skip the interview at the end of today’s blog post for all of the above and more!
The English Wedding Blog interview: Paul and Claire
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Sophie was perfect, like having another friend at the wedding who felt genuinely happy for us on our special day
Painshill Park, Cobham, Surrey
4th October 2014
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
Best day of our lives!
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Beyond expectations – Sophie captured the day brilliantly
Your wedding style or theme:
Less fuss, more fun
Where did you find your suppliers?
Sophie gave us some great recommendations for Surrey wedding suppliers, as did the venue
Best bit of budget advice?
Focus on what’s most important to you
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
We both did!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Alan Hannah, from Isabella Grace
Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:
Ian Stuart bridal accessories and Alan Hannah headpiece
Suited and booted – the groom wore:
Hired matching suits for all the groomsmen – with hindsight, we should have bought suits so they fitted well
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
We had beautiful flower girls wearing Monsoon dresses
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
By Fabulous You
Jodie at Boutique Blooms
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Just flowers and candles – all taken care of by Jodie
DIY – tell us about any handcrafted elements of your wedding…
Handwritten table names (great for last minute changes)
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Amazing band – The Deloreans; plus DJ, Photo booth, Popcorn machine
On the day tips and advice:
Relax and savour every minute
What’s the best thing about being married?
You have someone to share your best and worst moments with
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms: