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A beautiful English wedding from Pendrell Hall, with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

Later today we’re heading for the wedding tent at Kirstie Allsopp’s second Handmade Fair – and we’re ridiculously excited about the whole thing! Before we go, I have a superb wedding to share with you all. You’ll LOVE this! We’re talking English sophistication, classy styling and elegant touches in a magnificent venue: Pendrell Hall. The bride is beautiful; the entire day just makes me feel happy.

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Tim and Nerissa give a glowing review for their photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie. It’s interesting to hear how a husband and wife photography team can bring so much to your wedding: for today’s bride and groom this was one of the (many!) reasons they chose Rob and Sarah as their wedding photographers. “Due to their vast wedding experience they were able to help and advise us as to what photos worked well and the timings for the day which really helped. We would highly recommend Rob and Sarah!

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The detail and moments that Rob and Sarah captured were just truly magical. We have had so many positive commentsOn the day they were both amazing making us feel very relaxed and this was commented on by our guests as well.

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Watch out for the wedding cake, which looks fantastic! It was made by a family friend and I just love how beautifully it is displayed: it’s wonderful to see something lovingly made and presented

Enjoy the wedding, and have a lovely day everyone!

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Timothy & Nerissa

Wedding photographer’s website:

Rob & Sarah Gillespie: http://robandsarahgillespie.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

Web searches, informal interview

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

We loved the fact that they were a husband and wife team and had lots of experience of working together. They both have different perspectives on how a photo should be taken but both believe in telling an observational story. On the day they were both amazing making us feel very relaxed and this was also commented on by our guests as well. Due to their vast wedding experience they were able to help and advise us as to what photos worked well and the timings for the day which really helped. We would highly recommend Rob and Sarah!

Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?

Firstly we saw a wedding preview slideshow and this was an exciting teaser before we saw the final photos. We were at home when we saw the final pictures and we viewed them together. They were/are amazing and really capture our day. The detail and moments that Rob and Sarah captured were just truly magical. We have had so many positive comments.

Wedding venue:

Pendrell Hall Exclusive Country House Wedding Venue

Wedding month:

23rd May 2015

Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?

Our dream day!

Wedding style or theme:

Contemporary, Elegant & Sophisticated with traditional features.

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Pumpkin Events on Facebook through a family friend and others through internet and many wedding fairs.

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Let the groom make more decisions!

… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?

The venue and styling (including flowers) also the personal touches.

Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?

Labour of Love (mainly the groom)

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

It was the first dress I tried on and it just felt right!

Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

Princess Brides (Stafford) and it was designed by White Rose

Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!

My shoes were Jimmy Choo (silver sparkly) had to be done! My brother bought me a pearl bracelet and my nan let me borrow a Diamond and Sapphire ring. My veil and tiara were bought from Princess Brides.

And what did the groom wear? Any recommendations for tailors?

He hired his suit from Blooms Wolverhampton. He wore a navy blue tailed suit with a silver waist coat and blush pink cravat and pocket square (these were made by My Little Wedding Shop, Bridgnorth, Shropshire) they matched the bridesmaid material. All the groomsmen also wore fluorescent pink socks with the date and their relationship to us printed on them.

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

I designed the dresses they wore and were based on my own dress. Again these were made by My Little Wedding Shop, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The males all had the matching cravats and pocket squares.

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?

My make up was beautifully done by Lakhjit Grewal, Wolverhampton.

My hair was styled by Royston from Royston Blythe, Wolverhampton.

Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)

My flowers were part of Pumpkin Events styling. The flowers were ordered and arranged by Abigail Cunningham director of Pumpkin Events. My flowers were all based around a pink colour palette.

General styling – did your venue need much decoration?

Pendrell Hall is a stunning venue and has recently been renovated but Pumpkin Events added those extra details to make the venue really come alive.

Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?

Our favours were Cancer research badges which were put on the name places in memory of Tim’s mom. These were worn by all of the guests after the wedding breakfast which was lovely to see.

We also had a Jenga set for guests to sign and make comments on and a pre-wedding photo shoot guest book for the guests to write longer comments in.

Tim’s uncle also made a photo wall which included photos of us both when we were younger and it had framed apertures for guests to pose behind and take photos.

The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?

We chose a four layer cake: two fruit layers and two lemon sponge layers. We both love these flavours and we knew that one of the fruit layers would keep for us to enjoy at a later date. It was made by a family friend.

Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?

In the church we had Tim’s school choir sing and keep the guests entertained whilst we signed the register.

The Smooth Criminals entertained in the evening – a very talented band who got all our guests dancing and singing!

On the day tips and advice:

Enjoy, take it all in. Keep to your timings it all goes too fast!

What’s the best thing about being married?

Starting a new chapter of our lives.

Favourite suppliers list for other brides and grooms:

Pendrell Hall Exclusive Country House Wedding Venue

http://pendrellhall-venue.co.uk

Pumpkin Events

http://www.pumpkinevents.co.uk

Worfield Classic Cars

http://www.worfieldclassiccars.co.uk

My Little Wedding Shop

http://www.mylittleweddingshop.co.uk

Princess Brides

www.princessbridesstaffordshire.co.uk/

The Smooth Criminals

http://www.thesmoothcriminals.co.uk

Royston Blythe

http://www.roystonblythe.co.uk

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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