I have to confess I’ve neglected my little Vespa over recent months: but seeing today’s wedding makes me desperate to go and play out again! Lovely Suffolk photographer Ayshea Goldberg knows me too well: send me a gorgeous wedding with a Vespa and I simply can’t say no. I love this so very much!
The venue and its floral decorations are super pretty: I know those of you with a love of traditional weddings will adore this. Rosanne is absolutely stunning; Isaac is ever so handsome and that grin for his bride and his Vespa have kept me smiling since the moment I first saw this amazing wedding!
“Glemham has a beautiful staircase in the Grand Hall, which our amazing florist decorated with flowers – but we let the rest of the venue speak for itself. The Rose Garden in particular was stunning when we got married in September. The reception meal was held in the marquee outside, but we kept things fairly simple with tall, elegant centre pieces.”
Images are by lovely Ayshea Goldberg Photography. You can find out more about her here:
The English Wedding Blog Interview: Rosanne & Isaac
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
We choose Ayshea as we loved her the minute we met her – she’s such a warm, lovely lady and we knew she’d make us feel at ease on our big day. Her photos are beautiful, and very natural – which was exactly what we were looking for.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Couldn’t be happier! Ayshea went above and beyond on the day, from helping with the bridesmaids hair to lacing up my dress. We had so much fun when we went off for our photoshoot, and it was so relaxed that we nearly forgot we were having our photos taken. She was one of the many that helped make our day so very special.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
It was amazing – it felt like we were reliving the day all over again. Ayshea had put them on a lovely slideshow with music, which was so much fun to watch. The photographs are absolutely beautiful, and we’ve received so many compliments on them.
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
A traditional English wedding – with a few personal tweaks!
Your wedding style or theme:
We didn’t real have a theme as such, but we tried to match everything to the venue – so kept things vintage and classic.
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Wedding fayres and recommendations from friends and family
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Making our own wedding stationery saved us a lot of money – and made it that bit more personal.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
It was really lovely to have a pianist playing during the ceremony and reception. We also had a video guestbook which was quite pricey but has given us the funniest reminder of the evening of our wedding!
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Handmade by the bride and groom, and lovely family and friends that we roped in to help!
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Absolutely – I’d seen it online and absolutely loved it when I tried it on. I kept trying others on just to make sure, but nothing compared.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Maggie Sottero – Grace & Lace Ipswich
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
Pearl and diamante comb and diamond drop earrings from Jon Richards at Debenhams
And what did the groom wear? Any recommendations for tailors?
Royal Ascot suit from Moss Bros with Kurt Geiger shoes
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Floor length chiffon D’Zage dresses in Rose Petal for the adults, and John Lewis Butterfly Flower Girl dresses and flower circlets for the little ones!
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you?
Enchanted flowers by Natalie
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Not really – Glemham has a beautiful staircase in the Grand Hall, which our amazing florist decorated with flowers – but we let the rest of the venue speak for itself. The Rose Garden in particular was stunning when we got married in September. The reception meal was held in the marquee outside, but we kept things fairly simple with tall, elegant centre pieces.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
Not our strongest point! We decided to steer clear of any DIY after the stress of making the invitations! The only part we did do ourselves was the sweet table, but that was very simple and a lot of fun! Our friend created our lovely table plan and name places.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
We chose a round cake with three tiers, decorated in a vintage style with lace and beautiful sugar flowers, to keep in with the theme. We veered away from the tradition slightly – as our supplier had such amazing flavours – and went with champagne and strawberry, white chocolate and passionfruit, and red velvet!
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
My Big Fat Wedding Disco
On the day tips and advice:
Keep calm and relax! We both had such fun mornings getting ready, with no stress and lots of laughter. We also made sure we took a second aside just the two of us to watch all our family and friends enjoying themselves. We were overwhelmed by how much love and laughter was in the room.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Knowing that every morning for the rest of your life you will wake up next to your favourite person in the world. Oh, and looking back at our amazing wedding photos at least once a day!!
Favourite supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Big Fat Wedding Disco http://www.mybigfatweddingdisco.com/
Eugene Portman – Pianist http://www.eugeneportman.com/
Flowers by Natalie http://www.enchantedflowersbynatalie.co.uk/
LGC Hairdressing – http://www.lgchairstyling.co.uk
Amelies Kitchen http://amelies-kitchen.co.uk/
Jam Tartz Catering – http://jamtartz.vpweb.co.uk/?prefix=www