Sometimes you’ve just gotta go unashamedly pink. Girly, super pretty and all-out glamorous makes for one hell of a blog feature, and Lucinda and Alex’s wedding is all of the above and more. Theirs is a wonderfully glamorous wedding and I love the pinks and details – and the blossom is fabulous! Springtime is well and truly here today!
Lucinda’s Caroline Castigliano dress is beautiful – and she’s a stunning bride. Partnered with Alex, they’re the perfect couple and their happiness just shines in every pic. Images are by lovely Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography, Cheltenham
Lucinda’s top advice for other couples is fab: “Make sure you enjoy your whole day and take a minute every now and then to sit back and look at how much everyone is enjoying themselves, try and take mental images! And failing that, make sure you get a fantastic photographer to capture those moments for you, it’s worth it!”
The English Wedding Blog interview: Lucinda and Alex
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
I’m a member of a local business social media network. I asked the other members for recommendations and they literally came flooding in for Sheryl!
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Yes, the pictures are absolutely fantastic, like all the other photos Sheryl has shot for us before. She has captured the whole day’s events just perfectly, and I couldn’t ask for more. I could’t recommend Sheryl enough; She is dedicated to achieving the best possible pictures, and brings massive passion and fun to the day. She is also amazing at picking stunning outdoor natural light shots, they’re my favourite pictures from the day.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
I was delighted. As a bride you don’t remember much of the day and when i looked at the pictures it all came flooding back and there were definitely tears!
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Second best day of our lives to our daughter’s birth.
Your wedding style or theme:
Classic and traditional.
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
A lot were from our venue Ellenborough Park, the rest I found from local recommendations and my bridesmaids.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Have your absolute dream venue and wedding day by not choosing the peak season.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The pianist for the ceremony and reception
Supplying the drinks for the reception and breakfast
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Papertreats in Blockely, Chipping Camden. They were recommended by the venue and so many guests have commented on how great they were, and one couple have gone on to use them for their wedding.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes, I had already decided on one in a different boutique and then this dress changed my mind.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I had a pearl theme throughout the wedding. I had a single drop pearl necklace and earrings and a borrowed bracelet from my Mum, the bridesmaids had pearl earrings, and we all had pearl accessories in our hair.
And what did the groom wear?
A navy morning suit with an ivory waistcoat and blush pink cravat. Our wedding colours were navy and blush pink throughout.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
They looked amazing in navy one shoulder maxi dresses. They were multi-tie dresses but thankfully they all looked amazing in the same style.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
One of my friends is a fantastic hairdresser and she has a friend who is a makeup artist who was also brilliant. It was a lot of fun during the prep and the hair and makeup were two of my biggest successes of the day, it was fantastic. The hair was done by Cat Barden who has a salon, Yoshi Hair in Cheltenham and the makeup was Amy Hickey.
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Donna Beaver from the Flower Studio in Cheltenham. They were ivory and blush pink. On the day I was totally blown away by how amazing they were, I’d highly recommend Donna.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
I bought some decorations such as lanterns and hearts and we hired light up A&L letters, but the venue was so beautiful that we didn’t need a great deal.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
One of my bridesmaids organised fantastic homemade pink gin shots, they went down very well with the guests!
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
I chose a pretty classic three tier cake in ivory decorated with edible lace, pearls and blush pink flowers. The layers were vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Our band, ‘Tommy and the Fuse‘ were absolutely amazing. The guests were still talking about them a couple of weeks later. The dance floor was packed from start to finish! We also had a pianist for the ceremony and reception which the guests really enjoyed, especially as I was so late! My niece also sang during the signing of the register accompanied by the pianist which was really special.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being a family.
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Not the high street