Today’s wedding is so, so perfect… it’s full of laughter and love, with the loveliest styling and decor… and the most beautiful bride and gorgeous groom. I can’t think of a better way to begin our week, can you?!
The flowers are by Kate at Windmill Farm Flowers. Nicola told me they were “the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. So perfect and effective.” The naked cake fitted the wedding style so well – and the decoration is fabulous. It was made by the Exclusive Cake Company, Dulverton.
The styling of the venue involved family and friends: “My Maid of Honour made us some beautiful bunting which we hung in the Barn. we made the venue look our own which was really important. The Groom and his groomsmen were amazing and did alot of the dressing of the venue which I loved.”
“We did homemade confetti which all of my beautiful bridemaids helped with. We put them into personalised bags. it was lovely. We had homemade bunting, and sweetbags and the favours were biscuits with tea!”
Images are by Jade Nott Photography, Devon. You can see more of Jade’s gorgeous wedding photography here:
The English Wedding Blog Interview: Gary & Nicola
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
We both felt really strongly about having most things local for our wedding, so we researched the local area and found the lovely Jade. She came from Tiverton which is where Gary grew up. we met her and we knew straight away that she was the one for us. Jade was just so warm and lovely, and we just knew we would be so comfortable with her photographing our special day.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Yes yes yes!! Jade was absolutely phenomenal. Jade came with an assistant and they both fitted in with our day and helped and shared special moments and laughed with us all. We wanted photos that werent necessarily posed, and ones that captured special moments. The photos were better then we expected and we adore every single one of them.
We cannot thank Jade enough and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We had seen a sneak peek on facebook, and they were amazing! and then the day came that Jade sent us the email with the link in to our photos, and we sat there and cried! They were perfect and each one tells a different story for us and our friends. THey mean so much to us. A photo really does speak a thousand words.
Streamcombe Farm, Somerset
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
fun, characterful, special, amazing, unforgettable, and… SHOTS!
Your wedding style or theme:
We wanted a really informal wedding with a vintage happy feel to it. And we got it 🙂
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Facebook, the English wedding blog, and local information.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Have what YOU want, not what people think you should have or want you to have. it is YOUR day.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Photographer, they are the most special photos, so definitely spend a little more. They will last for a lifetime!
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Owl Tree Design. Gaynor was so helpful and the stationary was perfect. we did make our own save the dates!
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
YES! it was the msot perfect dress and everything i wanted!! i had it designed and chose all the fabric. it really is the most magical dress.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
The wedding Workshop, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. (local to where Nicki grew up.)
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I knew i didnt want standard wedding shoes, so went for some beautiful DUNE shoes in a grey colour and they were perfect. I did change into some White Birkenstocks for dancing!
And what did the groom wear? Any recommendations for tailors?
The groom and his best man wore lovely suits from John Rocha and Ties from Hawes and Curtis.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
My beautiful bridesmaids wore dresses from ASOS. i didnt want standard bridesmaids dresses and i loved them! they were perfect.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Professional! Make up by Becky Flynn, and Hair by Devon Wedding Hair.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Last Exit were a band we had and they were incredible. we danced and danced and danced!!
On the day tips and advice:
stay calm! all that matters is you and your groom! enjoy every second!
What’s the best thing about being married?
to say that he is my husband is the best feeling. to know that we are both complete.