So far, in my life as a wedding blogger, I haven’t eaten a peony. Although… they always look deliciously pretty, don’t you think?! Alex and Chris’s wedding was filled with peonies – the flowers are an absolute highlight and the light, feminine style of their day is beautiful.
The gorgeous couple married at Woodlands Hotel on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. Their day was incredibly pretty; they were blessed with sunshine and blue skies and the images are simply stunning.
Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):
The English Wedding Blog interview: Alexandra & Chris
Your wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
30th May 2015
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
Classic, English, Elegance
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Your wedding style and theme:
Classic style, purples & greys
Any happy tears on the day?
How did the two of you meet?
When we were both working at ASDA
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
You will always need more! Try to be sensible and realistic, you don’t need the very best of everything to make your day special.
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Purchased from America. Fell in-love with some stationery I found on Etsy. This is definitely one thing I would have done differently in hindsight.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Mikaella, Bridal Gown Otley
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Long veil with a train
The groom wore:
Grey suit from Slaters
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Different dresses in the same material and colour from forherandforhim
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Anne Marie Wilkinson. I have beautiful bouquets of peonies and blush coloured flowers
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Having all eyes on us! Scary.
A recital from a friend
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
I added quite a few little extras but they had the basics
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Traditional, 5 tier cake with floral decorations
On the day tips and advice:
Enjoy every minute
What’s the best thing about being married?
The unbreakable bond, we chose each other
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms: