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Alexandra & Chris’s peony-filled May wedding in Leeds, with Laura Calderwood Photography

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.

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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.

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Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Alexandra & Chris 

Your wedding photographer’s website: 

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes

Wedding venue: 

Woodlands, Leeds

Wedding date: 

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? 

Overwhelmed 

Your wedding style and theme: 

Classic style, purples & greys 

Any happy tears on the day?

No (surprisingly) 

How did the two of you meet?

When we were both working at ASDA 

How long did you spend planning your wedding? 

2 years 

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?

Yes

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? 

A friend

Wedding flowers:

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. 

Wedding readings? 

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

Entertainment: 

Band/DJ 

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: 

http://www.annemariewilkinson.co.uk/

http://www.forherandforhim.com/

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

http://www.suicideblonderocks.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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