If I ever have a wedding, I hope I’ll be able to describe the day as Maud does hers: “A beautiful, colourful day filled with love and madness.” In my world, this is everything a wedding should be! And Maud looks amazing, she and Andy both do. I jumped at the chance to share their day with you – the images capture the spirit and excitement of the day in such a magical way!
There are two things I really love about this wedding: it’s all about love, family, friends, and laughter and having fun; and the attention to detail and the care that went into styling everything is outstanding. The colours, the flowers, the dress (custom made for our beautiful bride – I LOVE it!) This would be my perfect wedding.
Our venue needed loads of decoration, which was all done by us a few days before! Lots of make do and mend, old pillow cases and candles. No supplier would have been able to get it as right as my mum and dad did. Loads of family and friends helped the night before!
Florence and the Flowers did my bouquet and hair clips etc. All dried, they’ll last forever. The flowers in the barn my dad grew – he spent a year growing the flowers and then drove them half way up the county!
Images are by lovely Kazooieloki, who are based in north Lincolnshire – discover more from them here:
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
We saw a beautiful landscape shot that my photographers entered in to a competition; I fell in love with the reflections and the emotion they managed to convey in a scene I’d seen a thousand times.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
I loved working with Christine and Richard. They cared so deeply about doing a good job. I wasn’t the most body confident bride, and they dealt with my insecurities and mini meltdowns really well. I loved how enthusiastic and supportive they were, and their work… Well, the beautiful images speak for themselves. They captured our day beautifully and we can’t thank them enough.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
Christine and Richard sat us down in their house with a glass of wine, and showed us the pictures via slideshow. It was so emotional reliving the day. I was so glad we had chosen Kazooieloki!
Deepdale Farm, Pickering
Your wedding style or theme:
DIT boho countryside
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Mainly the Internet
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Make your own decorations!
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The photographers, although they weren’t expensive, I’m glad we didn’t go with some mega budget people. The photos are the only bit that last forever.
Our evening meal, catered by Hull Pie, was a roaring success. They were no stress at all and the food was gorgeous. Pie and Mash; who’d have thunk it??
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Labour of love!
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I had it custom made!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
By Design on chanterlads avenue in Hull. Jenny was an absolute dream.
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I wore my pink wellies as my shoes kept catching the dress!!
And what did the groom wear?
A light grey suit, open neck linen shirt
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Lovely deep green ombré dresses and coral shawls
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
I have a hairdresser who I have used since I was 10, she came all the way from Southampton to do my hair! Makeup I did DIY, it’s nice to do it with your bridesmaids!
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
A naked sponge with lilac, vanilla and lavender flavours. We wanted something rustic but delicate. The cake topper was my husbands parents from 35 years ago!
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Our band was fantastic, The Zooms. Also we had my friend Eleri Pollard and Andy’s brother Dave Marston.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Everyone said our ceremony was the most moving and personal they had ever heard, I really reccomend a humanist minister. Don’t scrimp on the photographers! And never underestimate the potential of charity shops for decorations.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Facebook; The Zooms, Eleri Pollar, Dave ‘hats’ Marston. Florence and The Flowers.
http://www.thehullpie.co.uk; our food was to die for.
Jenny at By Design; she doesn’t have a website.