Our garden was our venue! Nick & Amanda’s countryside wedding with Siobhan H Photography
Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?
After something of a lazy weekend spent relaxing with family, I’m hitting the ground running with a stunning, knock your socks off kinda wedding today. The florals take centre stage – as they tend to, if you’re lucky enough to be able to celebrate your wedding in your own garden. Nick and Amanda did just that – they put all the flowers together for the tables, made their own invitations and wedding favours and even a balloon arch! Images are by our lovely friend and English Wedding Directory member Siobhan H Photography.
I love the relaxed feel of this wedding – the wooden tables and pretty styling go a long way – the trees dotted around the wedding breakfast tables look fabulous!
Amanda is beautiful in a simple lace dress with navy belt and shoes – an outfit perfect for dancing the night away! And Nick’s look fits perfectly with the relaxed vibe of their wedding day: his navy suit compliments Amanda’s style for the ceremony, and for the rest of the day he rocks a neutral waistcoat – these two lovely people just look so good together!
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
She did a family photo shoot of us few years before the wedding.
We have known her for few years and feel very comfortable when she takes pictures.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Love the pictures.
The pictures are illustrating the journey of our wedding.
Loads of portrait of friends and family that we don’t see often.
Captured well the atmosphere of the day.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We were very excited and so pleased with the results.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Intimate and rustic wedding
Your wedding style or theme:
White and marine blue.
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Online and through friends
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Keep it local
Save money on the venue
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Wedding stationery was made on our computers
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes, found the best fit for me
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
From EBay on a outlet shop for BHS
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I wore a pearl necklace that my husband bought for me when we were travelling in Vietnam.
A bracelet that he offered me few years ago.
The ruban on my dress came from my great grandmother who was a seamstress.
And what did the groom wear?
A navy blue three piece suit
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
They wore their own clothes and tried to keep in the navy and white scheme
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Sponge cake with different icing and fresh fruits
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
The DJ was an old friend of my husband.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Don’t spend too much
Keep it simple
Get the guests to help
What’s the best thing about being married?
Having the same name than my children and not having to call Nick my partner or boyfriend but my husband.
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Siobhan H Photography