Happy Sunday lovelies! I thought I’d spoil you with all the sunflowers I could find today… aren’t they fabulous?! Victoria and Sandy’s summer wedding is full of glorious sunflower goodness and just makes me smile!!! Plus the bride and groom are both absolutely gorgeous… The wedding itself is lovely, with a relaxed family style. Guests were entertained with lawn games and a pogo stick(!) which provided much entertainment.
“The florist we used was Judith Goss. They did a beautiful arrangement of sunflowers and wild flowers for our button holes and boutique. Sandy’s mother Cathie selected wild flowers from local growers in the months leading to our wedding and created with help from family from both sides an amazing selection of flowers for the church and for table decoration at the venue. Our flowers were just stunning.
Ours was a complete DIY wedding. Only the marquee, tables and chairs and straw bales were provided. We added flowers, bunting, hanging pom-poms, signs – homemade and bought, personalised jam jar glasses as wedding favours. We did everything, set up the table layout, collected the jars for the table flowers, hung the bunting and pom-poms which were homemade. We dressed our jam jar handled glasses. We brought all the booze and the decanters for the Pimms. We ordered biodegradable wooden cutlery and made our own wooden wedding signs. We enjoyed every element, but don’t underestimate the time required to do everything. The list is endless, but it was well worth the effort.
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
From a wedding fair
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Anthony was an absolute star! We knew he was the man for our wedding when we first met him. He was polite, approachable, had confidence but not in your face but you never really know how a photographer is going to be behave until he’s in his zone on the day. Having Anthony at our wedding was like having an extra guest with a camera – he blended in perfectly but worked tirelessly in the background taking amazing shots but did a great job of rounding folk up for group photos the style of which we had previously agreed with him. I couldn’t imagine having anybody else now I think of it. Thanks Anthony!
The first sneaky peak of our photos we got was Anthony’s facebook page we seem to remember. Our turn to see the full gallery came when we received our personalised usb stick and just wow so many photos which we will treasure forever.
Contact & Bookings: Special Day Wedding Photos, Devon
Cowparsley is a beautiful garden venue behind a Georgian house with a marquee with lots of bunting. The venue had lots of space to relax, an open fire with straw bales, games to entertain our guest on the lawn, a mini orchard to wander round and straw fields to have photos in.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
The best day of our lives! Memories for life.
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Local supplies to our area. Recommendations from friends and suppliers.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Work hard at doing bits yourselves. Not settling for the first quotes you get.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The venue as it’s where the majority of our time was spent, so it needed to be just right.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
We used Vistaprint, whom delivered good quality products on time for a reasonable price. We had friends help with getting them ready for delivery.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes. The third shop I went to- two and sixpence were fab. They were such lovely, supportive ladies. I just wish I could experience it all again and wear my dress again.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Two and sixpence. Amazing ladies with amazing dresses.
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
Had very little accessories, flowers in my hair from the help of my mum who’s a hairdresser at headlines in exmouth, earrings sourced on line and shoes from the bridal shop.
And what did the groom wear?
A long coat blue ted baker suit from moss bros, in Taunton who were extremely helpful and patient.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
They wore a gorgeous yellow dress with white polka dots on from Dorothy Perkins. It was light, relaxed and summer like which was what we were aiming for.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
My mum styled my hair. Shes been a hairdresser for 40 years and did an incredible job. My make up was provided by a lady local to taunton called Becky. She made me look very natural as I don’t normally wear make up.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Our friend Scarlet made our naked 3 tier cake. She decorated it with flowers and it tasted and looked incredible.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Our band were just the best. A 3 piece band called Resident Heroes, that played an incredible mix of old, new, r&b, acoustic and crowd pleasers. They even learnt songs of our choice beforehand.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Take your time, and enjoy it! It shouldn’t be stressful. Ours wasn’t, it was just perfect.
What’s the best thing about being married?
The sparkling rings….just kidding. Knowing that you’ve got your best friend by your side forever, sharing life’s experience as one unit.