Well, hello there weekend!!! It’s wonderful to be here! – and lovelies, before you head out Christmas shopping, do indulge in a little weddingness with me? I have the prettiest day to share with you, including some of the loveliest evening portraits of our gorgeous couple Leigh & Adam. The pair were married at The Plough at Leigh, and chose English Wedding member Terence Joseph as their wedding photographer.
“We made and sourced a lot of decorations ourselves, but the barn already looked beautiful with hops and fairy lights. We loved making some of our decorations as we got friends and family onboard and was fun to do altogether! We made name places, jars with hessian and signs – who knew we had so many creative friends! My favourite thing to make was our ‘Find your name to find your place board’ – we put Polaroids of all guests on the board with string and pegs so people could take them home with them.
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
Through recommendation from our wedding venue, and we liked the pictures/reviews displayed on his website
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Yes we were very happy with Terence’s pictures – considering it ended up being a rainy day he got some great shots, and made the most of indoor shots – we loved them. He was really professional and helpful on the day too. The indoor confetti photos were a great idea and we have these framed.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
Terence sent us a few to preview which we loved, so we looked forward to seeing all the albums – we were really excited to receive the USB. We looked over them several times, and still pick out more to be printed!
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Magical, can we do it all again?
Your wedding style or theme:
Barn/rustic theme – the barn at the Plough looked beautiful
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Through recommendations from the venue, and friends mainly.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
We made several DIY decorations – which helped us to save money. For the name places we used pieces of wood, which we sanded down and wrote ourselves. and we made jars for flowers with lace and hessian. Save the dates, we also put together ourselves, using printed stickers people could put in their calendars. We called on family and friends to help us with some DIY bits which was also fun to do altogether!
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The food, drink and flowers – we were really happy with these.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
we made our Save the Dates ourselves, using instructions from Pinterest and stickers which people could put in their calendars.
Our invitations were from Silk & Ink Designs (previously ‘Here comes the Bride’) which we loved and would recommend.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes, I loved my wedding dress and felt amazing on the day. I didn’t originally try it on and have the ‘this is the one’ moment, but I was really happy with my choice and loved the detail on it.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Go Bridal in Tunbridge Wells.
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
The earrings and bracelet I wore belonged to my Nan, so were really important and special for me to wear. Wedding shoes were from Go Bridal in Tunbridge Wells, and were just what I wanted and the right height! I also wore some flowers in my hair, which the florist put together for me and some for my bridesmaids which was a lovely touch!
And what did the groom wear?
The groom wore a navy suit, matching his best men and the wedding party. With a white shirt/white tie and tanned shoes with waistcoat and belt. The wedding party had gypsophelia button holes.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
The girls wore Navy knee length dresses, with a lace overlay top and chiffon skirt. They looked beautiful.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
A professional did my hair and make up, and the bridesmaids hair. I was really happy with my make up and it lasted the whole day!
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
A family friend arranged our wedding flowers for us, Phoebe Turl. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
We had a sweet cake, (chocolate and lemon) made to look like a cake made of cheese – as I also love cheese! it was the best of both worlds. A family friend designed and made this for us.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
We played our own music during the ceremony, and reception and a friend of the groom DJ’d for us in the evening.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Try and enjoy and savour every moment of the day as it goes so quickly – make sure you take a moment with your partner at some point during the day to sit back and enjoy watching your friends and family celebrate your special day.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Having someone to annoy for the rest of your lives 🙂 and having a best friend to share everything with 🙂