Alex and Ben’s beautiful, simple, summery wedding with Sophie Ann Photography
Good morning, lovely! Today’s wedding is another stunner – this time we’re at Lemore Manor in Herefordshire with beautiful Alex and Ben, whose wedding was submitted by lovely Sophie Ann Photography. I love the soft blue of the bridesmaids’ dresses (eBay, can you believe?!) and Alex just looks incredible in her figure-hugging dress from Wed2B. The summer flowers are magical, and the spirit of the day is enchanting as can be!
Lemore manor’s reception room has marble flooring, which in itself is to die for, but when you add in the details they added when decorating, it really came together. The chair fabrics were super elegant, the cake was incredibly done and the florals, including all the bouquets, were totally Pinterest worthy.
Alex and Ben are also the nicest pair of people you will meet and truly cared about photography. It was an emotional wedding with lots of tears from walking down the aisle to the speeches, all happy of course. It was just a lovely group of people at a stunning Hereford venue on a gorgeous summer day – a pleasure to photograph! ~ Sophie Ann Photography
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
We researched photography styles and Sophie was exactly what we were looking for.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Sophie exceeded all of our expectations, she captured our day and our guests in the most perfect beautiful way.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
I cried the first time she sent us a sneak peek and then when we received all of them we were amazed at how they turned out.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Perfectly laid back but traditional
Your wedding style or theme:
Simple, classic and summery
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Mostly recommendations from the venue, apart from our photographer that we researched ourselves
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Create a list of importance and set budgets for each thing, the things at the bottom of the list you know you can do without.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Photography and venue, both perfect in every way
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Etsy for most of it and a few bits we did ourselves
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Before I even tried it on
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
My hair piece was from Wed2B also and my mum bought that as my something new, it was stunning. The shoes and jewellery is definitely where I saved a lot of money as I got a lot of it from high street stores.
And what did the groom wear?
A three piece suit
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Dresses that I bought on EBay, they were beautiful
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
I did my own make up but I hired a pro for the hair
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Issy and Bella florist – Hereford. More beautiful than I pictured them in my head
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
The venue is so stunning anyway that we didn’t have to do much but we wanted to keep it simple
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
We made the menus and name cards.. stressful although we did leave it until the day before
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
We had three layers: salted caramel, raspberry and white chocolate, chocolate fudge cake. I was 10 weeks pregnant on our wedding day and cake set off my morning sickness but everyone said it was amazing
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
We had a DJ we let the guests choose the songs so everyone could enjoy and get involved
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Do not stress about the day, everything will be perfect and even if on the off chance it isn’t, you’ll be too loved up to notice
What’s the best thing about being married?
Saying my ‘husband’ or hearing Ben say ‘my wife’ still makes me feel all gooey!
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Hair: Chantel Croft
Dress: – Wed2Be
Decor: Couture Events
Cake: McGowan Cake