Gorgeous couple Madeleine and Andrew celebrated their wedding at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire in November. Theirs was an elegant autumnal English wedding packed full of personal touches, with black tie dress for the boys and our stunning bride in a classic and beautiful Suzanne Neville dress, purchased from Ellie Sanderson in Beaconsfield. The flowers are warm, colourful and perfectly arranged; the photographs of their day just exquisite – they’re by Katherine Yiannaki Photography.
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How did you choose your photographer?
We loved Katherines classic yet relaxed style of photography. She was recommended through a family friend
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Absolutely- Katherine was great to have around on the day, making Andy and I feel really relaxed. It really helped that she included a pre wedding shoot as part of her package so we could get used to the camera and made it run really smoothly on the day. The shots are beautiful and timeless, and we shall treasure them forever
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
Amazing to re live the day- Katherine really captured the emotions of the day and it made us both feel so happy
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Recommendations from Hedsor House & local suppliers
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Don’t hire fancy transport- we used nice cars from family friends to get to the church and pimped Andrews classic car to drive off after the ceremony- personal and completely free!
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The venue- it made the day so memorable
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
We made it ourselves, so completely personal
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes the moment I put it on I knew it was for me. I loved the classic lace combined with the fitted corset top. I felt like a princess for the day!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Suzanne Neville, Ellie Sanderson Beaconsfield
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
My grandmas broach was in my bouquet
Diamond earring were a present from my mum
Garter was blue and from my mum (the one she wore at her wedding )
And what did the groom wear?
Black tie – Kin John Lewis
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Elegant evening dresses Adrianna Papelle
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Professional- she was absolutely amazing – Sarah Thorne
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
We wanted it to be rich and autumnal colours- chose deep pinks with highlights of peach, packed full of autumn berries and foliage
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Lots of candles in the evening – other than this and flowers on the tables the venue needed limited styling
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
We created a mojito bar for the evening ceremony- this is our favourite drink- we had a station where guests could pimp their own mojito and hired a mixologist to mix them up in front of you, but all designed by us
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Classic iced cake with bride and groom hedgehogs (our favourite animal!)
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Fish and chip cones
His and her sweets- Percy pigs and Ferraro rocher
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Have fun with personal touches as these are the things you and your guests will really remember from the day
What’s the best thing about being married?
being able to call each other husband and wife!