Today’s stunning couple were married at Chippenham Park Hall in the springtime, and styled their day with the most incredible cherry blossom and pink peonies. Maryanne’s dress is incredible: the designer is Jenny Packham and the embroidery detail couldn’t be more perfect for the springtime! She looks beautiful – every bit the English springtime bride – and Adam her perfect match in his made to measure suit, bought in Dubai.
The colour theme was pink, white, green and gold. Both the marquee and church were covered in cherry blossom with real trees lining the aisle in the church. In the marquee the mixture of trees and hanging flowers from the ceiling was truly spectacular! The floral creations were the work of the amazing Lucy Vail. Maryanne told me her favourite flowers were the peonies and hydrangeas – the smells were simply divine!
Wedding photographer’s website
How did you choose your photographer?
Nick and Maria actually photographed our friends’ wedding two years before we got hitched and we fell in love with their work. It was a no-brainer when choosing the videographer and photographer for our wedding.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes – beyond happy!
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We got the first 20 photos during our minimoon which was such a treat!
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Incredibly good fun! We made memories with our favourite people in the world that I know will last a life time.
Where did you find your suppliers?
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Shop around for options! Also try and do what you can yourself if you’re on a tight budget.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The band!! They were truly fantastic. We had The Arts Clubs House Band and they had everyone on the dance floor all evening.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
We had personalised stationery that a friend of ours designed from scratch in line with our colours.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I actually tried on about 30 dresses before I found this one – I tried dresses in New York, London and Dubai – all were lovely but all very white and traditional – similar to dresses I had seen many times before. I actually found the Jenny Packham dress on instagram and loved it from the moment I saw it. Even though when I first tried it on it looked terrible, I fell in love with the dress instantly and the fact that it didn’t fit perfectly only inspired me to get firmly on the weight loss wagon!
Tell us about your accessories?
A gorgeous hair clip that my very talented make up artist made, a bracelet and earrings from my mother, shoes from Oscar de la Renta and a bespoke veil with peacocks sewn into it. I actually got the shoes before the dress! I found them in Oscar de la Renta in New York and fell in love with the colour, style and the fact that they were so incredibly comfortable!
And what did the groom wear?
I wore a made to measure suit from Dubai. All the groomsmen wore pink Hermes ties.
Beautiful bridesmaids –
They all wore pink dresses from Asos with low and bowed backs. The flower girl and page boy outfits were made to measure.
Hair and make up –
We hired the professionals! 🙂 Boe Wright www.botias.co.uk
The wedding flowers
It was very much a spring wedding with a colour theme of pink, white, green and gold. Both the marquee and church were covered in cherry blossom with real trees lining the aisle in the church. In the marquee we had a mixture of trees and hanging flowers from the ceiling – it was truly spectacular! My favourite flowers were the peonies and hydrangeas – the smells were simply divine! I actually didn’t pick the flowers – we gave our amazing florists a brief and she brought the entire thing to life!
Crafts and makes –
We did postcards and pens. Thetitle at the top of the table plan stated ‘Where are you going tonight’ and each table was named after a different location we had visited (with postcards of pictures we had taken). For example, our table was called ‘Eating Peri Peri chicken in Portugal’ and another was ‘Diving in the Maldives’. Each guest was asked to write up a message (each place had a personalised pen with #ThePeakys on it) on the postcards and post them through the London letter box in the corner of the room – we haven’t gone through all the postcards yet but what I have read is hilarious!
The wedding cake:
We had a five tiered cake covered in petals. Each layer was a different flavour and the top two were also gluten free! We had everything from plain chocolate to toffee and banoffee. It was from The Hazelbury Kitchen
The Arts Club House Band – https://www.theartsclub.co.uk
We had a music director in the church is shipped in a grand piano from Boston and arranged/conducted the choir and orchestra – they were unbelievable!
We had indoor fireworks surrounding us when we did our first dance, we left the wedding in a golf cart, we had two huge double decker buses taking guests to and from the church.
Words of wisdom for other couples:
Enjoy it – be present in every single moment and take time to drink in your surroundings – the sights, smells, the little details. Also don’t let the little things get to you pre-wedding, it will be the best day of your life regardless of what colour the flowers are and if it rains or not (it rained on our big day and it didn’t make a bit of difference!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Spending the day with our favourite people all in the same place 🙂
Maryanne & Adam’s favourite Chippenham Park wedding suppliers
PHOTOGRAPHER & Videographer – Nick + Maria www.NickandMaria.co.uk
VENUE – Chippenham Park Hall, Suffolk https://www.chippenhamparkgardens.info/
WEDDING PLANNER – Louise Beamish
DRESS: Jenny Packham – www.jennypackham.com
SHOES: Oscar de la Renta – www.oscardelarenta.com/
JEWELLERY – Diamond earrings and ring handed down from my Grandmother
WEDDING RING – Made in Cara, Gold & Diamond Park Dubai
GROOM’S SUIT – Made at Deepas, Dubai
GROOM’S SHOES – Steven Madden
BRIDESMAID DRESS – ASOS.com
CATERER – Crown Catering https://www.crowncateringcambridge.com/
FLORIST – Marquee – Lucy Vail https://lucyvailfloristry.com/
CAKE – The Hazlebury Kitchen – http://www.thehazleburykitchen.com/
MUSIC – The Arts Club House Band https://www.theartsclub.co.uk/
BRANDING – Christos Vayonitis www.christos-vayonitis.com
MAKE UP & HAIR – Boe Wright www.botias.co.uk