Hello lovelies, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I have a beautiful wedding to share with you today: beautiful Sandie & Matt were married last September at The Ferry House Inn, and chose lovely Charlene Webb Photography to capture their day. Everything is elegant and carefully styled, the venue is pristine, and the beach shots are breathtaking! Sandie’s top tip is worth reading as well: “Mingle as a couple, rather than separately. Otherwise you’ll get so carried away chatting, that it’ll get to the end of the day when you realise you’ve spent barely any time together!” (a lesson learned at their engagement party!)
I hope this stunning wedding brightens your Monday and brings you some happiness and positive vibes! Stay safe,
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
Charlene was recommended to us by a friend.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Over the moon, she went above and beyond! We felt so comfortable around her, like a friend.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
Pure excitement!!! Charlene sent us a sneak peak of about 40 photos the day after.
The Ferry House Inn.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
The most overwhelming but happiest day of our lives!
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Mainly recommendations and Facebook!
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Try to do as much yourselves as you can! We handmade our invites, favours and bought all the decor ourselves. Took photos of how we wanted everything displayed and the venue replicated it for us. We tried to buy items we knew we would use in our home afterwards. Such as lanterns and garlands.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
To start with we limited the amount of day guests to keep the cost down. But In the end we decided to cut back on things like entertainment, toasting drinks and decor so we could allow for more day guests. I’m so glad we did!
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
I bought a pdf on Etsy, for the invites and we made them that way. Saved a fair bit of money and was fun to make! We had rose gold acrylic name places from a small business I found on Facebook called blossom stationery.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I did but didn’t realise at the time! Sounds silly but it was the second dress I tried on and I thought that there must be better ones out there! So I carried on wedding dress shopping for months but ended up going back to that second dress!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Phoenix gowns, dressed to wed.
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I wore a beautiful hair piece, Carvela shoes, borrowed my best friends Swarovski bracelet and some small silver earrings that my Nana made. I had a guardian angel pinned to my garter which belonged to my husbands great grandmother.
And what did the groom wear?
Matt wore a navy suit with a brown tweed waistcoat and a navy wool bow tie. It was really hard to match up his tie with the colour of bridesmaid dresses so we stuck with navy in the end. He had braces in and a pocket watch.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
They all wore dusty pink dresses, the top half covered in sequins. Every single one of them looked stunning and the style of dress suited everybody.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
I hired professionals, I would have been a right stress head otherwise!
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
A family friend arranged my flowers, they were beautiful silk ones! Nikki is on Instagram @booseyblooms.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
The venue didn’t need much decoration as it looks beautiful as it is! The barn is stunning and covered in fairy lights. We just added small touches such as petals and lanterns down the aisle.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
Homemade fudge in jars for the favours! I really enjoyed making them!
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
We chose 3 different flavours for each of the tiers. Simply because we couldn’t decide! Our cake maker made us a box of flavours to taste and honestly that must have been the hardest decision of the wedding planning! We ended up with salted caramel, white chocolate and vanilla sponge. Covered in white icing and painted rose gold Ombré. Finished with flowers and our names written on the middle tier.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
We didn’t have any entertainment! That’s where we saved money. Our family and friends were more than happy to just mingle and have a laugh amongst themselves. All we had was have a cute little children’s corner to keep the little ones entertained. Bought a few colouring books, pencils, bubbles etc.
What’s the best thing about being married?
We love being a married couple and having the same name, especially because we have two children. I love having the same name as them.