Hannah and Terence had decided throughout their planning that they wanted a very relaxed day – they weren’t fussed about formality or traditions, they simply wanted a day of celebration. They managed to do this so well, the whole day felt very natural with real joy. It was a beautiful day, but so cold and Hannah and Terence were real troopers going outside throughout the day so I could do my thing. I loved that Hannah wanted to keep Terence’s jacket on for their portraits – it made it feel completely real.
“The reception area of Layer Marney Tower is already beautiful so didn’t need much adding to it. We had some candles and foliage on the mantelpiece above the massive log fire, and foliage and fairy lights on the stairs and banisters… and that was it really! I wanted a lot of candles so we also had tealights on the tables, along with collections of our favourite books (which some of our guests borrowed to enjoy themselves!) and milk bottles with a few flowers in. We tied the place names to small pots of jam and chutney from Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree (where I grew up) as we thought these would be nice for people to take away with them.