Well, this has to be the quirkiest and most colourful wedding we’ve ever witnessed on the hub. Prepare to feast your eyes on the rainbow coloured nuptials of Rachel and Gary.
Our Real Bride and Groom chose bright colours for their theme and it turned out to be absolutely spectacular!
Be warned – you’re going to swoon over this wedding, A LOT…
How He Asked…
The engagement ring was stunning, I couldn’t have picked better myself! He’d enlisted the help of one of my best friends and between them, they chose a stunning vintage style, similar to one my Grandmother had. My poor friend had to keep his proposal plans a secret for 6 WHOLE months, she was ready to burst!”
The Ceremony Details
The Reception Details
The Wedding Party
“I chose my three best friends from School, Kloe, Caroline and Rosie. I chose not to have a Maid of Honour, as I love them all equally! I had my three nieces as flower girls and they did a fantastic job! My bridesmaids were amazing from the offset, organising the most fantastic (and hysterical) hen-do! They were there for me, at any little crisis I may have had and I couldn’t have got through the day…or the planning without them!
Originally, I wanted to make the bridesmaid dresses myself, but my sewing machine had other ideas! 6 hours into dress making, it decided to explode! Thankfully I found a dressmaker who was great and managed create exactly what I was after. The theme of the wedding was bright, so I sourced some gorgeous pink, yellow and green satin. The girls looked fab. Amazingly, I managed to find some gorgeous flower girl dresses from Monsoon which tied in with the theme and matched the other outfits perfectly.
Gary chose his Best Friend Jordan as Best Man, who again, did an amazing job! His speech was bloody fantastic…however he did let us down…prior to Gary’s stag do, Jordan promised he’d send Gary back with all his teeth! Big Fail from Jordan! Gary came home from his stag do in Liverpool…missing his front tooth! Resulting in an emergency dentist appointment – Thanks Jordan!
Gary, Jordan, Our dads and the two ushers all wore tailored fit navy Paul Smith suits with bright knitted ties.”
Saying Yes to the Dress…
The Finer Details…
The theme was bright, and I spent weeks making tissue paper pompoms to hang form the venue. I also made woollen pompoms to use as table decorations and the flower girls bouquets were made from woollen pompoms.”
“I made confetti cones and table menus using brown paper and my mother in laws old typewriter. It created a lovely, rustic feel…
Our best man designed our wedding invites, table plan and table numbers, and we just bought some cheap frames and painted them bright colours. We made a photo frame for our loved ones who were no longer with us and had a message in a bottle as our guest book, which we’re opening on our first anniversary! I can’t wait!
Our flowers were by Charlotte at Charlottes House of Flowers and they were stunning. I asked for bright blooms and boy did she deliver!”
“Unfortunately, our cake-maker pulled out to unforeseen circumstances, in the end, I was actually pleased she had, as our replacement baker Rachel from Fairycakes of Fulwell was fantastic!
We chose a four tier cake, with rough icing and asked if she’d speak to our florist to incorporate some of the flowers from my bouquet. The flavours we opted for were chocolate orange (the hubbys fave) carrot cake, mango and passion fruit and cherry and Chambord. We took the top tier to the airport on our honeymoon, it was delicious!”
“For our wedding cars, we choose a vintage VW Beetle and Campervan from Lovedubcars. Word of advice, be careful when taking a sip of champagne in the car…half my glass went all down my dress when the car changed gear! Thankfully it wasn’t pink champagne!!”
What Stands Out About Your Big Day?
“By far, my most memorable moment was the reading by the bridesmaids. It still gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
Gary’s speech was so funny, he repeatedly made a toast to everyone who’d played a part in the wedding, so we all ran out of our fizz pretty quickly…
Jamie McElderry, our wedding photographer also made our day! He was so fun and nothing was too much trouble, he helped to make the whole day go by so smoothly.”