We love a wedding with a quirky feel to it here at Your Wedding Hub – and this one is possibly the quirkiest we’ve EVER seen! From their amazing venue, GORGEOUS wedding cake idea, fabulous table decorations and their ‘Bridesman’ and ‘Flower Dog’ we think you’ll love it as much as we did…
A huge thank you to Becca and Luke for sharing your gorgeous celebrations with us.
How He Asked…
“He proposed to me in my childhood dream place of getting married on 7th February 2016. I was busy talking him through the layout… I turned around and he was down on one knee, in the pouring rain, with the ring in his hand: I cried and said yes!”
The Ceremony Details…
“We had an intimate registry office ceremony with only 14 people in attendance, followed by a pub meal.
The following day, we had a blessing, performed by our mums, which they wrote themselves and we wrote our own vows. I walked down the aisle with my Dad – my Bridesmaids, Flower Girl and Flower Dog went ahead of me. We had 80 people join us for it and cry along with us too.”
The Reception Details…
“Everything took place at The Explosion! Museum of Naval Fire Power: we had the ceremony and reception in their ’18th Century Grand Magazine’. With it’s beautiful vaulted ceiling and Georgian wooden floor, it was the perfect space for us. As part of our wedding, all of our guest got access to the whole museum so everyone was having pictures taken with giant warship guns!
We had a wonderful BBQ with so much delicious food to choose from, followed by Connie and Colin the caterpillar wedding cakes and home made shortbread!
We also had a buffet later into the evening….”
The Wedding Party…
“Originally, I had my sister as Maid Of Honour, 2 of my long time friends and Uni housemates, as well as a reasonably new friend – but unfortunately, things changed and she left the wedding party. Instead my lovely friend Sean became ‘bridesman’ for me! I phoned them all and asked them – I was so excited, I did it so quickly. My sister was at a christening at the time and one of them was in Australia!”
“We then had a childhood best friend of 15 years as Best Man, 2 childhood and best friends as well as the Brother-in-law-in-law as ushers (he’s marrying my sister!)”
The Bride and Grooms outfits…
“I had my dress before he had a best man! I wore an ivory bridesmaids dress, I didn’t want a big dress or anything over the top – so it was simple and perfect. I also wore a jewelled belt and vintage lapel pins, along with flat shoes which I decorated myself.
He wore a gorgeous blue tweed suit with a soft red check running through, brown shoes and cufflinks that I brought him as his gift. Instead of a typical floral buttonhole, he wore a New Jedi Order pin.”
The Finer Details…
“We decided to do our own flowers and just brought bunches from the shop and dismantled them.
All of the tables were themed after our favourite films – with props too. All the flowers (bouquets and tables) were done by, me and the ladies of the family. We kept a rustic theme with wood and wild flowers. We had bunting as part of our decorations and each of the tables were inspired by our favourite films, including Star Wars, Jurassic Park and The Goonies!
Our favours were sweet little bags with small gifts in and they were made up of;
A Marble – for when you’ve lost all yours
String – to hold it together when things fall apart
A Heart – To remind you, you’re loved
A Teddy Bear – for when you need a hug
An Eraser – to make those little mistakes go away
A Coin – so you’re never completely broke
A Four Leaf Clover – to bring you all the luck in the world.”
What stands out most about your big day?
“Getting to marry the man I love in front of everyone we love (including our dog!)”
What advice would you give to other Brides / Grooms to be?
“It’s you looking back on your day, make sure it’s something you will remember with happiness.
Things will go wrong – just roll with it and remember to have fun!”
Is there anything that you wish you knew before you tied the knot?
“How expensive it can be, and how some companies will rip you off for things you can do yourself!!”
All photos were taken by Harriet Thayre Photography
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