Thank you to Mr and Mrs Smith for sharing your beautiful day with us!
Every detail of their big day is so swoon-worthy! Take a look.
How He Asked…
“It was the day after my birthday, he wanted to do it when I would least expect it. Possibly because a couple of months before we went away for a night and I convinced myself he was going to propose, he didn’t, and I was not pleased!
I was putting our son to bed and he had lit candles downstairs, when I got down he said how much he loved me and other lovely things, then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”
The Ceremony Details…
“We had a civil ceremony with around 55 guests. We had a string duo playing during the ceremony, I made a powerpoint before the ceremony for the guests with pictures and videos of us and our son and daughter from when we first got together.
Two of our groomsmen wrote a poem and read it out during the ceremony. We wrote our own vows to each other as well. I didn’t know the song I was walking down the aisle to until it was played when I was walking down.”
The Reception Details…
“The whole wedding was at Ashfield House and we had about 150 guests. The day time guests had canapes after the ceremony with a gin cocktail or beer. They then had a three course meal at the wedding breakfast and as a surprise we had singing waiters as entertainment. They came out after the dessert singing songs from Dirty Dancing to match the names of the tables – which were lines from the film.
The evening guests had a choice of stone baked pizza cooked on the pizza oven outside or a burger. For entertainment we had a pimp your own prosecco bar, magic mirror photobooth and a casino.”
The Wedding Party…
“For Best Man we had my husband’s best friend – who is also my brother. We also had two other of our friends as groomsmen. We asked them with a cigar and personalised cigar holder. They all wore a grey suit with a grey tie.
The bridesmaids were my sister in laws and best friend. I asked them with a bag with prosecco, card, picture, flowers and candles. They wore a lilac colour grecian style dress with flowers in their hair.
We had two flower girls and we asked them with a flower wand and personalised chocolates. They wore an ivory dress with wands and flowers in their hair.
We also had a page boy who we asked with personalised chocolates. He wore a grey suit with braces.”
The Bride and Grooms outfits…
“I wore an ivory fitted dress with a big fishtail train which was heavily beaded on the top. I had a mid length veil and wore glitter pumps.
My husband wore a grey suit and grey tie with braces and black shoes.”
The Finer Details…
“We chose daisies as our main flower – because our daughter’s name is Daisy, and our colour scheme was white.”
“We had two big vases filled with flowers in the ceremony room and the tables in the reception room were candelabras some were dressed and some undressed by The Blossom Rooms.
The favours we had were personalised glasses, cake pop and a poem. Because we wanted to have something people could keep and use again.”
What stands out most about your big day?
“Seeing my son and daughter all dressed up in their outfits.
My son being sick all over the top table as the main course was being served.
And just how thoughtful my husband can be with all the gifts he sent me beforehand – he even had all of our animals brought up to Ashfield House: was our dog, two cats and two rabbits!”
What advice would you give to other Brides / Grooms to be?
“Take a moment just the two of you to look around at what you have organised.
When something feels right do it. We had a short engagement and it was the best thing we ever did, a few weeks after our wedding my grandad took very ill and now can’t remember who people are and is living in a care home. Things change so fast and I’m so glad he was able to be at our wedding and know what was going on.”
Is there anything that you wish you knew before you tied the knot?
“That the day goes by so fast – I wish I would have taken more time just looking at things.”
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All photographs credit: Kris Clarke