It’s here, it’s here….. FINALLY I hear most of you say.
Following on from our Planning a Wedding series last year, here’s the real wedding in all its glory and a very Happy 1st Anniversary to my fabulous friends!
Sarah & Andy met at work, although it took some time for Andy to get Sarah to agree to a date. His perseverance won and two years later they became engaged… although it would be another nine years before they got round to getting married.
For their wedding the couple were fairly relaxed, wanting an intimate day with their nearest and dearest.
If you followed the blog series last year you’ll no that the biggest stumbling block was the colours for the day – already having an ideal palette in mind the bride wanted to have something different to her brother who had used the same main theme colour. All in all it came down to one photo… thank you Google! So from this inspiration the colour palette for the day took shape:
The venue was gorgeous Manor by the Lake in Cheltenham, a Victorian mansion set within its own grounds including picturesque lake. Its a hidden gem location wise and easily accessible to the main routes in and out of the town with plenty of nearby accommodation – ideal with so many family members travelling in for the special occasion.
The mansions stunning architecture was simply styled with fresh florals, with the only other styling being light up letters.l of their initials.
Florals were provided by Donna at The Flower Studio, all designed from the original inspiration picture, and with her own twist.
I think you’ll agree these bouquets are just sublime.
As a testament to this laid back bride the wedding dress was sourced after most of the big items had been organised. After a less than dreamy visit to find her dream dress, her stunning gown was found in bridal boutique Enchanted Brides, Cheltenham. Kaci and Jeanette are experts at putting brides at ease, and their no rush appointment, no maximum number of dresses to try per appointment approach was a refreshing change to what had been experienced before.
Enough talking for now, enjoy these pictures from their day:
If you want to catch up on the suppliers chosen please see the links below.
Lastly a huge thank you to my Bestie Sarah and her new hubby Andy for allowing me to share everything from their special day from concept to planning to real wedding.
You guys rock! Love you.
Sophie & Sarah
Wedding Invitations: Louise Rowles Design
Place cards/seating plan: Handmade by the Mother of the Groom
Dress: Enchanted Brides
Makeup: Make Up by Natasha Louise
Hair: Lady Amy Hair Design
Shoes: Rainbow at John Lewis
Accessories: Enchanted Brides
Photographer: Capture Every Moment Photography
Ceremony Venue: Manor by the Lake
Reception Venue: Manor by the Lake
Cake: The Cheltenham Cakery
Entertainment: Playlists put together by the groom