I have such a wonderful wedding to share with you. Emily and Tom married at their local church, then headed back home for a reception in Emily’s parents beautiful garden on a July day. It was prefect, we were treated to some fine British summer weather, but Emily and Tom ignore the rain. Emily wasn’t worried about her dress, and instead they made the most of the day and had a amazing time! Clients often ask me, ‘what happens if it rains?’ and this is exactly what we do, we carry on as planned and ignore it, and have a amazing time! Emily and Tom have kindly written all about their day below.
A massive thank you to Becky for second shooting. <3
Where did you meet?
We first met at a mutual friend’s birthday celebrations in York – but ours is not a story of love at first sight. Emily thought Tom was incredibly annoying and Tom doesn’t remember meeting Emily at all! But when we met again a few months later, something had changed and we just clicked.
The church service was very special – from a latecomer walking down the aisle just before Emily, to the readings and Emily’s sister Jodie singing during the signing of the register, it was very personal to us and we will never forget it. The other big highlight was the dancefloor at the end of the reception. It was packed with everyone we love busting some pretty excellent moves.
On the day, try not to worry too much about everything going to plan. On our wedding day was that the weather was AWFUL. There was torrential rain, which obviously wasn’t what we were hoping for. But we knew we couldn’t control the weather, so we just relaxed and enjoyed ourselves without worrying about whether or not things went to plan. We knew that whatever happened, we were going to have the best day. In many ways, the rain really made our wedding what it was.
We had our reception in a marquee at Emily’s parents’ house, with the wedding itself taking place in the village church.
Emily did most of the wedding planning with her mum, Jo. We wanted a relaxed style of wedding, with a loose garden party theme with lots of greenery. Kate Buckett did all of our flowers and decorated the marquee in keeping with the theme – it looked amazing, even better than we could have hoped for! Another touch we loved were the Lolpops from Candy Mechanics – they made us chocolate lollipops in the shape of our heads to give as favours to our guests. They also had a stall in the marquee allowing guests to to transform themselves into lollies too!
Wedding Band- Diamond Skyline Orchestra
Florist – Kate Buckett
Caterer – mange2
Hair & Make Up- Lucy Houghton and Brooke Richmond
Wedding favour providers and lolpop providers on the day: Candy Mechanics