Glamorous is, without hesitation, the key word for this wedding. From the Oscar-worthy dress with its ability to show off curves just perfectly, then its dramatic fluffiness from the knees down, through the dashing groomsmen all in blue, to the powder pink ruffles of the bridesmaids’ mini-dresses cleverly echoed in the gorgeous cake, this is sophistication in a fun way. The golds and sequins dotted around in the form of table details seal the deal. This is a cracker of a wedding.
Kelly and Nick, who’ve been friends since childhood, married on 24th May 2014 at the very English, very lovely St Mary’s Church and Fawsley Hall in Northamptonshire.
We wanted a venue where our guests could stay over and that we could hire exclusively. We also knew we wanted to get married in a church but didn’t want a long journey for our guests in between the ceremony and the reception. This venue had it all, with the church situated actually within the 2,000 acres of Fawsley Hall’s beautiful grounds. We fell in love with it on our first visit.
Nick proposed in July 2012 on a Greek island. On our first evening, he surprised me with a sunset dinner on a private jetty in the middle of the sea. The table was dressed with flowers and candles and was very romantic! He waited until we’d finished our lobster and champagne dinner to get down on one knee and pop the question.
Choosing the Photographer
We were looking for a photographer whose style is paparazzo, with natural and ‘in the moment’ shots rather than posed. When we saw Lola Rose Photography’s romantic style portfolio, we knew we had to have Kelly as our photographer, and luckily she was available! We couldn’t be more pleased with the photos she captured on the day.
The DIY and the Details
- We covered jam jars with gold glitter and used them as vases for the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
- We bought little hearts on wires and coated these in gold glitter to add to the rose gold theme.
- We hired an incredible table cloth for the top table. It was a rose gold coloured 6ft round sequin table cloth, and was a perfect way to set the top table apart from the others.
- A family friend made our favours: a gold box of delicious little chocolate truffles.
- Another family friend hand wrote all our table names and table plan, which was beautiful.
We would advise any newly engaged couples to start planning as soon as possible. Spreading the planning out as much as you can means you don’t feel the stress, you get to enjoy each aspect of planning a wedding, and when the day approaches, you can really sit back, relax and enjoy the lead up!
Walking down the aisle – Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison, performed by string quartet. “This song means a lot to both of us,” Kelly told me, “and especially to me and my dad, who walked me down the aisle, so it fitted perfectly.”
First dance – All of Me by John Legend. “We were originally going to have an older song that means a lot to us both, but the first time we heard All of Me come on the radio, we both sat in silence through the entire song, and once it ended we both said how lovely it would be to have as our first dance.
Photography – Lola Rose Photography
Venue – Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire
Bride – Essense of Australia gown, Topshop shoes
Groom and best man – William Hunt, Savile Row
Bridesmaids – Coast dresses, Zara shoes
Flower girl – Baker by Ted Baker, Next glitter pumps
Cake – made as a wedding present by a family friend