I met Kelly and Ant at Jack Rabbits around Christmas 2011 during an event. A really good looking couple, the kind that makes you sigh and think that they are perfect for each other. Clearly they adored each other and were so great to work with during all the planning and the day itself.
They came to see me a few months later once they were ready to start making some firm and exciting plans for their wedding. Kelly had some really strong ideas about the style and theme of the day and those, together with the creative drive of her husband to be (and us of course) meant that their day was every bit what they wanted it to be. Relaxed, fun, afternoon tea and a party were all words that were used a lot during our meetings.
Ant is a musician and also the creative force behind Drawingsbyhersanmine -a bespoke drawing services outfit offering hand drawn framed pieces, greeting cards and digital imagery. Worth checking them out.
We set up and styled Shardlow Village Hall with the help of the couple and a big group of their lovely family and friends. We provided our classic afternoon tea for their guests which we served on our vintage china, naturally. They asked their guests to bake a cake for a Bake-Off which was judged by Kelly and Ant after the speeches had finished (great speeches and amazing cakes they were too!). Guests were greeted with Pimms in the sunshine and there was plenty of laughter and fun during the reception.
The flowers were beautifully done by Helen at The Flower Mill and hay bales were the perfect seating for the drinks reception.
Kelly looked drop dead gorgeous in a vintage slinky dress set off perfectly with a pair of brightly coloured heels. Her bridesmaids wore a perfect mix of sorbet shades, cute knee length dresses that suited all the beautiful girls to perfection.
I put them in touch with The Flying Ducks Catering Company who came along in their amazing caravan to feed everyone for the evening party and guests danced the night away to the small hours.
One of the highlights for me was seeing them arrive from church in their wedding car – they wheel-spun into the car park to much laughter and cheers from everyone. I know we have a VW Camper van which we hire for wedding transport, but their Citreon was definitely one of my favourite means of arriving in style this year. It suited them perfectly.
These photographs were taken by Kate Henderson Photography.
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