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I thee Wed – Amy and Gary

Creative, yep. Unique, most definitely. Beautiful, loved up couple, of course! Plus some rain for good measure which did absolutely nothing to dampen the spirits of this fabulous affair.

Amy and Gary married at the town hall in Stratford on 8th May 2010 with their rustic style reception held at Alvaston Pastures Farm. And here is Amy with all the glorious details:

(Images courtesy of the brilliant Rachel Spivey)

We wanted our wedding to be fun and it really was. Although it rained literally all day, we felt the weather added to the fun and kept all our guests together so they were mingling and chatting. It really didn’t cause an issue at all.

My dress was from My Gown in Leamington and I had the jacket made by Carolyn Couture. I was so pleased with it.

The town hall in the quaint town of Stratford has a magnificent ballroom and was where we held our ceremony. Our wedding breakfast and reception was held at the gorgeous Alveston Pastures Farm. A friend recommended it to us and as soon as we arrived, we loved it as it was such a blank canvas and had lots of potential for us to put our stamp on it.

With me being an interior designer, I created a scrapbook of how I wanted my day to look and just went from there. Myself and Gary had so much fun decorating the room and although the day before was quite stressful, I really enjoyed it.

We bought these reclaimed bottles before the wedding and Gary bought fresh tulips the day before the wedding to insert inside –  they looked so effective!

The whole wedding theme and colour tended to revolve around these cute little duck egg blue pots I bought to fill with herbs and plants for the table centres! They were so cute and my father in law grew lily of the valley which we placed into the pots and tied white balloons from with the table number written in chalk.

Being as Alveston Pastures Farm was such a blank space for us to be as creative as we wanted, we could hire our own caterer and bar and had no restrictions! So, Gary was in his element during a beer tasting at Tunnell Brewery (!) and our caterer, Beverley Webb was fantastic and designed and made our dream cake – a victoria sponge with fresh strawberries, raspberries and pink roses. It was amazing.

Later on in the evening, we had a hog roast which everyone enjoyed. Our band, the Zoots were fantastic and kept everyone dancing all night. They were one of the highlights of the entire wedding. Just brilliant.

Thanks Amy for sharing your big day with us. You see guys, no matter what the weather, nothing can spoil your gem of a day 🙂


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