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I thee Wed – Jack & Sarah

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We at Save the Date Magazine get submitted quite a few weddings but when this one dropped in our inbox, we couldn’t wait to feature it. Beautifully shot by Simon Dewey, not only is the location stunning (Blackbrook House) but the wedding itself took ‘detail’ to a whole new level with every last piece of the gorgeous affair immaculately thought through. Such a creative bride !

We hope this big day inspires you. Over to the lovely bride, Sarah:

Where did you get married and what was it about the venue that sealed the deal?
Jack and I got married at Blackbrook House in Belper on 8th June 2013. We fell in love with Blackbrook as soon as we discovered it. It’s such a beautiful place and a hidden gem. This was the first and last wedding venue we looked at – we didn’t need to look at anymore. Originally it was about 4th on our list at ones we had looked at online but one day we went for a drive and decided to have a look at Blackbrook whilst we were out and about. As soon as we saw it we knew it was the one! The people that run Blackbrook are just amazing they have so many ideas and cant do enough for you. When we went to talk about dates we originally wanted 2014 but we got too excited and brought it forward by a year.

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How would you describe the style of your wedding and what made you decide to go down that route?

The theme of our wedding was vintage afternoon tea party. We decided on this after we had been to a wedding showcase and saw a cake we fell in love with, so we decided on this theme to fit it in. We named the tables after different types of cakes. Our colours were dusty pink with bits of lime green dotted around this which carried through to the bridesmaid dresses, chair covers, bunting and the wedding stationary. The day was so perfect and we were very lucky the sun came out and stayed out all day which meant we could get married outside. The day was full of surprises from a vintage car for me and the bridesmaids, to tiffany jewellery, to a surprise reading at the ceremony.


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Describe your dress and how you came about finding the one?


My dress was a strapless A line dress. It was covered in Lace and had an empire line with gems on it. Before finding this dress  I had been to most dress shops in derby and tried on so many I was getting fed up and thought I would never find ‘the one’! As soon as I tried this dress on, I knew it was the one and fell  in love with it straight away. I didn’t want to take it off.


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All of our suppliers were amazing and we can’t thank them enough for making our special day so perfect.

Our cake was very quirky it wasn’t your average wedding cake. It had a teapot on top pouring tea in to a little tea cup and saucer and a battenburg on the other side. This was made by my lovely friend Margaret Frazcek.

Our wedding photographer was Simon Dewey who was amazing.  It was such a long day for him he was there well over 12 hours and the pictures are absolutely amazing. Our stationary we got it from  www.tohave-tohold.co.uk we were so impressed with everything.

My dress was from Tiffany Jordan in Derby.  They were so helpful with everything and I also brought my shoes, tiara and veil from there too.

Our wedding rings were made by Luna Moth Jewellery. We wanted something more personal so we picked what we wanted and had them handmade.  They were very different in the sense that they looked worn and this was the effect we were going for.


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Any words of advice for future brides about planning your dream day?

Don’t get stressed about things and take your time, you don’t want to rush and make the wrong decision. Enjoy every minute of it and during the day sit back and take it all in because its an amazing day and it flies by.  Definitely don’t leave things to the last minute as my husband did on a few things!

The fab suppliers involved:

Venue – Blackbrook House
Photographer – Simon Dewey
Stationery – To have & To Hold
Dress – Tiffany Jordan
Jewellery – Luna Moth Jewellery

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