I thee Wed – Lucy and Danny
Lucy and Danny went for a rustic, diy themed weddding. We asked Laura some questions about what influences she had and what creative minds put this beautifully decorated wedding together.
Firstly, where and when did you get married?
Danny & I got married on 3rd August 2012 at St Wilfrids Church in Wilford Village. This is my childhood church and family parish so meant a lot that we would get married there.
What made you decide on your venue?
Our reception was at the beautiful Swancar Farm in Trowell. This was the first and only venue we saw as we immediately fell in love with it despite it still being a building site at the time. Tracy & Steve (the owners) were so passionate about their family project which drew us in even more as we knew we would be well looked after.
Swancar was exactly what we wanted as part of our rustic/vintage DIY themed wedding. Although the venue is quite central to Nottingham it felt that we were in the countryside, incredible views, peaceful and private.
What was it like choosing your dress and had you always had your heart set on that style?
Wedding dress shopping for me wasn’t the magical experience it is supposed to be. I initially bought my dress after one weekend of shopping still on a high from our engagement which probably led to me choosing the wrong dress! The first dress I chose was a modern twist on a traditional dress but as our wedding evolved I realised it wasn’t the dress for me.
2 months before the wedding I text my mum and Danny to say I am buying another dress! I didn’t have a style of dress in mind but knew I didn’t want the big white dress. When I saw the dress I was actually walking out the shop with a feeling of being unsuccessful but then in the corner of my eye I spotted it. I tried it on and instantly thought that this is me!
Talk us through the theme and decor of the wedding
We chose a rustic/vintage theme for the wedding as we love the less formal/anything goes idea of a wedding. This style generates a lot of creative freedom.
Anything quirky and creative we should know about your wedding?
We are fortunate that we have a lot of creative family and friends so we had a lot of fun designing and making a lot of different bits for the wedding. Our invites, place names, table numbers & table plans were stitched and hand made by myself and my mum. Danny’s dad did all the fabric printing at his printing business which saved us a fortune! We liked the idea of having a sweet table at the wedding as its always great for guests and children.
We decided though that it would be better if we could have the sweets on a sweet trolley. My dad loves a good building project so went away and came back with this amazing vintage white trolley. We were so pleased with it and it’s been so popular that its now booked for many friends and families christenings, weddings, baby showers etc! The year of planning involved a lot of charity and car boot shopping. We were really lucky with our finds and managed to get some amazing tea cups, sweet jars, wicker hampers and vintage suitcases.
The team behind the wedding:
Photography – Lee Garland
Venue – Swancar Farm
Dress – Grace Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses – Zara
Mens Suits – asos
Flowers – Slades Florist
Catering – Moleface Pub Company
Printing – Elson and Hall