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Love Knows No Boundaries {The Wedding of Alice & Rhys}


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Love Knows No Boundaries {The Wedding of Alice & Rhys}

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Alice is English and Rhys is Welsh, they found inspiration from both cultures when planning their wedding and it worked perfectly! Alice and Rhy’s reception was shared with close friends and family at the impressive Swancar Farm.

Over to Alice to tell you more…

“We got married at St Patrick’s church in Nuthall in July last year. This was my childhood church where I used to sing as a little girl for other peoples weddings. A beautiful little church.

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My hairstylist was Donna Rhodes. She was fantastic. She was recommended by a friend after a not that positive hairstylist experience in town. Donna was like a breath of fresh air. She spent hours practising different styles before the day. Very relaxed and very professional. Amazing! She stayed to put my veil on and to put my bridesmaid dresses on.

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We had all white flowers apart from the button hopes that were coral for ushers. The flowers were amazing. We ordered them from bees flowers in Kimberley, Nottingham. A very talented florist indeed! I would really recommend him.

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The venue we chose was Swancar Farm. It was  incredible. I can’t compliment them enough. Nothing was too much trouble. They made the day just like I wanted. They made myself and everyone of my guests feel special. We loved this venue because of the high beams and gorgeous outdoor sitting areas. The views were amazing. Even though we weren’t far from Nottingham city centre it felt like we were in the middle of the countryside.The wedding colour was coral, white and navy blue. I wanted the wedding to be elegant and fresh.

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Family was very important to me and my husband. We had family photos up everywhere. It was a family affair with my best friends and mothers from both sides making bunting on my hen do. My maid of honour is a graphic designer so made all the signs and invitations. My dad made the name cards and we had photos of us in different countries around the world for table names. The tables were then placed on a large map as a sating plan.

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Matt Horan, our photographer was amazing. The best decision we made. He is such a creative photographer. We picked his details up at a wedding fayre in Nottingham and loved his natural and emotional shots. He captured moments from the day that we missed and would never have seen if it wasn’t for him. We also had his lovely wife too who also got some amazing pictures. It was great to have her as we got some pictures of us both getting ready on the morning, we really recommend having two photographers. They were kind, friendly and very professional. Sometimes we forgot he was there as he was so good at just blending in with our guests. Perfect!

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The wedding also had elements of Wales and England as I am English and husband is Welsh. We had Welsh love spoons as our favours. A keep sake with the date and our initials engraved on them. We gave our parents large love spoons.

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The other idea that went down well was a boxful of flip flops. The girls loved to dance the night away so they went very fast.

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We used the band called The Modern Way from Brighton. They were fantastic. Everybody loved them. They got everyone up dancing all night.

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We had the most magical day and wouldn’t have changed anything about the day.

My one advice would be enjoy every minute. Remember it is your wedding and to plan things that you and your husband will enjoy and everyone else who loves you will love it too. On the wedding day make sure you have a moment with your husband too as the day can get very busy. Once the day is there relax and enjoy. Take a step back from time to time to see how magical the day actually is. Everyone is there to celebrate your love for one another. A truly special and magical day.”

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Venue: Swancar Farm
Photography: Matt Horan
Hairstylist: Donna Rhodes
Entertainment: The Modern Way

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