Naomi & Isaac opted for a creative yet relaxed wedding celebration with the most beautiful blooms you'll ever see…
We're huge fans of Matt Horan Photography here at Save the Date Magazine, which is why we are over the moon to be able to share these gorgeous images of Naomi & Isaac's wedding with you. We'll hand you over to the bride so that you can find out a little bit more about this very special day…
"We wanted our wedding day to be relaxed and informal, with the freedom for us to plan each part exactly the way we hoped. We tried to think about what would be important for our guests to have the best time, as well as trying to make each element personal to us. Our ceremony was held in our local Parish church, which is a tiny church that can hold up to 100 people. We had a close family friend lead the ceremony which was really special to us. We had a short drive to The Old Stables in Swithland for our reception, where we had an extra capri marquee on the grounds for drinks and outdoor games. After a sit down meal, we had a Ceilidh band, followed by a playlist full of songs chosen by our guests."
TELL US ABOUT YOUR VENUE…
“It was our local parish church. We met the vicar and visited the church regularly, so we felt part of the congregation which was really important to us. The Old Stables has a country barn feel. After visiting several venues of this style, we particularly liked how relaxed the venue felt. We really were able to put our mark on the building, and the staff were open to new ideas along the way.”
DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…
“We didn’t want a theme or a specific style. Louise’s flowers created the focal point of our styling, which were more than we could have hoped for. Isaac is a chocolatier, so our favours were made by him, we painted gold animals for our table names, and we made a table plan to match. The super talented Kayleigh Tarrant made us bespoke menus and place cards with hand lettered modern calligraphy, which really stood out on our tables. We also put a personalised fact about each of our guests on the tables, and asked them to guess who each one was about. Everyone seemed to really enjoy this!”
WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?
“We had a pork terrine with a gin and elderflower jelly to start, Chicken supreme with mozzarella, sun blushed tomatoes and basil as our main, and a zesty tarte au citron for dessert. Our beautiful wedding cake was made by Elle Jane with flavours including white chocolate sponge with raspberry and rose, and lemon sponge with elderflower and gooseberry curd.”
HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN THE GUESTS?
“We had outside games which included a full size table tennis table, a rounders game, and hula hoops. We had a ceilidh band in the evening which got everyone dancing, before a playlist of songs chosen by our guests. Marshmallows and fire pits also kept people warm and entertained.”
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
“Not to lose sight that it’s a day of celebration and that people are happy if they see that you are happy. Also to make sure you give the best man a time limit on his speech!”