Metallics Meet Pastels
Rhia & Ross' summery soirée featured a cool colour palette of rose gold, copper and pastels. With the loveliest photographs by Sophie May Photo, dive into the gallery and let this special day inspire you!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR VENUE…
“The venue was the only one we looked at. We immediately knew that by hiring out the village hall it would be a blank canvas which would enable us to make our own mark. we fell in love with the wooden panelling as soon as we walked in. Alongside the hall we were mesmerised with the beautifully peaceful surrounding garden. The finished hall on the day of the wedding was everything I imagined it would be and more. It felt like all the months of hard work were forgotten.”
DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…
“We never set out to have a particular style or theme, we knew we wanted to have rose gold and copper with pastel colours and everything else kind of happened along the way. we originally were going to have flowers as our table centrepiece but then I saw an american wedding blog that had cactus and succulent plants instead of flowers and I knew that we had to change our plans. From then on I seemed to see cactus everywhere and by the time the wedding came along, the theme has chosen itself. With the help of palm booth studios who had everything we needed to continue the theme with out personalised photo booth.”
WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?
“Initially my dress was strapless with a lace overlay and as beautiful as it was it just wasn’t me. I tried on several dresses before I chose the final one but before I collected it I knew the changes I wanted to make. The final dress was a mixture of the three dresses that I’d cut it down to. Three weeks before the wedding I felt there was something missing so I emailed Hannah at The Lanes and she created a wonderful flower crown to match my bouquet.
I purchased my bridesmaid dresses before I asked them to be my bridesmaids, they were exactly what I wanted and they looked more beautiful than I could have imagined on the day. My man of honour had free reign for his outfit and as a visual merchandiser I knew he’d look amazing in whatever he chose. From the start I wanted a clear divide from him and the groomsmen and that is exactly what we got. Ross and his two best men wore royal blue suits with floral ties, initially they’d planned to wear beige chinos which didn’t look as formal as Ross had hoped.”
WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?
“We knew we wanted to keep everything local so we got Emerson and West to cater for the day. They provided us with an outstanding service from handpicked canapés to locally sourced beef to welcome drinks and full bar service. We were commended for the outstanding food for weeks following. For drinks the guests were treated to a free bar which we picked ourselves during a trip to France in the summer. We chose a selection of wines, beers, ciders and spirits with an emphasis on our favourite tipples – gin and prosecco. Ross’s dad sourced two personalised ales from the brewery locally to where Ross grew up.”
HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN THE GUESTS?
“There was absolutely no way that we’d have had any other entertainment than the band that entertain us every time we go to support the Leicester Tigers. We’d never seen them anywhere other than at Welford Road so were absolutely delighted to learn that they did other functions. With a room full of avid tigers fans they went down a treat.”
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
“Shop around for your resources and work out early on what will be the most costly, do whatever you can yourself and influence every aspect of the day because the magic you feel when everything comes together is priceless.”
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