At the moment orange is one of my favourite colours, not only is it the pantone colour of 2012, but we just decorated our living area in orange…. i lurveee it. So when this amazing orange toned wedding landed in my inbox i did get a little over excited hehe!
Sarah and Steven were married in November on a gorgeously sunny day. This couple wanted things to be kept simple, and didn’t want to “sweat over the small details”. But that didn’t mean that they didn’t create the most stylish of days, Sarah looks amazing, i love her orange shoes and her stunning bouquet, whilst Steven goes for a pop of colour with his orange tie.
Thanks so much to the amazing Herefordshire based wedding photographer, Gemma Williams Photography for sharing her work with us today, here is what she had to say about the day;
“When I first heard about Sarah & Steven’s wedding, I couldn’t wait for November to get here! Their autumnal colour theme sounded perfect, and their little vintage decor twists are just the sort of thing that I love. I also liked that they wanted to keep their day really relaxed and fun – which it certainly was! Sarah’s dress was fabulous – full of character and style – and the orange colour for the groomsmen’s ties (and socks) was so vibrant and in keeping with the season. Everything tied in together fantastically, even the orange candycane favours on the tables! The weather was lovely on the day too, with lots of sunshine, and there were still autumn leaves on the ground for our couple shots, just as Sarah had hoped. Everyone had a great time, and this was especially true in the evening with the most amazing display of dance moves I have ever seen – The Priory Hotel was rocking! Thanks to Sarah & Steven for having me at their wedding, and best wishes to them for their future together.”
Names…. Sarah and Steven
Wedding Date…. 12 November 2011
The Proposal…. Winter in New York in a cocktail bar with a great view of the Chrysler Building (my favourite NYC landmark!)
The Vision for the day…. We wanted a day that was chilled and stripped back of as many of the usual wedding traditions as possible. We wanted to have the time to chat to everyone and spend time with the people closest to us because they’re the ones who’ll be around supporting us in our marriage, I also wanted to eat good food and be able to dance with my friends and generally have a fun day.
The Planning process…. We had a motto that no-one ever remembers a wedding for the place names, so we tried not to sweat over the small details, although I did find things like that fun I knew they weren’t exactly necessary and definitely wasn’t allowed to blow the budget on them!
The Venue… The Priory Hotel in Hereford
The Dress + Accessories….. Dress Kitty and Dulcie, Shoes Dorothy Perkins, Accessories- Glitzy Secrets, Wrap- Bee Gorgeous.
Finding the dress…. The dress that I ended up wearing was the second dress that I bought. The first one was finally ditched about 6 weeks before the wedding when I finally accepted that the seamstress couldn’t work enough magic to transform a fairly cheap internet purchase into the dress of my dreams. So I needed a ready to wear dress and I needed it fast! Kitty and Dulcie, were fantastic, their dress was perfectly made, a great price, a gorgeous original design and luckily for me required no alterations!
Groom’s attire… Suit was from Burtons, tie and hankie from amazon.
The Readings + Music…. I walked into the brilliantly rousing ‘Love of an Orchestra’ by Noah and the Whale, Signing- ‘Barry Louis Polisar – All I Want Is You’, Walking out- ‘She needs me’- Fyfe Dangerfield, Readings- Blessing for a marriage by James Dillet Freeman, Love is Friendship Caught Fire – Laura Hendricks.
Beautiful bridesmaids….. I asked my two closest friends to be my ‘undercover’ bridesmaids’ , they could wear exactly what they wanted as I didn’t want a traditional wedding look,
The Flowers… Were done by a lovely lady who was recommended through a parent at my mum’s school- I was quite vague about flowers so she really came up with something that was a bit different and original, I absolutely loved them.
The Cake… Again we didn’t go for a formal wedding cake, we ordered a whole pile of brownies from Konditor and Cooke (just order them on their website and they’ll post them to you) and arranged them into a chocolatey pyramid- they were utterly gorgeous.
Your Photographer…. Gemma Williams was recommended by our venue and I liked her style of photography, she really understood that we didn’t want a formal day so the photos were very low key, we didn’t want them to take up a lot of time. We did an engagement shoot which put us at our ease (we were both dreading the photographs), she also did us a fun booth in the evening and supplied a selection of fancy dress items which were very popular.
The Details + Decor…. I got inspiration from blogs such as this one! Because the venue had to lay the tables once the ceremony was completed we had to keep it simple. We bought vases, candles and photo frames from Ikea to decorate the tables. We also bought candy canes to use as the name tags. The flowers involved putting one flower in one vase- easy!
The Honeymoon…. We went on a mini moon to Wales, i’d recommend taking time out to chill i hadn’t realised quite how exhausted i would be at the end of the weekend!
Memorable moments… The amount of love and laughter in the room during the ceremony, i hadn’t thought about what it would feel like during the day as opposed to the logistics, it was just such a warm and lovely experience.
Advice for other couples… Keep it simple, don’t get stressed and remember it’s the first day of your marriage!
Credit where credit’s due…
Fur shrug- http://www.beegorgeousbridalaccessories.co.uk/
Thanks so much to Sarah and Steven for sharing their beautiful wedding with us today, do leave them some love in the box below ;-) xoxo Lou
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