Amy and Karl had a fresh and beautiful wedding with a church ceremony followed by a reception at Grove House. They wanted their wedding to have a vintage pastel feel with pretty florals, twine, mismatched crockery and bunting. Their reception decor looked so very pretty not to mention the amazing sweetie table.. wow.
Amy wore a gorgeous tea length gown with blue converse which looked amazing while Karl went for a netral couloured suit with a pink tie. Ahhh such a pretty day.
Thanks so much to the wonderful Eliza Claire for sharing her photography with us today and to wedding planner Aimee Dunne who helped to plan their wedding, here is what Aimee had to say about the day;
“Amy and Karl loved the vintage pastel feel but wanted this without it being too pretty or uniform. So more natural country flowers were used by Euphoric Flowers, with a mix of garden twine and herbs in a mixture of different sizes vases and pots on the table centres, and a sweetie table was put together using books and picture frames. The venue was quite traditional and all the details and styling was done emphatically to this whilst also being fun and not too stuffy or rigid.
The grounds outside were beautiful and I hung bunting up that morning to make the most of the outside space. I used glass infuser jars hired from Vintage Style Hire, which were filled with Kool Aid which some of Amy’s family bought over. Mason jars covered in lace, bakers twine and stripy straws were used for the drinks reception to add to fun and relaxed element of the design and day.
Amy and Karl wanted a Central London venue that would give them flexibility in terms of time and choice of suppliers, whilst of course being beautiful! After a venue search I provided them with lots of options, one of which was Parkstead House which is part of Roehampton University, when they viewed this they also came across Grove House on the same site and fell in love with this. Grove House is part of Roehampton University, it has some stunning grounds and is close to Putney and Central London. www.grovehouseroehampton.co.uk
The wedding ceremony was held in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church in Wimbledon. After Amy and Karl chose the reception venue, I started looking at suitable churches in the area as a church wedding was important to them. I suggested Sacred Heart to them after viewing it, it is a beautiful breathtaking church by Wimbledon Village, very close to Grove House, and as it turnt out was a church Karl used to attend whilst at school!”
Names…. Amy and Karl
Wedding Date…. August 25th, 2012
The Proposal…. Karl proposed at a New Year’s party back in December 2011 – a black tie masquerade dinner and jazz do.
The Vision for the day…. The vision for the day was ‘Vintage pastel with a fun edge’.
The Planning process…. We contacted Aimee Dunne in February 2011 to help plan all of our wedding and worked closely with her throughout this time and really enjoyed being a part of the planning process.
The Venue… We wanted a Central London venue that would allow us to dance late into the night and give us flexibility in terms of catering and other suppliers we wanted make our day ours. they wanted in terms of planning and the suppliers they wanted, as well as being beautiful! After a venue search by Aimee we chose Grove House in Roehampton www.grovehouseroehampton.co.uk. Originally we viewed Parkstead House which was also part of the Roehampton University and then we came across Grove House and feel in love with it straight away. It was beautiful and gave us the flexibility we needed.
The Dress + Accessories….. I found my dress on a blog and then from a shop in Chiswick (can’t remember who designed it or the shop though!).
Groom’s attire… Karls suit was from Cad and the Dandy.
The Readings + Music…. Entrance music was Hornpipe from Water Music Suite. Hymns were Jerusalem and Give Me Joy in My Heart. Readings – From the Old Testament: For Love is as Strong as Death, A Reading from the New Testament: The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. Recessional, Wedding March.
Beautiful bridesmaids….. The bridesmaids dresses were from Dorothy Perkins and underskirts made by Amy’s little sister, and her Mum and Gran.
The Flowers… Euphoric Flowers put the flowers together on the day. We met with a number of florists but Simon and Victoria from Euphoric understood the brief the best and exactly what we wanted. We wanted the flowers to be beautiful but not too pristine or perfect, and more natural with herbs, twine and a vintage feel using different vases and teacups etc on the table centres.
The Cake… We had a cupcake tower from Crumbs Couture. At the top was a gorgeous ruffle cake for us to cut. The cupcakes had candy striped cupcake wrappers. Our guests enjoyed these later in the evening with coffee. Crumbs Couture also put together a sweetie table with pieces hired from Vintage Style Hire – every last sweet was consumed!!
Your Photographer…. We wanted something really special from the photography on the day and choosing the right photographer was really important to us. After considering a number of photographers we chose Eliza Claire who’s stunning images captured the day perfectly.
The Details + Decor…. Vintage Pastel with a fun edge. Lots of country flowers, rough around the edges, garden twine, mismatched pots and vases. Pretty but not too pretty and uniform is what we said to Aimee the first time we met her. We wanted our guests to feel relaxed and have a fun day. Eliza had a photo booth which everyone got very involved in and made the most of. The grounds outside were beautiful and Aimee hung bunting up that morning to make the most of the outside space and used glass infuser jars, stripy straws and lace which we loved and added a lovely touch.
The Honeymoon…. We had been on holiday not long before their wedding so decided to enjoy the time after our wedding at home and with lots of family who had travelled from overseas to come to the wedding.
Memorable moments… Karl’s little brother dropping his Aunt on the floor, cake in the face at the cake cutting, THE DANCING!
Advice for other couples… Anything you worry about leading up to the wedding and all the little details really don’t matter when the day comes and you just enjoy every moment and it all comes together!
Credit where credit is due…
Wedding Planner www.aimeedunne.com
Euphoric Flowers www.euphoricflowers.co.uk
Little Fish Events (Stationery) www.littlefishevents.co.uk
Also www.dottiecreations.com for sign on the sweetie table
Vintage Style Hire (Items for Sweetie Table and Glass Infuser Jars) www.vintagestylehire.co.uk
Grooms Suit www.cadandthedandy.co.uk
DJ and Lighting www.mobilemusiccompany.co.uk
Cake and Sweetie Table www.cupcakeslondon.com
Hair and Make Up www.gracehinde.com
Red Bus Hire www.routemastersforhire.co.uk
Ekkk such a pretty pretty wedding. Thanks so much to Amy and Karl for sharing their wedding with us today XOXO Lou
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