A Homemade Intimate Wedding

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One lovely wedding to end the week here at WWW this afternoon.

Debbie and Mich married April at Holiday Inn Ashford Central, Kent. They wanted a relaxed small wedding which was kept to a budget of £6000.

They mainly homemade their wedding, with the beautiful silk wedding flowers, pretty pom poms, jam jars filled with blooms and an amazing sponge cake made by Debbie’s mum. Sooo lovely.

Thanks so much to the lovely Hannah May for sharing her images with us, here is what she had to day about the day;

“I felt so honored to shoot Debbie + Mich’s wedding. We were praying for sunshine and sunshine is what we got! 

When I turned up, I was amazed at how beautiful all the little details were and could have photographed them all day, especially considering Debbie made her own bouquet and her mum made the cake (which smelt as good as it looks!)

All in all, it was such a fun, laid back day, which was full of laughter. What was particularly great was the evening casino; I love a game of 21 and I couldn’t stop laughing when photographing everyone’s reactions. Definitely a must!

Though I have to admit that my favourite image of the day is definitely her son’s reaction when his girlfriend caught the bouquet! I think that had all of us in fits of giggles!

To Debbie + Mich, thank you so much for being the amazing couple you are and allowing me to capture your big day. I really do wish you all the best on your life together x”


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The Proposal… Spontaneous, just decided to get engaged, brought the ring together then he proposed afterwards.

The Vision for th Day… Relaxed, small wedding for family and friends. 40 to the ceremony, large party in the evening and  guests.

The Planning Process… Finding the venue first, wanted a local hotel that included a package to include the ceremony.

Budget… £6000 including honeymoon.

The Venue… Holiday Inn Ashford Central. Provides different levels of package to choose from. Small local friendly venue.

The Dress & Accessories… I wanted a cream dress, fitted, more glamourous than romantic. Accessories to match. Sincerity 3666.

Finding the Dress… Local bridal shop Attractions Bridal Studio in Herme Bay. I was on a tigh time scale and a budget. Found a Sincerity dress, ivory/cream, added a diamante applique just under the bust.

Groom’s Attire… Mich chose a Moss Bros formal classic suit with matching ivory waistbands and neckties.

The Readings & Music… Our registrar read readings for us and music chosen by the both of us. It was emotional. Etta James “At Last” as entrance song.

Beautiful Bridesmaids… No bridesmaids, just me and my dad went down the aisle.

The Flowers… I made all of the flower arrangements, to help the budget and because i enjoy creative projects. Silk flowers with vintage diamante and brooches i collected and borrowed from family were made into a bouquet by me. Plus i am able to keep as a momento.

The Cake… My lovely mum made the cake, I wanted a vintage sponge style cake, dont like icing! It ws beautiful and much admired.

Your Photographer… Hannah May Photography. My son is a photographer himself, knew Hannah and admired her himself, so we booked her and are very pleased with her photos and her style.

The Details & Decor… Vintage Glamour. Lots of ideas from pinterest and blogs! All made by me from table decorations to favours.

The Honeymoon… Cruise to Norweigan Fjords.

Memorable Moments… Getting Mich’s second names around the wrong way! As seen in photos everyone is laughing! Broke the ice!

Advice for Other Couples… Planning and budget… the process is stressful! But the day makes it all worthwhile, relax and enjoy the positive happy atmosphere of your wedding day.

Credit Where Credit is Due…

Venue: http://www.hiashfordcentralhotel.co.uk/

Dress: http://www.attractionsbridal.co.uk/

Accessories: eBay

Silk Flowers: Dobbies

Suit: http://www.moss.co.uk/pws/hire/

Photographer: Hannah May Photography

Table Decorations: The Range


So sweet, i so love all of the homemade details and smiles all round. Thanks so much to Debbie and Mich for sharing their wedding with us today XOXO Lou


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