So here it is! Danielle & Neil’s wedding. You just saw the e-shoot (here) and here is the big day itself. The ceremony was at Rickmansworth Church and the reception was at Theobalds Park Manor House in London.
It was utterly fab. The sun came out and the love and energy was so positive and infectious. Si spent the morning chilling with Neil, his family and ushers getting ready, eating breakfast and making tea whilst I was with the very beautiful Danielle, all her bridesmaids and mum. The talented Jodie Hazlewood was busy working her magic on the girls, we all had a good old giggle. Danielle chose her flowers based on the meaning of them and each flower in her hair was carefully picked out to represent truth, loyal love and souls to be forever united, which I found such a lovely sentiment. Look out for the totally awesome cowboy dude and his whip too, scary! The über talented magician Paul Roffman was also on hand to wow the guests during the drinks reception, I honestly think he is an actual wizard
Thank you for such a wonderful day Danielle & Neil, it really was fantastic and such a pleasure to get to know you, we’ll definitely be going for another beer with you guys when we’re next in London.
It was all in the detail: notes about the detail on the day from Danielle:
CAKE: “Rosalind Miller” <firstname.lastname@example.org
> was a custom design from me -each tier having a different favour, red velvet on the bottom, then vanilla and butterscotch, then siciliian lemon and ending with elderflower on top!
MAGICIAN: “Paul Roffman” <email@example.com>,
BAND: “Joogleberry Acts” <firstname.lastname@example.org>,The Princess and the Peas swing band
My dress: JS Couture – London
Bridesmaids dresses – custom made by JJ Dresses to my specifications (each bridesmaids dress was slightly different to suit the individual)
The meanings – Phlox – may our souls be forever united(this was in my hair and in neils button flower)
there was also a white chrysanthemum symbolizing truth and loyal love
there were white hydrangea in the table pieces symbolizes heartfelt emotions. It can be used to express gratitude for being understood.
peonies It symbolizes a happy life, happy marriage, good health and prosperity.
the flowers on the table were by Sioned Rodgers – we had her dress the room – the colour of the chair covers was a new colour which was fresh with a neutral palette that worked with the pink and the vintage tones (it wasn’t a themed wedding but this is where the inspiration for some of the details came from)
We made our own chutney (which is something we both love) and I designed the labels (as well as everything else – the invites the programme etc etc) with 2 love bugs holding hands
We had messages in mini bottles at each guest place setting which had quotes from famous poets and musicians inspired by love.
My dad also made a cd with a picutre of us from our engagement shoot on it with a playlist he had created of songs that were playing through the dinner
All the tables were named after our favourite poets and everyones placesetting was written on a luggage tag which obviously lots of guests (our mates) ended up wearing!
We also had musical note paper confetti everywhere which i loved…
The wishing tree was a lovely thing for us as it grew throughout the event with lovely messages on little luggage tags and our guestbook was a repurposed novel ‘ a sociable plover’ which had been handmade and bought in a shop on columbia road market east london and we had a birdcage for the cards as well.