I've been promising this blog for a long time, but I haven't known where to start! How do I sum up one of the best and most important days of my life? It was magical and surreal and so much fun. There's nothing quite like being in a room with all of your loved ones at the same time. I don't want to go on with all the wedding day cliches but I also can't avoid them because they are so true, so I will just say it was a fantastic day with wonderful people, delicious food, excellent dancing and a few surprise guests.
We are absolutely indebted to Kat Mervyn who took these stunning photographs. After deciding to get married, I think choosing Kat as our photographer was the best decision we made. I don't need to tell you why, you can see it all below and check out more of her work here. Kat, we can never thank you enough! One of the other great decisions we made was to have a video made, Victoria from A Cinematic Life did a wonderful job putting together a reel of the day which I've added at the bottom of the post. Honestly, if you can afford a video get one. It's so lovely to look back on and see things you've missed or had forgotten about, or just things you weren't there for!
I would like to thank my girls Lisa, Dawn, Katy and Ashleigh for being wonderful bridesmaids and Dave for his best man duties! They really made our day so special and I'm so glad that we had all of our best friends surrounding us. My girls also threw me a wonderful hen party at Petal Studio where we made flower crowns and wore them out for yummy Japanese food that evening. They know me so well!
I should probably split this into a few posts but who knows how long it would take me to get around to it so have them all at once! I will include a list of suppliers at the end of the post. If anyone has questions in the comments maybe I will do some sort of wedding advice post.
We didn't really have a theme, just lots of rich autumnal colours and some geeky references! Oh, and miniature unicorns of course! We had Star Wars references throughout the day and our tables were all named after places from our favourite films and tv shows. We were seated in Endor which seemed fitting as we were surrounded by fabulous vines draping from our florist's hanging installation and our hashtag was #YouEwokMyWorld. We made all of our centrepieces and I made our photo display, my flower crown and our cake of course! My mum drove me to the wedding in her classic 1988 2CV which was my something borrowed and my something blue! My talented friend Sarah designed our invitations and our seating chart as well as several chalk boards that we now have adorning our home! Our favours were candy apples since it was Halloween weekend. My dad made a fantastic Harry Potter sign to go with the Honeyduke's sweetie table we put together. We had a Dinky Donut van in the evening which was the icing on the cake, or should I say the sugar on the donut!
Our fab DJs had everyone up dancing to everything from Baby Got Back (at my strict request) to Blink 182 to our last dance of Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper as I had walked down the aisle to Eva Cassidy's version. We left the ceremony to Fleetwood Mac Everywhere and our first dance was Elvis - Can't Help Falling in Love. We also couldn't resist having a little Deathcab for Cutie on as we signed our certificate as it's a band we bonded over back when we were 16.
Our venue was Orange Tree House in Greyabbey and I can't recommend them highly enough, the venue and surroundings are stunning and the food was to die for!
Although it was a bit of a mish-mash of stuff, I think it perfectly represented us and was a lot of fun for our guests!
Venue - Orange Tree House
Photographer - Kat Mervyn Photography
Videographer - A Cinematic Life
Hair - Vintage Rocks Hair Parlour
Makeup - Rebecca Bryson
My dress - Etsy
My Shoes - Kate Spade
To my kind, thoughtful and handsome husband, I can't wait to see what life brings us next!