I suggest before reading this, grab yourself a quick cuppa and get comfy as this is the longest blog post I have written to date.
As a little girl, like most I always dreamt of finding my prince charming and one day getting married. I grew up a very girly girl, always loving my pretty dresses, high heals and of course sparkle, so the idea of becoming a bride and getting to wear a wedding dress was an amazing dream to have. But what I hadn’t envisaged was to get married having fake boobs, short hair and a 6 inch scar slapped right across my right arm, let alone the knowledge that I had incurable cancer. Far from the perfect fairy-tale I once envisaged.
But dreams still do come true!
After being with Brad over 8 years he choose to proposed, which was a huge surprise. We had spoken about the idea of marriage (and kids before this was cruelly ripped from us) in 2013 after being together over 3 years but then lots happened in life which took major priority and stopped any plans of marriage in it’s tracks.
It basically meant that anything we had wanted to do in life got throw in to a cupboard, locked away and the key had gone missing until we were able to find a spare 5 minutes looking for it. And with everything else life has dealt us it was now not on either of our radars.
My secondary cancer diagnosis then came along meaning the key got lost even further and it was now never going to be a ‘goodtime’ to do anything. But even with all this over our heads Brad is not the type to be pressured into anything, quite the opposite. I mention marriage and he would have never even contemplated the idea. But in his own time and in his own way (after me believing it may never happen now as who would want to marry someone with incurable cancer) he took it upon himself to buy a diamond ring (which is totally gorgeous) and propose to me, catching me completely off guard whilst we were on holiday in Croatia. And there it was, that feeling of utter love as this guy declared himself wanting to spend forever with me, even with the utter shit future which will realistically lie ahead for us both. And that is where it began. A chance to plan our very own wedding day, together!
We started by looking at budgets, which were fairly strict, and dates but with my ill health it meant time wasn’t necessarily on our side therefore we decided on a date 8 months away on a Friday in April, as it was still spring so things were also a bit cheaper to book and it was easier to get suppliers on a Friday. We also had already booked a holiday to the Maldives 5 months before he proposed, after I found a stupidly cheap deal we couldn’t not miss, therefore we chose a wedding day around our holiday to allow this to now become our honeymoon. So the date was set. Friday 26th April. Now to find a location.
We wanted something small, cosy, rustic and pretty. I had a rule it couldn’t be a place I had either been to a wedding at, or I had been to get a bride ready at (I use to do wedding hairdressing before the cancer returned!), it couldn’t be a hotel and it had to be in Norfolk, so in a good way this limited our search quite a lot. Oh and it had to be affordable. Soon, after looking around a few venues we came across Glebe Farm Barn. 15 minutes outside of Norwich, on a farm, rustic and cosy and above all within our price range. They also allowed us to had it a for 5 days meaning less pressure on getting it set up and taken down, they allowed us to use what suppliers we liked and there was no corkage charge. We were sold there and then! But the only down side was they were not able to do the legal marriage there. So a plan B was to find somewhere for this. With 80 guests on the invite list the local registry office was to small and to me this part of the day meant the most, as it was in fact the reason the whole day was happening, therefore having just a celebrant was not a viable option. Only a few days later we found ourselves at Greenacres, Colney. It was a wooden celebration room with floor to ceiling glass windows on one side of the room looking out over the beautiful trees. It was peaceful and absolutely stunning and being able to hold many more people than we had on the list it soon became our perfect location to get married. It was in between both our house and the reception venue so felt just right. And just like that we booked and another piece to our day was booked and things were beginning to fall into place.
As soon as I had confirmed the venues and the wedding date we were wanting to get save the dates out. For this I found a beautiful design online and created my own save the dates and the to save money, instead of printing and posting these we chose to just send them via a what’s app message to everyone.Once these were out we got on with designing our main invitations. Again, using the same template I had found online, I created my own design for the invites, for both the daytime and evening guests and set about finding a company to print these. We discovered printed.com through a friend and decided on a beautiful, shimmer paper. When they arrived they were perfect and very pretty. To save costs again we chose to make a free website to go along side our invitations as this meant we could have all the required information provided with out extensive pieces of paper required.
Again knowing about weddings, having been in the industry for a number of years, I knew the dress needed to be chosen and ordered around 6 months in advance. Only a few days after Brad proposed I was looking at pinterest at wedding ideas and came across the dress of my dreams and due to working with a lot of brides, I knew roughly what I wanted, shape wise anyhow. It was every bit ideal and a perfect princess look with a gentle and elegant ruffles down the full skirt, a delicate lace bodice overlapping the sides to soften the edges, a strapless, sweetheart neckline with a scattering of clear sequins adding to the look of tasteful sparkle, a dropped, low back and a champagne coloured belt emphasizing the waistline. Just perfect. But I had know idea where I would begin to find such a dress in real life. The search began in Norwich and after visiting a few shops to try on a selection of different style dresses it certainly made my mine up that the style I saw was the one I liked best, but unfortunately they were never quite the right one with some having the ideal skirt but having a bodice which was to heavy beaded or some having the perfect bodice but a skirt which looked like it came off my nan’s toilet roll holder. I almost gave up and considered choosing a dress I also had tried on and loved, but it wasn’t THE dress. Then I went to spend a weekend at my aunties and whilst enjoying a glass of wine she asked me about dress options and what I has looked at. I showed what I loved which she agreed would look amazing and she suggested googling the dress image. Was that really a thing! And soon enough we had posted the image to Google and up came the dress, alongside the designer and the shops which stocked it. The dress was by a make called Watters and it range called Wtoo. The dress itself was called Rowena and soon enough I tracked down a shop in Essex called Amara Bridal who had it in stock I could try so an appointment was booked for the following week to go and try it on, and as my auntie was the one who helped me discover it I asked if she fancied coming along with me. Heading to the shop, I went with the knowledge it was either going to be THE dress or I would walk away changing my while mind to a completely different dress. Upon seeing it first hand in the flesh it was beautiful and every bit what I imagined. I excitedly tried it on and came out to show my auntie. She welled up (the kind of thing you want when someone sees you in your perfect dress). It was just perfect and I felt amazing in it, just like a princess. And so my mind was made up. And even better it was the shops birthday weekend therefore all dresses were discounted. Bonus! I was then sized up for the order and left happy and satisfied my dress would be on it’s way to me soon. A few months later it arrives in store. I drove over to see it, this time with 2 of my bridesmaids, my auntie and my little cousin who was to be one of my flowergirls. Trying it on, knowing it was MY dress was incredible. It was too big on the bodice but much nearer my size than then first one I had tried. Everyone loved it and so did I. Now to accessorise. I wanted a veil and originally I saw myself in a long, cathedral length veil with lace or beading on it. But this soon changed as they got lost in the dress with so much fabric. So I then tried an elbow length, double layered, simple veil with soft piping on the edges which worked perfectly complimenting the skirt of the dress making it feel elegant. I was sold.
My dress shop didn’t do alterations and so after looking around and being quoted way over £100 just for my bodice to be taken in by other bridal shops, I eventually was recommended Brenda’s Alterations who did a fabulous job altering my dress perfectly to fit me like a glove, and to take up 3 of my bridesmaid dress’. And spending only £80 on all 4 dress’ she is certainly one to remember for alterations.
I had no idea what I wanted for shoes. I knew they had to have a heal and a strap and probably some sparkle but other than that I had no clue. So just by accident I was walking through Debenhams on black Friday and decided to pop to the shoes section. I found a wedding shoes section and had a quick peek. Staring in front of me where the most beautiful pair of Jenny Packham shoes in a soft pinky colour with a t-bar, open toes and pleanty of sparkles on them. And even better they were reduced from £90 to £60 so I was instantly I love. Other things ticked off the list.
With the dress being strapless I knew I wanted a statement necklace with some sparkle but finding something on the high street was almost impossible. I saw an amazing necklace in Swarovski which I fell I love with but at over £200 for just the necklace it was sadly a no go. So the hunt for something similar began. Etsy became My best friend for this wedding. I discovered a stunning necklace, which was very similar and 1/4 of the price then I found a matching bracelet and earrings to. When they arrives I loved them. The earrings were however slightly to large with the necklace and it looked a bit to much but I then found a beautiful, smaller pair of drop earrings from a cheap jewellery shop in Norwich called Lovissa. And they were perfect.
I again didn’t really know what I wanted. Working in wedding hairdressing for years I have seen all sorts of pins, tiaras, hair vines etc but I knew I wanted something different. After speaking with a lady I knew through the wedding industry I decided to have something made. I collected a few ideas together of things I liked and went to see Denise from Crystal Pigs. She listened to my wishes and set about designing me a unique piece (which she has now names the Laura design). A couple of weeks later I went to collect it and it was every bit as beautiful as I imagined. Full of sparkle and so pretty. It was perfect and I loved wearing it on the day. She had even added a tiny blue crystal in the piece to work as my something blue if I need it to.
Next up was to choose our band. Living close to the Trafford pub for many years we went to hear a band play there often. Brad mentioned on several occasions ‘if ever we were to get married I want them to play at our wedding’ so that was that sorted. We booked Energy Function Band there and then without another thought as it was only ever going to be them. We had organised them to turn up earlier to sort out the playlist music for the welcome drinks and the meal before they were to play live in the evening. They were just fantastic and played so many brilliant songs, filling the dance floor up all night. Everyone loved them and me and my 3 sisters also became their backing singers for a couple of tracks which gave everyone a good giggle.
We choose our songs for the ceremony fairly early in our planning as this was important to us both. We chose a song called ‘The One’ by Matt Johnson and John Adams to walk down the aisles to. The words are so beautiful and very meaningful. It gave me goosebumps when I first heard it and even now I well up when I hear it. And to leave back down the aisles we chose ‘Paradise’ by George Ezra. It is fun, upbeat and just perfect especially as Brad loves his music. Our first dance was ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ by Elton John. A song which means a lot to us both. We use to listen to it when we first met all those years ago and so there was no discussion about it. We both wanted it.
Meeting with the registry office for the first time to discuss out marriage was the first time it all felt very real. Neither of us are religious therefore we wanted to make sure the service was very personal and emotional. After everything we have both gone through this moment was the main event and so special. Along with the songs we chose to walk in and out to, we also choose to have 2 readings. One read by my sisters, a poem I wrote all about promises to each other, and a reading I wrote titled ‘Our Story’ which my good friend Oa read for us. It certainly turned the waterworks on in the room for most people but it made the ceremony so special and totally personal. I loved that my dad walked me into the building and up the aisle as a miss and I left with my new husband as a Mrs.
PHOTO & VIDEO
With my career in wedding I also know many photographers and videographer so I knew it was important to firstly, have people I got on well with, and also people who’s work I loved. Especially with are circumstance it was even more important to make sure we had a video and photos of our special day for future memory, as one day I may not be here, so we eventually booked Mike Savory for videography and James Rouse for photography who are both just awesome people and their work is gorgeous. You will see just how awesome when you see the work they have created for our day. They were an absolute pleasure to have around all day with us. All the photos you see on this blog are by James Rouse.
And here are a few of my favorite photos which were done on a whim in the evening as both James and Mike wanted to use the awesome sky in some shots. We cannot wait to see the video now.
Knowing a few make up artists through my career in the wedding hair industry, I had the lovely and super talented Melissa Abel booked to do mine and the girls make up on the day. I have know Melissa for quite a few years now and I knew she would be a calming influence in the morning. She was joyous to have around on the day and my makeup was absolutely beautiful. It lasted all day and I felt amazing. I just wish I could hire Melissa every morning to get me ready.
This is something I never, ever thought I would have. But thanks to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation we did. Where do I begin. A few months after we got engaged I got speaking with someone about my wedding and I mentioned we only had 6 months to sort everything else and she mentioned this amazing women Naomi who ran The Wedding Wishing Well who help people organise and run their weddings when they have terminal or life limiting illness and Naomi herself, has secondary breast cancer. She runs the charity with her husband Graham. I was told to apply, so I did. I sent off an application form along with medical letters and a short story of me and Brad, then waited. I didn’t hear anything for a several weeks but a letter dropped though our door one day with the magical words on informing us our application was successful and they were able to help us to organise our special day. Were were so excited and instantly the pressure and stress was lowered knowing we had some added support. The first time I actually spoke to Naomi on the phone, a few months after we heard we had been accepted, I instantly knew she would be amazing. She was calming, knew so much about weddings and was just a lovely person. Due to her distance (they live the other side of the country) we never got to meet her until 2 days before the wedding day but she asked me to send photos of things I liked for the wedding, my ideas, colours, things we liked and disliked then she would see what she could do to help with our wedding as she had many contacts with suppliers and also stocked several things themselves which they use for weddings which we were able to use. I shall mention her more throughout the rest of the blog but I just want to say a huge thank you as she is fantastic and a lovely person. They also took the pressure off us the day before the wedding meaning I could rest up a bit to preserve my energy for the big day itself which meant the world to us and made the huge difference allowing me to enjoy it fully so for that I will be forever grateful.
I choose to have 4 of my close friends to fulfill this role. A lot of people assumed I would have had my 3 sisters however they were going to be a large part of the day anyway as the sisters of the bride so I wanted to choose a few friends. Heather was my Maid of Honour and Vicky, Emily and Tash were my 3 bridesmaids. I also wanted to involved 3 very special little ones into my day as flowergirls, my cousins Evie, Addie and Elodie. Bridesmaid dresses were next on the list to organise. I ordered several from ASOS to look at in the sale (buying dresses in the winter time means they are so much cheaper) and I didn’t really have an exact colour in mind meaning I was pretty open to all colours and styles. I just knew I wanted something dusky. We had success on the first batch of dresses with a dusky mink coloured dress which fitted 2 of the girls. So I decided 2 would have this one and I would find another style for the other 2. And at only £35 each it was a steal. We found the other 2 girls dresses by accident. We went for a shopping trip and tried on so many dresses in a dusky pinky colour but none came in 2 of the correct sizes. About to give up we headed to Quiz and came across a soft grey dress which wasn’t immediately in my colour pallet however they tried it on and it was fabulous. They had 2 of the right sizes and again, in the sale so it was a bargain. When I got home I held it up against the other one and wow. The colours just worked so well together. Lastly I needed to find the flowergirls dresses and Monsoon was the first pick as they have such beautiful little girls clothes. I found the perfect dress. White top with a floaty, dusky pink skirt and a soft grey sash. They worked perfectly well with the other 2 dresses I had so I was pleased. With tights and shoes also sorted for the little ones the bridesmaids were all done. I also chose to buy them all a little something for the morning of the wedding. The older girls received a set of pjs (just Primark but were lovely) and a robe with their name on for the morning from Etsy. I got the adults a set of earrings and bracelet to wear on the wedding day to add a bit of extra sparkle to their look and the little girls received girls goody bag with a puzzle, to keep them occupied on the morning of the wedding, some sweeties, pretty hair slides to wear on the day and a personalised bracelet for them to wear at the wedding and have as a keep sake.
Brad choose to have 2 bestmen. His 2 good friends Ross and Matt. We started to look for suits which would work with the venue as the barn was rustic, Brad wanted to go for something which fitted in with the theme , which was a bit different and wasn’t to formal. Naomi gave us lots of ideas for places to look. She mentioned a company called Marc Darcy for suits as this sort of style would fit our theme. We had a look and they were lovely. We ordered a few styles to try for Brad but eventually he choose a gorgeous 3 piece suit called Dion which is Blue tweed with lovely pocket detail (which worked so well with my dress sash although he had no idea and I couldn’t tell him). Brad also decided be wanted bowties instead of normal ties so we went on the hunt for one which worked with the suit. Eventually we found these beautiful linen ones from a company called MR Linen Tie on Etsy (again my new favorite place) and we choose a dusky pink colour with Brad’s one being slightly larger than the others. They were all perfect and went with the look perfectly. I also had personalised cufflinks made up for Brad (B&L) which he could wear on the day and keep as a special something.
Being an ex wedding hairdresser meant I was a little worried about this part. I knew what I wanted for my hair but I am useless at my own, therefore I needed someone to do it for me. Also as a wedding hairdresser you rarely work with other hairdressers so I didn’t know a huge amount of people around Norfolk and part of me just wanted to find someone who didn’t know me or that I use to do hairdressing. Naomi suggested a lady she knew from Hertfordshire who travels for weddings so we got in contact with her. Kim Sandford was lovely. She came to my house for a trail which was brilliant and I was really happy with the style we chose. I have fairly short hair still so I choose to use clip in hair extensions to allow Kim to create a side updo style, giving the impression I had longer hair. It was beautiful and the hair piece went with the style perfectly. On the day Kim was calm and just got on with it. She created beautiful styles for my bridesmaids too which were lovely. My hair lasted all day and I was really happy with it.
SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE
Parts of our wedding day was not traditional but parts of it was. And this part I wanted to have. My old was my grans silver locket which held a photo of my mum in (she passed away almost 3 years ago) so it could be tied onto my bouquet. This was also tied with a blue ribbon as my something blue. My borrowed was my clutch bag which my bridesmaid lent me and my new was my dress. I also added a little touch at the ceremony for my mum where I placed a photo of her and a single pink rose (the flower we placed on her coffin at her funeral) on a chair at the front of the ceremony next to the aisle. It was important to me to have her there with us on the day.
Due to cost, I was originally going to make my own bouquets and only have a few really simple flowers on the tables but when Naomi mentioned they could help organise the flowers I was a little bit relieved (as I am not sure how good my floristry work is). I was also contacted by a lady I had worked with on weddings many times called Jo from Constance Rose. I put her in touch with Naomi and I left them to it, conspiring with out me knowing what to expect. Like other things I had sent a few images of things I likes and the only stipulation I really wanted was Hydrangeas in the theme somewhere as these are my favorite flowers. I had no contact with Jo until about 2 weeks before the wedding when she asked to see the bridesmaid dress’ for the colour match. I popped in to see her as she is local to me and we discussed a few ideas but I was informed there were a few things up her sleeve I was not to know about. And on the day she arrived at my house with the bouquets and my dads button hold (after dropping the other button holes to Brad and the boys first). My bouquet was huge and absolutely stunning. She had done an amazing job. And upon arriving at the venues I realised she had created the most beautiful arch way and milk urn filled with flowers. The barn had also been decorated with a stunning spray of flowers all along the tables creating a soft, romantic feel. It was just beautiful. So a huge thank you to Jo.
We decided very early on we were not having a traditional wedding cake as we didn’t want to do the tradition of ‘cutting the cake’ plus wedding cakes can be very expensive and rarely eaten. So instead, as I am a huge chocaholic, we decided we wanted to have a chocolate brownie stack which would both look pretty and then be served as a pudding. Originally we were going to attempt to make them all ourselves and pull favours from friends who like to bake but Naomi suggested a lady she knew who makes brownies and told me they were amazing. Lady Bobwomble brownies were utter heaven. We were sent some tasters to try of a few of her flavours which were all amazing and we ended up choosing 3 flavours for the wedding, chocolate orange, salted caramel and triple chocolate. Not only did they look amazing when stacked but it was a bit different from the norm and was a huge success with us and our guests. I certainly wasn’t behaving with food even in a wedding dress so on the day I ended up trying all 3 flavours. And I found out you can order boxes 12 which will be very dangerous as now it may become a monthly treat.
Being so close to easter, and being a chocoholic, I decided to do Mini Eggs in little bags as the favours. These went down a treat and because all the colours fit my theme (apart from the yellow which myself and my bridesmaids were allowed to eat when making them) and everyone likes a sweet treat. I ordered organza bags off amazon which were really cheap, added a few mini eggs and they were popped into the wine glasses of each person. A simple yet perfect favour.
On the night we got engaged we went for dinner and had a huge antipasti which was amazing so we decided this would be a brilliant starter to have and we liked the idea of fish and chips for our main. Simple but tasty food. Again our original plan was a fish and chip van due to cost but Naomi mentioned they had Florentina Catering on board to help with the food and they could create the exact menu I originally wanted but just a slightly posher version which would benefit all my guest. They are just amazing. There food is absolutely delicious and their staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I cannot thank Jake, Natalie and the team for helping with the day and giving us and our friends the best food. Along with helping to set up the barn by organising the tables, they created yummy canapes for us to begin with, the starters and the mains. They worked alongside CMA who provided the tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, napkins, table runners and glass wear which were all lovely and worked perfectly with the theme to the room and their other business Fizante who ran our bar in the evening mixing up lovely cocktails and from what I heard, pouring lots of shots.
Brad proposed to me with a stunning, platinum, solitaire diamond ring from Winsor Bishop in Norwich which I love and they had a matching wedding band I could have gone with but because it is a solitaire ring I felt I wanted to have something a little different as my wedding band and I choose to go down the bespoke route and create something truly personal for me. It is something I will now wear forever so I wanted it to be right. It was always going to be platinum to match my engagement ring and it was always going to involve diamonds (as when else in your life do you get an excuse to buy a piece of diamond jewellery hey). After a recommendation I choose to speak with Sonkai to see what they could create for me from an idea I had in mind, and with their expert design skills, they created a digital image of my wedding band which was stunning. It hadn’t really prepared me for when we saw the real thing made which was just so perfect and totally gorgeous. A platinum band with 9 Diamonds ranging from sizes, shaped around my engagement ring perfectly with exquisite and intricate setting detail. I was so excited to receive it and to finally be able to wear it on the wedding day. And I cannot stop looking at it. Brad opted for a gorgeous hammered effect wedding band which suited him perfectly from Bullens Jewellers. We stumbled across this by accident one day just having a look at wedding bands and after a little thinking he went back to buy it. Such a nice and different twist to the plain wedding band.
Both the barn and woodland hall were beautiful and really didn’t need a lot to make them even more wow but along with the help from the florist providing her part of the decor, we also had the lovely Belle and Beaus provide some lovely bits to use for both venues including seat covers for the ceremony room and a decorative ladder in the barn, Epic Event Hire providing some fabulous festoon lighting for the outside of the barn which made it look magical in the dark, and Naomi who brought quite a few bits from their wedding collection including these gorgeous LOVE letters which worked perfectly in the cowshed of the barn. The fairy lights within the barn were already installed and made the barn look so pretty already. We also had a few games fun outside games which created a bit of fun provided by Cosy Tea Party.
A FEW EXTRA SURPRISES WHICH I WAS UNAWARE OF UNTIL THE DAY
Car – I knew were were having a car but until the day Naomi had kept it a total secret but the surprise was certainly a good one. Celebration Cars and Event provided me with the most beautiful wedding car I could have ever imagined which made me feel like a princess in my carriage and it fit my dress perfectly. We both were over the moon with this beautiful car.
Toastmaster – This was not on my list of things I would have ever organised for my wedding however he was a very welcomed surprise and we were so chuffed we did in the end. Toastmaster Nigel was on hand to help the day run smoothly. He was professional, polite and so fun to have around on the day.
Magician – I remember a long time before the wedding, when we were discussing the wedding Naomi asked if I could have any other entertainment at the wedding what would it be? I mentioned magician would be cool not thinking any more about it. And low and behold, as if by magic, Nick Twist was there in the evening to entertain my guests, and he was amazing. I was so impressed by the tricks he performed and I have kept my card from a trick he showed us for my memory box. He also provided some amazing balloon characters for the little flower girls who loved it too.
Caricaturist – This is something I would have never of guessed we would be having, and because I was so busy with my wedding guests, I didn’t even notice he was there drawing my guests until much later on in the evening. But wow what an artist. Literally his 5 minute drawings captured my guests perfectly and providing them with a lovely memory from the day. Coley Caricaturist even realised we had no time to stop to get ourselves drawn that a few days later he sent us a wonderful coloured drawing of us both which we love and cannot wait to get printed.
Balloons – We had some amazing large balloons provided by the wonderful Victoria Marquees which looked amazing and were used to create some beautiful images in the field.
We had the most incredible day and I loved every minute of it from the moment I woke and opened the curtains to blue skies and sunshine, to the hustle and bustle of the house in the morning as me and the girls got ourselves ready for the day and then heading to the ceremony (where I was fashionably late) to marry the man I love. After all the sadness and worry the last 5 years have brought us it was amazing to finally have a day full of laughter, positivity, tears and love surrounded by all our favorite people in the world and getting married which was ultimately the most important part of the day. The day went without a hitch, the sun shined throughout and we were able to just enjoy having a lot of fun with our guests. The ceremony was so personal which is exactly what we wanted, our flower girls stole the show and had the best time, the speeches were a huge rollercoaster of emotion with one minute we were all laughing our heads off and the next we were in bits with tears filling our eyes, and the epic party which rolled on right through until the early hours with many amazing shapes being created and facial expressions being pulled on the dancefloor. I didn’t want it to ever end but at 12.50am we were bundled into a taxi and sent off to our hotel for the night with the biggest smiles and the fullest of hearts we could ever have.
We did manage to return for a bbq the next day back at the barn with around 60 of our guests returning to, even with stinking hangovers and I re wore my dress with a denim jacket over the top which everybody loved. It was so nice to be able to re live the day with those who came and talk about the wedding so freshly on people’s minds. Such a great idea to do.
We are so grateful for everyone who was involved in the planning and organisation of our wedding day, making it the best day of our lives. We are so excited to begin life as Mr and Mrs Middleton-Hughes and hope you will continue to follow us throughout the highs and lows of our married life, whilst dealing with life with incurable cancer. If you are on instagram you can follow more of my daily antics at @baldbooblessandbeautiful
I have linked many of our suppliers on this page throughout so feel free to go and check them out and book them for your next event. I apologies if I have missed anyone off this blog but there were so many people to remember.
And last but not least I want to thank the main man in my life, Brad. For not only asking me to marry him and allowing me to become his wife, but for sticking by my side through the good times and the bad times and for that I love him wholeheartedly.
I shall leave you lastly with a few more of my favorite images from the day but as I am in love with all 820 images we had taken professionally these are just a snippit of the day itself. I hope you all enjoyed reading this huge blog post as much as I have enjoyed writing all about our wedding.