I have a confession to make. Despite last week announcing that I would be putting together a weekly blog on real life weddings I wasn’t actually too sure what direction I would be taking it in. I wanted to find a niche, a Miss to Mrs and Lotty Lollipop calling card but it was evading me. Then a lovely bride got in touch with me on my Facebook page with the inspiration behind her handmade wedding day.
The penny had dropped (thank you Sam). As my work has lead me more and more into the Wedding Industry, my passion for Alternative Weddings has grown. This blog is the perfect opportunity to pool Miss to Mrs’s wedding networks with my crafting circles. Why hadn’t I thought of it before? It’s a no brainer!
Submissions to the blog are open to newlyweds, photographers and wedding suppliers (but please do get permission from all the relevant parties before getting in touch). The emphasis will be on promoting real weddings that have used lots of small independent makers. Making the big day a wonderfully handmade and unique happily ever after.
This week I am very honoured to feature the beautiful wedding of Emily and David, submitted by the wonderful and equally lovely Karen of Fuller Photography.
“I always ask my couples how and where they dream of being photographed. I love to be able to capture the places and feel of why a venue is chosen. For Emily and Dave, their Somerleyton Hall wedding was all about the bears. Not live ones thank goodness, but stuffed polar and brown bears in the entrance hall.”
“These have to go down as some of the most fun images I’ve ever created. But we didn’t stop there. Next on the list was the staircase where we mirrored the portraits on the wall, followed by the maze”
“The theme of their wedding mirrored their sporting achievements and brought in elements of the Hall. Dave’s carbon bicycle wheel made a great photo stand and mini bikes covered the magnificent cake.”
“The table names were birds which sat right next to Somerleyton’s aviary.”
Photography by: Fuller Photography
Dress: Dream by Olivia Grace from La Creme Brides in Norwich
Accessories: Shoes by Next, Bag by BHS, Veil by Jade Daniels
Hair & Make-up: Sarah Swain. Nails by The Lemon Tree
Bridesmaids Dresses: Adult Jenny Packham at Debenhams, Girls Monsoon
Groom’s Suit & Cane: John Field Formal Hire in Norwich
Flowers: Sue Green and Sue Ireland (family friends). Wands by Miss Violet
Rings: Aurum in Norwich
Cake: By Bride’s Mum Betty
Decorations: By Bride, Balloons by Sweetly Chic
Venue: Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk
Transport: Best Bentley Hire in St Olaves
Music: The Joe Ringer Band