Where did you meet?
We met at university almost 10 years ago, where we both studied music. We spotted one another across the room in the coffee bar one day, but finally got acquainted on a university night out.
John took me to Rome for my birthday. One very, very hot day we were exploring the Collasseum and Ancient Rome, and John was determined to find this particular spot in Palatine Hill. Little did I know, that he had planned to propose at the top of this hill, surrounded by the most gorgeous view of Rome. It was absolutely perfect! I, of course, said yes and we descended back down the hill and found the perfect spot to celebrate with pizza and prosecco! When in Rome!
Pinterest, pinterest, pinterest! I found so many ideas on Pinterest. We actually waited 3 years to get married from we got engaged so you can imagine how many pins I had on my Pinterest board! Once we decided when we were going to get married, we booked all of the “big things” first such as the venues and the photographer, and then slowly worked on the other aspects of the wedding. We didn’t want to rush and book everything as we had 18 months to plan. We prefer the laid back approach!
How did you pick or decided on your venues? Deciding on the church was an easy one, as we knew that we wanted to get married somewhere that was personal and really special to us. The church where I was christened and grew up (which is just round the corner from my mum and dad’s house) was the perfect place! My best friend (also a bridesmaid) had got married there and recently, and her daughter, who is our goddaughter, was christened there recently. It also happens to be a beautiful church! We had decided quite early on, that we didn’t want the travel time between the two venues to be too long. We had attended and performed many times at Highbury Hall, which is a beautiful Grade II listed building in Moseley, and we decided that this would be the perfect place to carry on the celebrations.
What was the most memorable part of your day? The most memorable part of the day was the ceremony. Our lovely Reverend, Rebecca, made the service so special and personal. The fact we got to marry one another in front of all of our family and friends was just perfect!
I chose a Jesus Piero dress from The Bridal Boutique in Henley-in-Arden. I would recommend this shop to everyone and anyone! The shop is absolutely gorgeous, and filled with beautiful dresses of all styles and varieties. Madi and Bella are amazing, they were supportive and gave advice, but without being pushy. Bea, who does the alterations, is an absolute perfectionist and made sure the dress fitted perfectly.
John chose a Ted Baker three-piece suit in navy. Although John is Scottish, he decided he did not want to wear a kilt, but we were still keen for there to be hints of John’s Scottish heritage. John had ties and pocket squares made for himself and the groomsmen, which went perfectly with the suits. He also had the back of his waistcoat altered using the same fabric.
Photography – Lucy G Photography
The Bridal Boutique in Henley-in-Arden
Pollen Floral Joy – Florist
Cakes by Sophie Page
Rachel Simpson Shoes
Vyne String Quartet
The Strumtroopers Ukulele Band
The Quarter Workshop – Make Your Own Wedding Rings
Love Wedding Cars
Coralie Beatrix Bridesmaid dresses