Hello OMG readers! I’m pleased to share with you this totally beautiful wedding featuring a gorgeous couple, Esther & Mark, shot by Kristian Leven last winter. With their ceremony at the grand St John’s Church followed by a beautiful reception at Horsley Towers, this wedding is a romantic dream come true. What I love about it is the amount of personal details the bride and groom incorporated, involving so many of their closest friends and family members must have made it even more special.
Esther decided on a loose vintage theme referenced in her colour palette of pale pinks and blues alongside her beautiful lace wedding dress by Benjamin Roberts. The bridesmaids followed this theme through with their fabulous pale pink dresses made by the mother of the groom from a Jessica McClintock pattern and their freshwater pearl necklaces from a market in Brighton. (OMG! Can you say dedication?)
The flowers for both the tables and the bouquets were arranged by Esther’s aunt and included a variety of roses, ivy and hypericum wrapped in tulle and placed in vases. Each place setting then had a personalised hand written note to each guest alongside a piece of the bride’s handmade caramel shortbread. The MOB also had a hand in making the wedding cake which was decorated with lace around each tier and flowers on top. Last but not least, the stationery was designed by Esther’s cousin, James Nash.
Advice from the Bride:
Have a laugh, even in the middle of all the emotion! My veil got caught going up the aisle and this dispelled all ; we high-fived after our vows finished; and got a continual ovation and cheering from our guests!
Hold out for your desires, and don’t compromise on what you want! Shop around and negotiate, don’t ever take the first offer given to you! Also, you can be incredibly creative without spending lots of money…people are always willing to help, so use their skills!
Only wish we had more time to dance together!
Best decision made:
We decided to write personalised wedding note favours to each guest to accompany a slice of my mum’s homemade caramel shortbread for the 107 sit-down guests. We wanted people to know how much they meant to us, in what way they had impacted our lives, and some of the memories we have had with them! Whilst they took many many hours to write, they were the thing that made our wedding individual, and the very idea that I would have regretted had I not finished them. Several months on, and the personalised notes are still talked about by many people!
Thanks so much to Kristian Leven for sharing and have a good one!