An Antique Hued Rose, Lilace and Green Wedding at Layer Marney Tower – Anthony & Nicole

Good morning OMG readers! I’m so pleased to be able to share this beautiful wedding with you today! Nicole and Anthony were married in a gorgeous ceremony at All Saints Church in Great Braxted followed by a stunning reception at Layer Marney Tower. The whole setting for this day looks absolutely magical and I adore the super size lawn games the couple chose to entertain their guests, along with the beautiful portraits by fab photographer Emily Quinton!

The bride and groom chose a springtime woodland theme for their big day and accented with antique hues of rose, cream, greens and purples. Along with the planning, the bride and groom both put in loads of effort in DIY-ing loads of their details including their stationery, table plans, jewellery and gifts.

Nicole wore a gorgeous gown by Enzoani which she accessorised with a crystal side tiara that she made using a comb bought from Ebay, pearl earrings borrowed from her mother and a a crystal brooch passed down by Anthony’s late step-grandmother, worn over her waist ribbon in the evening. The bridesmaids wore adorable purple dresses with super sweet bows in the back that I love, and their own pair of silver shoes.

Photographer: Emily Quinton with Stef Quinton assisting – it was so great to have a married couple as our photographers

Advice from the Bride:
Just relax and enjoy yourselves. Once everything is set in place you can leave the organisation to someone else, and dont worry about timings!
Also try to make your wedding as unique and personal to you as you can. Although this can take a lot of work in the preparation, it is so satisfying on your wedding day to see things you have made and your guest’s reactions. I made my own cake topper, my headdress, gifts for my bridesmaids and I put together the sweet table. Anthony designed and put together our stationary including his meticulous table plan with the tiny handmade envelopes that I requested. We wanted something to tie together Anthony’s Welsh and my Chinese heritage so we decided to give the table’s names after famous dragons. On each table name was also a description of the dragon which provided something interesting for the guests to read as they sat down. Many of our guests loved this unique idea and they all really appreciated the effort we had gone to, to make the day special for them as well as us.

Any regrets?
None – it really was a magical day.

Best decision made:
The reception venue – we chose it together and it was everything we hoped for on the Big Day. The staff, including the caterers, Bouquet Garni, know the venue inside out and executed our slightly unusual Wedding Breakfast of “Welsh – Asian fusion cuisine” to perfection. When guests were delayed it was not a problem, they rescheduled things and we did not have to worry about a thing. The beautiful gardens provided a picturesque backdrop to our photos and were the perfect setting for the garden games we had organised. The Great Hall provided the perfect setting for our Wedding Breakfast and a great place to dance the night away.

Thanks ever so much to to Emily Quinton for sharing such a beautiful wedding!

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