F.o.L BRIDE: Mama to Kitty and nature lover.
AKA: Mrs Hemmings.
THE GROOM: Joe.
MARRIED: In a self-built barn! Taking handmade weddings to a whole new level! We decided early on that we wanted to produce and prep all our own food. After all, we built our venue, so why the heck not do it all! We wanted to create an alfresco vibe for the day and so we made beetroot terrine, reared our own pigs and had them cured and served on sharing boards as an antipasto. It was such an achievement and we definitely had help from loved ones!
THE STORY GOES: Met in a pub, on the day of the royal wedding.
TEAMBRIDESMAID: Six gorge ladies made up of sister Marianne, sister-in-law Amy, besties Kelly, Caz, Tracey and Beanie, plus two pretty little flower girls, Coco & Daisy.
THE DRESS: Hand appliquéd ivory lace dress, with V-neckline and tie grosgrain straps.
RANDOM FACT: We swapped the speeches around, so we had the Father of the Groom and Best Woman do speeches! It was great to break the traditional rules!
SOUNDTRACK TO THE DAY: The XX, 'Islands' – it was quite an unusual one to dance to but we love it!
FLEETWOOD OF LONDON: Fleetwood's beautiful fabrics, hand-finishing and attention to detail made making my dress a unique experience that I will never forget.
Photographer – Katy McDonnell. Every photo captures the guests’ personalities perfectly, along with the atmosphere and mood. When you look back at the photos it's like you are reliving it all again.
Crazily we did so much of it ourselves along with family – their help was invaluable. We had friends and family grow flowers for us for the bouquets, tables and floral arch, someone made bread, others chipped in and helped decorate the barn. Something magical happens when the people you love are so involved – it comes from love and that is expressed throughout the whole day.