This spring yellow wedding was all about having fun. Real bride Alice tells us her story…
What dress did you wear?
“I struggled to find the right dress for me. I tried on many styles but they all felt very formal and I wanted a fun unusual dress to suit me. I popped into Solitaire Brides in Midsomer Norton near Bath, where they had showcased a collection of short dresses. As soon as I put on my dress by Phoenix Gowns, I knew it was the one for me.”
And the accessories?
“My headdress was from Twilight Designs and my pearl necklace was by Estella Bartlett.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“I had three bridesmaids and they all wore lemon yellow dresses by Amanda Wyatt, also bought from Solitaire Brides. Their daisy necklaces were by Estella Bartlett as well.”
What did Nathan wear?
“Nathan wore a Peter Posh grey morning suit with a waistcoat, yellow tie and yellow socks!”
What was your theme?
“We wanted to create a day to remember. One that was very relaxed, fun, and had a country vibe. We were lucky enough to have the perfect venue to work with and by using the natural in-season resources, it quickly became a spring yellow vintage day. We had afternoon tea where guests were able to enjoy cakes, sandwiches and fizz as and when they wanted. I feel weddings should be a big family event and for me that means everyone having
a laugh and lots of fun, so the children and adults enjoyed badminton, boules, hula hoops and sweets!”
What was the highlight of your day?
“The whole day was a highlight and went far too quickly. However, one moment that will stay with me is the view overlooking Bell Farm and the gardens seeing all our family and friends being so happy and enjoying the day as much as us! Children were running around and the adults were having drinks and nibbles relaxed in the sunshine. Perfect!”
What was your best buy?
“Mini milk bottles from eBay that we used for our drinks with yellow paper straws. They gave a vintage look to the tables and looked great alongside the larger glass milk bottles.”
What’s your saving tip?
“We saved money in a range of ways. We created centrepieces using the flowers from the hedgerows and collected bottles to decorate for vases. We created our vintage atmosphere by asking family members for records, which we played from an old record player rather than getting a band. We also roped in family members for paper pom pom making!”
Date: 23rd May 2015
Venue: Bell Farm and Farrington Park, Somerset
Photographer: Ryan Goold Photography
Alice’s dress: Phoenix Gowns
Nathan’s attire: Peter Posh
Bridesmaid dresses: Amanda Wyatt
Jewellery: Twilight Designs and Estella Bartlett