Peter’s dad read Deborah Bridea’s ‘In Your Arms’ which was perfect for us, and his sisters were reading Corinthians.
Jez was the perfect photographer and captured all the love and light of the wedding day.
The girls had hydrangea pomanders tied in lace that matched their dresses and reflected mine. The flower girls had rose pomanders tied with lace. For the buttonholes, we used simple cream roses. To make our mother’s corsage stand out, we added sweet peas.
Decor & Details
Our stylist added chandeliers and pearl backdrops to the interior. They also draped the barn’s interior and added lace runners to the exterior. Lovelight projected a Mr & Mrs on the barn wall, and we had soft lighting in the barn. There were also lots of hurricane lamps with candles.
We only did one DIY, adding the pom-poms to our sweet buffet
We went to our local pub, a few minutes walk from the church, for some quick refreshments. We served a small platter of macaroons, cakes, and sandwiches before everyone headed to Gaynes Park. We served kir-royale champagne cocktails, as well as a variety of canapes such as mini hamburgers and fish and chips. The three-course meal consisted of goat’s cheese, beef fillet, and lemon tart.
The evening buffet consisted of chili, nachos, and jacket potatoes, with a sweet buffet consisting of M&Ms and sweets. Macaroons, cookies, and lollies. The cake had vanilla, chocolate, and fruit.
As we walked out of the chapel, we were greeted by confetti. I had the opportunity to dance with my husband and chat with all our guests. Peter’s speech was my proudest moment. I was taken aback.
We had Mr Brightside playing while signing the register, and I left the church listening to Hoppipolla by the string quartet.
We have “someone like” etched in our wedding bands. Our first dance song was Laura Jansen’s ‘Use Someone.’
We enjoy village life, so we chose to walk a short distance from the church to the local pub. This allowed us to incorporate a place that is a family tradition into our wedding. We kept our guest list small to be able to look around the room and say, “We love everyone here.” We did it our way.
Advice to other couples
Our wedding was mid-week, so we were able to negotiate with our vendors. All of our guests were happy to be able to attend the wedding because it was held mid-week. Reggie from The Bespoke Wardrobe did an amazing job helping me choose my wedding dress and create a bridal look. The bridesmaids’ dresses were also cheaper by choosing the high street.
Annalise & Peter, congratulations! Wishing you both a lifetime full of happiness.
PS. Do not forget to watch Annalise’s and Peter’s beautiful and moving wedding film.