31st October 2015
“David had a few failed attempts at proposing due to me being uncooperative when asked to go away for the weekend. The successful attempt occurred on a gorgeous sunny day on the island of Alcatraz. Thankfully, the proposal took place in a nice quiet area of the garden and not in the prison!
Our first planning decision was what type of wedding we wanted: low-key, relaxed and fun. This drove our other choices, for example our venue, Dalduff Farm. It was really flexible with lots of different areas that can be used throughout the day and it was a great blank canvas for us to decorate.
The in-house catering is absolutely amazing. We had a sharing menu that started with an antipasti platter, then a selection of delicious BBQ food and finished with a dessert table. I’d definitely recommend Dalduff to any foodie brides and grooms-to-be!
Rather than have a band, we opted to hire a jukebox from Betterdaze. The team provide a service where you give them a playlist and they pre-load your music choices on to the jukebox. Guests could pick their own music all night – it was fantastic.
My biggest bargain was definitely our table decorations: I got all my friends and family to collect their empty jars and bottles and then I decorated them with lace, chalk paint and glitter. I also made all the stationery, decorations, favours and a DIY photobooth with a Polaroid camera and loads of props.”
Top tip: “Take your time and think about what it is that you want for your day. Don’t get caught up in wedding fever and what you think other people expect from a wedding.”
Dress House of Mooshki
Bride’s shoes Badgley Mischka
Rings Mary Jane Fine Jewellery
Bridesmaids’ dresses Skirts from Ted Baker, custom-made tops from Jim Watson
Cake Bibi’s Bakery, plus a cheese cake from LK Foods
Flowers The Flower Shed
Entertainment A jukebox hired from Betterdaze
Transport Vintage cars provided by the bride’s dad and friend
Makeup The Makeup Lounge
Hair GL Hairdressing