Happy New Year everyone and now for the brides getting married in 2016, they can officially say they are getting married this year!
I have been away on honeymoon in December and have got back to a inbox full of emails from our past brides with lots of their gorgeous photos – possibly the best way to start the New Year. So to ease myself in, i’m going to let the wonderful Hana Venn do the hard work and share her Blog post of our Chanticleer bride Debbie, who wore the gorgeous Coco. Over to Hana …
I met Debbie and Simon earlier this year at a wedding fair after chatting to Debbie via twitter. After a good half hour of nattering away I knew this was ‘my kinda couple’! The style they were going for was a relaxed, country feel full of family and friends, and they pulled it off to perfection!
When I arrived in the morning to Debbie’s parents’ house, I walked in to peace and quiet! Debbie was upstairs in the bedroom with the MUA, listening to blues music and perfectly chilled. Her two sister-in-law’s who were the bridesmaids say downstairs chatting and doing their makeup, her (REALLY lovely) parents were organising food and drinks and being the perfect hosts.
This really set the scene for the rest of the day. The entire day was full of family which created such a loving environment which I felt truly privileged to be there to record.
I arrived at the church before Debbie, to see Simon the most chilled out groom ever! Debbie arrived in the FABULOUS Bluebell (Vinnies Vintage Vehicles), which suited the day perfectly!
After a beautiful ceremony at the village church in Mary Bourne, it was a 1 minute drive down to the venue, The Bourne Valley inn. Walking through the rustic pub part of the pub, into the stunning barn, decked with fairy lights and filled with Debbie’s decorations, it fitted the relaxed atmosphere of the day perfectly! Guests sat chatting while listening while incredible singer Miss Amy Barker sang her vintage songs.
We managed to sneak off for half an hour to get some photos of the newlyweds in a spot they had spotted on an earlier visit to the venue. Thanks to Vinnies Vintage Vehicles for taking up out for the drive and being such a good sport!
An October wedding meant they didn’t have to wait too long for the sun to go down, and the evening to start. I LOVED the fact that everyone couldn’t wait to dance, and before the first dance, there was Debbie with her friends dancing away to Miss Amy Baker.
The first dance was one I will remember for a long long time. Debbie and Simon danced to ‘fly me to the moon’ sang by Amy, and it was a really really special moment.
Venue- The Bourne Valley Inn
Transport- Vinnies Vintage Vehicles
Dress- Brides of Winchester
Flowers- The Blooming Workshop