When Cherry & James were planning their wedding, they had one very simple ethos - to do it their own way, free from tradition or expectations, surrounded by their nearest and dearest. They decided to have a low-key legal ceremony days before so they could focus on creating an authentic wedding celebration that was an accurate reflection of their love and lives together.
Cherry & James got married on a working farm with lots of DIY touches like homemade glitter hearts decorating the aisle, a ceremony centrepiece made out of greenery and a red ‘love’ balloon and hand written signs with some of the best typography I’ve ever seen (apparently Cherry watched a few YouTube videos and away she went!) With the uncertainty of British weather, they set up an additional marquee to provide more sheltered space, as well as a kids areas complete with tipis, slides and games to keep them entertained.
The weather turned out beautifully sunny (of course, that’s all part of my service*) so they had an outdoor ceremony which was officiated by one of their close friends. Cherry looked absolutely divine in an ombre sequinned Phase Eight dress with a dried flower crown and bouquet from Folkey Dolkey. Their bridesmaids wore the most fabulous pink dresses from Next, teamed up with metallic blue Converse which gave me ultimate shoe envy & James looked dapper in a checked suit (also from Next) teamed up with a colourful bow tie and button hole from Branch Out MK CIC – a not-for-profit company that supports adults with learning differences and autism through social & therapeutic horticulture. How amazing is that?!
They wanted to make their wedding day as sustainable, personal and inclusive as possible so they managed to stretch their budget to cover all booze and the most delicious vegan Indian street food from Saf’s Kitchen. They had face paints, a fabulous cake made by James’ cousin and their friends DJ’d as they partied the night away.
*not really though although I WISH I could claim to have any control over the weather!!