29 May Marquee Wedding Essex
Our final wedding of our 2017 season was just 10 minutes from home. How perfect is that. I don’t do that many weddings in Essex, but this was a great way to finish our season, planning a marquee wedding in Essex. Lucie came to me via one of my old interns, her husband was the groom to be, best friend.
Lucie was clear on her vision for the wedding and with her own fashion brand it was easy to see why. She wanted an enchanted woodland wedding on her farm and a reception in a yurt, provided by Green Yurts. Well we were all over this one. A chance to really get creative, with a super creative bride.
The farm is wonderful and it once belonged to her dad who is no longer with them and so it seemed fitting to have the wedding here.
We were taking a few risks having it in October and for the ceremony to be outside in the woods. Fortunately the weather gods were looking down, or perhaps it was Lucie’s dad and we couldn’t have asked for better weather on this lovely Autumn day.
With such a style lead wedding it was important to get the details right. We brought in Anthology vintage hire for all our furniture and Duchess and Butler for all of the tablescapes. It looked amazing. Scott and the boys at Box Productions designed all the lighting for us. Choosing the right florist was a no brainer for me. Knowing Lucie wanted lots of texture and foliage and with a simple colour palate of green and white, it had to be Claire from Lily May and what an amazing job she did.
I used some of my favourite local suppliers to deliver important elements of the day, Vicarage Marquees provided the marquee for the toilet and all the addition extras to the yurt, which was from green yurts. Catering by the wonderful Limeberry catering and a huge thank you to Ange, who I just adore working with. Cake from The Little Pop Bake shop, great for the guests, bad for my wasteline! Bespoke stationery by The Finer Details.
The ceremony was conducted by Julia Hill, who had previously worked with me on Italian wedding the previous year. Entertainment was a big one with guitar/vocals for the ceremony and drinks from my dear friend, brilliant musician and all round good bloke, Ben Hackett. The band, Festival Nights were fabulous from the team at tailored entertainment and James, from Ultimate Entertainment was DJ for the night and boy did everyone dance.
Finally the images you see here and there are only a handful of what was a beautiful wedding were taken by Guy Collier. Guy and I have worked together many times before on some pretty epic weddings. I love his work and working with him. The use of natural light and the wonderful way he just manages to capture the emotion. I couldn’t have had a better photographer, it seemed fitting seen as it was our last wedding.