Spring has finally sprung down at Herd HQ in Somerset. Yes, I realise the weather’s a tad foggy today, BUT I, forever the optimist, am holding out for some lovely sunshine this weekend.
Sunny weather and sunny smiles bring me to today’s wonderful real wedding – which is brimming with both.
Carys and Stephen married in April at St Bartholomew’s Church followed by a reception party at Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool.
“When Steve popped the question, he went all out with a treasure hunt, candles and rose petals – which ended with him popping up from behind the sofa with a banner which read; ‘will you marry me?’. Stephen must have been very excited, because he asked me the day before Valentine’s Day, he obviously couldn’t wait!” laughs Carys.
“I chose an Ellis bridals gown, in ivory metallic taffeta, which gave the whole outfit a lovely shimmer. My bridal jewellery was a simple pearl and crystal drop necklace, with matching earrings from Chez Bec,” remembers Carys.
Stephen and his boys get top marks from me for their navy tailcoats with plain ivory waistcoats and cravats. Blue is the perfect colour for a spring day, as it’s just that little bit lighter, and more informal, compared to the traditional black.
“We chose short, satin dresses for my girls as I wanted them to feel free and comfortable, – not restricted by miles and miles of fabric!” explains Carys. Their cobalt blue gowns were Alfred Angelo designs bought from Princess Brides in Stafford.
A family friend put together the couple’s flower arrangements. The blooms were in beautiful shades of yellow and cream and consisted of a mixture of tulips, freesias and daffodils, all in a handtied bouquet. To help the couple save even more, they were able to make good use of the flower displays that were already decorating the Church, in preparation for Easter celebrations. A great money-saving idea to keep in mind!
As it was a beautiful sunny day, Carys and Stephen were able to cruise in their 1979 VW Beetle, with the top down. We love!
Evening festivities took place at Sefton Park Palm House, a beautifully restored Victorian glasshouse – perfect to let light stream in as you enjoy the wedding breakfast.
Finally to conclude the Spring wedding, Carys treated guests to a box of Cadbury’s Creme eggs as favours – the perfect choice!
Much Wedding Wednesday Love
Images courtesy of Raw Photography