Don’t be late for this real wedding, or it’ll be off with your head with its fab Alice in Wonderland theme… Jennifer and Jason got married in June 2011.


WHO: Jennifer and Jason

WHERE: Nunsmere Hall, Oakmere, Cheshire

WHEN: June 2011

PHOTOGRAPHER: Karen Julia Wedding Photography



The proposal

“Being childhood sweethearts, our first date was to the local park, more cute than romantic!” remembers Jennifer. “Jason, wanting to recreate the date, took us for a walk in that very same park. I thought he was acting a bit strange, but I never expected he would get down on one knee, in the middle of a busy park on a Sunday! He did, however, and looked extremely sweet pulling a ring out of his pocket,” she adds

The bride’s outfit

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“I chose a Romantica of Devon strapless, ivory gown, which was made of taffeta – very simple and elegant,” explains Jennifer. “I also wore an art-deco diamanté brooch, which was my ‘something old’ and ‘borrowed’, from my Mum,” she adds

The accessories

Jennifer wore shoes from Dune and a delicate pearl necklace to match the pair of earrings Jason had given her the day before, as a gift

The bridesmaids

“I knew I wanted quite sleek and modern outfits for my girls, so I bought them each a pale-pink dress from Karen Millen. They were quite expensive at £160, but we really saved on their shoes – £6 each in the New Look sale!” smiles Jennifer. The couple’s adorable flowergirl wore a lovely little pink dress from Monsoon, which matched the older girls perfectly

“After 19 years, I can read him like a book – yet I didn’t see that proposal coming!”

The groom’s outfit

The boys hired their real wedding suits from Moss Bros, complete with top hats to tie in with the day’s Alice in Wonderland theme

The ceremony

The couple’s small wedding service was an intimate affair, which included a selection of pieces performed by harpist Branka Crowder and a reading from the bride’s mother

The flowers

“Our bouquets and buttonholes were designed by Blossom Flowers. I wanted wild, vintage-style bouquets, so I chose a mix of Avalanche roses, white roses, lisanthus and freesias all entwined in a hessian wrap,” smiles Jennifer. Table displays were a mix of sweet-scented blooms in jam jars collected by friends and family

The cake

“We decided on Fiona Cairns cupcakes to go with our tea-party theme. I hired some adorable teacups, saucers, and 12 cupcake stands from Eccentric and English to display our treats,” remembers Jennifer

“We chose an Alice in Wonderland theme because I absolutely love the author Lewis Carroll”

The decor

“Having decided on an Alice in Wonderland tea party theme, we felt bunting was a must! We hired ours from Beautiful Bunting and zig-zagged it around the reception room,” says Jennifer. Place settings were luggage labels that were distressed with old tea bags(!), stamped with a white rabbit, and tied with a gold key

The honeymoon

Was two weeks on the beach in St Lucia. “We did relatively little – it was glorious!” says Jennifer.