This Tiffany blue wedding was like nothing we’ve ever seen before! Daisy and Jimmy’s special day was full of happiness and laughter…
Jimmy took Daisy on a surprise trip to London for the weekend for her 30th birthday in February 2014. She had no idea where they were going to start with – he had just told her to pack an overnight bag and some shoes comfortable enough to walk in. She was whisked around on a trip that had been planned with military precision, including afternoon tea at Harrods. After that, Jimmy announced that he wanted to go and look at watches. But when they got there, he said that he didn’t want to look at watches after all, and they were there to pick up her engagement ring, so he proceeded to lead her to Tiffany! Once there, they had a private room, champagne and a choice of rings. As it happens, Daisy chose the exact ring Jimmy had already set aside! Perfect! From there they went to the London Eye, where he got down on one knee and proposed. Next, another taxi journey to The Savoy where Jimmy had booked a suite overlooking the river, with a butler and more champagne! Finally, there was dinner on the 42nd floor of The Shard. An incredible 30th birthday and engagement to boot!
Daisy and Jimmy had met at work and worked together for quite some time before love blossomed. They share a love of Alan Patridge and one of Daisy’s favourite memories from dating was a trip to Norfolk to visit all the places mentioned in his show. Birds featured highly in this special day, too! A macaw greeted guests at the church, a barn owl delivered the rings to the best man and a flock of doves were released in the church grounds after the ceremony. Daisy and Jimmy’s wedding service was conducted by Jackie Cray, with her husband, a retired bishop, doing the prayers. The children from the village visited the church during the service to knot the gates together in a Lych Gate tradition, where the groom throws money over the gate to encourage the children to let them out!
Daisy found her Mori Lee dress in Northallerton and had it customised by adding a bow to the back and changing the lace-up design to a zip. Her shoes cost more money than her dress! After trying on a few different styles from Jimmy Choo, she settled on ‘Yvette’. She wore a garter from Agent Provocateur and a treasured piece of jewellery – the necklace that her grandma wore on her wedding day 60 years beforehand. Paul wore a Paul Smith suit and the Breitling watch that he had spotted in Harrods, bought for him as a present from Daisy! The bridesmaids wore Chi Chi London dresses and a Tiffany heart pendant – a gift from Daisy.
James Brown Catering designed the menu for Daisy and Jimmy’s wedding breakfast that included chicken liver paté, tenderloin of pork or salmon en croute and tarte au citron or treacle tart. There was also a delicious evening buffet. The speeches happened throughout the day, and Jimmy’s speech was so well prepared that he executed it off the cuff, spontaneously. Daisies, bikes and birds were themes that tied in with the Tiffany blue colour scheme. The flowers, by Daisy’s sister, enhanced the already beautiful venue – The Orangery at Settrington. Photobooth props were strewn around the venue and its grounds. An old school friend of Daisy’s – Beverley Norton – made the vanilla sponge cake, Daisy’s dad provided the daisy trees for the church and Daisy’s sister also create a magnificent pedestal for the church that incorporated feathers from the family’s beloved pet rhea. Favours were personalised lip balms for the girls and bags of sweet treats for the boys, made by Jimmy’s mum.
Ceremony: Kirby Misperton Church, Yorkshire
Reception: The Orangery at Settrington
Dress: Madeline Gardner by Mori Lee
Groom: Suit by Paul Smith, shoes by Ted Baker
Bridesmaids: Chi Chi London
Cake: Beverley Norton
Entertainment: Jimmy’s band Twelve Car Pile Up and a local band Chu Ma Shu performed
Honeymoon: Hilton Labriz, Silhouette Island, Seychelles including a helicopter transfer, snorkelling and private dining
Photographer: Todd and Moore Photography