Joanne & Andrew

 

HONEY + GOLD TONES | OLD LIBRARY CEREMONY | TEA-LENGTH CAP SLEEVE DRESS | INTIMATE CEREMONY | SINGLE TIER CAKE + CUPCAKE TOWER |

 

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

 

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The dress

I fell in love with my tea-length lace dress and only needed a few alterations for it to fit beautifully. It had a beautiful scalloped neckline and hem and pretty capped sleeves. My gown was gorgeous with gold flecks and complemented the theme and library ceremony for our wedding perfectly!

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

The accessories

After struggling to find the accessories I envisaged in shops, I had my veil, hair accessories and jewellery specially made. This meant they could match the jewellery to the gold in my dress and make sure they married perfectly to my simple pearl earrings.

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

The groom

Andrew wore a smart black three-piece suit, including a black waistcoat, paired with a gold tie and handkerchief matched to my dress.

Hair and makeup

Annie, our lovely hair and makeup artist, came to do not only my bridal hair and makeup but also some of our guests’ too!

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

The ceremony

Our small, intimate library ceremony at Oakley Hall, Basingstoke was gorgeous. The room has so much charm!

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

Inspiration

Taking inspiration from our venue, our wedding had a classic English theme, which was very romantic.

Reception decoration

The venue was so beautiful already that it didn’t need much decoration – just a few touches here and there. The chair covers and yellow tiebacks added a splash of brightness and looked brilliant with the yellow roses at the start of the aisle.

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

The flowers

Catkin and Pussywillow supplied our beautiful wedding flowers, including my bouquet, several buttonholes and floral table centres. We chatted to her about our romantic, classic, pastel theme and they delivered blooms better than we could ever have imagined!

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

The cake

Given the more intimate size of our big day, we opted for a cupcake tower with a single tier of cake on the top. Angel Cakes brought our vision to life and we provided boxes so guests could take their cakes home with them, too.

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

The entertainment

We booked a harpist who was a real treat – she played a mixture of both classical and modern pieces for us. For the evening reception, we put together a play list on our iPad. As the night went on, guests took over and chose all their favourite tunes, including everything from the Spice Girls to Bollywood classics!

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

Best ideas

Trust your wedding planner, they will have a wealth of experience and contacts to help you plan your day.

Spend on the areas that matter most. For us, we splurged on our beautiful venue – it was exactly what we wanted.

Joanne and Andrew's real wedding in an old library ceremony oozes romance. It's intimate, charming and full of pretty yellow accents to inspire you!

Top tips

Don’t stress if you can help it – only you know if something is different from your original plan, so don’t worry about it, just enjoy yourselves!

Take some time for the two of you – it’s easy to be carried away socializing, so having a few moments together to step back and take it all in is good.

VENUE | Oakley Hall Park, Basingstoke FLOWERS | Catkin and Pussywillow 
CAKE | Angel Cakes  DÉCOR | Events For You  HAIR AND MAKEUP | Annie, NW Hair and Makeup ENTERTAINMENT | Jemima Phillips, harpist WEDDING PLANNER | Marie Haverly, Isabella Weddings PHOTOGRAPHER | Tasha, Ikonworks

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