Kate met Tim Field when she moved in next door to him in 2009 and he popped round to help her fix the Internet. The pair hit it off and Kate quickly became ‘the girl next door’, even being saved under that name in Tim’s phone!
Their first date took place at a French restaurant in Oxford. Tim ordered snails and was keen for her to try the French delicacy too – unbeknown to him that Kate was actually a vegetarian! Luckily Tim’s charm was already working, so Kate forced one down and the rest is history.
Five years later, in 2014, the couple spent time camping in the Lake District, where Tim is originally from. The couple were at the top of Scafell Pike and the summit was bustling so Tim enlisted the help of a walker to take their picture. Moments later he surprised both Kate and the unknowing photographer by going down on one knee. Of course Kate said yes!
Kate made the most of her chance to try on beautiful bridal gowns, trying around 30 dresses with her mum and bridesmaids. For her perfect dress, Kate turned to their best man’s sister-in-law, Elle Jenkins, who designed it from scratch. Kate says, “it was amazing to be involved with designing my dress, searching for materials and embellishments and watching it come together”.
Accessorizing her elegant lace dress, Kate wore her mum’s pearl earrings for something borrowed, a pearl drop necklace for something new, and an anklet gifted by her bridesmaids of blue sea washed glass for something old and blue. Tim surprised her on their wedding morning with a bracelet engraved with the coordinates of the summit of Scafell Pike, how romantic!
After deciding on a country theme for their big day, Kate chose multi-way olive dresses from SugarBits.com, accessorized with bronze sandals, bronze leaf earrings, and a leaf style bracelet.
The dashing groom wore a Tweed suit from Next. Kate says her best memory from the day was the moment she saw Tim waiting for her at the end of the aisle.
The happy couple tied the knot at St Mary and St Peter’s Church in Kelsale, Suffolk. Tim’s dad Gerald, who is the Dean of Cashel for the Church of Ireland, performed their religious ceremony. Kate’s dad Jerry walked her down the aisle while Tim’s brother Mat played an acoustic version of the song chosen for their first dance – Song 6 by George Ezra.
The newlyweds then moved on to Peakhill Farm in Theberton, Suffolk, for their reception in a granary. They decorated with collected jars which they filled with flowers and candles, and wrapped fresh hops around the wooden beams. The country look was finished with hundreds of sparkling fairy lights.
Guests enjoyed BBQ food for the wedding breakfast, followed by gourmet toasties by ToastyBox later on. Friends Danielle & Becky created their beautiful four-tier naked cake. They celebrated with a guitarist and band before Tim’s friend Ben Dimond took over as DJ. They topped the night off with a charming midnight sparkler send-off.
CEREMONY | St Mary and St Peter’s Church, Kelsale, Suffolk
RECEPTION | Peakhill Farm in Theberton, Suffolk
DRESS | Designed and made by family member Elle Jenkins
BRIDESMAIDS | Multi-way olive dresses, SugarBits.com
GROOM | Tweed suit, Next
ENTERTAINMENT | DJ , Ben Dimond
HONEYMOON | Kate and Tim went back to the Lake District for a mini-moon, the new Mr & Mrs Field later visited Belize too.
PHOTOGRAPHY | Graham Hayes
VIDEOGRAPHER | ‘Moments’ videographers