We love this couple’s unique orange blossom day. We’ve never seen anything like it!
“It happened on Christmas morning 2010,” remembers Nicola. “Joff likes to tell people that he hid the ring on his toe, and asked me for a foot massage – but unfortunately what really happened wasn’t that original!”
The bride’s outfit
“I found my dress at Emily Bridal Boutique in Sheffield – Emily was my dress fairy godmother,” smiles Nicola. The bride looked chic and sweet in her tea-length gown from the Blue by Enzoani collection.
“I styled it with a white ribbon around the waist for the daytime, and then changed to a black ribbon and a black hair fascinator for the evening party,” Emily explains.
The bride’s accessories
Nicola’s flirty and fun sense of style really shines through in her 1950s-inspired wedding outfit. We love her antique jewellery, Ted Baker peep-toe shoes and a pair of lace gloves that her mum found in the Accessorize sale!
The groom’s outfit
“Joff and I picked his outfit together at a great independent store called Woven in Durham – Chris the owner really knows his stuff, and he was super helpful and inspiring,” remembers Nicola.
Nicola’s girls looked fabulous in their Mango frocks. “They were a strange but lovely colour – a mixture of peach, tangerine and coral. They set the tone for the wedding,” says Nicola.
“I spent most of my childhood as a member of our local church, and my mum is still a volunteer Sunday school teacher there, so it was the only venue choice for us,” explains Nicola. Their service included a reading from a close friend called The One and hymns picked by both Nicola and Joff’s mums.
After the wedding ceremony, Nicola and Joff hosted a drinks reception of peach Bellinis and canapés at the Champagne Bar at Chester Racecourse. This was followed by everyone walking over to the Guild Hall in Chester for the wedding reception.
“One reason we chose the Guild Hall was because it’s already a visual treat inside, and wouldn’t need too much decorating,” explains Nicola. “We loved the high ceilings, beautiful stonework, wood panelling and colourful banners. We simply decorated each table with a single Narcissus placed in an up-cycled glass jar. Simple and chic!” The couple’s wedding cake was handmade by their Reverend’s wife and flowers were provided by Fresh Flowers in Hoole.
The couple spent a magical week exploring Marrakech in Morocco.