Sarah & Damon 27th May 2107
I just had to share this story as it goes to show you should have the wedding you want rather than what is expected. I first met Sarah and Damon at a wedding fair in April 2016 and we had a meeting at their chosen venue Bodiam Castle in the May. There were plans for Sarah to arrive by boat and Damon to parachute in! Flowers were to adorn the bridge over the moat and of course the usual bridesmaids, buttonholes and table flowers. A quote was sent and approved and as is often the case a lull in communication followed as further details are not required until nearer the wedding.
I do like to keep in touch with couples so in January 2017, the year of the wedding I emailed Sarah to see how their plans were coming along and this is what I received back – ‘We have slight change to arrangements as we got married in Gretna Green’ Well I wasn’t expecting that! Sarah explained they felt the wedding planned had become too far removed from what they really wanted so just decided to go and get hitched. You can see from the photo below that was on the 7th October 2016.
They were still going to have a blessing and reception for friends and family on the original date but more local (St. Leonards on Sea) and low key. The colours and flowers were the same, summer pastels in tones of peachy pink, pale blue and cream with a touch of deeper blue for the maid of honour.
Looks like they had a great time and should be a lesson to all, it’s your day so have the wedding you want and not what other people impose.
Bouquet of hydrangea, stocks, roses, veronica, nigella and delphinium for the bridesmaid.
A proud Damon waiting for Sarah
The girls, dog and camper!
Birdcage table flowers
The cake by Fairy Dust Baker
And we mustn’t forget the special guest!
Lovely shot of Sarah & Damon to end the story.
Thanks to Maria of Ebourne Images for all the lovely photo’s.