Alice in Wonderland Wedding
Wow. What can I say?! I am absolutely blown away. What an incredibly beautiful, emotional, extremely hot! and all round fabulous day for Megan and Richard. I am so pleased the day they had been planning for so long went so perfectly well for them. I have never known a couple to put in so much personal hard work and physical planning and organisation all by themselves- with a bit of help from family and friends of course.
When I met Megan and Richard well over a year ago and they were explaining that they were going to do pretty much everything themselves- from planning, decor, and even the catering and the cake AND having the reception at their own home! I was thinking are these two mad?! haha But honestly, they pulled off the most incredible Alice in Wonderland themed wedding with afternoon tea and they DID NOT MISS A THING. They had it all.
They are lucky enough to have a fabulous garden space for a marquee and a cute little church across the road- so it was the perfect set up.
Megan's eye for detail is unbelievable. She had this amazing vision of a vintage style wedding with Alice in Wonderland touches, loads of flowers and all the little details you can imagine- and they managed to create it perfectly. I could not believe that the pair of them had constructed every little bit of decor that you see. And I mean EVERYTHING. They customised all the lamps above the tables, created incredible eclectic centre pieces, collected all the vintage tea cups themselves over time and this absolutely stunning marquee set up is the result. Even some family members built the bar for them from scratch!? I mean- who does that?! haha These two are so dedicated when they have a vision and they are so talented in putting it all together. They are truly inspiring! They have even started their own event hire/planning and catering company as a result- check them out- Strawberry Rose Events. If their own wedding is anything to go by- they are AMAZING.
The morning was great fun and the girls were still placing the finishing touches in the marquee before the ceremony. Megan looked absolutely insane in her champagne colour Brides Dress Revisited Gown. You can tell how blown away her girls were when they saw her!
It was a very emotional church service but Megan held it together and it was such a beautiful ceremony.
After the service, we headed straight to The Hop Shop at Castle Farm lavender field down the road in Megan's beautiful little vintage car. This girl's style is on point! It was insanely HOT in the open field. But it was so worth the trip. The lavender field was in full bloom and it was simply stunning.
Back at the reception, everyone enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in the garden and awed at the incredible Alice in Wonderland wedding reception decor and creativity.
Megan and Richard had organised a delicious afternoon tea spread with a buffet and amazing towers of cakes with a little help from their team. It was so perfect for such a hot day too.
The speeches were incredibly emotional and I struggled to hold it together myself! Megan and Richard clearly have a very special group of family and friends around them that they are so grateful for. It was really touching to hear all about them and their stories.
After the formalities had finished, the evening flowed, the drinks flowed and the party started. The sunset was beautiful and I think everyone was glad when the temperature finally dropped a bit! They had an amazing band called Kristian Baker Music who got the party going and kicked the evening off to a good start.
Megan and Richard, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for being so lovely to work with. You made me feel so welcome and looked after me all day and I am truly grateful for that. As I said before- you two are such an inspiration and your hard work and dedication is admirable. It's so obvious that you are an incredible team together. I am so pleased and feel blessed to have met you both. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and all the best on all your adventures together.
Love Danielle xxx
Event Design: Strawberry Rose Events
Dress: Brides Dress Revisited
Shoes: Roland Cartier
Hair: Vanity London
Grooms Suit: Gresham Blake
Florist: Denise Thompson
Catering: Strawberry Rose Events
Cake: Strawberry Rose Events
Stationery: Strawberry Rose Events
Photo Booth: Magical Times
Marquee: EH Events and Marquees
Reception Band: Violet Jive
Evening Band: Kristian Baker