We were absolutely over the moon when we received an email from 'Wedding Ideas' Magazine informing us that Samantha, one of our lovely brides from 2014, had written a piece all about her and David's wedding day for the "Real Life Weddings" section of the magazine, which was to be published in this year's October issue. For those of you who didn't catch the issue, we've reproduced some of the transcript from the piece and included many more images to give you a taste of just how unique and magical the couple's day turned out to be...
After first meeting when he gatecrashed Samantha's work Christmas party, David proposed one Christmas morning. "He wrapped the ring up to look like a tube of sweets", explains Samantha. "I was pleasantly surprised when a little ring box fell out of the paper, when I looked up David was down on one knee among all the wrapping paper!"
David wore a charcoal grey suit with a paisley waistcoat and matching tie. "He looked so handsome and I couldn't wait to see him at the end of the aisle," remembers Samantha.
Samantha found 'the one' after only trying on five gowns in Just Perfect Bridalwear. The Justin Alexander dress was complemented by a pretty headpiece and veil. "My something old, borrowed and blue was David's Grandmother's beautiful ring," she says. "It was and honour to wear it."
The blue bridesmaid dresses were made by a family friend, and the flower girls wore dresses from high street favourite, BHS.
Samantha and David were married in their local 900 year old family church. David's dad played the guitar while the couple signed the register and they had two readings including How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog by Tailor Mali.
Food features highly in Sam and David's lives so, alongside the wedding breakfast menu, guests enjoyed a 'round the world' buffet in the evening. Their first dance was to Make you Feel my Love by Adele. Music was the theme of this lovely wedding, which leant itself to lots of musical details like vintage hearts made with sheet music and treble clef logos on the stationary. The couple hired old VW Beetle cars and a Campervan to transport the bridal party, the Funky Flower Company was in charge of flowers and Kelly Anne's Cakes created the couple's stunning cake. The guestbook was an old classical guitar that everyone signed and caricaturist Mike Giblin sketched guests throughout the evening. A roulette table and sweet cart kept all their nearest and dearest entertained!
Samantha and David enjoyed a five-day break in Scotland with their beloved Dogs.
Where: St Michael and All Angel's Church, Houghton le Spring and South Causey Inn, County Durham.
When: September 2014
Photographers: Tony and Andrea i Indigo Photography i [email protected] i 07858 500 175