Joanna and Chris spent 2 years planning their big day and with the help of Angelic Weddings, their day was simply beautiful.
Chris proposed to Joanna on one knee with a stunning platinum three stone diamond ring at the top of the London eye at sunset, celebrating with champagne.
The Bridal Gown
Joanna brought her beautiful Ivory strapless A line Jade Daniels gown, adorned with sequins from the National Wedding Show at the NEC Birmingham. Angelic Weddings accompanied Joanna and together they found the gown reduced from £1250 to £250 along with a stunning handmade tiara from Tigar Lillie. Joanna completed her outfit with Ivory peep toe shows from Monsoon, diamond earrings borrowed from her Mum, a pearl bracelet from Javelin, pretty light blue toe nail polish for her ‘Something Blue’ and a beautiful hand tied posy of cream roses with diamantes’ by Passion Flower of Sudbury.
Lara Coad in Long Melford Suffolk was on hand for all the dress alterations and last minute touches.
Some brilliant bargains were found on the high street, the champagne coloured bridesmaid’s dresses came from BHS which co-ordinated beautifully with stunning pearl hairpieces from Claire’s Accessories and little Lauren’s dress was from John Lewis. The groomswear was from Moss Bros, they all looked very handsome in traditional long black jackets, cream/burgundy cravats and cream waistcoats.
The Big Day
The venue chosen was the stunning Hintlesham Hall near Ipswich, a magnificent 16th century grade 1 listed country house set in beautiful mature landscaped gardens and surrounded by 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside.
The bride arrived in style in a stunning white stretched limo accompanied by her bridesmaids, Mum and Dad and daughter Lauren, with champagne and music, a truly lovely way for the bride to arrive for her big day.
After the ceremony photos were taken on the wonderful grounds, with Canapés and Pimms served.
Guests enjoyed a traditional three course breakfast including breast & thigh of Guinea Fowl with a mixed Herb Sauce and tangy lime tart with fresh raspberries.
The evening reception was held at Hintlesham Golf Club where a delightful finger buffet was served, guests danced the night away with Andy Betts Disco.
Angelic Weddings handmade Luxury Pocket Fold Invitations complete with RSVP card and Information Sheet.
Angelic Weddings was on hand to provide the finishes touches, guests received Jam Jar Favours filled with Chocolates (Footballs for the gents and Gold Balls for the Ladies), finished with a handmade tag thanking guests for attending, they were personalised doubling as place settings. Tables were named after the Grooms favourite Manchester United players, Angelic Weddings created table’s names with photos and a synopsis of each player. Passion Flower of Sudbury decorated each table with red petals and tall centre piece vases filled with red roses.
Jane Felton’s three tier ivory cake decorated with red roses and gold ribbon, a combination of traditional fruit, chocolate and lemon drizzle, totally delicious.
Joanna and Chris enjoyed a 2 week stay at the Atlantica Imperial Beach Resort in Kolymbia, Rhodes in Greece.
Helpful Hints & Tips from the couple
“Have a massage the day before to relax in preparation for your big day and pay out extra for make-up and hair to be done on the day, try not to DIY”.
“Prepare in advance! Make sure all angles covered and get involved in the preparations”.
“Quiz sheets with questions about the couple on each table, such a great way to encourage guests to chat amongst themselves and break the ice . The answers were read out by the groom and best man in comedy fashion, after the deserts and the winning table received a round of drinks”.
Top Money Saving Tip
“Jugs of tap water can save a lot, also serving sparkling wine rather than champagne. When preparing numbers for the evening buffet just cater for the evening guests only, most would have eaten anyway”.
What they would have done differently!
“We wished we had hired a professional videographer as well as a photographer”.
“Don’t worry about providing transport for everyone during the day. If they really want to attend they will find a way of getting there”.
Wedding Planner & Design: www.angelicweddings.org.uk
Cake: Jane Felton 01787 277894