A Handmade & Elegant Wedding Filled with Glittery Details & A Beautifully Unique Bouquet – Joscelyn & Christian
Meet Joscelyn and Christian. The awesome couple that first met on bonfire night then 4 years later decided to use that personal story as part of their wedding! That’s right, the theme was a starry night sky with a sprinkling of sparkles and fireworks! Doesn’t it just sound stunning? If that wasn’t enough, wait until you see the bride’s bouquet! Dale Weeks captured the whole day beautifully and let us show you just how special it was…Over to Christian to tell you more…
Our wedding Ceremony was held in St Michaels Church, Bray, and the reception was at Hall Place, Burchetts Green. The church was chosen as it is where the Bride grew up. The reception was chosen because it was a beautiful venue that could hold our many guests inside away from the rain!
The top tier of the wedding cake was carrot cake, as a surprise for the Groom. The same birds that were on the cake topper were hidden in every bouquet and button hole. The favours were flowering tea from china.
The reception venue was decorated with a mixture of different lanterns and origami paper. We also had about 100 battery powered tea lights. Suppliers were ebay, TK Maxx and a great deal of DIY.
The bridesmaids and family helped make hundreds of origami flowers for the decoration. The bride’s sister also made all the sequin jackets for the bridesmaids and the mother-of-the bride made all the bouquets and button holes. The bride hand painted the order of service and made the cake topper.
Dale Weeks was our photographer and he was wonderful! We already knew of Dale through friends and having someone who we knew we could trust made all the difference. His modern, relaxed style really suited us as a couple. He helped us capture some really special moments.
Cake was pretty central to the whole day, as we got married in the afternoon and then had tea and cake for all the guests straight after the ceremony. This was made even more special by the fact that they were all, including the wedding cake, made by a close friend, Emma Ward, who also runs her own business.
The bridesmaids dresses were from Debenhams and the jackets were made by the sister of the bride.
The Bride’s dress was from the Wedding Dress Factory Outlet in Kent. It was completely different to what I thought I would chose, but it just felt very special from the moment it was tried on. The groom wore a grey suit from John Lewis and a navy spotted bow tie from thetieroom.com.
Jason, Sarah and the team at the reception venue, Hall Place, were very accommodating. They were there from the planning through to the end of the day and really listened so we could have the relaxed day we wanted.
What Advice Would You Give To Future Couple’s Getting Married?
Switch off your phone the night before! It really does get to a point where you just need to let go and let everyone else deal with things on the day. One other thing that we did that many people said was helpful was to hand out a timetable for the toasts etc. at the reception. It meant those with kids knew they weren’t going to miss out on certain things!
Credit Where Credit Is Due: Photography: Dale Weeks / Decor: Ebay, TKMaxx & a lot of DIY / Cake: Emma Ward / Bridesmaids Dresses: Debenhams / Bride’s Dress: Wedding Dress Factory Outlet, Kent / Groom Suit: John Lewis / Groom’s Tie: The Tie Room / Reception Venue: Hall Place /
How goddam awesome was that bouquet?! Definitely one of the most unique and beautiful ones we’ve ever seen! We wish Joscelyn & Christian all of the love in the world!
Happy Monday everyone!
Much Bespoke Love