A wedding is not only a celebration of marriage, it's a celebration of you and your partner. It's a day of personal expression, family traditions and your love of one and other.
I just love weddings where you can feel every little detail has some kind of meaning behind it. Whether it's the couples love of a particular hobby, favourite flowers or a nod to someone who is not with us any more, all these details make the wedding unique to you.
Recently, I attended Hannah and Joe's big day. They were one of the most laid back, friendly couples you could meet. You could just instantly tell how important the day was to them. They had chosen the Yoghurt Rooms in East Grinstead as the venue. From the bride getting ready to the evening party, everything was held here. Just off the beaten track this venue was perfect for Hannah and Joe. It had an abundance of character, everywhere you looked was something unique and quirky.
On top of this beautiful, charismatic venue was all the little details added by the Bride and Groom. Everything had it's place and meaning. It was not only a celebration of them as a couple but their family and friends. Little nods here and there like the artichoke with a bow on, a little nod to a close friend. The wall of photos celebrating fun moments from their childhood through to all their travels together. My personal favourite was the tandem bicycle that Joe and his father used to ride when he was a child... he even showed me an old photo which oozed with nostalgia and the love they had for this detail that was so important for them.
From all these details, you could sense how important their family and friends were to them. Everyone celebrated all day, no evening guests separated from the days festivities, everyone was welcomed for the full experience. What a fantastic day it was too! It was an overwhelming sense of joy from start to finish, there was laughter and tears of happiness throughout. A true celebration of an amazing couple heading off to start their new married life together.
Here are a few of my personal favourite from the day...