Crash Taylor interviews the bride:
Wedding Venue: The Carriage Hall, Plumtree- we fell in love with the relaxed, modern rustic feel of the venue as soon as we visited.
How many guests: 70 day, 100 evening
Catering: The Carriage Hall- the venue is owned by the renowned Perkins Restaurant, so we knew we were in good hands with regards to food, and one of the reasons we chose the venue.
Wedding Breakfast Meal: Guests were served a starter of either Ham hock & parsley terrine with celeriac & apple rémoulade or Crisp goats cheese ravioli with sweet pepper sauce and fried basil. The main course was a choice of either Slow braised blade of beef with Dauphinoise potato, green cabbage, brandy & green peppercorn cream sauce or Roast suprême of local chicken, served with fondant potato, green beans & red wine jus. Dessert was a choice of either Milk chocolate tart with passion fruit sorbet or White chocolate & raspberry crème brûlée with Carriage Hall cookie. All very delicious!
Wedding Dress: Eddy K dress with David Tutera belt from Cheshire Bridal Wear
Hair stylist: Helen Sutcliffe www.helensutcliffehair.co.uk
Make up artist: Rochelle O’Brien www.rochelleobrien.co.uk
Florist: Michele Gledhill www.michelegledhill.co.uk
Jeweller: Tiffany & Co earrings- a gift from Graham, the necklace I wore is a family heirloom that my great grandmother wore on her wedding day in the 1920s and has been worn by all the brides in the family since. My engagement ring and our wedding rings were from Steven Stone in Hale, Cheshire.
Shoes: Rainbow Club
Wedding Cake: M&S
Reception Venue: The Carriage Hall- we wanted to have our whole wedding day under one roof, so that guests could relax and not have to travel between venues
Transportation: We had a vintage VW Campervan named Sybil from CW Campervans http://www.cwcampervans.co.uk
First Dance Song: A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay https://youtu.be/zp7NtW_hKJI
(our band was The Gobots from Manchester) http://thegobotsband.co.uk
Honeymoon: Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Can you tell us where and how Graham proposed? On holiday in Nha Trang, Vietnam. He surprised me with a sunset river cruise with champagne before a private seafood barbecue on the beach. Following that we took a stroll along the deserted beach, where he asked me to marry him. Very romantic!
The most memorable moment of the day?
Saying our vows to each other and Graham’s speech, both incredibly moving moments that I’ll never forget.
What advice would you give to brides reading this who are planning their wedding? It’s so easy to get swept away by all things wedding, so remember what was most important to you both when you first got engaged and stick to it. Also, remember it’s your day so try not to please others too much!
Did you go over budget? Only on the honeymoon, but well worth it!
Crash Taylor Wedding Photography Nottingham 2016