First up, congratulations Kym and Steve on your marriage! I genuinely enjoyed every minute of the day. In keeping with this being a lifestyle blog and whatnot I thought I’d share a few photos from the wedding I attended yesterday accompanied by a Lily commentary because we all know I can’t help myself.
Didn’t Kym look stunning in her Medieval style dress! I love that it’s just that little bit different. Oh and I must point out the neckline sitting nice and smoothly courtesy of yours truly! It had previously been square and gaped a little but some nifty tucks sorted that one out. I did a good job, if I do say so myself. 😉
There was a definite feeling of sincerity about this wedding. As any wedding should be, the day was a true reflection of the couple and their relationship, meaning lots of emotion humour and laughs throughout the day! The ceremony itself was lovely and the vows made me chuckle. ‘I promise not to lose my keys’ etc.! Preparations took place at my house with ‘Lily’s Boudoir’ being transformed into a hair and makeup salon. Everything started bright and early – well, grey, rainy and early to be precise, but whatever. Spirits weren’t dampened in the slightest! Typical that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday this week have been half decent and Friday it absolutely chucked it down, but that’s England for you. We had clear brollies at the ready.
An insight into the day: bridesmaids were nipping to the Spar at 8am to replenish Prosecco supplies… Yeah, enough said on that one!
This was the Zelda themed wedding I referred to in this post. To be honest I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I’ve never attended a themed wedding before, but the Zelda stuff was really cool! Kinda subtle so nothing seemed too crazy, but just a nice amount to ensure the day was unique. A castle for a wedding cake, for example! Kym had glass diamond table decorations specially made for the occasion too – I think they’re points to collect or something, I’m not entirely sure. 😛
My mum and I were both guests and photographers so had cameras around our necks for most of the day. Photographing a wedding can be difficult in that you don’t want to be too obtrusive at important moments, but you also want to make sure you capture the best shots possible for the bride and groom, so it’s a fine line. Didn’t make the day any less enjoyable though! I was just trying my hardest not to trip over in the middle of the ceremony, to be honest. 😉 (I did trip over a bag handle and almost faceplanted, but only at the back so I don’t think too many people noticed. I hope not anyway…)
Obviously rain and dark skies don’t exactly make photography easy either, but there we made the most of the early start by having all afternoon to play with. Everybody was dragged outside the second the heavens ceased to pour! There we reaped the benefits of a chilled out bride and relaxed day, too, which is always a bonus.
One thing I really enjoyed about the day was the amount of mingling and getting to know people. We met some real characters yesterday, put it that way! My face genuinely hurt from laughing so much. (Dale and Dan, looking at you!). The seating plan had us all mixing too, which I like. Ours quickly became the naughty table! Some of us only meeting each other on the day but that just made things funnier, if anything. One lady in particular was soooo funny and lovely. Hello Nadine! It’s great when you get on so well with people you’ve only just met, isn’t it?
My Jones + Jones dress was perfect to wear and received quite a few compliments! It’s one of those dresses that you can actually relax in (not strapless and falling down… not bodycon and horrible to wear after a buffet… not too short that you’ve gotta really be careful how you sit… not long and trailing and snagging… you get the idea) so I didn’t have to actually think about it at all.
My head paid the price for all the fun this morning. Today has been spent very chilled by comparison. 😛
lily kate x