This post is only about eight months delayed but I wanted to share some details of our wedding with you all.
Naturally I want to post one of our photos every day to my feed but I fear you’ll have enough of me by about day four.
Before I proceed please know this was very much a DIY wedding. We had family members making bunting and I had to drink a lot of gin to get our table decorations sorted. We paid for it ourselves but had lots of help from family and friends along the way.
Oh and when annoying people say “I wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding” to you before you get married – They mean it.
Please pour wine/tea as required and enjoy the photography of the one and only Paige Grace.
Living in Dorset I knew we had to get married there. Spending the other half of my time in Wiltshire I kind of wanted that too, I’m a woman that can’t choose, what can I say.
We got married in our local registry office in Dorset which was quite expensive but it really is lovely. Registry office prices vary from town to town so if you don’t mind the travel, it could be cheaper down the road.
Tucked away in Fonthill Gifford lies a little shop called Clementine’s and beautiful venue that they hire out for weddings on referrals from friends. Luckily for me, I was told by a colleague about this little spot and had to have it.
We got to design the whole thing our own way and there was no wedding planner called Karen chasing us around, were left completely to ourselves. Bliss.
Camping was available too so in the morning we all got up together, did a quick clean up and our friend Michael and the urban larder crew made us bacon sandwiches in the morning.
Our good friends Arnie and Sarah from Urban Lader are foodies from heaven. We discussed our edible dreams over a few too many glasses of wine and they made everything perfect for us.
Mini desserts because I love small things and a posh BBQ fit for Mr. Till. When the evening kicked off their tent turned even turned into a noodle shack. I KNOW. It wasn’t the informal/formal sit down meal we imagined, it was even better.
Paige. Oh Paige.
Paige Grace was the find of the century. She came all the way from Devon for us and I bloody love her for it. The most adorable human being. No words are needed, Paige’s pictures encompass everything she is about, soul and all.
Flower crown? Of course. When else will I get a chance! Mollie (from Pamplemousse) is so creative. I had no idea what I wanted, she just looked at me and knew.
I mean look at them.
I didn’t give this gorgeous girl much to go on with the description of green, English and dusky rose. Thank god for you Mollie and all your flower loveliness.
The cafe/florist called Pamplemousse is now open in Shaftesbury and anyone who’s anyone will be paying a visit (after all of you know what is over of course)…
As I said, we drank a lot of gin for the table names, ordered a lot of cheap candle sticks, Nan made some bunting, we borrowed Christmas lights (which we lost I’m so sorry), stole some fire pits and Voi La! Dan made this awesome Dorset sign because if I didn’t tell you before, we live in Dorset.
THE MAKE UP & HAIR
Jaz was my make up artist and honestly, she was calm and collected and my makeup didn’t move an inch until I washed it off at 3pm the next day, stop judging me.
Jenna made my blonde locks go from zero to hero in twenty five minutes and even placed my flower crown on my head like the regal human I think I am.
Thanks girls I leave for work at 6.30am so if we could arrange something daily that would be great.
I am a sucker for a small business. My sister brought her wedding dress from this mother daughter duo and it just felt right.
Lisa listened to what I thought I wanted and encouraged me to try on other dresses to. There was no rush, my family and maid of honour could come with me and we brought it there and then. When you know, you really do know.
Thank you to Bride by Design for making me feel like the Greek goddess I’m pretty sure I was in another life…
Once I started looking for cakes I realised they were a million pounds and we’re not even that fussed on eating it.
Dans mum works for Waitrose (yes to the discount) so we brought a build your own naked cake and Mollie (flower goddess) decorated it with fresh flowers. It cost just shy of £100 but looked boujie as anything.
We also only cut it in front of like five people and forgot to give it out so just as well…
We couldn’t put into words how perfectly imperfect our day turned out to be.
Our friends and family helped us every step of the way, in every way.
Having such beautiful, kind people in your life really puts in to perspective how little anything else really matters.
We’ve been married for 8 months now and we’ve fallen out, argued (Dans fault obviously) but have had a hell of lot of fun being newly weds too.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
Lots of love,