One of the first couples we got to meet at a wedding fair this year, we met Nicky and Craig in Frome for The Wedding Emporium at the Cheese and Grain. Wedding fairs just after Christmas are always a real treat, as you can always feel the excitement in the room for a new year and brides and grooms all starting to get serious about their wedding planning – and Nicky and Craig were no exception!
Nicky and Craig opted to have an engagement shoot before their wedding (those of you who follow our blog may remember this from our previous post), and so by the big day itself they felt really prepared and relaxed for their wedding photos. The ceremony itself took place at St Marys Church within the grounds of the always fabulous Orchardleigh House & Estate, followed by a stunning reception within the grounds of their family home in Foxcote, near Midsomer Norton and Bath.
This beautiful pair have a real love for vintage style, and what was extra special about their big day was that they opted to plan it all pretty much from scratch, hosting their wedding on the family ménage within a beautifully styled marquee and bar provided by PSJ Marquees and filled with vintage games and props provided by Vintage Marquees. The pair arrived in style in a beautiful horse and carriage provided by Carriages by Midnight.
It is always so special when couples go for the DIY approach with their venue for the day, as planning from scratch really does ensure an extra special, very individual experience! The amount of thought that had gone into the smaller details – literally building up their own venue from scratch – was just so personal to the couple and really did make a day oh-so unique to them. While planning from scratch can be a daunting task, when you see a wedding like Nicky and Craig’s you really do see how well it can pay off!
Nicky looked stunning in her wedding dress from Nicoler Rene Bridal, with hair by Kelly Edmunds and make-up expertise provided by Gemma Avent. Craig looked equally dapper in his Mos Bros suit and bow tie get-up!
The couple styled the space with stunning and very authentic vintage set-pieces – we particularly loved the vintage selfie mirror provided by Selfie Mirror South West and the array of beautiful floral displays provided by Minty & Son, Frome. The vintage style was completed with beautiful afternoon tea cakes, scones, jam and cream provided by The Bridge Tea Rooms and wedding cake by Louise’s Bespoke Bakes.
What really struck me about Nicky and Craig’s day was the amount of thought and planning that had gone into it to truly make it the day of their dreams - and so unique to them! Most importantly though, the effort that they put into it truly reflected the passion and love so obvious in their lives together, and when combined with the family and friends that filled the day with joy it truly was a winning combination!