Today we share the wedding of Prue and George. The WPC couple celebrated their marriage at Prue's Somerset family farm. They surrounded themselves with green and white foliage, created by the mother-of-the-bride. Read on to hear their engagement story, how Prue knew her dress was the one and see their favourite WPC presents.
Going to the showroom and seeing everything we could choose. We had heard such wonderful things about The Wedding Present Company and knowing we were choosing things for our life as husband and wife was so exciting.
We had friends that had used The Wedding Present Company and absolutely loved it, so it felt natural to use them as well. We had heard such wonderful things about the wide range of suppliers and how easy it was, and it lived up to all expectations.
No we haven't had them delivered yet, but are very much looking forward to unpacking them when they arrive.
We went out to walk the dog, which wasn't unusual, and did a walk we do often through the woods, I was walking ahead of George - chatting away, and stopped at the top of the hill to wait for him, we then had a hug, he kissed me on the forehead and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was incredibly special and just right for us.
I think I have always known I wanted a wedding that was green and white in colour and theme, the flowers and marquee really replicated this.
The venue was on our family farm in a field. The Marquee Supplier was Taddle Farm Tents.
The flowers were absolutely sensational. My mother is a florist (Flower Mouse Floristry) and really made my vision come to life. She honestly didn't stop. Our lovely friend Liv is a flower grower with Stowford Flowers and having her flowers in my bouquet was so special. We had a beautiful floral arch at the entrance of the church, floral meadows in the church and marquee and so much more. My bouquet and my Bridesmaids bouquets were just perfect. We all had beautiful white peonies, with apple blossom, Canterbury bells, and so much more. It was the bouquet I had always dreamt of having!
My Dress was from The Mews - 'Roy' Marie Laporte - I felt so relaxed in my dress, I knew it was the one when I didn't want to take it off. The Veil was my Mother’s which was so special to wear as they are married 40 year this year. It was perfect for the dress as well, it was a perfect fit in both style and design. My Shoes were Rainbow - which were incredibly comfy all day, I didn't take them off till the night was over. My Jewellery was given to me from various family members which was so special. I had long pearl drop earrings, and my late Grandmother's Dove Earrings, I had two pearl bracelets from my parents and my Engagement ring, which also doubled up as my something Blue.
The Bridesmaids, My mother and I all had our Hair done by Rachel from Brothers and Sister. Make up was done for us all by the very talented Lauren from Spence and Oliver. She worked so hard and I didn't even feel like I had make up on, which was perfect as I wanted to look as natural as possible. My bridesmaids and Mother all looked so beautiful as well.
I had four Bridesmaids, one Flower Girl and Two Page boys. Three of my bridesmaids were from school and my Matron of honour is my best friend from Norland. Our three littlies were our Godchildren, which was so special to have them by our side. My bridesmaids all wore sage green dresses from Asos and looked stunning in them. Our godchildren's outfits were from Amelia Brennan and they looked so sweet. I gave my Bridesmaids a small pillow and pillowcase from Cologne & Cotton and had them embroidered with their initial and a Hydrangea by the very clever Lottie Mayland Embroidery.
Our caterer was a great friend of ours, she worked so hard to create our menu, everything looked and tasted amazing! We knew what sort of menu we wanted and Rach from Sprout & Woodruff really helped us put this into practise. For Starter we had Blue Vinney and Balsamic Red Onion Tart, with Salad and a balsamic Glaze. Main was a firm favourite of Boeuf Bourguignon with Truffle Mash and Seasonal Greens and Pudding was a classic Eton Mess with passionfruit Coulis. Our amazing Lemon Drizzle Wedding Cake was made by my incredibly talented Godmother, she made the perfect wedding cake for us! The Edible Flowered cake was more than I imagined was possible.
Our Champagne was Fillipo Sansovino, the Red wine was a Portuguese Douro and the white was a delicious Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico. The bar was serving Beer, Mojitos, Gin and Tonics and WKD.
Our photographer was the incredibly talented Andrew Brannan, I knew as soon as we were engaged, I needed to see if he was free, as I had seen him at a few friends weddings and saw the beautiful photography that he produced. I was so thankful that Andrew was free and that he was able to be part of our day, he made us feel so relaxed and really captured the day so well. We can't stop looking back over the photos he has taken, they are so beautiful. Our second Shooter was Connie Campbell who again did such a beautiful job of capturing everything else I forgot to ask for. Looking back and seeing the photos of everyone arriving at the church was so lovely to see, and to see how George's nerves were holding up!
We had the The Co - Stars play, who were amazing, I had seen them play twice at friends weddings and the dancefloor was never empty. After the band we had George's school friends DJ for us! It was brilliant, a blast from the past when they were all 16!
Our beautiful Stationary was designed by us, I knew I needed a bit of help with the Calligraphy so asked Liv from Liv's Letters to assist and she didn't let us down. The drawings on all our stationary was done by one of my bridesmaids!
Gosh there are so many favourite moments but one of our favourite moments was the church ceremony, stood at the front with the vicar listening to a full church singing their hearts out at our favourite hymns. The reception was perfect, everyone drinking champagne and having a lovely time really was the best sight to behold. Our day was just perfect, filled with such happiness and love.
Our advice would be to have fun with it, we knew the vision we were going for on the day and we just needed to work as a team to set it in motion. We made sure we knew what we needed to do, I had my jobs to do and George had his, once those were sorted we could help each other with the bigger jobs, my Matron of honour gave me a notebook when we got engaged and it became my wedding lifeline - i wrote alot of lists, did a lot of drawings and wrote a lot of important information in that book!