Liz and Terry wanted their wedding to be relaxed, informal and fun. The tone was set when Terry danced down the aisle to The Proclaimers’ Five Hundred Miles with his best man by way of an entrance. The ceremony and vows were evidently heartfelt, yet relaxed and joyous. After the ceremony, Terry danced down the aisle again, only this time with his new wife! They both love dancing and it was lovely that they could infuse their wedding with this passion, as well as their love of fun and of one another.
The ceremony and reception were both elegant and simple. Crisp green foliage was used throughout and looked fantastic against the white table linens and white orchids. The weather on the day was actually quite stormy and it even hailed at one point, yet the simplicity of the green and white colours kept everything bright, summery and brilliant. We did get lucky and the sun shone exactly when we needed it to, allowing us to get some beautiful photos in the grounds of Bickley Mill in Devon. It was a privilege to be Liz and Terry’s wedding photographer and share this day with them!
The men’s suits were Boss, as were the Terry and his best man’s ties. Liz and Terry decked their sons in green silk ties to match the superb verdant colour scheme.
I love Liz’s Phase Eight dress, it went so well with the day, simple and elegant! Liz’s hair was styled by Roma in Torquay. She said that she wanted to keep her usual style and I think she made a great decision because she looked gorgeous. Her makeup was done by her niece Ellie Cowley, who was also a bridesmaid. Liz said that she wanted to look recognisable so as not to scare Terry on the day… suffice to say that he was anything but!
Liz designed all the stationary herself using Vistaprint. The table names and cards were inspired by Liz and Terry’s mutual love of Africa, and the photos were their own. Their daughter in law Alex is a talented artist, so she edited the images to create a very tonal look, which went with the elegant look of the day.
The cake was made by Liz’s best friend Kate; a very talented cake decorator! Liz asked Kate if she could include orchids and ruffles in the design and the effect is absolutely stunning. The orchids look so real it’s hard to believe they’re sugar!
Liz and Terry found the excellent The Quartertones online at Entertainment Nation. Liz and Terry love dancing and the dance floor was certainly kept full by them.
“Dear Holly, we loved your natural informal style and we’ve been delighted by our photos. It was a pleasure to have you at our wedding and you recorded so many special moments for us. It was lovely that you blended so seamlessly into the day and with our guests, we didn’t notice many of the photos being taken and we think these are actually the best ones! We wanted to create a relaxed, informal, fun wedding and that is exactly what you captured on your photos. Thank you very much!”