When Hannah first stepped inside Bickley Mill Inn she got butterflies and knew it was the one! An intimate and enchanting venue with everything she had dreamt of; rustic elegant rooms, beautiful garden & decking area and newly refurbished rooms.
Liam proposed to Hannah at Disney Land, which inspired many elements of this wedding in a beautiful & tasteful way. The proposal was in front of the Magical Kingdom Castle, which features as a silver silhouette on top of their three tiered white cake, with glitter swagging draped between brooches by Cut Me Off a Slice.
Louise at Wild Floral Designs did a perfect job of taking Hannah’s ideas and creating a look that was fairytale inspired and floral vintage. Her buttonholes, beautiful bouquets, and venue decorations are always a pleasure to photograph!
The make up was by Aimee Welsh – Buff Beauty and hair was by Emma at Head of Hair & Beauty. The bridesmaids wore pearl stud earrings that Hannah gave to them when she asked them to be her bridesmaids and she brought them matching necklaces to wear on the day. The bridesmaids looked stunning in their pink ‘Lola’ dresses from Janes, Torquay. This Mori Lee dress was the first Hannah saw, in the first wedding magazine she bought, and she fell in love! The moment she tried in on at Serenity in Newton Abbot she knew it was the one. Feeling like a princess, it was everything she wanted; low back, lace, fitted but with the fishtail bottom to feel like a bride.
The silver freshwater cultured pearl cubic zirconia drop earrings were a wedding gift from Liam, matching her engagement and wedding ring. Doesn’t Hannah look absolutely stunning putting them on?! The suits were hired from Angel Face Bridal Studio and the groomsmen had personalised socks which were part of their gifts. Hannah took to Pinterest to look for vintage table plans. She brought the birdcage from Wild Floral Designs DIY’ed it with the rose garland, Mr & Mrs sign, card, pegs and pearls, all put together in an afternoon with her sister.
They chose candelabras as one of the centre pieces to fit in with the fairytale theme as they looked identical to the one in Beauty and the Beast, and the pearls matched the vintage feel and complemented the pearls on Hannah’s dress. The 2nd centre piece was a birdcage full of fresh roses and foliage. The tables had personalised ‘Mr and Mrs Pellowe’ rose pattern heart confetti scattered on them. The floral vintage theme continued throughout with hessian bunting, pots full of fresh roses and foliage, mini birdcages, tealight candles and a hanging heart wreath made with fresh roses and foliage. All beautifully done by Wild Floral Designs. The tables were named after different parks in Florida, with a polorised style holiday photos of Hannah & Liam. The top table was called the Magic Kingdom with a picture of the proposal. Hannah’s advice for the day: Enjoy your planning and don’t wish time away because before you know it the day arrives and goes so quickly. On the big day, remember to breathe and take it all in together as husband & wife. When planning don’t worry and stress over the finer details because you will realise on the day that’s not what the guests notice! “We couldn’t have picked a better photographer, from our first consultation I knew Holly was the photographer for us. She completely made Liam and I feel at ease and relaxed and blended in beautifully. When we received our photo’s we shed lots of happy tears and laughter. Holly captured every single detail of our wedding and we got to re-live every single moment of our magical day. Our wedding album, prints and usb stick came in the cutest packaging and I literally can’t recommend her enough.” – Hannah & Liam
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