This was our first time at Delbury Hall and we couldn’t wait to get there to capture what looked like was going to be a stunning venue. The weather was on our side with the sun shining all day. Georgia and Scott were so friendly and their day was perfect in every way. The venue did not disappoint which made for lots of awesome backdrops.
Let’s see what the couple had to say:
How did the proposal go?– The proposal didn’t exactly go to plan. I’d heard that there was a heart shaped pond in a park near us, so after I picked Georgia up from uni one day we stopped by for a walk. It turns out that the park was far bigger than I realised and I just couldn’t find this pond. We walked for ages, then it started getting dark and it started raining. In the woods it was like something out of a horror movie! In the end I thought I just want to do it, so I got down on one knee between the trees in the mud and popped the question. She said yes somehow!
What was you vision/plan/style for the wedding?– the vision of the wedding was sort of laid back/vintage/English garden. It was kind of dictated by the dress I chose and the venue.
How did you begin planning/ inspiration?– We went to wedding shows at the NEC and started to think about what things we liked and how we would fit it into our day. Pinterest was also a big help, we had a board for each area that we needed to think of such as groom/groomsmen attire, invitations, flowers and so it helped us think about what we still needed to sort out.
Tell us about your venue?– Our venue was Delbury Hall in Shropshire. It was the first venue we went to and the only one. We fell in love with it straight away. It was always the plan to get married outside, so it was perfect.
Tell us about your dress/ accessories?– I had a Watters dress and a ‘Charlotte’ veil from TDR bridal. I looked online for ages for a hair vine and bought one on etsy, which was a bit of a risk but I couldn’t decide on one in shops I went to. I wore a pearl bracelet borrowed from my Mom and an opal ring kindly brought by my brother. The earrings and shoes were both bought from Debenhams.
How did your dress choice go?– I took my Mom, my mother in law and two bridesmaids with me. Going into dress shopping I had a vision of what I wanted and didn’t want, however when we went to look in the bridal shops with all the different choices available everyone has a different idea of what they want to see you try on. In the end we went through about 40 dresses before we found the one.
Tell us about the groom attire?– We had looked around at some different places to see what we liked and then visited a shop called Dancers which is local to us. We always wanted the Groom and Groomsmen to wear navy. We were able to find a suit we liked and a tie that matched the bridesmaid dresses really well. The plan was for the men to have brown shoes but I (George) had a change of heart about a month before, which I wouldn’t recommend but think they went better. Scott had a special locket sewn into the tie, which had pictures of his grandparents in, as they have all unfortunately passed away.
Who were your bridesmaids?– when we started planning the bridesmaid dresses were going to be pale pink. My Mom suggested sage green and when we went shopping the green just seemed to fit better into our theme. The dresses were bought from Elegant gowns and the shop was a recommendation from one of my Moms friends.
Tell us about your flowers?– we found Kate at Camomile and Cornflowers at a vintage wedding fair we visited in Birmingham. We obviously told her what flowers we needed for where but we weren’t that demanding about what flowers we wanted e.g roses etc, we gave her a colour scheme and trusted her!
Tell us about your cake?– Scott’s Mom is the cakemaker in the family and so she made the cake! Neither of us like like fruitcake, so one layer was normal Victoria sponge and the other layer was bakewell flavour sponge.
Your makeup/ hair?– Mike’s (the best man) girlfriend has a hair and makeup business called Makeup by EmaR and was the obvious choice for me. She was fantastic and very flexible, as I did make some last minute changes to my hair in regards to the hair vine I had.
Your photographer?– Nick and Sophie were brilliant on the day, making us feel at ease and comfortable both through the morning and after the ceremony. After seeing the photos we couldn’t be happier, and have got so many lovely photos to choose from! Nick is one of the nicest guys in the world and we would recommend him to absolutely everyone we know.
Explains your details and decor?– We wanted the decor to be vintage, relaxed but still elegant looking , sticking with white, green and pink colouring with the flowers. In line with the vintage theme, Anne (Scott’s Mom) made bunting from crochet doilies that went round the pagoda outside and also made fabric hearts that were on the backs of the chairs instead of chair covers. We wanted the table numbers to be very personal and so chose numbers that were significant to us e.g. 2011 the year that we met. We chose simple glass vases for our floral centrepieces and tied lace ribbon in bows around them. We had lots of help from family, including Scott’s cousin Sam, who has just started a wedding business, Lovebirds Wedding and Events. She provided games for the guests during the photography hour and flip flops for the night meaning no-one had an excuse not to be on the dance floor! We had fairy lights attached from the chandelier, as we liked the kind of ambience it created and it looked very pretty.
What were your most memorable moments?– The whole day will stay with us for the rest of our lives, but there are those little moments that made the day that bit more personal. When Georgia was asked her full name during the ceremony, the jumped the gun slightly making it half way through her new name before realising. Scott’s Dad bringing his childhood toy Custard to the day was also wonderful and so funny. It was lovely to be able to say personal vows as well as the standard vows and made it more us.
Where did you go on honeymoon?– We went to Las Vegas two days after the wedding, and absolutely loved every second of it. Georgia had never been to America before, but we already want to be back there, and are planning where to go next!
What advice would you give to future couples?– Remember that it’s your day, do what makes you happy whether it be the food choices/venue/guest list/decor- its about celebrating you and your partner. The day will go unbelievably fast so make sure you enjoy the day as it’s happening and take some time just you and your partner.