Although, technically speaking, every wedding should be a happy occasion for the couple tying the knot, some marriages simply connect you emotionally with its main players more than others. This was the case with Emily and Pete’s. Forget for one moment that the events of the day had been carefully planned and pulled off to perfection. Forget for one moment that the weather and nearby fields full of flowers were both on our side. What struck me was how infectiously thrilled the bride and groom were to read their vows to one another. That is, after all, what marriage is about.
Sometimes it's all too easy to get caught up in the trimming of a table plan or the choosing of the canapés and forget that love is the reason why weddings exist. I get the feeling Pete and Emily knew exactly what was important, as love was a big theme during the day. I'm not just talking about the letters suspended from the ceiling either. It was a very moving ceremony and when it got to the speeches we were moved all over again.
One of the highlights of the day was the spectacular decorations at their venue, Priory Cottages in Yorkshire, which, I believe, were almost single-handedly prepared by Emily’s mum. She sewed 150 metres of bunting and 70 lovebirds as well as sorting out drying the petals for confetti and the arrangement of the tea lights. The cake was beautiful as well but I'm not sure who was responsible for that. A fantastic day turned into a terrific night as musician Matt James played under a starlit dance floor. I'm honoured to have been part of this very special day and wish Emily and Pete all the very best for the future.
Emily's Supplier Shout Out:
Hair - Kimberley Ellis
Singer & DJ - Matt James
Prop hire - Add Vintage
Cake - Alison McCabe from AJ Wedding cakes (family friend)
Flowers - Brides Aunt and Grandmother
Stationary - Emily