A wedding at the Lido

Imagine basking in the sun on a lounger beside a pool and lazily looking up from your magazine to gaze at the small café where you got married? This is what you get when you decide to exchange vows with your amazing husband at the Brockwell Lido in London. Mr and Mrs Harris will feel that way every time they visit their local swimming pool and how many people can say that they’ve got married in a venue where they can go to every single day? I love local weddings, and especially those in small venues that carry so much meaning for the couple.

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A wedding in a vineyard

I was so happy I was when Lucy asked me to be one of her 3 bridesmaids. The amazing groom’s dad volunteered to make his famous fruit cake to go with the cheese, and Joe and Lucy asked me to make their wedding cake. Of course they knew what they wanted: the ever famous Ginger cake with toasted marshmallow icing we had for our wedding New Year’s Eve celebration. This made my life easy as I just need to work on the decoration. All was calm until Lucy asked me to their flowers too… a centrepiece, her bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 12 boutonnières and flowers to decorate the 12 tables at the venue…

 

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A wedding in a barn

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Our friends Mary and Howie got married last week end in Sheffield. This wedding means so much for my husband and I as we first met through them. There is so much choice these days for your big day. And although they had 130 guests, they still wanted to have it all “custom made”. They chose the Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall for the ceremony and the beautiful Whirlow Hall farm for the party. The wedding party took place in a huge barn, with haystacks and hanging bunting absolutely everywhere! It was rustic, layback, natural and incredibly romantic! Continue reading