I am so very sorry for not blogging for a while, I can’t quite believe it’s been over a month but in my defence it was for a good reason. As most of you will already know if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram Steve and I got married on the 18th March at The East Quay venue in Whitstable and I went from Miss to Mrs!! Yep I am now officially Mrs Griffiths (although I am keeping Truby for the business which I am pleased about) so March was all about final wedding plans (although I did manage to squeeze Mother’s Day flowers into the mix). Our wedding (more about that in a jiffy) and then we whisked off to Thailand on our honeymoon straight afterwards. Which left April catching up on our back log of work and flowering some gorgeous weddings, with it now being the start of wedding season so here we are in May, MAY!! Can’t quite believe where the time has gone. So today I am rewinding back to March and our wedding day, I know this will all sound very cliche but everything people say is true, it was the most perfect magical day of my life!! I have been fortunate enough not to suffer to much from the wedding blues 1.) Being because I have been far to busy with work 2.) As it really was just so perfect there is absolutely nothing we would have done differently or changed and you can’t really ask for any more then that can you! Here’s just a few images from our day captured by the amazing Rebecca Douglas Photography
My stunning dress was by renowned designer Stewart Parvin which I purchased via Froufrou bridal boutique in Tunbridge Wells. Nicole and the team were amazing throughout the whole wedding dress process even accommodating quite a big last minute change to my dress, just two and a half months before the big day! My bespoke belt and bracelet was handmade by the ever so talented Charlotte from My Fayre Favourite the base for both was made of twine and then had individual silver pieces attached and wired onto it, very clever!
My hair and make up was done by the not only lovely but amazing Emma Smisson and she made me look better then I had hoped or dreamed! For my hair I chose to have a bouffant on top with a messy fishtail plait and smoky eyes.
I absolutely loved designing and planning all the decor elements for our day of course I ran each of these past Steve but I think he was secretly happy to let me get on with this, his forte was the food and drink department he decided on the flavours for the cake (he has a big sweet tooth so this was rather important to him!) We also had a DIY pimp my prosecco and make your own sundae bar which were a lot of fun!
For our reception as the ceiling is quite low at the East Quay I thought it would be better to opt for low table centres which were made up of mini urns and I wanted to create a hanging canopy of fairy lights that draped from the ceiling (big thanks to my brother and brother in law for all their time and patience hanging these the day before our wedding). On the months leading up to the wedding we dyed cotton napkins different shades of blues & greys to compliment our invites which we teamed with coloured candle sticks in similar shades and for our place names we collected lots of oyster shells and we wrote each persons name inside. I was over the moon with how it all came together on the day!
Now the all important flowers! In keeping with our coastal venue, which was the main source of inspiration for our stationary (designed by the wonderful Becky Lord) and our wedding colours I opted for soft shades of blush pinks, whites, greys, silvers with splashes of light blue. Now I know I am totally bias for saying this but I absolutely adored my bouquets! They were made up of an array of ingredients including ranunculus, anemone, garden roses, lilac, genista, dusty miller, delphinium and I even managed to get hold of my favourites, sweet peas! Both mine and my sisters bouquets were finished with gorgeous hanging silk ribbons by Kate Cullen in our wedding colours of grey, pale blue & blush.
Along with the bouquets and table centres we also had a floral arch which we married in front of (that was pretty special) and a hanging flower installation above the dance floor. It felt strange not having any brief to work to and I loved creating all the flowers. My bouquet was massive, whilst I was making it I had near enough finished when I realised it was actually for me!! The girls all laughed when I had realised but then we all decided that I should just tie it off and own it anyway, go big or go home as they say!
I went and collected all the flowers from the market two days prior to the wedding (my sister even came with me, I was so shocked she got up that early!) and I worked with the girls on all the flowers on the lead up but on the day itself I decided that I would leave the rest of the set up in their capable hands and they did an incredible job!! Big thanks to Ami, Sarah, Lisa, Hazel & Sarah, you guys are the best & none of it would have been possible without you!
This is just a snippet of our day, Steve and I currently have the hard task of narrowing down our favourite images to pick 100 for our album which we are struggling to do as we love all our wedding images captured by Rebecca! I can’t wait to see our wedding video too which the brilliant Ignite Films are currently working on. It’s hard to put into words what an incredible day it was but two of my favourite moments has to be during the ceremony when Steve and I shared our personal vows with each other and on the dance floor in the evening when all our family and friends were just going crazy dancing and having the best time!
Have you just got married? Would love to hear all about your special day.