Fiona found us on Fearless after “hours trawling the internet looking at images/blogs/reviews of photographers.” and really loved our work. Fiona and Mark decided to have a small intimate wedding with a ceremony in their local Church followed by a marquee reception at home. As usual, invitation creep meant that they ended up with about a hundred guests but still managed to keep the feel of a small family celebration.

Fiona and Mark met as neighbours fifteen years ago, got together after five and have been together ever since. In Mark’s words they decided to get married “Cause we love each other.” Fiona told us “We hoped for a relaxed, fun filled day and of course for glorious sunshine. We wanted all our dearest family and friends to enjoy conversation, eating, drinking laughing and dancing and avoid any stuffy boring formalties.”

The church was so close that all the guests walked down from the house. Carol walked down with them while I stayed with Fiona until the Tesla wedding car arrived.

Fiona’s wore a Jenny Packham ‘Nelly’ dress, Jenny Packham ‘Ananti’ head dress, diamond earrings borrowed from “my gorgeous neighbour, Sue.” and “cheap and cheerful” Sandals from Debenhams.” Mark wore a blue Moss Brothers Suit. There were no ushers, no official bridesmaid but Fiona’s sister wore a lovely royal blue dress from Coast.

“All the decorations were hand made by us (lace and hessian – table runners, chair backs, covers for bales, tissue paper decorations hanging from the roof). Fiona’s bouquet was made by The Cornflower Floral Design in Winchester and they also made the button holes. All other flowers were wild flowers hand-picked from our garden and the local countryside (with a few sunflowers from Waitrose). We did most of the decoration ourselves (made the invites, church order of service, picked arranged the wild flowers, made the decorations, dressed the marquee, chose and sourced the palm leaf plates and cutlery, even rolled the napkins into our home made napkin rings!).”

The day was exactly as planned – ” Just perfect. Dads impromptu speech was great and made everyone laugh (and Fiona blush a little!)”

Any advice for couples plannng their big day? “Don’t get hung up on timings. Let the day flow and enjoy it rather than worry about everything being perfect”

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