Today I am excited to share a beautiful Easter theme Wedding with a Pronovias gown at Blake Hall.
Kim and Steve got married on Easter Sunday 2015 at the 17th century beautifully barn in Essex surrounded by friends and family.
Their wonderful wedding was filled with springtime pastel colour and incredible creative personal touches.
Images were captured by Lina and Tom.
Lina and Tom have worked together for over six years and are full time photographers, and are now a husband and wife team.
They live in a little country cottage in a Cambridgeshire village with their three adorable cats.
They say of their work…
“We don’t just take the pictures, we genuinely care about giving you gorgeous wedding photos to remind you of the best day ever for your lives and beyond.”
“This is because we don’t underestimate the importance of our role on your wedding day, this is never just a job for us and we want to get to know you so you feel like you got your friends to shoot your wedding.”
“Lina is particularly always on hand to give advice on every aspect of your wedding, not just the photography.”
Lina shares a little of the couples day…
“This was a lovely wedding to shoot, so many details everywhere you looked, and all bright and sunny so you couldn’t help but smile.”
“Extra fun was provided by the bonnet-making competition and egg hunt!”
“Kim and Steve are such a lovely couple, it was a lovely relaxed day. Kim’s Pronovia’s dress was perfect for her!”
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Kim who tells us about the couples plans, and their Big Day…
How did you meet?
“We meet through a mutual friend who was Steve`s personal trainer at the time, he introduced us in the gym.”
“The guy ended up being our best man on our big day!
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged whilst in Rome celebrating my birthday in October 2013.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“Right from the start we knew what we wanted, we didn’t want formal and nothing too traditional.”
“After looking around various venues we came across Blake Hall, somewhere I had been as a child but not since.”
“It ticked all the boxes for us, it was the right size, it’s all in one space with onsite accommodation it made it feel so much more right.”
“Once we had picked the date, we used Easter and spring as the inspiration, I didn’t want to have to stick to just one colour either so I incorporated all the pastel, spring colours in to the decorations and little touches.”
“I came across the bridesmaids dresses purely by accident whilst browsing on line one evening, but once they had arrived I just knew they were the right ones and we went from there.”
“Myself and my mum collected bits and pieces from all over the place, pretty much throughout the whole year before the wedding, thank goodness they had a spare room for it all to go in to!”
“From crates to jam jars to coffee pots, I even got my guys at work collecting bits for me.”
“I loved the miss mash and vintage looks of weddings id seen in magazines and knew that would fit our look and style.”
“I got loads of inspiration from places like pintrest, I just kept pinning all the bits I loved and then narrowed it down to what was possible as you can easierly get so carried away and do too much.”
“I wanted to keep it easy and straight forward especially as we were the ones having to pull it all together on the morning of the wedding.”
“I had a vison of what I wanted to create in my head.”
“I think even at some points my mum thought id lost the plot when I started buying ladders and windows, but I was convinced it would all come together and on the morning I was relieved when it did.”
“I had some great help from friends and family.
“Putting the invitations together with my dad as chief double sided tape sticker is a great memory and painting hundreds of wooden hearts and hanging them on the washing line to dry not to mention making pompoms the night before the wedding but it was exactly how we wanted it to be.”
“With family travelling in from America and South Africa we also wanted to make sure we kept some British traditions too.”
“Being from a theatre background I wanted to make a dramatic statement with one piece.”
“I had spotted Vowed and Amazing in a magazine showcasing the letters not long after we got engaged and saved the article.”
“As things started to come together they just seemed the right thing to have in the end and I’m really glad we went for them and they looked great in the photos.”
“The lady who did our flowers is a long time family friend and I knew many years ago if I ever got married I wanted her to do my flowers.”
“She understood what we wanted to achieve and I left it to her to be creative and come up with what would work best.”
“Some of my husbands family are from South Africa and it’s a place very special to us, so we wanted to add that connection in somehow.”
“It was Nickys idea to do that with the bouquet, it was made up of traditional South Africa flowers in a relaxed hand tied manner.”
When did you get married?
“We were married on Easter Sunday, the 5th of April 2015.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The best memory was the relaxed nature of the day, we didn’t stick to too many traditions we wanted people to enjoy themselves.”
“We were very lucky that we had relatives fly in and join us for the celebration from all over the world, so it was fantastic just to spend time with them.”
“Because it was the long weekend we basically started the celebrations on the Friday night and continued through till Monday.”
“Of course there was a great abundance of chocolate that was around given that it was Easter, although my mum states she never wants to see or eat another Mini Egg ever again after doing the wedding favours.”
“To fill the gap between the end of the wedding breakfast and the evening guests arriving we had a easter egg hunt of the kids and the not quite so small ones!”
“We also gave each table a crate of bits and pieces and asked them to make a Easter bonnet, a great moment and one that created so many memories, some got really involved and really competitive when they realised a prize was up for grabs.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Prioritise what you want and spend the money there, for us we wanted a fantastic photographer to capture the day and a really good DJ to ensure we had a great party.”
“These were the first two big decisions we made after the venue and as far as we are concerned the best decisions when it came to our suppliers.”
“Make it what you want and at the end of the day its what are the most important bits for you.”
“No one remembers what was on your tables but they remember how good your DJ was and that they partied all night, to us that’s what we wanted most.”
“Take time to step away for a few minutes, stand on the outside looking in on it all, its those things you remember and don’t always see when your in the middle of it.”
“Lastly make sure you get some time together a couple of times throughout the day just to breathe and enjoy.”
Thank you so much to Lina and Tom for sharing their extraordinary photography, and this incredible Easter theme Wedding.
Wow! Just where do you start with the amazing styling – pretty florals, eye catching ladder displays, sweetie trees, photo tables, and an outstanding window table plan.
The pretty pastel colour palette matches beautifully to the season bringing a breath of fresh spring air.
Fun was obviously important and Kim and Steve have ensured fun is order of the day with bonnet making, an Easter egg hunt, and great music to bring to an end a wonderful celebration.
Venue – Blake Hall
Caterers – Water Edge Catering
Venue Decoration/Big Letters – Vowed and Amazed
Photographers – Lina and Tom
Bridesmaids – Ted Baker
Suits – Anthony Formal Wear
Mens Shoes – Barker
Make up – Rachel – Enhance my beauty
Flowers – Nicky Cage
Headpiece and Jewellery – Vintage Tiaras by Julia Beazley
Wedding Stationery – Pure Invitation
Rings – Cool Rocks
Cake – Clair`s Cakes
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