Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous colourful Hertfordshire Wedding with Disney and Motorsport details.
Last week I shared the couples edgy supercharged SantaPod Raceway Engagement shoot and its my privilege to share their beautiful Wedding Day.
Images were captured by Lina and Tom Photography.
Lina and Tom have worked together for over eight 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.
I hand over to beautiful Bride Christine…
How did you meet?
We met outside a pub where I tripped and fell and Lee caught me.
Tell us about the Engagement?
It was a Tuesday (who gets engaged on a Tuesday!) I came home and there was a note on the door saying you are allowed into the hallway but not the lounge.
I go into the hallway and use the toilet (I always need a wee straight from the train).
I was washing my hands and there was a note on the mirror stating that I still wasn’t allowed in the lounge and had to go round the back.
I was thinking he had water bombs or a nerf gun.
I then go round and Lee was standing in our garden under an umbrella in his tuxedo with long stem red roses in the shape on a heart on the floor, and a small table with champagne on.
He then presented me with a Pandora charm with an L on (this has been discontinued for many years), and he said L is because he loves me.
Then he got down on one knee and proposed with my engagement ring.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey:
Lee was very involved in the wedding which was nice.
Some decisions were really easy as we are both on the same wave length, we were also conscious of wanting key pieces as opposed to lots of little pieces.
Often I would limit down the options and Lee would help make the final decision.
It was definitely a case of team work, which helped whenever things got a little stressed, we have 3 couples drop out of the wedding 2 weeks before.
For our theme that was a bit of a mix.
Lee competes competitively in DriftCup and we also support numerous drivers in the British Drift Championship so we spend a large proportion of our free time either competing or at car shows with Lee driving and me being his pit crew changing the tyres etc.
However, whilst this is an important part of our lives we did not want our wedding to be all about drifting, as Lee has a history with various cars over the years and I love Cinderella and balloons.
So we compromised, we have our engagement shoot at Santa Pod with the coloured smoke, I wasn’t letting drift cars near my dress on the wedding day as I didn’t want the rubber that flicks off on it.
However, we did decide on introducing cars on a more subtle level.
We had the romantic church service where I wore a princess style gown, with a very long train, cathedral length veil, and had my long Elsa like hair.
I also wore irregular choice Cinderella slippers with flashing lights. I arrived in a horse drawn pumpkin carriage with white horses and their plumes.
Lee arrived in a stretched limo range rover.
We left the church in the carriage then change into a Chevy Bellaire to get to our reception venue. Our guests came in a double decker red bus.
At our venue we had made tyre chairs for outside, and a cake stand out of tyres. We also had an taxi cab ice cream car turn up for the dessert.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
Red (like roses) and Blue (a slight shade darker than royal blue)
What was the best bit of your day?
All of it, I loved every minute, I smiled all day.
I think the funniest part was when dad and I surprised everyone with a daddy daughter dance which switched from a slow dance to a range of choreographed 70’s moves.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Be open to other people’s suggestions but stick to what you want ultimately.
For example so many people asked what flowers we were having at the reception, we weren’t, we had balloons and chocolate numbers.
Photographer – Lina and Tom
Venue – Ceremony – St Nicholas Church Hail Weston
Reception- Gardens at St.Paul’s Walden Bury – Hitchin with Tipis from Papakata
Shoes – Irregular Choice
Bridesmaid Gowns – House of Fraser
Suit/Kilt Hire – Ted Baker at Moss Bros
Rings – Abiba Jewellers – Hatton Gardens
Stylist/Wedding Planner – Chloe at Belle La Vie Event Management
Makeup – Tasha’s Tips
Hair – Hayley
Cake Maker – Beckie’s Cake Delice – Cambridge
Florist – Recommended by wedding coordinator
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