Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful, relaxed, fun, multicultural Marquee Wedding in Buckinghamshire.
The couple are Izzie and Henry and their emotional church wedding was followed by a wonderful celebration in the garden at Izzies childhood home.
Images were captured by Lina and Tom.
Lina and Tom have worked together for almost 8 years, 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 choose to focus on naturally occurring moments rather than staging a photo shoot on your wedding day.”
“An emphasis is definitely put on the fun you have so you can look back and remember a fantastic day – one of the most common things we hear about our work is ‘everyone looks so happy!’ which is exactly what we hope to achieve.”
“Hopeless romantics, we’re there with you every step of the way, helping as much as you need in the planning process but also laughing (and welling up) with you on the day, as well as regularly stepping in to help with tasks such as buttonholes and bustling!”
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Izzie…
How did you meet?
“We met at university, although it wasn’t exactly love at first sight for either of us and we were just friends until a year or so after graduating.”
Tell us about the Engagement?
“It wasn’t your traditional down on one knee engagement.”
“We’d already decided we wanted to get married but hadn’t put a timeline on it, then whilst out for a nice meal to celebrate our anniversary Henry suggested doing it in April 2016.”
“We quickly realised April weather is perhaps a little unpredictable for a marquee wedding so settled on 18th June.”
“It wasn’t until about six months later that we eventually bought a ring from great little shop in Bristol.”
“We’d looked at the usual high street shops and browsed along Hatton Garden in London but nothing had seemed quite right.”
“Having tried on pretty much all the rings in the shop I left Henry with two options then we sat on a bench in the park by Clifton suspension bridge for him to present the one he’d picked.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We had about 18 months of planning.”
“It began with investing lots of time in searching Pinterest, followed by a burst of booking things like our photographers Lina & Tom, the band and the marquee, then a bit of lull, and finally a mad rush at the end.”
“Our priority was to create a relaxed and fun day for everyone.”
“We wanted it to be informal and unpretentious – everything from the flowers, our outfits and table layout to games, playlist and choice of photographers was picked with this in mind.”
“We were really lucky that all of the suppliers involved fit this brief perfectly!”
What was the best bit of your day?
“All of it! It’s so hard to pick a favourite moment – we both really enjoyed the ceremony, having a little time together walking down from the church to the reception, dancing away with all our friends and family, and just having everyone important to us enjoying themselves together was really special, and so much fun!”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Accept help whenever offered!”
“We had so many lovely friends and family offering to help and definitely wouldn’t have been able to do everything without them.”
“And don’t be afraid to do things your way, for example we didn’t have a top table because we wanted to sit with our friends (and for our families to sit with their friends).”
“One piece of advice that kept cropping up from others which we really valued was to make sure you take some time out just the two of you.”
Thank you so much to Lina and Tom for sharing their extraordinary images and Izzie and Henry for letting us have a lovely peek at their gorgeous Marquee Wedding Day.
Love the vibrancy of the day from the colourfulness of the styling to the focus on enjoyment everywhere you look from ping pong to table football, croquet and space hoppers.
Togetherness, laughs and just having the best time makes this a celebration to inspire.
Venue – Ceremony – St Laud’s church – Sherington & Reception – Izzie’s childhood home – Marquee – Big Top Marquees
Photographer – Lina & Tom
Dress – Dana Bolton
Bridesmaid Gowns – Coast
Florist – Fieldgate Flowers (Roz & Alison at Fieldgate did the church displays and my bouquet, and supplied buckets loads of flowers the day before which some very talented friends arranged for the marquee and bridesmaid bouquets)
Stationery – Invitations were produced by Henry’s sister Kitty Furse, and we used the drawings from these to make the Order of Service
Make up/Hair stylist – Holly Preston
Table & chair hire – Classic Crockery
Lanterns – Hanging Lanterns
Band – The Dominos – Gigz Management
Scalextric hire – Pitstop Promotions
Bar – Gin Tin Events
Cake – we asked any keen bakers amongst our friends and family if they could bring a cake for our cake table.
I also baked several batches of brownies in the weeks leading up to the Big Day – they freeze really well!
The stand out cake though was made by Henry’s cousin who has a cake business (The Cake Garden)
We ended up cutting her cake for the photos as no one else wanted to cut into it because it looked so beautiful!
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