Today I am thrilled to share the beautiful Doctor Who inspired Wedding of Grace and Frankie at Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire,
Images were captured by Silverstar Photographic.
Michelle Ballard is SilverStar Photographic, a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Redditch, covering the West Midlands and Worcestershire area.
Her passion is taking photos, especially of people who are madly in love capturing those moments that you will treasure and keep for a lifetime.
Gorgeous Bride Grace says of the couples Doctor Who inspired wedding day…
How did you meet?
We met online. I had a free limited time subscription but had given up, waiting for the time to run out.
There was about a week left when Frankie contacted me. His opening line caught me immediately.
Frankie thought it was a t was a long shot that I messaged I would actually respond but to be different he asked me a random question “What is your favourite dinosaur?”
Tell us about the Proposal…
It seems everyone but me knew about the proposal.
Frankie had asked my parent’s permission and fortunately they said yes.
He planned it for Christmas Eve while walking along the riverbank. His brother wound him up because he knew what was happening, which was just added to this nerves.
I thought it was odd that we went down to the river without the family, but everyone seemed convinced that would be best and I was just all excited about it being Christmas Eve.
I was completely surprised but in retrospect, I shouldn’t have been as he had asked my ring size about 6 months before saying it was for a friend…
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We agreed on the theme, colour scheme and overall feel very early on. We tackled everything except the flowers (and dress) as a couple.
Our tastes are very similar and we’d given ourselves enough time to think on decisions and not feel rushed – we’re not impulsive people.
We had very good advice from friends and family and no-one received any unpleasant shocks, except maybe the cost of flowers.
However they were definitely worth it and really bought the venue alive.
Any special touches/DIY?
The only DIY element was building and painting a Tardis post-box. Never of us are particularly practical, so it was fun to create something together.
The groomsmen’s ties were custom-made and guests read their own meaning into the design.
The flowers weren’t typical wedding choices: they tied in with the theme and the colour and represented me to a degree.
What was the theme of your Big Day?
We chose to have a Doctor Who inspired Wedding ! Although we wanted it to be subtle enough that non-Who fans didn’t feel confused.
There were little references: in the colour scheme, the Tardis postbox, the cake and the ties, which had the Doctor’s name in silver.
The tables were all named after groups of companions.
What was the best bit of your day?
Frankie said it sounds cheesy but seeing me walking down the aisle. It was just his perfect moment.
For me it was the kiss after vows at the end of the ceremony. I was so filled with emotion and there was no way to express it properly. The speeches would be a close second.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Take your time and stick to your budget. Don’t allow yourself to be sold separate ideas; to make sure your day flows.
Be prepared to compromise with each other.
Be confident in your own choices and trust that your friends and family will be happy for you – it is your wedding, not theirs.
Photographer – Silverstar Photographic
Venue – Hoar Cross Hall
Suit – Slaters
Cake Maker – The Cake Artists – Solihull
Florist – Daisy Ellen Floral Design
Rings – Richie’s – Jewellery Quarter
Stationery – Studio Oudizo ( previously Ollies Studio)
Make up – Hannah Louise Field MUA
Hair – Andi from James Bushell
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