Early in 2011 I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Le Blanc Smith , who had recently created her amazing business Julie’s Candy Cart.
It was a bit of a spin on the Candy Buffet idea, but presented in a unique, and very eye pleasing way.
So in June of last year I was thrilled to be involved in the Wedding of Julie and her fiance, Pharic.
Julie says “Pharic proposed to me as the bells rang in the New Year 2008. We planned to marry in a hotel in the Lake District originally (a half way mark for my family being in Merseyside and his being in Glasgow) but after a fantastic engagement party at our house in Strathaven, with a hog roast and a live band, we re-thought our plans and decided on a re-run and to plan a DIY wedding at home.”
“However legalities/logistics for the Ceremony made this difficult, but on one of our trips down to my mum’s in Merseyside, we stopped at Gretna Green.
We had a look around and realised that it was actually so easy to marry at Gretna, so we decided on a cermony in the Anvil Hall with reception at home.”
“The theme we worked round was “Love is sweet….everything Bling!”
“We wanted some unique features at the wedding so of course had the candy cart. We used sweetie names for our table names, and gave little personalised cello bags of sweets, as favours, and these doubled up as our place name tags.”
“The Bling came from my allergy to flowers. I decided not to risk the bright red eyes on my wedding day so instead I found the perfect crystal bouquets”
The day was a whirl of a beautiful Ceremony, a sparkling Drinks reception with Pimms and Champagne preceding the Wedding Breakfast, before a post meal Treasure Hunt and dancing into the night…
Today I want to say Happy 1st Anniversary to Julie and Pharic, and share just a few images of that special day that I was involved in co-ordinating….