Today I am excited to share this gorgeous colourful handcrafted Village Hall wedding in Staffordshire with pretty floral details.
Images were captured by Lisa Webb Photography.
Lisa Webb is a creative and relaxed wedding photographer based in Shropshire, covering all over the UK and beyond.
She’s best suited to fun loving couples who want to do things a bit differently.
She says of the couples pretty village hall wedding…
I met Hannah and Ed during their engagement shoot in at the Roaches in Staffordshire.
We got on so well and had a good chat throughout the entire shoot about their plans for their village hall wedding and about life in general.
They were an absolute dream to photograph, even balancing on a tree and battling the bad weather for lovely photographs!
On their Wedding Day Hannah and Ed had the most joyful ceremony at their local church.
There was lots of music, with Hannah and Ed both coming up the aisle singing once they were married.
We then made our way to Floral Hall which they’d decked out with lots of gorgeous DIY decorations.
We did their couple portraits as soon as we got to Floral Hall, it was quite windy outside so we were a bit worried the weather was going to take a turn for the worst.
Later on in their wedding day they had lots more live music and a really awesome DIY make your own flower crown stall which was really popular with all their guests.
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Hannah…
How did you meet?
We met online on Match.com as I finally decided to give it a go as a New Year’s resolution.
We chatted for about a week and then went on our first date and the rest is history!
Tell us about the Proposal…
We went camping for a few days in the Lake District in our summer holidays (we’re both teachers).
Ed proposed to me on the first evening of our trip near Friar’s Cragg at Derwentwater.
He had planned to propose at the summit of a walk but couldn’t wait/was concerned about looking after the ring!
We re-enacted the moment at the top of a particularly bracing walk and enjoyed celebrating for the rest of the holiday.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
The wedding planning journey was mostly an enjoyable one, as we knew we wanted a fairly short engagement so less than a month after we got engaged, we started looking at a few wedding venues.
I really wanted something like a village hall, a light and airy blank canvas to work with for the reception.
I spotted Floral Hall on an Instagram account and we arranged a viewing.
When we went to look at the reception venue we met Viv, who is the lovely lady who co-ordinates bookings and events.
We knew really when we walked into the hall and saw the surrounding park area that it was the right choice for us.
Luckily there was a cancellation for August the following year and we decided to go for it
I knew I wanted to get married at Werrington Methodist Church, my parents got married there in the seventies and I am part of the church community so it felt right.
I arranged for my friend, Sorrel (who is training to be a vicar) to deliver the sermon for our service and Paul, the minister and the church stewards were wonderful in accommodating us and preparing for the day.
After that we worked out a timeline of what needed doing when and gradually worked through the list, I made a sketchbook of ideas and mood boards, which gradually turned into a record of bookings, numbers, contact details and timings.
We visited our reception venue a couple of times and went to a wedding fayre to get an idea of what we wanted and what we didn’t feel we needed.
It was a fairly straightforward process and it helped that our village hall wedding was in the middle of our summer holiday so we had some time to prepare and organise things.
We also had help from lots of lovely, talented family and friends.
For example our friend’s dad owns classic cars and loaned us two for the day and he and my friend acted as chauffeurs.
My talented friend Jess is a silversmith and she made our wedding rings with a little help from us! Her and her mum also made our wedding cake.
My mum’s friend (and our friend!) did all of our flowers for the church decorations, table centres and the bouquets and buttonholes.
We also had cakes made by family and friends for a cake table to be enjoyed after we’d cut the cake.
We also had lots of help with logistics, transport, setting up the handmade decorations and generally helping the day run smoothly.
Any special touches/DIY?
Lots! Most of the decorations were handmade either by me or friends and family.
I designed the wedding stationery and my mum lent me a hand making the save the dates, invitations and orders of service. She also made the bunting and helped with lots of other bits and bobs.
I made hand-stitched confetti bags and table menus, and also handmade over 80 paper flowers and these were used to decorate our table plan which we made out of an old door with my friend helping me to cut out the table names on her cutting machine.
I made our guestbook, a flower crown bar, a memory table, signs and decorations for the wedding cars, and little baskets for the toilets so that guests had a few essentials on offer if needed.
A friend and work colleague laser cut our table names.
I also made little activity booklets for the children and gave them a bottle of bubbles to help keep them entertained.
It really was a team effort with a lot of DIY and I probably spent most free weekends making something for the wedding, but I am a bit of a crafter so I really enjoyed the process.
What was the theme of your Big Day?
The venue was called Floral Hall so really it had a bit of a floral theme running throughout with us wanting it to have the feel of a lovely summery day at a village fair. I
used bright colours and muted them down a little, there were pinks, mints, yellows and pale blues to name a few.
The bridesmaids dresses were a dusky pink, and we managed to find a variety of rose which pretty much matched to use in my bouquet and some of the buttonholes.
I made a few Pinterest boards to organise my ideas and they were all floral, airy, colourful and happy.
What was the best bit of your day?
The best bit was really to have nearly everyone we love in one room celebrating with us!
I really loved walking out of the church and giving everyone a big hug and seeing everyone smile for us.
We also had a bit of a singalong as we left the church to ‘All you need is love’.
Other highlights were our speeches, and also the dancefloor, as everyone said they had never been to a wedding where there was so many people dancing for so long.
Music was a big part of our day, with Ed carefully crafting a playlist for both the sit-down meal and the reception.
He was in charge of sorting out the musical side of things.
My primary school music teacher also played the organ amazingly for us in the church, playing during the ceremony, when we signed the register and when we left the church.
Two of Ed’s friends played an Einaudi piece as I walked down the aisle which was very emotional. Later on, our friend, Kayleigh and her dad played some lovely acoustic music during the canapes and welcome drinks.
Then our amazing band, Funk Station got everybody up on the dancefloor after our first dance. We loved every minute of it.
Is there anything you would do differently?
I think I would just try not to stress about the little things and relax the night before.
The night before the big day I really struggled to sleep, but as soon as the day started and my bridesmaids arrived I enjoyed every minute and didn’t need to worry at all!
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
I think really it would be stay true to your values and ideas, consider different points of view but make your own decisions.
From a handmade point of view, be confident, often you can make more than you realise and usually friends and family will be keen to help.
Equally don’t take on too much and use suppliers you trust as they know what they’re doing.
For a lot of things we tried to be quite decisive and if we liked something we chose it and went for it.
We also found that having so many contributions of help and talent by family and friends made everything so much more personal and genuine.
We were also really happy with our choice of wedding photographer, she captured the atmosphere of the day so well and we already love looking back through the photos and we’ll continue to enjoy them for a long time to come.
Village Hall Wedding Suppliers
Photographer – Lisa Webb Photography
Ceremony venue – Werrington Methodist Church
Reception venue – Floral Hall – Tunstall
Wedding Dress – Anna Sorrano – Wed 2 B
Bridesmaid Gowns – ASOS
Suit – Marks and Spencer
Ties and pocket squares – Etsy – The Style Hub Trends
Rings – Red Fox Blue Monkey
Venue Dressing – The Dress 2 Impress
Stationery – Bride
Make up – Meraki Beauty and Microblading
Catering – Carlton Caterers
Music- Funk Station / Kayleigh Knight / Ben Roberts and James Bagnall
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