An intimate and elegant Cambridgeshire Wedding with pretty navy and gold details

Today I am thrilled to share an intimate and elegant Cambridgeshire Wedding with pretty navy and gold details.

The couple are David and Denise who shared a meaningful, emotional and relaxed celebration with family and friends last June .

Order of the day was giggles, smiles and so much joy.

Images were captured by Two-D Photography.

Two-D are Dan and Sarah, a husband and wife team of creative wedding photographers in Bedfordshire shooting all over Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, the UK and Europe.

Their aim is to create unique, beautiful portraits full of life, character and authentic expression.

 

I hand over to beautiful Bride Denise who tells the couples love story…

 

How did you meet?

Dave and I knew each other as we were Coaching football at the same Club, back in December 2011.

We had a Christmas Coaches night out and we got chatting and we never looked back!

Tell us about the Proposal…

We had already designed our rings ages ago, as we always knew we would get married one day, but like most couple other things come up and it gets pushed to the side.

We went on a trip to New York in October 2019, with a group of friends. Dave proposed at the top of the Empire State building in front of lots of strangers!

What was really impressive was that he had been to get the ring made, picked it up (whilst working long hours in London) and then got it through security.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

Like most we had the dreaded C word hindering us.

We were due to have a big wedding at Walkern Hall in June 2021, a small ceremony but a big garden party after, with music and food stalls.

With Covid rules and regulations changing so often, we could not deal with the stress of waiting to be told what we could and couldn’t do, so we were very adult about it and decided in October 2020 that we would split our wedding into 2.

So we had a ceremony, dinner and punting with the same people that would have come to our intimate ceremony and then we postponed the big party to June 2022.

We were so lucky that our main suppliers like the venue, band and photographer were available.

It was definitely the best decision we made – who doesn’t want to celebrate twice!

Any special touches/DIY?

One of my good friends died before the wedding and she would have loved to have been there.

She made us a monogram and put it in a frame when she first became poorly.

We really wanted her to be part of the day so we then had it embroidered onto everyone’s napkins, as well as having a personalised cocktail made in her name, Mrs P – which was a massive hit!

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?

I run a girls football club, and their kit colour is navy, so it was always going to be navy and gold!

People kept saying that it was a winter colour but we had an amazing florist who put in some pinks and greens to our flowers.

Did Covid have any impact on your Wedding Planning?

It did.

As well as the constant postponements and rescheduling Dave had gone to work in Saudi Arabia (after 6 weeks notice) in March and whether he would make it back was very touch and go.

Airlines kept cancelling flights and on 2 occasions Saudi Arabia stopped flights into/from the UK.

Once he did get home, he had to isolate for 10 days, as was the rule then, so literally came out the day before the wedding.

What was the best bit of your day?

Well, this is the funniest thing.

The best bit was the one thing that Dave did, literally apart from turn up…..

Love Actually is my favourite film, he had managed to arrange for a couple of trumpet players to perform as a surprise (imagine the season in the church in Love Actually), as well as getting my bridesmaids to sing!

Our Celebrant was amazing too and helped Dave with setting his plans in motion.

Is there anything you would do differently?

Honestly, I don’t think so (apart from have the whole thing on one day!).

We were still limited on what we could do as our venue was quite small, so we couldn’t have a DJ or Dance Floor, so we all went punting instead.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married? #Everything happens for a reason, you can’t change it.

Go with the flow, choose to spend the day with the people that matter, and have what you want.

No one notices the little things you stress about – you don’t get the time back, enjoy making memories and employ a good photographer and suppliers who get you and what your vision is.

 

Wedding Suppliers

Venue –  The Gonville Hotel – Cambridge

Photographer  – Two – D Photography

Wedding Dress –  The Tailors Cat – Cambridge

Bridesmaid Gowns – Coast

Suit – Hugo Boss & Ted Baker

Stationery –  South East Design Company

Florist – Halo Blossom – Bishops Stortford

Rings – Harriet Kelsall

Make up – Flash Kate

Hair stylist – TLC Hair

Signage – Just Lovett Design

Celebrant – Zena Birch

Napkins –  The Embroidered Napkin Company

 

To Contact Two – D Photography

Website – https://www.two-d.co.uk/

Email – info@two-d.co.uk

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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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