Ciara & Jack
We've been so lucky since launching that we've been able to work with some incredible couples. We'd hoped that the couples that choose to work with us would love what we did, however I hadn't anticipated how much we'd love them... how you actually think you could actually be friends with these people!! <3
We met the gorgeous Ciara and Jack at The Wonderous Wedding fair last year... Down to earth, cool and friendly, there were our dream couple!!
They went on to hire some of our props including our amazing persian dreams backdrop and also asked us along to help style and set up their incredibly cool, laid back day full of love, smiles and more 90's memorabilia then you could shake a stick at!!
Ciara and Jack are fellow Southsea residents and together with their 2 gorgeous (and loud) mini dachshunds they planned a personal autumnal day at The Three Choirs Vineyard in Wickham. Full of rich tones and seasonal decor... it was a blooming delight!!!
It was also one of those dream weddings where I got to work with amazing suppliers whom I love; Lisa from Lily Lupin Floral Design, Harriot from Jemima Cakes, Nikki from The Toast and Lauren from Paper Bear Lane.
I arrived bright and early and spent the morning setting up alongside Lisa which was pretty blooming special (Lisa asked me to style our first ever styled shoot back in Nov 2017) Lisa has a special way with flowers and she'd created the most sensational display of florals on the outside gazebo where Ciara and Jack would say their I Do's and lining the rug aisle (with rugs from our collection and the almighty Toast collection... Despite it being a blustery October day the dark clouds held back until after the ceremony meaning the loved up duo got married surrounded by the stunning vineyard.
Nicola Streader and second shoot Rachel captured the day beautifully... I'd love to share with you some incredible photos of the day...
Ciara looked flipping sensational in the amazing Zennith gown by Eliza Jane Howell. With set curls and old school hollywood classic makeup and deep red lips by Helen Andrew. Can I just also give her amazing bejewelled mustard shoes a shout out! *swoon*
Not to be outdone Jack looked incredibly dashing in a deep maroon 3-piece suit. I love how Nicola captured all the warm tones throughout the day, and the casual portrait of Jack and his boys pre-wedding, I love it!
Now... Let's get back to the ceremony... as I mentioned above I just loved the final result, it was seasonal and autumnal without being themed or tacky... Our gorgeous backdrop (once tied down.... it was VERY busy) looked incredible as the focal point for the ceremony... The vibrant colours shining brightly in the october sunshine!
Doesn't it all look amazing... and they just look so blooming happy... it makes my heart swoon!!
Now onto the the receptiton. As I mentioned we were also asked to help come along and do some last minute styling on the morning. The guys had gotten in there the day before and started laying everything out... we just went over everything, added in the bespoke VCR place name stands Maxwell had made for them and generally just bring everything together....
It was the perfect marriage of stunning bohemian classic wedding decor and a bonkers collection of 90's toys and memorabilia... Vintage brass vases sitting along side transformers and retro cassette tape players... it was a flash back in time and it was fab!
Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the incredible cake by Harriot!! <3 Did you spot the tiny little lego figurines?? So cute!
Outside got even more bonkers with trolls, VHS's, goosebump books, my little ponies and Polly Pockets all getting in on the action! We also set up the chill out area, cosy sofas, a photobooth, games and of course the lovely Lauren. Along with her pop up mini studio / scribble factory Lauren was on hand to provide personalised favours / keepsakes sketches of the guests! Such a good idea and Lauren is just the lovliest of ladies you'll ever meet!! <3
So there you have it, a gorgeous day for gorgeous couple! Ciara & Jack, congrats you pair of beauts!! May your marriage be as fun and full of joy as your eclectic wedding decor!! Thank you for asking us to be a part of your day!