Bohemian East Bridgford Hill Wedding
Laura & Daniel celebrated their nuptials surrounded by family and friends with their bohemian East Bridgford Hill wedding. Daughter Aria joined them centre stage. She rocked her favourite trilby for much of the day instead of the floral wreath that had been picked to go with her pretty dress.
Laura & Daniel found LifeLine Photography when Laura googled her venue and spotted a previous wedding Hannah and Jen had photographed there. “I think your website came up first and I just knew you would be amazing”.
East Bridgford Hill was the second venue that Daniel and Laura visited. They loved the fact that they could do anything they wanted, and have the full day all in one place. “We just felt so at home when we looked around and Emma was so enthusiastic about making our wedding personal to us”.
Laura wore a floaty beaded dress called Meadow by Willowby from Brides & Gowns in Melbourne, Derbyshire. The veil was originally her sister Rachael’s and was also worn by her cousin Hazel. She was barefoot for much of the day, slipping into some old converse for the dancing later on. The girls wore floral tea dresses from Oasis and star of the show, flower girl Aria, wore Monsoon.
EBH recommended Fiona from Daisyworks to handle the florals. Laura’s brief was naturla and wild, and having seen Laura’s dress Fiona hit the mark dead centre with her stunning seasonal garden flower bouquet. Daniel asked for the buttonholes to be in shotgun cartridges which proved to be quite the challenge, but one that Fiona enjoyed. The flowers were all grown by Fiona herself and lasted a good three weeks after the wedding day.
Laura and Danial opted for a stack of cheeses selected by Laura’s mum from the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Company including a Wensleydale, Swaledale Blue and a Yorkshire Cheddar.
Laura and Daniel felt that they didn’t have to do much to decorate the house because it is already so characterful. They brought photographs from home which were dotted around the main rooms and created centre pieces out of beer bottles and numbered hearts – only prime numbers though, obviously! Laura also recycled a step ladder from her sister’s wedding and a chalk board from her cousin’s. “I loved the fact that I had used things that others had created for their own weddings as part of our day”.
Probably the most touching element of their wedding was when Laura’s two best friends wrote their own readings. They had been tasked with choosing something to read because Laura was following advise to delegate as much as possible. Instead they created a beautiful piece based on Laura and Daniel’s love of food and one another. “It was a wonderful and personal touch for our ceremony”.
David Ball had performed at a friend’s wedding in 2017 and Laura and Daniel both thought he was amazing. He sang everything they wanted and created a really intimate atmosphere in the process. “We were blown away by how one guy and his guitar could create such a buzz; from our first dance (Your Song) to rocking away to The Killers. After the last song, the guests were all chanting ten more songs, ten more songs…”
Laura and Daniel always knew they wanted a hog roast. When they first chatted to Silvio at EBH and heard his wonderful Italian accent, they knew he would be great. They decided to serve the guests themselves as it gave them a chance to have a few minutes greeting everyone. Emma made the canapes – a selection of peri peri chicken (their first date had been at Nando’s), stuffed vine leaves (Laura’s favourite snack), Cajun shrimp, fruit skewers and Wensleydale mousse – and their wedding breakfast starters – a platter of cheese, olives and cured meats. “We basically wanted all of our favourite tapas style foods and Emma did an amazing job for us”.
Invite who you want, eat what you want and wear what you want. Oh and delegate to anyone that wants wants to help out.
FAVOURITE MEMORY OF THE DAY:
“Our first dance to Elton John’s Your Song. Hearing everyone go “awwww” when they heard what it was. David sang it so beautifully and we were surrounded by all of our wonderful friends and family in the orangery of this amazing house. Everything else is a bit of a blur but we both remember that moment so clearly”.