Today is our 2 year Wedding Anniversary, so I thought I will do a Blog Post to remember parts of our special day.
Our Wedding was held at Compass Inn, in Tormarton. The venue has a beautiful orangery, which is where our ceremony was held. My daughter was 4 at the time of the wedding and was so excited, she still watches our wedding video now.
Our wedding theme was after my favourite singer Meat Loaf, with of course some unicorns thrown in 🙂
I made all of the wedding flowers, with silk flowers as I suffer with hayfever. They were mainly pink gerberas with sparkles, you can never have too much sparkle! Josie had her flowers attached to a silver star wand.
Also as I like to keep busy, we handmade the name places with salt dough so Josie could help, we cut heart shapes and painted them silver then wrote on everyone’s name, then these were tied on to the favours with was bags of mini eggs, as the wedding was near Easter weekend. The rest of the eggs, that wasn’t consumed whilst making favours was placed in little buckets on the tables.
I made the table plan too, each table was named after a Meat Loaf album. So I done copies of CD covers and typed out the guests names underneath and stuck to giant black card. All round the edge of the card in silver pen, I wrote all of my favourite Meat Loaf lyrics. I also made a canvas finger tree instead of using a guest book.
The cake was shop brought to save stress. Mum decorated the cake with piping and pink gerberas that she whizzed up by hand, and black hearts to match the colour of the bridesmaids. Then I made the cake toppers from Polymer Clay, making a family of unicorns to represent Antony, me and Josie. My unicorn even had a little veil.
I decided whilst wedding planning that I needed an Alfred Angelo Disney wedding dress. I love the designs from each season. Originally for that year I had my eye on the Rapunzel one but after going to Future Brides in Chipping Sodbury, I fell in love with the Sleeping Beauty dress, plus a bonus it was on sale too. I loved the fullness of the netting, and the different one shoulder style. I had to have the dress altered and the same time we had lots of little diamanté stones added for sparkle. I went with Quiz silver glitter shoes with a kitten heel, and also from Future Brides I got a stunning hairband tiara.
When looking online for dresses for Josie, as she was my special bridesmaid/flower girl, mum spotted you can get Alfred Angelo bridesmaid Disney dresses too. Some have their own styles but some were also replicas of the main wedding dresses. As mine was a previous season dress we couldn’t find anywhere that done the same one as mine, then luckily we found a Brand New kids Sleeping Beauty dress on EBay. The dress was an exact replica of mine with the fluffy looking netting, but 2 shoulders and the same flower detail as mine. The dress was an aged 9, but my clever mum altered it all and even added sparkles so it fit Josie beautifully.
Our photos was done by the talented Lee from Origin Photographic in Cirencester, with the help of Kayleigh Adams. We knew Lee from school days and all lived close by when younger so felt at ease with someone we knew taking our photos. We were so pleased with how these come out and the wedding video they done too was excellent.
At the venue we wanted Meat Loaf to walk down the aisle too, but as much as I love Bat Out of Hell the original song with the styleand settings wouldn’t have worked unless I appeared on a Harley. I found Vitamin String Quartet on YouTube, who do strings versions of modern songs. Plus I have a Royal Philharmonic play Meat Loaf CD which again I like the style of music. We soon found Vyne String Quartet who played us string version of Meat Loaf. Walking down we had I’d Do Anything For Love, signing the register was Bat Out Of Hell and walking out as Mr and Mrs was You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth. During the ceremony Josie done the cutest version of Twinkle Twinkle in front of everyone.
For the main meal we fancied a change so Josie come up with the idea of Spudulike, so we had jacket potatoes with different topping choices and salad, which went down great. And for evening we had bacon baps, fish finger baps and chip butties.
For the evening the venue looked amazing as again in The Orangry they add fairy lights all above and with the leaves and vines over head they look stunning.
A few days after the wedding we went on a minimoon to Selsey, then last year we went on a fantastic delayed honeymoon and had our first anniversary in Lanzarote. We spent the day on the beach with me feeling sick as suffering from morning sickness while pregnant with Rowan. This year we now have Rowan here with us, completing our little family and Antony is cooking me a special 3 course meal.
We had such a special day which I will always remember. It was even more special as Josie was there too with us.