I’m trying so hard to keep the blog up to date as well as ploughing through editing in the peak of wedding season… It’s hard, but this wedding was a blinder and I couldn’t wait any longer to write about it! When I met Guy and Scott last year to talk about their plans for their wedding at Barton Hall, Kettering, it became very clear very quickly that these guys knew how to have fun and that their wedding was going to be exactly that. What I hadn’t bargained for was something that I’m still struggling to find the words for… Community, friendship, love, support, one-ness (that’s a thing right?) between every single guest, as if everyone had known everyone forever… It was something really special and it’s not something I see at every wedding. And luckily for me, everyone took me right under their wings too and ripping up the dancefloor with everyone in the evening. It was a total pleasure working alongside Fineshade Films… Danielle and Martin are another of my 2017 couples, so now they know all my secrets they’ve got no excuse for not smashing their own wedding photos!
ANYWAY, I digress… I give you the Frankham wedding. Oh and wait until you hear the proposal story… TIP TOP!
How did you meet?
In a nightclub in Birmingham of all places!
Tell me your proposal story:
Scott knew exactly how he would propose from the second week of dating Guy. Guys favourite number is 7, so Scott decided to create a treasure hunt around the house for easter, and there were seven clues with seven photos attached, each leading to the next, with a white sticker covering a letter on the photo. After all 7 were found, Guy had to organise the photos chronologically from the earliest to latest in their relationship and peel off the stickers…. spelling out M-A-R-R-Y-M-E (GUSH GUSH GUSH – HH)
Why did you choose the venue you chose for your wedding day?
Scott’s mum worked at Barton Hall when it was a care home and she wanted us to marry there before we even got engaged!
What was it you loved about your outfits and accessories that made you choose them?
The rustic/pastel theme and smart three-piece attire just looked the business and was completely different to our usual style. We wanted to feel country/stately home owner gentleman realness!
Tell me about the vision you had for your wedding including your theme/colour scheme/styling/flowers:
Straight off the bat we knew pastel would be a big part, bright and fresh tones making the day feel colourful and vibrant. The flowers matched also, in muted pastel tones. I wore a pink pastel tie and Scott wore a green pastel tie and our button holes were opposite colours so we complimented one another.
What was your first dance and why did you choose it?
We chose a medley of different songs, but it started out with a fake out song/slow dance for 15 seconds then we had a choreographed piece to YMCA/Saturday Night/Macarena/Steps 5678 and Spice Up Your Life with all of our grooms maids and best men and women.
What were the most wonderful parts of the day for you?
The speeches were amazing, such a highlight. There is nothing more validating than people telling you how much you are loved and listing all of your wonderful qualities. Also walking down the aisle, holding back tears unsuccessfully and holding my head up high to see all of the guests for the first time.
Why did you choose Hannah Hall Photography as your photographer, and what was your experience of your photography on the day?
After our meeting we knew straight away you were able to capture what we wanted and we were on the same page.
She has such a wonderful energy and genuinely cares and we felt comfortable straight off the bat. She was part of the gang and we feel that the style on the day was exactly what we wanted and she has captured the best moments that we will have forever. We even had a drink at the end of the night and she fits right in!
What would be your best bit of advice to other couples planning their wedding?
TAKE A PRE WEDDING SHOOT!! You’ll be glad you did. It will put you at ease. Also get a videographer or someone to film the speeches, it’ll fly by and you’ll forget all of the lovely things people said to you. Oh and the best advice I had was to hold your head up when walking down the aisle, tears and all, let it show, let yourself take in all of the love in that room because there will never be another moment in your life until your funeral where all of those people will be there for you and you certainly wont be able to hold your head up then!
Scott + Guy’s super fun wedding at Barton Hall, Kettering
Mahoosive shout out to this dream team of suppliers…
Hair – Grace Benjamin Hair / Florist – Sioux Phillips / Cake – Jenny B’s Bakes / Videography – Fineshade Films
Stationery – White Cottage Weddings / Prop hire, room dressing + ice cream – HoneyBees Vintage Teas / Toastmaster – Alan Hodge
I’d love to hear from you if you’re planning a super fun wedding too!