Today we bring you our interview with Emma and Laurie who married in January...
Where and when did you get engaged?
Well, we just kind of talked about it and decided to get married. Romance is missing in this aspect I’m afraid.
What was your wedding date?
25th January 2013
Where did you get married?
Farnham House Hotel
Why did you choose your venue?
I wanted the ceremony and the reception under one roof and it needed to be quite near my mother and father as they are elderly. I liked the Farnham House Hotel because it is small and would feel a bit more personal.
Did you have a “theme”?
I decided on deep red roses and diamanté’s
What was your wedding colour scheme?
Red, Black, White and Silver
Why did you choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers and what were they like to work with?
I choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers because I didn’t want to go with the traditional wedding style decorations. I wanted something very different. I saw the website and it looked like they may be able to help. I met Michaela and she was so professional, really knew her product, but very friendly and pleasant at the same time. I knew I would be able to work with her.
For me, the person is as important as the product. Michaela listened to what I wanted and sent me a quotation very quickly. I loved the product, it was exactly what I wanted and so accepted immediately. Michaela met me at my venue a few times and spotted things I did not. She has an excellent trained eye. This however, led me to keep adding to the list of things I needed from her which she kindly (and very inexpensively) added to her list of things to do.
She went way over and above what she needed to by bringing ivy from her garden and adding it to my decorations. The morning of the wedding, I was in a bit of a panic because my bridesmaids dress had some horrible, very noticeable, creases in it. Michaela was truly amazing and got her travel ironing board out and pressed it for me there and then. I can never thank her enough for all her support and help. Simply Bows and Chair Covers are very reasonably priced as well.
What sort of dress did you choose and where from?
I picked an Enzoani Dakota in black
What did your bridesmaids wear?
I had one bridesmaid, my daughter Mollie. She wore a white long satin and chiffon dress that I actually got from China through Ebay!
Who was your photographer?
Steven Etheridge was our photographer and was great!
What “special touches” did you add to your day?
My chair covers provided by Simply Bows and Chair Covers were white with a black overlay and were truly stunning. The table cloths were white, with a black table runner to match the chair covers. I added 2ft high conical vases to the centre of my tables, filled with LED lights and clear water beads. These were then topped with a huge ball of deep red roses. From the top of the red roses came silver twisted willow with crystals hanging from them.
What was your favourite part of the day?
Saying my vows. I was amazed at how emotional I was. I usually very level headed, but I cried, shocked myself and everyone else.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We spend 5 days in York and Lincoln. We have our ‘proper’ honeymoon planned next year to Malaysia and Singapore.
What would be your top tip for another bride to be?
When you are looking at venues, remember that you can transform it into almost anything with the right chair covers and decorations. Also, after months of planning, your day will fly by. Take 5 minutes with your new husband to just stop, look and take it all in.