Emma & Des – August 2018

A candlelit wedding, soft elegant florals, heartfelt wishes and special touches.

Theme – Romantic simplicity with Emma’s loose bouquet inspired by her grandmother Lily’s wedding flowers which included blue thistles as a nod to Des’ Scottish family heritage. Foliage took centre stage with an abundance of trailing soft greenery decorating the candlelit Great Barn.

Food – Emma and Des chose Mediterranean platters to start and loved the way it got all the guests chatting. De’Ath Hospitality our in-house catering team for Hales Hall, served a delicious wedding breakfast to guests in The Great Barn. Christophe’s Crepes Norwich served sweet and savoury crepes from a vintage van for guests to enjoy during the evening.  nwbdhospitality.co.uk

Flowers – Oops a Daisy Floral Design decorated the Great Barn with trailing muted greenery. Garlands were hung from the staircase to the first floor reception room and window boxes were filled. The simple green theme complimented the Tudor bricks and provided an elegant backdrop with all 180 loophole windows candlelit. Oops a Daisy 8 Fakenham Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW www.oopsadaisyonline.co.uk

Cake – A traditional delicious naked Victoria sponge wedding cake decorated with greenery, pastel pink roses and blue thistles baked by The Norwich Naked Cake Co.

Photography – Tatum Reid Photography  www.tatumreid.com
Bagpiper – Emma and Des were accompanied down the aisle, welcomed to the reception and led to their table for the wedding breakfast by bagpiper Greg Waller.
Personal touches – Emma collected vintage coffee jugs in pastel colours for the centre pieces with an array of photos of the guests tied to twisted willow. An art teacher Emma’s creative touches made unique memories with pretty embroidery hoops for the order of the day, clay heart favours, inscribed with each guest’s name and handmade clay pots for the table plan with each table named after important places in their lives.