- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
I got married on 17 July in the Room in the Rodings, Beauchamp Roding, UK, and it was without any doubt the best day ever! I didn’t sleep at all the day before, I was so nervous (even though I had been pretty calm and collected up until that point) but despite the sleep deprivation, everything went swimmingly. Our budget wasn’t huge (£4000) and there was some DIY involved, but I wouldn’t change anything about my wedding day (well, maybe the fact that the bridesmaids’ procession in the ceremony wasn’t coordinated, but oh well).
We saved a lot of money on the centrepieces by making them ourselves. All of the fake flowers and the ribbon were bought from Ebay, and the jars were reused and washed pasta sauce jars. Originally thought of painting the jars with gold paint, but it didn’t look right in the natural light. We also didn’t have to pay at all for the wine, as the now-husband works as a chef in a restaurant that gave the drinks to us as a wedding present.
We also had a sweets buffet, and all the sweets, bags and plastic jars were bought from Ebay.
Our venue included both the ceremony and reception area, which is one of the reasons why we chose the place. The other main reason was the price (£450 on weekdays, £900 on weekends). The ceremony room was small and cosy, and I loved it.
Both my and the bridesmaids bouquets were made out of artificail flowers by The Brides Bouquet. My bouquet is actually a bridesmaid’s posy, while the bridesmaids had flower girl wands. Was very happy with my bouquet, it was beautiful and sturdy, and it still looks exactly the same as on my wedding day 🙂
Look at that big soppy face!
The tongue-colouring lollies were a huge success!
Some of our gift table. Some couples actually cut their cake on this table, but we had a separate cake table.
The cake was made by Bunty’s of Chelmsford. When I placed the order for the cake, Bunty’s still had a cake builder on their website where you could build your own plain cake choosing the number of tiers, the flavours and basic decorations if you wanted any. We went with a bare-bones no-decoration 3-tiered sponge (top: lemon, middle: chocolate, bottom: vanilla) with no fruit cake nearby. I hate fruit cake. For decorations I bought real edible flowers from Greens of Devon. They wilted a little overnight, but oh well. I also made the cake topper myself, and it features our characters from World of Warcraft where the husband and I met each other.
All in all, had the most splendid day ever 🙂 Had to take a short break to recharge my batteries around 6 PM but after that I was good until around midnight. The photos were taken by Richard Barker, a professional photographer who happens to be a friend of my sister-in-law.