Pink Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 PinkWeddings SpringSummer 2017 - Page 32

SaM and JaMeS ‘WE HAD FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL BLUE SUIT AT A WEDDING FAIR EARLIER IN THE YEAR, SO JON PERSONALISED THE DESIGN...’ top table and the remainder of our 90 guests around the room. We named each of the tables after our favourite Yankee candle names, as we both love candles; with names like ‘Snow in Love’, ‘Christmas Memories’ and ‘Serengeti Sunset’, many guests couldn’t guess the theme! For favours, we hand made an individual salted caramel and pistachio candle for each guest, which everybody loved. Our speeches were very eventful, especially from Graeme, James’ best man. He had our guests (and us!) joining in a pantomime song, with the two sides of the room competing against each other. It was great fun and an epic way to remember the speeches. Our guests loved our day and many commented on the level of detail and the thought we had taken over it all, from handmade confetti on the table, our bespoke cake which had 32 » pink weddings magazine candles included in its design, and our first dance taking place at 8.40pm (the exact time we had met three years before), to the many other personal touches throughout the day. We were told many times that it was all very ‘us’! Being wedding planners with a passion for the finer details (and both being very meticulous) we considered our guests in every decision we made. It’s all about the detail, detail, detail! One of our favourite touches was to hire Harriet Riddell from In Stitch You who was with us all day and sat with her sewing machine, stitching our wedding day as it was happening. She presented her amazing creation to us at the end of the day. We wanted to include our friends and family as much as we could, especially as they’re so talented. We had help with many aspects including our table plan, our own