○ What’s your love story?
We got engaged over a cup of tea on Bonfire night. Our neighbours very kindly provided celebratory fireworks for us. James wanted our son Jacob to hide the ring in his walker (he was just learning to walk) and give it to me but he wouldn’t play ball so James had to take control of the situation.
We chose The Maynard as it’s in the heart of the Peak District. James grew up and now owns a business in the Peak District and it is a very special place for us and holds many happy memories. We chose Bamford St John’s as Jacob was christened there and James attended Sunday school there. We also hope to move back out to Bamford one day.
○ What is the style/theme/vibe of your wedding?
Our style is relaxed with flowers – lots of flowers. We want our day to be a day of celebrating love and our families. Both sides of our families have experienced loss and we want this to be a happy time everyone can enjoy. We are celebrating all of our families’ weddings by naming our tables after them with pictures of the happy couples on their big days.
○ What music are you walking down the aisle to / first dance and why?
Maddie is walking down the aisle to the wedding march – traditional and sounds great on the church organ. We are also having quite traditional rousing hymns – ones that everyone knows the words to and would have sang in school assemblies. We are still deciding on our first dance song although I (Maddie) feel that it will probably end up being Everlong – Foo Fighters. We both adore this song and kinda adds a rocky edge to things – we like our rock music but most of what we like isn’t suitable for a wedding
○ What are you most looking forward to on the day?
Spending time with all our family and friends.
○ Describe your ideal wedding day in 3 words:
Happy, flowery and fun.
○ Why do you like natural wedding photography?
We like the hidden reactions from people and the special moments they share together which formal wedding photography would not not catch.
○ Any advice for future brides & grooms planning their day?
Do’t give yourselves too much time to plan everything. It just makes you overthink everything. Also do what you want to do and not what everyone else thinks you should do.
Venue : St John the Baptist, Bamford | The Maynard
Bride’s Dress : The White Yard – Savin London Amelia
Groom’s Suit : M&S
Hair : Black Cactus
Makeup : Craft Makeup
Flowers : Campbell’s Flowers
Cake : The Pink Cake Box
Wedding Stationary : Wildwood Paper
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