Michelle & Jack’s Winter Wonderland Wedding
15 January 2013
Congratulations to our bride Michelle and her new husband Jack! The couple were married on 14th December in a sponsored ceremony. Instead of spending thousands on a wedding, the couple chose to ask wedding suppliers for donations from the flowers to the dress, and instead donated the money they would have spent to Keech Hospice.
We were pleased to be approached by Michelle to supply her wedding veil, tiara and petticoat which she coordinated perfectly with her dress! Michelle wore:
Here’s Michelle’s description of the day:
The day was absolutely amazing even though it was one of the wettest days on records! My dress was from Fairytale Weddings in Towcester and it made me feel like a princess! It had diamantees on the hip and lots of tuelle layers, so when chosing the veil from Richard Designs I picked out one with the matching detail. Everybody commented on how beautiful my veil was as the diamantees on the veil glistened under the light. When choosing my headdress it was a really hard choice as Richard Designs has so many to choose from! I sat down with my hairdresser Jenny Buckland and as I was going for a sixties look and feel we decided on something very chunky and also with diamantes to match with the dress. Everybody commented on how amazing my accessories were and it made me feel very special!
The church service was magical, it had been decorated for Christmas by the Duchess of Bedford so there were huge garlands and a 20ft Christmas tree from the Woburn Estate and lots of candles and the Reverend Steve Nuth just made the service - he was calming, warm and funny! We had a choir singing Christmas Carols and also a pianist which really made it very special - we exited the church to Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas is You" which had everyone cheering and clapping! A double decker red London Bus from Aroute2hire then took all the guests back to the reception which was held at Plum Park in Towcester. On arrival guests drunk mulled wine and Jacks specially made hot toddy to the background of the pianist playing Christmas songs. The marquee looked amazing as we had Candelabras from The Blossom Shop on every table decorated with red and white roses and over 250 candles making the atmosphere very Christmassy and magical. Guests had traditional roast dinner including beef, salmon and chicken with all the trimmings including yorkshire pudding and stuffing! Desert was our beautiful chocolate wedding cake by Gardners Bakery, which looked so stunning we didn't want to cut it! Helen had decorated the cake in red sugar flowers identical to those in my bouquet.
As well as the fudge favors, flip books and chocolate vodka I think the two stand out features for us were the photobooth by Photobooth Mania as the guests loved it and it was nice they had something special to take home and remember the day and also the fireworks to Take That Never Forget by Dynamic Fireworks - it just topped off what was already a wonderful day! It was a great day and the best part was marrying my best friend!
And her husband Jack’s:
Michelle looked absolutely stunning, her dress made her look like a real-life princess, when I turned and look up the aisle she took my breath away. Not only was her dress and veil stunning her hair and makeup was perfect, she looked like a movie star - especially her diamond tiara which sparkled in the candel-lit church. The day was special because it was organised to perfection and for that I have to thank Michelle as she put in a great deal of hard work to make sure it was the best day of our lives. Michelle got up and did a speech which brought the house down as well as a lot of laughs there was also not a dry eye in the house! It was the best day of my life as I am now married to the woman I love.
Thanks so much to Michelle and Jack for sharing their special day with us. You can see more in their wedding video: If you are a Richard Designs bride and would like to share your wedding day, just submit details and pictures for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org