The Lawn Wedding Venue
How did you meet?
We actually met through a previous partner of mine who also turned out to be a school friend of Steve’s.
How did the he propose?
Steve proposed on Christmas day, in our bedroom first thing in the morning. He got very drunk the night before due to nerves and was so nervous in the morning he woke me up at 6 just to do it.
What Wedding Venue/s did you choose and why?
We chose to have the whole wedding at The Lawn in Rochford. We chose this venue for a number of reasons, its beautiful scenery, friendly staff and their attention to detail. The Lawn also fitted our wedding theme, we was made to feel at home and the service throughout booking through to the day and after has/was amazing. Also we thought that by having our wedding all at one venue we did not need to worry about getting our guests from A to B.
Did you have a theme or colour scheme for your wedding?
Our colour scheme was teal blue with ivory originally, in the end we ended up with a sea of different shades of teal with ivory and silver. Our theme was a hint of modern vintage.
What source did you use for wedding inspiration?
Pinterest gave myself a lot of ideas and inspiration for the wedding. Also looking at previous weddings at The Lawn
If you could turn back the clock before planning started, what advise would you give yourself?
Families are never going to get on, let them deal with it and enjoy YOUR day. Also do not leave the table plan until last minute.
What was your favourite photograph from the day?
I love all our photos from the day. Steve loved his car; his favourtie is the one of us with the Cadillac. Mine is the photo of myself, Steve and Bobby outside, it was perfect to have our son share our day with us. But to be truthful they are all my favourite.
What song did you choose for your 1st dance?
I let Steve choose in the end as we couldn’t agree. He chose Leona Lewis A Moment Like This.
Was “Gary Derbridge Photography” the right photographer for you?
Absolutely! Gary was the right man for the job and we couldn’t have found better. He was great with all our guests; including the children who at times didn’t want to co-operate. Gary had a way of making the photos all run smoothly, and managed to convince even those small guests who didn’t want to co-operate that they did really want their photos done. All the guests have sang Gary’s praises and mentioned how polite, down to earth and professional he was. I personally do not like photos of myself and feel very awkward in front of a camera; half the time I didn’t even realise Gary was there and he made us all feel very at ease. He was a pleasure to work with and we are so grateful he agreed to be our photographer!
Venue: The Lawn
Wedding Dress: Special Occassions
Men’s suits: Debenhams
Florist: Bridal Flowers – Neetblooms, staircase and pedestals – Staceys flowers
Cake: Samantha Blacker at DSB Delights
Hair: Bridal hair by Jessica Ellen
Make-up: Blush by Hannah
Photo Booth: Gigglebox Booths
Car hire: Arrow Vintage Cars