We used Little Lillies who we met at the wedding showcase. We loved Owen’s unique style and he just seemed to be in sync with us so we also used him for my bouquets and button holes. Our flowers were stunning! We wanted bright colours as we had no specific colour theme. And Owen absolutely delivered!
Quite simply, we chose our food because it tasted great! We tried some of the canapés at the wedding showcase and really liked the variety of options.
We had our food tasting for our wedding breakfast, and the portion sizes were perfect. We left so full and so happy – the food was so tasty! I have to admit, Chris got half a spoonful of the ‘Lemon Meringue Tart and Raspberry Sorbet’ as I didn’t want to share! The menu had so many options which we found most venues didn’t! The variety made such a difference to us.
We loved that for our evening buffet, there were multiple choices from a cold buffet to a barbecue, and even an American diner theme. Our favourite menu, which we chose, was the butter chicken, vegetable curry, rice, poppadoms, and trifle. Our guests loved it and we have been told it made a refreshing change!!
We met our photographer Simon John at the Careys Manor wedding showcase. We chose Simon because his images are stunning! He was friendly, and so excited about our engagement story and wedding which was very special! Simon went above and beyond for us on the run-up to the wedding, the day itself and afterwards. I don’t enjoy having my photograph taken but Simon managed to make me feel relaxed and I even found it fun!
Our wedding cake was made by Richard Leach of The Cake Man. We chose him because we loved his designs and he offered a large variety of flavours and icing options, plus, he was so friendly and knowledgeable. As we got engaged on the ice, it was something we wanted to include in our cake. Richard made sure that the tiny skaters on the cake that I had bought fitted in and blended with the theme as well as our bride and groom topper, which a friend had painted for us. The cake was delicious! We chose lemon drizzle top tier, Victoria sponge for the middle, and then fruitcake on the bottom tier.