“We spoke with numerous photographers until we found Jonny. Then we knew straight away we wanted him. We love ALL the pics and can’t wait to show everyone. He captured us and our friends and family perfectly. RECOMMEND 100%”
Anstey Hall Wedding Photos | The Proposal
We were in Croatia and I had an idea something was up; Tim was on time and early for dinner! Being very shifty, not taking his hands out of his pockets, constantly checking how many people were downstairs. We went for a walk along the beach, it was so HOT! I was pretty sure I knew what was coming. He walked me to a jetty where two ladies had their massive melons out sunbathing, so I ushered us up a nearby sea path. There we found a dog which terrified me because of its loud barking. However, I knew it was melons or be scared for a moment. We got up the little hill and Tim got down on one knee, with nobody but the dog around.
He rambled the question, I rambled the answer. We were a bit tired, hot and delirious by this point. We look down and in spray-painted blue it said ‘NUDIST’. Yes, we were at the entrance to the nudist beach. Brilliant! We then went onto have a private beach side meal and got burnt and chased by wasps (Tim’s allergic to wasps). All in all, a PERFECT proposal.
Anstey Hall Wedding Inspiration
Our wedding inspiration? Us! Just EVERYTHING we wanted. Colour, booze, entertainment, Cher was there, comfort, tastiness, AMAZING entertainers, happiness, as many favourite faces snapped in as many ways, quirky, loud, FUN, lots of small personalised touches.
St Nicolas Church was Tim’s family church growing up. So that was a no brainer. Anstey Hall because it was beautiful, however, not perfect. It has so much character! We loved the original wedding planner too who came to see us when setting up. Relaxed and we could personalise. On the downside they didn’t put on enough bar staff and ran out of lots of drinks despite pre-warning we were big drinkers!
As for the dress, I don’t like wedding dresses! Every bride looks beautiful on her wedding day, but the dress doesn’t do it for me. This dress is a Kate Halfpenny designer dress that isn’t ‘typical wedding’ and I FELL. IN. LOVE. It was the only one I really loved out of every dress I’d seen and cut out of (hundreds of) magazines! The designer is amazing, all the dresses are beautiful and I adore her Black edit!
Tim looked FIT! We bought the boys suits from Asos to avoid the charge when an usher spilt red wine or split the bum. And they’re LOVELY! Each person felt more comfortable wearing their own suit. Smartest groomsmen ever.
The bridesmaid’s chose their dresses and they looked beautiful! Asos again, they tried every colour and style but these were perfect. Shoes where their choice so that they were comfortable on the day, that’s so important!
Wedding Day Advice
Enjoy it! Shop around. I saved a lot of money shopping around and not just buying straight away. Whatever doesn’t get done, bugger it. Do a budget and stick to it! Expensive isn’t always best. I looked at shoes worth hundreds and I ended up in £20 new Topshop boots! Don’t wear a long veil in the wind unless you’re ready to do battle. Include those who want to be included and give them specific jobs. Don’t include those who don’t want to be involved and don’t take it to heart. Realise you can’t keep everyone happy! Have an invite ‘reasons list’. At the end of the day invite who makes you happy! It’s your wedding and you’re likely spending a lot!
Anstey Hall Wedding Photos
Photography and the entertainment were our absolute priority. We knew we might need to spend more to perfect what we got and we totally nailed it! There were numerous photographers we spoke with until we found Jonny and then we pretty much knew straight away we wanted him. We love ALL the pics and can’t wait to show everyone. It captured us and our friends and family perfectly. RECOMMEND 100%!
Jonny felt like a friend doing the wedding. He ‘got’ us and he was so great with correspondence which is super important! Most of the time we didn’t notice pictures being taken and yet they’re amazing!
If you’re getting married book Jonny. DO IT NOW! We had no worries about the photos whatsoever, which is so important. Many suppliers are great until they have your deposit and then become a bit too relaxed. Jonny, you made us feel comfortable before, during and after AND you wore a smashing bow tie! WE ARE YOUR BIGGEST FANS EVER!
Anstey Hall Wedding Suppliers:
Larkspur Floral Design: larkspurfloraldesign.co.uk | A’diva Hair Design: adivahairdesign.co.uk | Cambridge Make Up Artist: cambridgemakeupartist.com | Ear Candy: band and music | Soho Pizza: littlepiggycatering.co.uk | M&S – Colin Caterpillar Cake | Rings: 77 Diamonds | Other: Billy Bagpiper
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