As today is mine and Hubs’ fifth wedding anniversary I thought I’d share some of the details of our fairytale castle wedding.
Hubs and I really wanted our wedding ceremony and reception to reflect our personalities. Hubs, being an ex LARPer, wanted to have a dramatic location and I wanted the day to include a lot of handmade elements.
We certainly had a dramatic location!
The ceremony took place at Old Wardour Castle in Tisbury, Wiltshire, a breathtakingly beautiful English Heritage site. We were married in the Pavilion which overlooked the lake.
The theme of our wedding was blue and white and was inspired by this Wedgwood china that belonged to my mum and dad. I dotted the bowls around the Pavilion and filled them with some of our wedding confetti.
I mixed the confetti myself using dried hydrangea, lavendar and rose petals (it smelled wonderful!) and found these fab confetti cones on eBay.
I also made my own bouquet from honeycomb paper wedding bells.
Neither of us are particularly superstitious so we didn’t worry about Hubs seeing me before the wedding. In fact Hubs drove the both of us to the venue (I joke that he only did it so that I couldn’t be fashionably late). We must’ve looked very odd hurtling down the motorway with white ribbon tied to the front of our Land Rover!
And then it was time to get married!
After the ceremony everyone came back to our home where we had a tea party reception in the garden. Hubs and his brother had done a wonderful job of erecting a gazebo in the garden and laying out all of the chairs and tables. Our amazing friends and family had come together to help prepare the food on the morning of the wedding and my dad brought all of my mum’s old china down from his attic. The cakes were baked by my mum-in-law and I iced and decorated the tiers to match the Wedgwood theme.
Everything was perfect!
What made the day truly magical is that we were able to share it with our family and friends. Everyone got into the spirit of the occasion and made it the fun day that we wanted it to be. If we had to do it all over again we wouldn’t change a single thing!
All of the photos in this post were taken by the very talented Lisa Darby of LisaDawn Photography and her partner Scott, who were our amazing wedding photographers.