Sunday, 2 August 2009

Jennie & Paul's Wedding

Jennie & Paul met on the Internet and it was the start of a beautiful relationship.

Exactly 12 months after they first met Paul took Jennie away for a romantic weekend and popped the question and Jennie immediately said yes!

The couple picked Gatton Manor Golf & Country Club for the wedding ceremony and reception. It had lovely grounds and hidden gardens that were just perfect for their special day.

Jennie had decided on red as her main theme colour and her four bridesmaids has stunning strapless full length satin dresses with matching shoes.

Jennie's gown was embellished with tiny seed pearls and diamond beads it was truly beautiful.

Jennie decided on Grand Prix red roses as her main flower for both the bridal party flowers and the reception decoration. Jennie's bouquet was stunning made up of red roses and diamante pins whilst the bridesmaids had cream roses hand tied with red organza.

After an emotional civil ceremony Jennie & Paul exchanged vows and made their way out to their drinks reception to Signed Sealed Delivered by Steve Wonder!

During the drinks reception whilst the happy couple went off to have photographs their Guests enjoyed drinks, canapes and were entertained by magician Hugh Nightingale.
We held the drinks reception on the terrace which we dressed with rose petals, rose trees that we brought in especially and red heart shaped balloons.

This lovely little arch was one of the pictures that Jennie really wanted unfortunately all the tiny roses had died by August but we made small red and ivory organza ones and wired them to the frame to give the same effect, we were all really pleased with the results.
The couple were back just in time to hear Andy Wilsher start his performance as a surprise to the Guests Andy had been hired to perform his Frank Sinatra Tribute Act which was just fantastic for a sunny afternoon in Surrey.

It didn't take long for Paul to get in on the act and before long he was dueting with Frank which every one loved.

Then as a complete surprise instead of a first dance Paul sang solo to Jennie. He sang Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars and Jennie was just blown away.

The Guests were then asked to take their seats for dinner, after speeches, the Guests enjoyed a 5 course meal.
The dinning room was dressed to match the couples theme and the tables were dressed with rows of small glass votive holding a red rose head decorated with diamante.
Each table was named after a Disney character so each table had a Disney character attached to the table name holder (which the couple kept as keepsakes).
Jennie and Paul sat on a small 'sweetheart' table.

It was soon time to cut the cake. The cake was fabulous, three tiers with each tier decorated with red roses and diamante. Jennie & Paul's initials were engraved in icing on each side and it looked stunning.
Kate at Sophisticakes had done an amazing job which included setting it up and using a spirit level!
The DJ arrived and it was time for dancing and everyone took to
the dance floor including the New Mr & Mrs Chappell.

As dusk set in we had time for two more photographs - this amazing one on the bridge (which I had to test out to make sure it was safe first!) and my favourite photograph of Jennie & Paul with one of their heart shaped balloons.
In fact I loved it so much it is my new advert.

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