Mr & Mrs Adams | Tipi Wedding

Tipi Wedding

On the morning of September 17th, the Forget Me Knot team were very excited to be filming a wedding, not only that, but a tipi wedding! Our story begins in the morning when the bride and groom were excitedly preparing.

Emma began the day with some hair and makeup pampering and of course wedding gifts! Joining her was mum, grandma and her maid of honour. The morning was quite a high tension start, as any wedding day would be really. Emma’s hair was transformed into a beautiful curly up-do, adorned with little silver white jewel decorations. The mother of the bride also had some very specific hairstyle inspiration in mind – Audrey Hepburn – and she looked lovely!

The dress was a gorgeous A-line bateau gown in ivory. The main bodice had elaborate floral embellishment with that detail falling down into the whole train. The neckline above about the corset was a perfect mix of sheer material, the embellishments and some additional jewelled detailing to really draw attention!  The final touches were some lace and pearl heels, a tartan garter and a bouquet of wildflowers – heather and fern and thistles!

We left the bridal party shortly after to head over to the Smeeton Westerby Church to set up for the ceremony. We, and the friends and family, were met by a Scottish chap in full traditional garments playing the bagpipes. Dave, our cool and calm groom, was ready and waiting at the church, greeting guests as they came along to witness the day. The woodland theme was very seasonally fitting and the groom was perfectly co-ordinated with his wife to be. He wore a tweed suit accessorised with a thistle boutonniere. Those buttonholes featured on a few other gents at the wedding too. Including Emma’s father, who was about to walk her down the aisle!

Dave seemed considerably more nervous as the bagpiper entered the church, indicating the arrival of the soon-to-be Mrs Adams! No fainting here though! However, Dave was gobsmacked by Emma’s dress (and perfume!).

After what can only be described as a beautiful and heartwarming ceremony, it was time to head to the reception venue.

We LOVE what Emma and Dave – or should we say The Adams’ – decided on for their wedding reception. It was held at Bridge House Barns, which is just between the River Sence and the Grand Union Canal. This was the perfect location for a tipi, for some outdoor mingling and for some one of a kind romantic newlywed photos! There were also some Scottish canapes on offer as the guests mingled.

The interior decorations of the tipi were incredible! It was honestly like being transported into Tinkerbell’s dream home combined with Narnia… sans snow! Each table was identifiable with a woodland creature table card; pheasant, fox, hare, that sort of thing. The head table had some wonderful tree rings as placemats! Fairy lights, hessian bows and fern flowers covered every possible surface.

There was acoustic entertainment and soon enough it was time for some speeches! We’ve seen a lot of brilliant best man speeches before, but Dave’s best man/brother really made us laugh. The atmosphere was amazing and we really, really loved the cake! This beautiful, 3 tier woodland themed piece would be a serious contender on any popular baking related reality tv show…

After a full wedding season of summery wonderful weddings, it was really nice to experience a theme that was unique and gave the bride and groom a beautiful autumnal setting for their special day. The marshmallow toasting fire pits were a wonderful addition to the atmosphere.

We can’t thank Emma & Dave enough for a beautiful day and for letting us capture the amazing tipi wedding on film. We hope you love this as much as we do!

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Mr & Mrs Ward | Quorn County Hotel Wedding

A beautiful wedding was held at Quorn County Hotel on the 20th August 2016. By the end of the day, Emma and Andrew would officially be Mr & Mrs Ward!

With the ceremony and reception being held in the hotel, the preparations began in one of the venue’s rooms for our lovely bride. Her and the bridal party spend the morning with a hair and makeup team getting ready. Of course, there was plenty of bubbly too, and the bridesmaids were all enjoying the morning of Emma’s wedding.

Emma also had gifts for her bridesmaids and they all donned the beautiful bracelets for the day. Not to be left out, Emma also received some lovely gifts, including a personalised champagne glass!

One amusing part of the day was the excitement and nerves of the bridal party every time a car pulled up! It has to be said that they did a great job of making sure the Andrew didn’t get a peek of the bride before!

Emma looked stunning in her wedding dress. It was a gorgeous white gown with a sweetheart neckline and lace detailing over the shoulders. Her bridesmaids’ dresses were all matching pink numbers, also with lace and flower applique.

With the ceremony drawing closer but not quite here, there was one man in Emma’s life who was allowed to see her before. And what a beautiful moment it was, when Emma’s father saw his little girl in her dress! Hugs and gifts exchanged, it was time!

Andrew and his entourage all looked dapper in their grey suits with flower boutonnieres. The pink cravats and pocket squares matched perfectly to the bridesmaid dresses. Overall, the colours were great for a summer wedding, even if the weather was a little bleak!

The ceremony room filled with guests – friends and family all gathered to celebrate the love of Emma & Andrew. Emma and her father walked down an emotional aisle! Guests were tearing up on either side, but none more so than the bride herself. The couple were clearly over the moon to see one another.

Vows exchanged, rings given and certificate signed – that was it! They are married!

Confetti, clapping, cheering, you name it – it happened! Even the rain stopped for long enough for the photos and for the couple to have a quiet stroll together through the grounds.

By now, we imagine everyone was getting quite hungry, so it’s just as well it was reception time! The first meal as a married couple was in a beautifully decorated room, perfectly complementing the colour scheme. And the speeches! Emma was just too cute when offering to stand with Andrew as he made his speech! Emotional, adorable and all the reasons why you can tell they love each other dearly!

A three tier, rose decorated cake sat waiting for the happy couple. When the time came, they opted for a slightly unconventional sword to cut the cake!

The reception was lively as the evening went on, with dancing, crazy props and a photo-booth. All that was left for Mr & Mrs Ward was to embark on their first dance as husband and wife!

The giant heart shaped brolly needs a shout out too! Great unique touch to the day, and well needed as it happened! Its the little things!

Enjoy the video everybody. Huge congratulations to the cutest couple on your stunning wedding, we wish you all the happiness in the world!

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Mr & Mrs Young | Barnsdale Lodge Wedding

Barnsdale Lodge

Barnsdale Lodge hosted a stunning wedding on the 24th June 2016. Ellen and Ian were to become Mr & Mrs Young. So much about this wedding made it beautiful! Let’s start at the beginning before we get ahead of ourselves. Bridal prep was full of fun and laughs, the children took the chance to play out … Read more

Mr & Mrs Bradbury Cox | St Giles Church Wedding

St Giles Church

Sophie and Nathan had a beautiful ceremony on 28th May at St Giles Church. This was easily the most colourful theme we’ve ever witnessed! Bridal prep began in the morning for Sophie and her “bride’s squad”. The hair and makeup was in full swing while the girls were sipping on some bubbly. The colourful touches were apparent early on, bridemaids wore a perfect set of floor length one-shoulder gowns, each in a different colour of the rainbow. They also all carried a gorgeous bunch of oversized daisies in a sunrise themed palette.

The beautiful bride herself stood out in the spectrum of colours in a pure white dress with lace sleeves. She’s kept a touch of the rainbow though, with a stunning rainbow rose bouquet.

After an emotional moment of Sophie’s father seeing her for the first time, it was into car and the vintage VW campervan and off to St Giles Church. The groomsmen and Nathan also wore the colour scheme brilliantly, with rainbow rose boutonnieres to match the bride’s bouquet. Their ties also matched to the bridesmaid’s dresses and the dark blue suits enhanced the vibrant feel.

At the church, with all the guests ready, three sweet flower girls took to the aisle, followed by the bridesmaids. Then Sophie’s turn was next – she absolutely could not hold back tears when Nathan saw her coming down the aisle. We don’t think there was a dry eye in the whole room!

Musicians played and hymns were sung and soon enough… Sophie and Nathan became Mr & Mrs Bradbury-Cox!!

The sun shone almost as beautifully as the bride herself as everyone headed out to celebrate with the newlyweds.

The next stop was Barton Hall for their reception. There was live entertainment and plenty of mingling while the dinner was being prepared and the rainbow bunting was a lovely touch to the room. Leicester City had also not long won the Champions League so there was an ode to them in the form of flags and clappers just before the speeches. By the time speeches came about, the pressure was mostly off and the happy couple were looking relaxed and smiley.

The final wedding day traditions are usually the cake cutting and the first dance and Mr & Mrs Bradbury Cox opted for a first song. Though in a bit of a twist on tradition, they sang, rather than danced! Sophie and Nathan chose Disney’s Frozen soundtrack song Love Is An Open Door to sing in their new lives together.

Congratulations to the amazing couple, thank you for having us at your wedding. It was an honour to film and we all hope that you have a life together as beautiful and colourful as your wedding day!

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Mr and Mrs Tomlin | The Swan Inn Wedding

The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn hosted the reception of a beautiful wedding earlier this month! On 15th January, Sharon and Magnus became Mr & Mrs Tomlin. Sharon began the morning the only way a bride should… with Prosecco! Actually, for those of you eagle eyed viewers, you probably would have noticed the Red Bull can on the dresser. Gotta keep your energy up somehow!

The bridesmaid’s had the prettiest pastel rose bouquets and the boutonnieres were complimenting in their matching cream colouring. And the bride’s heart shaped bouquet was just the right amount of subtle and adorable!

Sharon and the bridal party enjoyed some pampering and when their hair and makeup was complete, it was time to don their dresses. The bridesmaid’s all stood in matching dark grey floor length gowns – those kinds that you can tie in 8 different ways, so they perfectly suit each woman! Sharon wore classic white, her dress was a fit and flare style with a beautiful train and veil.

Over at the church, Magnus, friends and family all eagerly awaited the arrival of the beautiful bride. She did not disappoint and even braved the brisk weather whilst her bridal party and the groomsmen lead the way in their faux fur jackets. Sharon looked stunning as she entered the chuch, all smiles, ready to see Magnus for the first time on their wedding day!

The service was beautiful, the certificate was signed and just about everyone in the room got teary eyed. It was time to head out for a drive to the reception venue – The Swan Inn.

Photo opportunities were well underway once all the guests had arrived. The newlyweds posed for plenty of pictures with friends and family. Even the weather was kind to them for the occasion!

The Swan Inn was a lovely location for the new Mr & Mrs Tomlin’s reception and they made use of the intimate space well. There was a candy cart, a dance floor and even a huge profiterole tower!!

The speeches were heartfelt and emotional, the magician was a perfect entertainer too.

Cake cutting is always an important first on a wedding day and Sharon & Magnus weren’t missing out! But with their own little twist on it, there wasn’t a knife in sight. Yes, that is a wonderfully crafted 3 tier wedding cake being cut, with a trowel. Perfectly unique! And the intricately decorated accompanying floral cupcakes were just too beautiful for words!

Finally, it was time for the dance floor. Sharon and Magnus stepped out for their first dance. Their friends and family crowded round to celebrate the occasion.

Thanks to Sharon & Magnus for making our job really easy because it is clear you two are made for each other! Congratulations!

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