I simply love a summer wedding at Cley Windmill. Every single one is different and very much captures the essence of each couple.
For Kate and Sam, relaxed, rustic and personal was the way to go. In planning the day, they incorporated as many friends and family, to keep the personal feel they were after; from music to decor to cake to flowers. In styling there was a rustic and colourful feel with bunting and jars of flowers. I loved Kate’s practical 50s inspired LouLou gown with fab shoes and gypsophila in her hair. Sam equally booted in navy Hugo Boss with tweed waistcoat and pocket watch. It was wonderful to see the amazing Amelia Garwood on beauty and I knew Kate’s hair would stay in place on the blustery balcony.
Their ceremony (presided over by the ever wonderful Dai) was emotional and personal with vows written for each other. It was bubbles of both kinds afterwards along with scrummy looking canapés. I loved that they’d allowed an entire hour for their portraits, so we explored areas around the mill, the balcony and the evocative reeds. With a little time to spare, they hopped in my car for the short drive to the beach. Kate was determined to paddle, so the shoes soon came off and she dragged Sam into the surf. The looks on their faces say it all and I’m sure was one of the highlights of their day. When we arrived back at the mill there were some very rowdy and competitive games of cornhole being played in the garden.
They’d styled the room with one long table and candles adding an intimate feel. The place cards were individual photos from places they’ve visited and memories shared together. As the sun began to set I said goodbye leaving them to enjoy their meal and relaxing evening ahead. Congratulations!