Jun

06

2017

Carly and Tom’s outdoor wedding at Cley Windmill was quite simply gorgeous.

Their wedding marked 10 years since they first met and the day couldn’t have been more perfect; both in weather and sentiment. They were able to share their wedding with their closest family & friends and two very special young ladies. Carly writes: ‘Ok, ok, there are some downsides to having your children before you get married, such as one of them demanding to be carried down the aisle and the other refusing to put down her sausage to have pictures taken … but our day was made even more special by having our very own little ladies with us – and they were the most gorgeous flower girls we could ever have wished for.’

They’d chosen to have a dual ceremony and this was to be my first outdoor wedding at the mill. They said their vows under a willow and rose arch (the names of the their daughters) before heading indoors to make it legal and complete the paperwork. In the meantime, bubbles were flying in the wind and the girls were enjoying running after them. Carly and Tom styled the day in hues of dusky pink and navy blue. The reception decor echoed the rustic surroundings with unstructured flower vases and scrabble place names. Their buttercream cake made by guest Charlotte, with a windmill topper, couldn’t have been more perfect.

Before the wedding we’d discussed their dream portrait images and locations. The beach was a priority, so I drove them down to see what we could find. The ever changing coastline makes for the most beautiful images and we enjoyed photographing around the crab pots and fishing tractors before getting wet feet from the North Sea. Carly, Tom, it was an awesome day and I feel honoured to spend it with you.

Suppliers


Dress
BHS, sash from Sash & Veil on Etsy
Accessories
Shoes by Rachel Simpson, Flower crown from Jelinda on Amazon
Groomswear
Suit by Jeff Banks, Shoes from Clarks, Cufflinks from Wooden Accessories Co. on Etsy, Bow tie from Etsy
Bridesmaids
Jolie Moi from John Lewis
Flower Girls
Monsoon with cardigans by John Rocha at Debenhams
Bouquet and Flower Wands
Louise Young Porcelain and Petals
Stationery
Aimee Paints
Rings
Stennett's in Spalding
Venue
Cley Windmill in Norfolk