Andy and Vicky met when a mutual friend introduced them at a dinner party. I’m not sure at the time Vicky knew what she was letting herself in for! Andy keeps snakes you see….not just one or two….he keeps so many that the upstairs of their house accommodates rows and rows of small boxes filled with a colourful array of breeds. He also has a very tame and rather beautiful pigeon (who would have carried the rings down the aisle of the church if the vicar would have allowed it!) Now anyone who knows me, knows that I adore snakes (it’s one of my strange oddities.) I can honestly say that our pre-wedding meetings were among the most interesting to date and consisted mainly of looking through Andy’s collection (sorry Vicky!)
After 6 years together, Andy popped the question. The venue for the wedding ceremony was to be at Brampton Speke Church where Andy’s parents had married years before and which still held many sentimental memories. It is a beautiful yet simple village church and provided a very intimate ceremony. The reception at Courtlands House in Exmouth allowed a more lavish backdrop for the celebrations that followed.
Vicky was very keen to give the wedding a vintage feel. Her stunning dress was tailor-made and combined delicate lace with beautiful crystal beading on the waist. Her bouquet of faded roses (apologies to all florists as I’m sure they have a very specific name!) was made for her by Claire, the friend who had introduced the couple all those years before. www.amaryllisweddingflowers.co.uk
Vicky’s hair was by David Yowell www.davidyoull.co.uk and the amazingly fab vintage Buick was provided by http://www.antiquehollywoodlimos.co.uk (It was difficult not to have a Bonnie & Clyde moment!)
The cake was provided by www.carolescupcakes.co.uk
I also have to mention that Vicky is a hugely talented jewellery maker!! She lovingly made all the bridesmaids jewellery herself. More details are available from her website www.gwendolina.co.uk