I first met Sibyl and Jon in October 2009. They are both busy Architects and had wanted to get married the previous year, but just didn't have the time to organise it. We met at Sibyl's parents house where the reception was to be held and from the moment we met, there were lots of exciting ideas flying around and the fun began.
They were married on 3rd July the following year, in their local church by the their family friend, Rev James McKeran.
A tense time for any wedding planner is wondering when everyone will arrive and when to start pouring the drinks. It was a lovely moment when we could hear the church bells ringing, so we knew they were married and on their way. They arrived on a tractor and trailer through the cornfields.
|See the resemblance?|
I suggested the idea of having medieval archers instead of the traditional garden games to entertain the 150 guests. They thought it was a great idea, but it proved rather tricky to source to get it exactly right. In the end I tracked down 'The Grumpy Old Archer' http://www.thegrumpyoldarcher.co.uk/ who was far from grumpy and absolutely wonderful. He even made a wedding arrow for Sibyl & Jon with goose feathers and gold thread.
A folk band played while guests enjoyed Prosecco and Elderflower Presse with chunky Bruschetta's and Frittatas served on vintage platters. The wedding breakfast was a hog roast and roasted vegetables served with whole apples and herbs. An array of vintage crockery made a stunning display on the tables, complemented with the english flowers that were arranged to look like they had been freshly picked from the garden. A delicious gooseberry fool for dessert and Damson vodka that Sibyl and Jon had made for the toast completed the meal.
Later in the evening they had a delicious cheeseboard served with fresh fruits and a choice of five different cakes ordered from a local bakery with coffee served in vintage tea cups from 'Vintage Flair'.
A band started off the dancing, a fire pit was lit for guests to sit around and they helped themselves to ale and wine into tankards and goblets.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Buck.
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