Daisy and Jim’s Traditional Seaside Wedding
Daisy and Jim celebrated their traditional seaside wedding on the Isle of Wight on a stunning summer’s day. The couple, who had met through their jobs as event planners, had planned every detail of their wedding themselves, which gave the day a very special touch.
We had met them in London with their two young boys back in December, and we loved all the ideas they had for the day, which was to include a huge marquee, complete with lighting, bar areas, a mirrored dance floor, and seating for all the guests. Bembridge Flower Shop was to create lovely floral arrangements, and Camilla Hewitt was to provide hair and makeup. Daisy and Jim’s sons were enlisted to be page boys, which, on the day, made for plenty of sweet and funny moments. One particularly hilarious moment was when their youngest son saw Daisy in her Angelina Colarusso gown. He had never seen his mum look so elegant before, and covered his eyes for the next ten minutes while he adjusted to her new look.
The 1920s-inspired wedding took place in the town of St. Helens, in the St. Helens Church and the Old Rectory. It was a truly beautiful day, with unexpectedly sunny weather and a crowd of guests from the UK, Japan, the US, Australia, and Palestine. The ceremony was accompanied by a violin performance from Oliver Knowles, as well as a choral performance by the Voices of the Isle of Wight. The music continued throughout the day and night, with piano from Bob Brice, a set by the swing band Unity Stompers, and DJing later on by Clint Weedon. Before the reception, we had some time in the glorious afternoon light to take couples shots. Our favourite is of the two of them laughing amongst a field of poppies, a natural and beautiful moment that we are glad to have captured. After the stunning photo session, All About Catering provided dinner, which was followed by some moving speeches. The night that ensued was filled with all sorts of fun and excitement, from dancing on the unique mirrored floor to releasing lanterns later in the night.
In Thailand, it is common to release lanterns into the sky at weddings. Daisy and Jim had arranged to do the same thing, albeit in the UK. It was such a lovely idea, and one that guests had a lot of fun with, especially as the picking-up wind made the lanterns fly in very strange directions, or crash back down onto the field of guests as the wind caught them.
We had a truly wonderful time working with Daisy, Jim, and their two boys, and are so pleased to have had the opportunity to capture their wedding day.