Back in super sunny July, the awesome duo that is Caroline and Jim, had a stunning Surrey Hills wedding, held in the gorgeous village of Holmbury St Mary. This was quite a special wedding to me, as my husband and I narrowly missed out on buying a house in Peaslake (just down the road), so I was pretty excited when Caroline’s email popped into my inbox many months ago asking for my pricing!
Well, what can I say about this wedding? In short, it was just SO much fun. They had ice-cream vans, Beano and Dandy themed wedding favours (in fact mine still sits on my desk in the office), insanely pretty blooms, one super stunning bride, bright and colourful kilts and a WHOLE lot of silliness and laughter. Did I mention the uber amazing couple session in the most stunning woods, bathed in gorgeous evening light? Caroline was driven to the picturesque St Mary’s Church by her brother in his lovely Triumph Herald. Those of you who know me well, will know that my husband is a massive car fan and when we talked of how the bridesmaids would be getting to the church, we all decided that my husband would drive them in our VW Splitty, (mainly because he wanted to be part of the wedding since it was in his favourite village!) So that was what we did. Although, the hill approaching the church is somewhat tougher to climb in a very slammed split screen camper, so there may have been some issues prior to the ceremony, but he managed it just about! :)
They had their reception at the village hall, not before driving round to surprise their guests at the local pub in a Vintage ice-cream truck, which dished out pretty bloody nice ice-cream (yes I was allowed one!). The dinner was a relaxed buffet style BBQ and there were cakes aplenty for pudding. Caroline and Jim dressed up the hall so beautifully, with their subtle theme of yellow, and it truly looked so pretty. Caroline even serenaded Jim after their first dance which was incredible, she has an amazing singing voice! I had an absolute ball with these two, we became friends during the process and lead up to the wedding, and I felt so privileged to be a part of their day. Before I waffle on any longer, feel free to have a nosy at some of my favourites from their day. If you are getting married in a pretty little village, give me a shout! I LOVE these kinds of weddings and would love to hear from you! :) xx