Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

ROLL CREDITS: LYDIA AND MIKE’S LITTLE WHITE BOOK Venue, Bingham Riverhouse, | Photographer, Jessica Lily Photography, | Dress, Made with Love, | Hair stylist, Alfie from Beaumont Hair, | Make-up artist, Marley Rumer, | Suits, Suitsupply, | Flowers, for keeps., | Stationery, maple & rae., | Wedding rings, Almaas Diamonds, | Entertainment, Sax player, Matt Pearse Sax, | DJ, Red Events, board and change box to get them to bet. Our best friend won the bet and all the money and the sheer excitement on everyone’s faces was amazing. “The speeches were perfect and everything we wanted. It’s always a worry they are going to be rubbish and paint people in a bad light, but they were all amazing, we were touched by the words of the best man and my dad. “We also asked a very close friend to sing our first dance song: I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons. It meant so much to us that he was able to do this on the day, he’s a very talented singer and it’s something we can cherish forever.” WISE WORDS… “We made a pact when we began planning the wedding to not get obsessed with the detail and it was the best thing we could have done. We agreed to tell suppliers what we were thinking and imagining for the day but to let them run with it and come up with something amazing. They are the ones with the knowledge and talent in their field and people need to trust them. We did our research on who to book and made sure their Instagram pages reflected our style but other than that, we put our faith in them and couldn’t be happier we did. It can be such a stressful time, but couples just need to relax and remember why they are doing it. No one on the day will know if something goes wrong as no one other than the couple know what is meant to happen.” – Lydia 40