Lizzie and Andrew clicked from their very first date, finding a common interest in travelling as they exchanged stories over a bottle of wine. The couple enjoyed some amazing holidays together and then on New Year's Eve in 2011, as they were looking back at photos from their travels that year, Andrew decided it was time to pop the question. Lizzie tells us, “Andrew said he had a brought me a present which was hanging in a pouch on the back of our Christmas tree. When I pulled out a ring box, he got down on one knee and proposed. It was a complete surprise!” Within weeks the couple had started planning their wedding, and drew on a particularly special holiday to inspire their day. “We went to Italy for a friend's wedding in our first year together and had an amazing time. We both love it there and wanted to recreate some of the rustic Italian style with the urns and gorgeous flowers and, of course, the food!” Here, Lizzie reveals more about their big day...
We wanted a church wedding and Birtsmorton Church appealed because it's old and picturesque.
Each stage of the wedding was in a different part of the venue, which meant we got to enjoy all of the beautiful grounds and keep our guests guessing.
My bridesmaids carried hydrangea and rose bouquets in cream and green with dark berries and purple tones. They included thyme and other amazing scents. I loved the muted, soft colours.
When I started looking for a dress, at first I couldn't make up my mind. Go Bridal in Birmingham was really helpful and talked me through the different styles.
Our tables were named after Italian cities we had visited, both as a couple and with some of our guests.
The Italian urns were filled with flowers as well as thyme, mint and other scented leaves which made the marquee smell amazing.
We decorated the reception room with hurricane vases, candles, tea lights and flowers. The look and feel of the day was exactly as we had pictured it.
We bought a plain tiered wedding cake from M&S and our florist decorated it with flowers.
Go Bridal, Birmingham
Flowers of Kidderminster
Gemma Williams Photography
The Cantabile String Quartet
Parrys of Malvern
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