Film buffs Katie and Matthew celebrated their love of movies on their big day

A passion for film helped bring Katie Harnett and Matthew Morley together. “We met in a pub in Romsey, where Matt worked behind the bar. We became friends and bonded over our shared interest in film studies,” explains Katie. They started dating in 2008 and got engaged four-and-a-half years later.

“Matt proposed on a rainy summer's day while we were visiting our favourite place – Mudeford Beach,” she remembers. Plans for a romantic walk along the shore had to be abandoned, thanks to the Great British weather. “Matt wasn't going to be put off though. He improvised the best way he could and produced the ring in the car while it poured down outside,” Katie recalls.

The couple tied the knot at the Eastclose Hotel, Hinton on 9th August, 2015 and opted for summery pastel shades with touches of movie magic. Read on for Katie's account of their big day...

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We often visited the hotel and always enjoyed the atmosphere. It has a quirky, boutique style which we love and there are a variety of rooms, large garden and private bar so our guests could move around freely and enjoy the day.

 

It's a wrap: Image 2aI didn't want the theme to be too overpowering but included subtle hints of movie magic throughout the day to reflect how we first bonded and our continuing passions in life.

It's a wrap: Image 2 I made sure the summer vibe was evident and opted for a mix of light, relaxing seasonal shades rather than a strict colour code.

 

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Our cake toppers were made to mimic our wedding outfits and Matt's had a Spider-Man mask as a nod to his favourite superhero.

 

It's a wrap: Image 4aThe table plan featured quotes from our favourite films which guests had to identify in order to find where they were sitting. To make it extra tricky, the tables were named after a location from the movie, rather than the name of the film

It's a wrap: Image 4 The place settings were glass bottles of sweets, tied with name tags, which doubled up as favours. We also had bags of local fudge on the tables as an extra sweet treat.

 

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I wanted my bridesmaids to feel comfortable in what they wore, so we chose each of the dresses individually.

 

It's a wrap: Image 6aMatt chose a pale, pastel blue suit and his groomsmen wore black, so he definitely stood out from the crowd.

It's a wrap: Image 6 We had someone dressed as a stormtrooper from Star Wars turn up as a surprise during the speeches and engage Matt in a mock battle.

 

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I didn't relish being the centre of attention, so I wanted my dress to be light and comfortable to wear to help me feel relaxed. I wore a headband to add to the hazy, summery, boho feel of the day.

 

Katie Harnett and Matthew Morley's contact book


Bride's dress
Phase Eight
www.phase-eight.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
Monsoon
uk.monsoon.co.uk

DJ
3D Entertainments
www.3d-entertainments.co.uk

Fudge favours
Fairy Fudge
www.facebook.com/Fairyfudge/?ref=page_internal

Groom's suit |
Burton
www.burton.co.uk

Photobooth
Memory Pod
www.thememorypod.co.uk

Photographer
Roderick Alan Photography
www.roderickalan.co.uk

Stormtrooper
Bournemouth Stormtrooper
bournemouthstormtrooper@gmail.com

Venue
Eastclose Country House Hotel
www.eastclose.com

 
 

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