Emma and Colin enjoyed the perfect day, complete with afternoon tea and a touch of magic.

Emma and Colin met in typical fashion at work, and it wasn't long before romance blossomed. “I was having a bad day and I asked a friend for a hug but they turned to Colin and said, 'why don't you hug him?'” explains Emma. “I laughed, thinking: I can't hug him, he's too big and scary! Colin's broad and covered in tattoos and a second dan black belt in taekwondo. He looked over and said, 'Try it, you might like it.' So we hugged, and now we're married!”

Colin said that after six weeks of being together he wanted to marry Emma, and five and half years later he made it official. “I'm obsessed with Christmas, it's my favourite time of year,” says Emma. “We'd finished opening all of the presents at my parent's house, and while drinking plenty of champagne, Colin brings in a huge teddy bear holding a stocking. Inside the stocking is a beautiful engagement ring. He's down on one knee and asks me to be his wife! Best. Christmas. Ever.”

Here, Emma tells us more about their day…

Time for tea: Image 1
Emma Natalie Peck and Colin Timothy Potter tied the knot on 14th August, 2014, at Kingswood Golf and Country Club.

 

Time for tea: Image 2aOur favours were vintage tea cups and saucers for each guest with a handmade teabag.

Time for tea: Image 2 Tea cups, saucers, teapots, milk jugs and votives filled with fresh British flowers in pinks and whites adorned each table.

 

Time for tea: Image 3
We looked at over a dozen venues and settled on Kingswood because it gave us everything in one place. We wanted to go crazy with the afternoon tea theme, so our focus was on that.

 

Time for tea: Image 4aThe place names were cookies in the shapes of tea cups and saucers, and teapots with each guest's name on.

Time for tea: Image 4 Yummy! We loved our four-tiered naked cake covered in berries and flowers.

 

Time for tea: Image 5
Colin wore a grey tailcoat from Debenhams with a light grey waistcoat. He stood out by wearing a pink cravat and hankie while everyone else wore silver. His 11-year-old son wore the same; they looked amazing together. It was a really lovely decision.

 

Time for tea: Image 6aThere was personalised bunting, plenty of flags, and lots of candles incorporated into the styling.

We also had pictures of all of our grandparents who played a huge part in making who Dominic and I are today.

Time for tea: Image 6 I wore a Sophia Toli Dress called Miri. It was stunning. I accessorised it with some gorgeous Rainbow shoes, Christina, that were dyed to match my bridesmaids – I also brought the matching bag by Emmy.

 

Time for tea: Image 7
For entertainment we had a fantastic DJ, sweet cart, photo booth, chocolate fountain and pianist.

 

Time for tea: Image 8
EMMA'S TOP TIPS FOR…
* Themes – we thought about what we loved doing and then realised we were at Polesdon Lacey drinking tea and eating scones, and so our theme came from that!
* Styling – we couldn't resist the Harry Potter details. It started out with the table names and then it just started to grow. Our guests were really encouraging too, which is one of the reasons more and more Harry Potter things kept creeping in. We're both massive fantasy and sci-fi fans, so we thought we might as well embrace it.
* Guests – I made sure the guests had absolutely everything they needed – like a bag for the sweets, a sticker to close it, a bag for cake, a large organza bag and bubble wrap to take their teacup and saucer home in.

 

Emma Natalie Peck and Colin Timothy Potter's contact book


Bride's accessories
Rainbow Club
www.rainbowclub.co.uk

Bride's and bridesmaids dresses
Brides Visited
www.bridesvisited.co.uk

Cake
Delicieux Cakes
www.delicieuxcakes.com

Flowers
Kelsey Flower Show
www.kelseyflowershow.com

Groom's suit
Debenhams
www.debenhams-formalhire.com

Hair and make-up
Beauty by Becca Gray
www.beautybybeccagray.co.uk

Photographer
Kit Myers Photography
www.kitmyersphotography.co.uk

Place names
Quintessential Cookies
www.quintessentialcookies.co.uk

Stationery
Ribbons, Pearls & Paper Swirls
www.ribbonspearlsandpaperswirls.com

Venue
Kingwoods Golf & Country Club
www.kingswood-golf.co.uk

 
 

Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention County Wedding Magazines when making any enquiries.

The Conservatory at the Luton Hoo Walled Garden
East Sussex National Golf Club
Kings Lynn Town Hall
Eastwood Park Training & Conference Centre