Amy Mackay, 29, married Matthew Hodson, 32, at the Cheerful Chilli Barn in Otley on 9th July, 2016.
Where shall we go? What shall we do? They’re the kind of questions that are usually asked in the run up to a first date, but determined to make theirs stand out, Matthew chose to mix it up a bit and asked Amy for her favourite smell, sight, flavour and sound. “It was brilliant! Matt worked really hard to incorporate all the things
I’d said, so our first date involved a tennis ball, a banana sellotaped to a star bar, animal noises, a hike and dinner,” says Amy, who still has the tennis ball on her desk!
I really wanted a bright and colourful bouquet that still had a natural and meadowy feel.
My bridesmaids wore informal Tara Starlet dresses with a Mexican-inspired print.
Each centre piece was finished with a piece of plastic fruit with googly eyes glued on, so guests were either sat with Jackie Potato, Monsignor Croissant, Mr Whippy or Andrew Sweetcorn.
We went for very colourful decorations, which included eleven giant tissue paper flowers, coloured straw triangle bunting and vases made from orangina bottles.
We hired a magician to entertain our guests.
We had absolutely loads of paper streamers!
The ice cream van was a huge hit!
We had our friend Nic play some acoustic music as the evening guests were arriving – one of his tracks was on a mix CD that Matt gave me just after our first date.
I don't wear a lot of make-up so I just wanted to look good for the photos and a bit 'glowy'. I went for a make-up lesson at MAC and spent far too much money!
Our photographers James and Lianne were wonderful. None of the ushers would've had their buttonholes on properly without them. They went so far beyond their job as photographers.
Mark Waddington Magician
The Willow garden
Groom and ushers' suits
Mr Whippy Ice Cream
James and Lianne Photography
The Cheerful Chilli Barn
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