Becky Knox and Phil Bryce met in 2008 when Becky went to work at Phil's farm shop. “Phil was going through a divorce at the time and needed help with the business. We became friends first and romance followed,” she reveals. After six-and-a-half years together, Phil popped the question on Becky's birthday. “Although I'd dropped a few hints along the way, it was a surprise when it actually happened. Phil had planned something more romantic but was recovering from a back operation at the time so had to improvise with a proposal at home,” she explains.
They tied the knot on 3rd September, 2016 at Kersey's St Mary Church followed by a marquee reception at the family farm in nearby Hintlesham where Phil grew up.
Read on for Becky's account of their big day...
I went to The Bridal Lounge with my maid-ofhonour Nicki to try on dresses and I loved the relaxed atmosphere. I didn't expect to find the one on our first visit but fell in love with my long, strapless Eternity lace gown.
We chose to get married at Kersey church because it's close to home and it's a lovely building.
Our caterers served canapés during the drinks reception and we had a singer to entertain our guests.
The flowers for the table decorations and bouquets were white and purple to match our colour scheme. We used the same hessian, ribbon and twine throughout, from the save-the-date cards to the fastenings on the bouquets, to tie the whole look together.
Our florist was wonderful and I was blown away when the flowers arrived on the day.
Wood was a recurring theme, with log slices on each table for the centrepieces and upright logs for the table names. Phil sourced it all with the help of one of his best men who is a tree surgeon.
We aren't great cake lovers so, right from the start, decided on a cheese stack instead. We added a wooden 'Mr & Mrs Bryce' cake topper to finish it off, with rustic slate signs to label the different cheeses which our caterers supplied.
We made the favours ourselves, all 120 of them – miniature jam jars filled with mint imperials, decorated with hessian and purple ribbon.
The Bridal Lounge
Jamie Lee Smith Catering
St Mary, Kersey
Flowers by Nature
Groom and groomsmen's suits
Tom Needham Photography
Reception music | Singer
The Suffolk Escape
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