Sophie-Dee Thomas and Jake Sheridan, both 29, tied the knot at Beeston Fields Walled Garden on 24th June, 2016.
We wanted a summer barbeque garden par ty-style for our day and a laid back vibe that allowed our guests to mingle, chat and play games.
We wanted our ceremony to take place in the late afternoon in front of just a handful of our closest family and friends.
I tried on three different dresses, but went back to buy the first one I tried on. I'd originally wanted a slim fitting, simple dress but mine was absolutely per fect. It nipped in at my waist and the skir t gave me some shape without being big or full. It also felt quite whimsical, which I loved.
Jake wore a nav y, three-piece tailored suit b y Reiss with the best man wearing the same.
My sister Holly was my bridesmaid. She wore a blush-pink dress that matched the colour of the skir t of my gown. It also had beautiful pearl detailing on the shoulders.
We made a photo timeline using a row of young trees lining the marquee. It added a lovely personal feel to the place.
My mum made our cakes. She's an incredible baker and her fruitcakes are legendary! She made four huge ones for the day and decorated them beautifully with fresh summer berries, pearls, glacé fruits and gold decorations so they looked like open treasure troves!
Evie has been doing my hair for a few years and is fantastic at braiding and up-do's.
My make-up on the day was the same as my every day look but amplified. I'm a bit of a cosmetics junkie so I knew exactly what I wanted.
Our ceremony wasn't until 4pm, so after this, while photos were being taken, drinks were flowing and guests were mingling, we had a lovely playlist playing in the marquee and our guests were happy exploring the gardens.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Simply Flowers Nottingham
Thomas Thomas Photography
The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields
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