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Let us introduce you to Natalia and Bobby, who caught up with to tell us all about their wedding- from the planning, to their favourite moment on the day.
The style of my wedding was… Country house chic, with rustic charm
My colour scheme was… Deep purple, with hints of soft vintage pink and cream
A few words of advice for other couples... Keep your vision clear, don’t compromise on the things that count. All your suppliers will recommend things to you- which you will appreciate, however, make sure you don’t end up agreeing because you don’t want to be impolite or because it doesn’t fit with their style. Technically, you did choose them for their style, and you are paying them for their expertise, but, nonetheless make sure it’s what you truly want at the end of the day.
Also- take your time with your venue!
Once we got engaged, there was a bit of mad panic to get the ball rolling. In order to get the ball rolling, you have to pick a date and in order to pick a date, you need a venue. So, this puts a LOT of pressure on picking your venue asap. We wish we had taken more time, not that we have any regrets over our venue, but in hindsight, we perhaps wish the experience had been more personal at times. We wish there could have been more flexibility with things like corkage and ‘getting ready’ time at the venue. At times, we felt that we were just another couple in a factory line of couples at the venue. On the day of our wedding, the previous wedding party were still cleaning up as our party arrived.
We couldn’t live without… Our Wedding Journal! Natalia carried it everywhere and used it every day!
I am so pleased that we… Made as many parts of the wedding personally, as we could. I just loved the personal touches that our family made/contributed to on our big day. Natalia's Mother and Sister made our beautiful wedding cake, we made our favours (marshmallows in jars) etc, all across our day there were these touches that we had made in the weeks leading up to the wedding and they were so very special to me.
Recommended time to plan a wedding… 9 months -1 year
Best moment of the day... It was truly the happiest day of our lives. We're both grinning ear to ear in all of our photos and that’s so true, because we really did love every moment.
We almost forgot… The legal side of things! Make sure you give notice to your local registrar.
Best purchase… Our wedding video. It was a last minute purchase and it’s nothing fancy. But whilst my photos are a beautiful memento of our wedding, with the video, we get to relive every moment.
Favourite Supplier…Creationery Stationary, we found Katy on Etsy and she could not have been more helpful. She was so accommodating, nothing was ever too much for her and she was so reasonable. All in all it was a wonderful service and we were so happy with the results.
Don’t worry about…The dress. I (Natalia) was worried that my dress was too poofy, but knew that I loved it, so I wish I hadn’t worried so much! Try on as many styles as you can, what I thought I wanted and what I ended up with were completely different. Choose one that makes you feel amazing! This is all that matters.
Look forward to… Everything. Savour every minute. The day goes by in a whirlwind, so make sure you take moments throughout the day to realise that you are living the best day of your life.
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