A private yacht and a beautiful sunset; the perfect scene for a proposal! A day of snorkelling and sailing was finished off when Kevin got down on one knee and asked the big question. Six months later, Laura was walking the aisle of Clearwell Castle to a piano version of A Thousand Years.
It was their wish to get married within 12 months of getting engaged, and so the planning commenced immediately! A close friend was the first to ignite the fire of planning, sending over wedding magazines and a planning journal… From there on, Laura was whisked into the world of all things wedding!
Laura and Kevin had always wanted to get married in a venue they had both truly fallen in love with, and lucky for us that venue happened to be the one and only Clearwell Castle.
“The whole venue is fabulous and such a fairy-tale feel, however it was the ceremony room that confirmed it for me, that long aisle and lovely windows at the end are magical, Kev looked at my face and knew we would be getting married there!”-Laura.
They decided to go with a more classic wedding, choosing a gorgeous colour scheme that combined navy, burgundy and blush. This beautifully complemented the autumnal time of year!
With a personal love of Harry Potter, they used pages from the books to create roses for decoration, and placed Ferrero Roches as favours to look like golden snitches!
The Bride and Bridesmaids Attire…
A lace, strapless, fit and flare gown. A style Laura hadn’t planned but after visiting Caroline Clark and being suggested this style she fell in love!
Ivory and Co boutique supplied Laura with a pearl and sparkle tiara, a classic style to perfectly fall into place with their wedding style. This was combines with a pearl drop necklace and matching earrings to finish off the look.
The Bridesmaids were dressed in gowns from coast. The flower girl Lottie had a personalised outfit, with help from a family friend who was a seamstress they adapted a top and skirt from coast to make it just perfect for her!
The Groom and Groomsmens Attire…
Kevin was dressed in a blue suit with a grey waistcoat to complement, and brown brogues to finish off the look.
Kevin had two best men, two ushers and two pageboys who all matched Kevin.
The welcome drinks…
English Garden Cocktail
The Wedding Breakfast…
Ham Hock Terrine or Baked Camembert Tart
Roast Beef or Chicken and Garlic Mushrooms
A Duo of Chocolate Brownie and Caramel Apple Crumple
Not only was it Kevin and Laura’s wedding it was in fact Lauras Fathers birthday! Singing to him during speeches along with Tally (their personal wedding manager) bringing in a cake with candles really did make everyone laugh!
To end their wedding day the Wandering Wings was the band that led Laura and Kevin’s evening, ensuring that everyone was kept on their feet dancing. They performed Ed Sheeran’s Tenerife Sea, a song that was special to the couple.
“I genuinely loved the whole day. Of course the highlight was becoming Kevin’s wife but the whole day was just fantastic. The best day of both of our lives so far!!!”
Photographer: Andy Li Photography
Videographer: Leanne Li Videography
Wedding attire: Bride: Caroline Clark Bridal Boutique Droitwich
Groom and Groomsmen: Nicholas Smith Suit Hire
The accessories: Ivory and Co
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Coast
Wedding rings: Goldsmiths
Wedding cake: Cakes by Kath Worton
Invitations: Abbie Worton Design
Band/disco/DJ: Wandering wings
Wedding favours: Ferrero Roche, hand made into golden snitches!
Hair: Hilary Read
Make up: Make up by Natasha Louise