The Planning Process
So, this was a tricky one for us. We had to plan our wedding from another country! Luckily, my family were happy to help. They searched venues we were curious about, took photos for us or even face timed us while they were there so we could get an idea of what it was like.
After securing our date, and not actually knowing the next time we will be back in England we tried to check off some other vendors.
The venue had a list of vendors that they frequently work with and hold to incredibly high standards. We chose our caterers – Lemon Zest, DJ and lighting – Potter Group Events, florist – Willow & Thyme, photographer – Katrina Matthews, hotel accommodations and transportation.
We kept the red bus a secret from the guests, they absolutely loved it when it turned up at the hotel to take them over to the venue.
Being creative, I knew that I wanted to have a major part in designing my wedding. I designed all of our stationary, save the dates, invitations, bar signs, seating charts, website and thank you cards! With hand painted foliage, textured papers, each hand tied with twine and sealed with our wax stamp, they were definitely a project within themselves, but I loved doing them!
In the evening, we had some fun with our choice of late night food. With two different countries being represented, one of the first things we knew we wanted to do was mini sliders with little American flags on the top, and mini fish and chip portions with union jacks. Something fun and different to represent both of us.
So many guests commented on the little things like that which truly made the wedding a little more personal.