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Pink & Blue, I Love You – Claire & Conal’s Real Wedding at Dodmoor House

8th April 2013 |By

Claire, the crafty bride, took decorating matters into her own hands – and created a stunning one-of-a-kind wedding day! The bouquet, the mens’ boutonnières, pom poms, flowers and more, it all came together on a sunny September day at the romantic Dodmoor House.

Just Married Newlyweds

Bride and Groom: Claire, family outreach worker, and Conal, print consultant

Length of engagement: 2 years (after 12 years dating)

Wedding date: 1st September 2012

Wedding ceremony & reception: Dodmoor House,  Northamptonshire

Wedding photographer: Richard Stevens Photography

Wedding theme/colours: Duck Egg Blue and Pastel Pinks

Wedding dress by: Lusan Mandongus

First dance song: Nothing’s Real but Love by Rebecca Fergusson

Your favourite wedding story: Making all the decorations myself.  I loved researching many different ideas and finding out how to make things.  I love being crafty so I enjoyed every aspect of it. I enjoyed making the tissue paper pom poms for the main hall, although they took A LOT longer to ‘fluff’ than I ever imagined. My favourite project was my bouquet which took me hours and I had to learn lots of new embroidery stitches. It’s wonderful having it to keep forever, I love it so much. Once I’d completed it I then decided to match it with the mens’ boutonnières.

Wedding Venue Dodmoor House

Wedding Venue Dodmoor House

Wedding Venue Dodmoor House

DIY Bridal Bouquet and Candles

DIY Bridal Bouquet

Smiling Bride

Bridal Hair Style Curls

Bridal Gown & Lace Cuff

Wedding Bouquet Made by the Bride

Bride in Wedding Gown

Bridesmaid Baby's Breath Bouquet

Bride and Bridesmaids

Bride and her Father

 Bride and Father Going to Ceremony

Bride and Groom Sign at Dodmoor House

DIY Wedding Bunting

Venue Decor

Civil Ceremony at Dodmoor House

Civil Ceremony at Dodmoor House

Groom and Groomsmen

Groom Before Ceremony

Bride and Father of the Bride Walking Down the Aisle

Bride and Groom Saying Vows

Groom Puts Ring on Bride's Finger

DIY Flowers Ceremony Decor

Bride and Groom Kissing

The Newlyweds

Reception Drinks

Reception Guitar Entertainment

Groom and Guests

Bride with Bouquet Charms

Groom and Guests

Claire & Conal Tree Heart

Bride and Groom Outside Venue

Bride and Groom Taking a Walk

Bride and Groom Official Photo

Bride and Groom and Hand Made Pom Poms

Bride and Groom Just Married Sign

Bride and Groom Posing at Dodmoor House

Bride and Groom Posing at Dodmoor House

Bride Kissing the Groom

DIY Table Plan

DIY Table Plan

Dodmoor House Wedding Venue

Reception at Dodmoor House

DIY Pom Poms Made by the Bride

Reception Table

Top Table Decorations

Bride's Heart Place Card

Bride and Groom With Love Heart

Wedding Favour Box

Bird Glass Decoration

Butterfly Centrepiece Decoration

Heart Order of Service

Wedding Thank You Cards Wicker Suitcase

Guest Book Sign

DIY Handmade Flower Decorations

Wedding Reception

DIY Pom Poms Made by Bride

DIY Pom Poms Made by Bride

Father of the Bride Speech

Father of the Bride Speech

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

Bride and Groom Cutting the Cake

Bride and Groom First Dance

Bride and Groom First Dance

Bride and Groom at Twilight

Dodmoor House Outside After Sunset

Evening Wedding Guests at Dodmoor House

One of the most beloved and highly recommended venues in Northamptonshire, Dodmoor House is all about weddings and giving the bride and groom the most special day with a personal touch! Recently recognised as Best Venue and Best Website at the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards, they offer everything from great service to excusive hire and impressive recommendations of the best suppliers in the area. Fully licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships, they can accommodate up to 90 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and 180 for an evening reception.

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