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.
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.
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.