Lucy and Craig Real Wedding Story

Lucy and Craig Real Cameley Lodge Wedding Story

When was your wedding?

14th August 2009

How and when did you meet?

We met in June 2003 in my friend’s local pub. My best friend got us together by saying that we both liked each other and then left us to it.


How old are you both?


Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?

I proposed at Soar Mill Cove on 29th February 2009

Did you have hen and stag celebrations? If so, what did you do?

I had a quiet night with family at my Mums and Craig went to Krakow

How did your groom help with the wedding planning?

He was quite involved in most of the decisions

Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?

Yes, it was really helpful especially the bits on etiquette

Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?

Yes we bought lots of products from confetti online

Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it

A Class Brides, it was the perfect dress. A-line in ivory with brown embroidery on it

Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?

I had my sister in a brown dress and then I had another sister who is 9 and Craig’s niece in an ivory dress with a brown sash

Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?

He chose his brother and best friend as two best men. Both wore tail suits

Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?


Where did you hold your ceremony?

Cameley Lodge

Where did you hold your reception?

Cameley Lodge

Did you have any special wedding transport?

No as everything was all in the same place

How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?

We had 70 during the day and on the evening there was about 150 guests

Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?

Chocolate brown

How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?

We had chocolate brown place cards, confetti and menus and personalised chocolate brown napkins

Did you give your guests favours?

We made a donation to cancer research UK for favours

Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?

We used Fiesta Flowers. The flowers were ivory with brown pins and ribbon, we had calla lilies, roses and lilies.

What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?

The venue handled all the catering. We gave our guests a choice of two starters which were Crown of  melon or potato and leek soup. The main course was beef with yorkshire pudding and the guests had a choice of about six desserts.

What did you choose for your wedding cake, and who made it?

Pixie Dust Cakes made our wedding cake, we had miniature cakes some ivory and some brown with gold hearts on top with gold ribbon. Craig’s Nan made the top cake with flowers.

Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?

We had just a disco on the evening

Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?

We had a gift list with Debenhams but told our guests that we preferred the money to buy some furniture but if they really wanted to buy us a gift there was the list.

Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?

We spent the first night at the place where we got married and had breakfast in the morning with everyone else who stayed. We honeymooned in Mauritius which was just perfect, we booked our honeymoon with Holidaysplease.

What was your most memorable moment of the day?

It was all perfect but walking down the aisle was the most memorable moment.

Did you experience any “nightmare” moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?

Not really, apart from me being very ill for three months before the wedding and the fact that I had lost my voice even for the wedding. Also I did not know whether my Dad was coming until two days before the wedding as he got upset that he was not giving me away.

Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?

I would not have done anything differently, it was absolutely perfect. My advice would be to stick to what you want, don’t let people try to change your mind.

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