Now that’s a first on our blog – arriving at the wedding in a firetruck! Check out this lovely couple and their intimate wedding captured by Spencer Dungey of Love Of Mine.
DO YOU WANT TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL?
She quietly said ‘I want to marry you one day’ as we were dropping off to sleep and I replied that I would like that very much. There was no big gesture, no fanfare, but my heart could have exploded with joy in that moment. I will forever be grateful for her bravery that night, because it could have taken me years to gather the courage otherwise!
We had a small wedding, in our own garden. We spent months renovating the space with the help of our friends and family. There was no overarching theme, and the Wedding planners and caterers were the two of us and Kate’s beautiful mum. Together we planned as well as executed the bufet style ‘menu’ the day before our wedding in her kitchen. The ceremony took place in our local registry office, which is inside the Library. We were driven there in fire trucks (one truck each), and were given a ‘Guard of honour’ by my amazing colleagues: on call firefighters from Williton Station 71. There was no official entertainment at our wedding, but a friend played his acoustic guitar and sang Save Tonight (by Eagle-Eye Cherry) to which we had our first dance. It was a fun and relaxed celebration with a small circle of close friends and family. We were limited to 28 guests due to Covid restrictions and unfortunately, family members from abroad were unable to attend, for which we tried to compensate by streaming our wedding ceremony live. We really loved our wedding day.
We both decided to wear suits. We didn’t put a cap on our spending, as feeling nice on the day was a priority for us, but because we both ended up falling in love with off-the-shelf pieces, and we mixed and matched different designers we spent less than £700 combined, including shoes. Kate personally designed my Vans to match my velvet suit jacket, and had them embroidered with my new surname: Felt – well. I really loved that.
Spencer Dungey – the lovely Ozzie who decided moving his family halfway across the world mid- pandemic was not even an issue :) And we were right about him, nothing was a problem for Spencer! He became a part of the celebration, capturing our special moments so very well.
WOULD YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?
Aim to impress yourself, rather than your family or friends. Make it as different or as traditional as you like, if you’re happy on the day, everyone else will follow :)
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