On Saturday 28th May 2016 Tom and Felicity were married at St Giles Church, Oxford followed by a fabulous, laid back reception in the sunshine and glorious surroundings of Newbridge Farm, Standlake.
The couple opted for a marquee reception where they could put their own stamp on a day to remember. Their preference from the outset was to enjoy their day by sourcing suppliers and ideas that meant something to them as a couple. Felicity looked stunning in a Jenny Packham dress from Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique and hair and make-up styled by Sam from Lauren Wheeler Hair and Make-Up.
Guests were treated to bottomless bubbly and beer on tap upon arrival and were invited to ‘Pimp their Prosecco’ with a variety of liquors and straws. The sun shone brightly on a stunning day, allowing the perfect entrance for the Bride and Groom via boat along the river which runs beside the field.
The couple have travelled extensively and as such wanted to provide their guests with the flavours of countries they have previously enjoyed visiting. Platters of Thai street food were created by Canoodle and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
After emotional and heartfelt speeches, fire pits were lit and guests enjoyed the evening sun toasting marshmallows and playing outdoor games by the riverside. The amazing Black Hat Band provided a fantastic set of live music and ensured the party went on into the small hours. Guests were treated to freshly cooked pizzas by Spectacular Goat during the evening and an unbelievable firework display and sparklers by Flashpoint Fireworks at 10pm. You can view the amazing display which was captured by drone here:
Felicity and Tom’s wedding day was proof that planning by heart is the way to go when putting together your big day. Their desire for a wedding day that reflected them as a couple and the many happy times they have shared shone through, and it was a day that was enjoyed and will be remembered by all for many years to come. They kindly provided us with the following testimonial for our work on their wedding day:
“We just weren’t sure quite how to find the words to THANK YOU enough. You were absolutely incredible. We are so completely grateful for all that you did in the lead up to and on the big day itself. It was an absolute pleasure sharing the whole experience with you. From our perspective; Laura is outstanding. It is hard to find the words thank her enough. She was absolutely incredible. We are so completely grateful for all that she did in the lead up to and on the big day itself. It was an absolute pleasure sharing the whole experience with her. Nothing was too big or too small a task. She ensured there was a warm and relaxed atmosphere throughout the day. She was always smiling and helped everyone from the guests, to the band, to the caterers and of course, us. We really couldn’t have hoped for someone so generous, encouraging and thoughtful to help us make the dreams of our big day a reality”.
Congratulations Tom and Felicity, and thank you for entrusting Love, Laura Wedding Planning with your beautiful wedding day.
Many thanks to Marek at Blue Lily Weddings for Pink Daisy Weddings for the beautiful photographs of Tom and Felicity’s wedding day.