It’s my nice pleasure to share the attractive wedding ceremony of Polly and Jack with you right this moment. Inspired by pumpkins, autumnal oranges and peach tones, the couple styled their day to be conventional, but replicate them as a pair.

On 22 October 2021, main faculty trainer Polly wed scaffolder Jack at St Mary’s Church, Runwell close to Wickford in Essex with a heat and romantic reception afterwards at Vaulty Manor close to Heybridge, Maldon, Essex. Initially deliberate for 27 March 2021, the change in date as a result of Covid pandemic allowed the bride to indulge her love for pumpkins and heat autumn tones within the styling of her venue.

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“I truly at all times needed an October wedding ceremony, so truly this was one of the best factor to occur to us. Everybody is aware of me for my love of autumn and Halloween – not a lot the scary aspect of issues however for the pumpkins, the colors, the time of yr – every little thing.”

“I used to be utterly impressed by pumpkins and autumnal orange tones and peach tones. I needed the marriage to have components of custom however to replicate us as a pair. Everybody who attended had stored saying to us on the wedding ceremony and after, how the marriage was simply ‘so us’ and that’s precisely what we needed to painting.”

Polly slipped on sneakers from Rainbow Membership, dyed blue to be her ‘one thing blue’. Her smooth and stylish up-do was styled by Clare Louise Hair and her flawless make-up was by Chloe Grace Bridal Make-up.

“They had been each superb women and so educated. They made us all really feel comfortable and made us really feel lovely. I noticed the coiffure I had on Pinterest with floral clips in, so I discovered some on Etsy and wore them.”

It’s nice to listen to that Polly turned to Love My Gown for inspiration and help by means of the marriage planning.

“Love My Gown was unimaginable to observe while making ready for wedding ceremony. Even after the marriage, it’s simply superb to see the posts and blogs about different weddings.”

“Each wedding ceremony uploaded is just not the ‘norm’; there’s at all times one thing so particular and distinctive and additional touches at all times added.”

Polly visited bridal store Bellissima Weddings in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex to pick out her flowing Essense of Australia D3145 robe. I really like the fitted, leafy bodice paired with the dreamy, tulle balloon sleeves.

“Bellissima Weddings is one of the best wedding ceremony costume store on the market. I attempted on over forty clothes in a number of retailers and went to Bellissima 3 times, altering my thoughts and so they by no means pressured me.”

“I couldn’t advocate them anymore if I attempted. The professionalism, the type of the store, the expertise… every little thing was excellent.”

“They now have a bar within the store as nicely to make the costume procuring expertise a celebration.”

“I initially had a costume from a distinct store however once we moved the marriage I had the sensation that the unique costume wasn’t me.”

“I needed a unusual and completely different costume to signify my type and my first costume was far too traditional for me. My costume was simply excellent.”

“I had so many compliments and other people saying, ‘It’s so lovely and strange’ and, ‘Polly, the costume is simply so that you’. That proved to me I made the best alternative of costume.”

“I at all times needed a long-sleeved costume however the balloon, 70s-style sleeves had been simply superb. I at all times needed to be a bride that stood out barely.”

Polly and Jack met on an evening out for a mutual good friend’s birthday.

“I wasn’t going to go that evening as I wasn’t feeling nice however I pressured myself to go and I rely my fortunate stars that I did. Once I met Jack, I felt like I had by no means laughed a lot with somebody. There was an prompt connection and I felt so completely happy to fulfill him. I messaged him first the following day (I couldn’t await him to do it) and it went from there.”

“Jack proposed to me on 1 September 2019. He despatched me on a spa day with my mum and sister and adorned our entire home with fairy lights, candles and flowers – all of my favorite issues. He instructed me he needed to suggest in our dwelling as a result of he knew how a lot I beloved dwelling with him. It was so, so particular.  We had been engaged for simply over two years earlier than the marriage.”

Polly’s father walked her down the aisle to a piano cowl of ‘Actual Love’ by John Lennon.

“It was the unique of the John Lewis advert sung by Tom Odell. I’m obsessive about all of the John Lewis adverts so this was actually vital to me.”

“I at all times needed a church wedding ceremony. The texture of being in a church has such a beautiful feeling and mawkish worth.”

“We aren’t very non secular individuals however I do know that my grandparents would have beloved to see me getting married in a church and it felt proper to do it this manner.”

“There have been components of the marriage we needed to maintain conventional and this was one in every of them.”

The ceremony was led by the vicar of St Mary’s Church, Reverend Sue.

“Our vows had been the standard church vows which we each beloved a lot. We received the vicar to learn a poem to us all referred to as ‘The One’ by C. J. Barclay which was fantastic.”

The bride’s ring got here from Michael Frank Jewellers in Wickford while Jack’s had particular, sentimental significance.

“Jack selected them to make my engagement ring so I believed it will be excellent to have my wedding ceremony ring made by them too. Jack’s ring was so, so particular.”

“It was his grandad’s engagement ring and one in every of his nan’s rings melted down collectively and made in to a bespoke ring for Jack.”

After being pronounced husband and spouse, the newly-weds walked down the aisle collectively ‘You’re My Greatest Pal’ by Queen.

The couple hopped into the VW Beetle to make the drive to Vaulty Manor, the place they hosted welcome drinks and canapés.

The marriage transport was a classic VW Camper from V-Dub Rides, adorned with ribbons and flowers.

“I at all times needed a hippy campervan and Beetle for my wedding ceremony since I used to be a bit of woman so I didn’t have to assume twice reserving my transport.”

The bridesmaids wore lengthy, elegant robes within the palest peachy gold, all from Oasis and carried whimsical bouquets of orange, peach and inexperienced, put collectively by Kate Margerum at Blume Way of life.

“My florist was unimaginable and her type and experience of flowers is superb. I instructed her the color scheme and the way I needed the flowers to be like a whimsical backyard with a touch of pampas to match the invitations.”

“My bridesmaids wore their very own gold heels and I purchased all of them pearl slides to put on of their hair.”

The groom, groomsmen and web page boys seemed dapper in tailor-made, navy and black examine, three-piece fits from Moss Bros, full with orange bow ties from Etsy.

Jack additionally wore cufflinks from Polly, inscribed with, ‘Let’s do that! I really like you. Polly x’.

The bride’s lengthy veil was a bespoke piece from Lauren Mizon Veils.

“I beloved my veil. The element I had added to it simply was unimaginable – private and particular person to me. I had the a lyric from our first dance on my veil; ‘How fantastic life is now you’re on this planet’ from the Moulin Rouge model of Elton John’s ‘Your Track’. We each love ‘Moulin Rouge’ and we love Elton John so it labored completely. I couldn’t resist having a few pumpkins on the veil too.”

The bride’s wedding ceremony jewelry was gifted by her family members and the ultimate contact was Jo Malone’s Poppy & Barley fragrance.

“My jewelry was a very sentimental contact that I’ll ceaselessly cherish. Jack purchased me a tiny dainty diamond cross bracelet that I acquired on the morning of the marriage.”

“Having that cross was a pleasant contact as we had a church wedding ceremony. I additionally wore earrings that my sister purchased for me. She was my maid of honour so it was actually pretty.”

“I used to be procuring with my sister and we popped in to Jo Malone to odor some perfumes. I at all times needed Peony & Blush however I smelt Poppy & Barley for the primary time and my sister stated she most well-liked that one.”

“I’ll ceaselessly keep in mind my sister had half in selecting my fragrance.”

“This impressed me a lot to intention for my wedding ceremony to be like that. Throughout the pandemic and actually worrying occasions, Love My Gown was my go-to for all issues reassurance and guided me to take a look at the What About Weddings marketing campaign which has additionally been unimaginable through the pandemic. You guys are superb and I inform any engaged good friend to observe you.”

The pumpkin show made a singular backdrop for the couple’s portrait images, taken so superbly by Shelby Ellis Images.

Shelby is a much-loved member of our Love My Gown Wedding ceremony Listing and you may see extra of her elegant work proper right here.

“We met Shelby on the first wedding ceremony fayre we attended. She was superb and the pure really feel of her images made us need her immediately with out trying wherever else”

“Shelby’s type of images is pure but present a lot pleasure and happiness. Taking a look at our images, she introduced out all the love and laughter from the day.”

“We checked out three venues earlier than Vaulty Manor and the second we stepped foot on to the venue grounds we knew it was the one.”

“We needed a rustic really feel to the venue and I knew I needed fairy lights in every single place. Vaulty Manor had each so it was excellent. The employees had been unimaginable as nicely.“

The Manor venue was so superbly adorned with tons and plenty of pumpkins, fairy lights and flowers from Blume Way of life.

“Blume Way of life spray painted pumpkins gold and put them on the tables to match the pumpkins my mum purchased. I additionally needed orange drapes on the highest desk. She received my imaginative and prescient so nicely, sourced the material and even added in fairy lights! Once we arrived on the venue after the church it was superb to see every little thing in place.”

“She is a real expertise and I couldn’t be extra amazed by what she did. I put all of my belief in Kate and I had no doubts by any means.”

“Our desk plan was made by Design by Emily. This was a personalized designed by Emily who additionally did our invitations in the identical design.”

“Our place names had been our wedding ceremony favours – small clay hearts with particular person names on which could possibly be taken dwelling and stored as a preserve sake! All of our desk names had been our favorite Queen songs – we’re enormous followers.”

“The highest desk was ‘You’re My Greatest Pal’ so it solely felt proper to have that because the track we walked down the aisle to as a married couple.”

Pumpkins abounded by means of the venue and its grounds, with the doorway show created by the bride’s mum.

“90% of the pumpkins had been mum purchased by me and my mum and he or she made superb shows of all of the pumpkins the day earlier than the marriage.”

“My mum was superb. We additionally had a ‘The Pearsons’ painted white pumpkin from Etsy and velvet pumpkins from Etsy.”

The couple’s videographer, Dan Li at The Captured Image Firm, was advisable by Shelby.

“I took a liking to the primary video of his we noticed and cried in any respect the opposite movies as a result of they had been so unimaginable. We are able to’t wait to see our completed video.”

The marriage breakfast was supplied by Vaulty Manor’s caterers, Aforderble Catering, and the easy, tiered cake was by Petal and Peach.

Glad Hour performed dwell music for the night reception, kicking off with a romantic first dance to ‘Your Track’ by Elton John.

“Jack selected this track and I beloved it. In our early relationship days, we used to observe Moulin Rouge and say how a lot we each beloved it, our favorite half being Ewan McGregor singing his model of ‘Your Track’. To discover a man who beloved the movie as a lot as me was simply one of the best factor. We additionally love the ‘Rocketman’ film.”

“Jack’s favorite half was when ‘Your Track’ was sung, so we put two and two collectively and selected this as our dance. It has a lot which means and we find it irresistible.”

The bride has some very particular recollections she wish to share from her and Jack’s celebration.

“The church service felt like an episode of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ (which we each love). Little issues occurred through the service which made us all snicker a lot. For instance, the organist stopping the track half approach by means of so all of us stopped, then he determined to hold on with the track. It was hilarious and superb. The vicar even stated on the finish of the ceremony ‘It has definitely been a ceremony crammed with laughter’ and I’ll always remember that.”

“I wanted a wee earlier than going into the church so I needed to rapidly get the automobile to drag in on the church village corridor for me to make use of the bathroom, then I got here again to the automobile and it wouldn’t begin! Me and my dad ended up operating throughout the highway stopping visitors. I beloved that little hiccups – they made it much more particular.”

“One other factor that stood out was Jack in his speech saying to me, ‘The best factor you’ll ever be taught is simply to like and be beloved in return’. The images seize my response to this completely. I’d by no means count on Jack to have stated this to me. That quote is from ‘Moulin Rouge’ however is one thing I dwell my life by. For Jack to say that and present how a lot he takes discover of me as an individual and the issues l love means the world.”

Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

Polly has the next recommendation for brides affected by the Covid pandemic.

“It wasn’t the nicest expertise of build-ups to the marriage. It was a rollercoaster of feelings. You need to get excited and speak about it however at the back of your head there’s at all times the ‘what if’ with lockdowns.”

“My recommendation going ahead to any bride is that your wedding ceremony will occur irrespective of when it’s or what number of occasions it’s important to transfer it. On the finish of the day, you propose to be together with your accomplice for all times and if the marriage doesn’t occur right this moment, it’ll occur in the end. I truly miss planning the marriage so if it’s important to postpone. take in the joy and planning time as a result of as soon as it’s completed, it’s completed.”

“Be authentically you as a pair and let that shine by means of your wedding ceremony as a lot as you’ll be able to. Select issues for the marriage since you love them – that’s all that issues!”

“Don’t fear about having to please your friends as a result of, consider me, we had been amazed at how grateful our friends had been to be invited, not to mention have issues supplied for them. It actually was fantastic.”

“Take pleasure in each second, soak all of it in and benefit from the wedding ceremony bubble.”

Such pretty phrases of recommendation, Polly, thanks. Sending you and Jack congratulations, a lot love and thanks for sharing your day with us right this moment.

Shelby Ellis, I’ve beloved seeing your romantic, ethereal work once more and I hope to see it quickly. For extra autumnal weddings, we’ve tons to encourage you right here.

Ele xx

Eleanor Crossland

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Ele lives within the Lincolnshire countryside, near the attractive coast. A certified Pilates trainer, she loves health, yoga, Pilates and has a wholesome habit to baking, writing and journey.


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