Well!!! What can I say!! LOVED this wedding! We knew it was going to a great day ever since we met them again for a coffee and a chat a few weeks before the big day! They are a great couple and they (I mean Sam😂) had put a huge amount of thought into the planning! They came along to our Giant Wedding Show and I think they picked all our favourite people which is awesome as we love it when we know lots of great suppliers are involved in the day!!
So we started out the day at Knockerdown Cottages near Carsington Reservoir. Sam was getting ready in one cottage with the mums, the bridesmaids, Penelope from The Frangipani Tree and Kayleigh from Kayleigh Read Hair. In the meantime, Callum and his men were preparing for the day in a separate cottage – I had much fun with these guys – so funny and relaxed!!
The weather had been decidedly dodgy all morning BUT it promised to pick up and with 90 minutes to go it was decided that they were going to go for it – an outside ceremony! Happy Days! Everyone gathered on the lower lawn with the Peak District in the background, Callum waiting nervously at the front and then the bridesmaids arrived – followed closely by Sam and her Dad! It was an emotional wedding with lovely readings by a Scottish uncle and lovely Grandad! They walked back down the aisle as husband and wife and got covered in confetti – then drinks on the lawn. Everyone hoped onto coaches back to the stunning Osmaston Park for a huge welcome tunnel followed by fizz, ale, cider and lots of great canapés from UpperCrust.
Some great speeches followed during dinner, I think we were all a bit concerned about what the Best Man might say (if you’ve met him you’ll undertsand 😂) but actually he was hilarious! A great great speech! Evening guests soon started to arrive, Rustic Crust started to set up, and it was time to cut the cake and do the first dance!
We had such a great time with Callum & Sam – we felt like long time friends. Their bridesmaids and groomsmen were welcoming, their family and other guests were chatty and engaging and it was such an enjoyable day!
We’ve done a little Sneak Peek for everyone while we work on the Full Gallery – TURN IT UP LOAD AND ENJOY!!