The year started off for us with the beautiful wedding of Eleanor and Phil in Chardstock in Somerset.
El and Phil have had the most fantastic adventure, travelling the world for many months before the wedding, so the table plan and theme of the reception was all about their adventures, as well as celebrating all their loved ones being in the same place (and same country!) for a change.
Having a big group of close friends, Phil and El wanted to include them as much as possible in the day which made it even more personal and poignant. The church they married in was in the village Eleanor grew up in and a very personal touch was her stepmother conducting the ceremony. They had a good friend playing music during the drinks reception, another playing the guitar for their first dance and a fantastic travel themed cake made by Eleanors good friend.
The reception being at Forde Abbey where El spent much of her childhood was another personal touch, and the evening party was held in a marquee in the expansive gardens.
Phil and Eleanor had the fantastic idea of issuing each table during the wedding breakfast with a stack of balloons, a pump, and the promise of a prize for the best hat created. It was a brilliant idea, and you can see some of the excellent ‘creations’ below.