19.4.16

Life Update: Our Wedding

I wanted to mention that the big day has now come and gone. I kept most of our wedding details off the blog because I didn't want to give away secrets ahead of the big day. We were married in Poole at The Guildhall followed by a reception at Hotel du Vin in the Port room. We kept things small and intimate with under 30 guests as we didn't feel we suited a large lavish weddingBy keeping things simple organising the day was relatively stress free so we were able to enjoy the planning process. 

The Cake
I was concerned I wouldn't find anyone to make me a vegan (milk & egg free) and gluten free cake (my sister is coeliac) but I ended up getting quotes from a number of people in the local area. In the end we chose Sugar Mouse BakeryWe wanted to keep things simple with the design as the important part for us was the flavour. We both dislike fruitcake so it was always going to be sponge. The top tier was chocolate with fresh raspberries in the "buttercream" and the bottom tier almond with fresh cherries (aka Bakewell tart flavour!). I kept the cake topper a surprise and found it on Etsy, a perfect choice because Mr Sugarpuffish is a Dr Who fan.

The Flowers
I've never been the type of girl who dreamed about their wedding day from a young age but randomly the one detail I knew right away was my bouquet. I adore Gerberas so I kept my flowers simple and colourful. Our florist was Va Va Bloom. I had my bouquet and our family had matching buttonholes. For our tables I borrowed an idea I saw on Pinterest and bought mini milk bottle crates and put gerbaras in them. 

The Favours
I asked Sam of Sugarloaf Soaps to make the favours, we had heart shaped soaps stamped with our initials and wedding date. 

The Dress, Hair & Makeup
My sister did my hair and makeup using the products I had shared with you over the past months. You can view the final selection in my recent post - My Bridal Makeup. My dress was bought from a local store who specialise in plus sizes. For those interested it was Callista London in Vanilla. My hairband came from Ebay, I also had a personalised clutch bag from Mabelicious Clutch and my shoes I bought online from Elegant Steps (Amelia by Paradox Pink in blue). My necklace was purchased in a local store and my earrings from Accessorize.

The Groom's outfit
We bought the Groom's suit at Next and his waistcoat and cravat from DQT. His shoes were a bargain find in a Next Outlet store.

The Photographer
We hired Leslie of BH13 as our wedding photographer. He was great to work with and put everyone at ease. We are delighted with our photos and highly recommend him.

The Honeymoon
I am going to blog separately about our Honeymoon as we just came back from a week in Venice, Italy

Thank you to everyone who congratulated us on social media and here's a snap of us taken by relatives.
sugarpuffish wedding april 2016
Mr & Mrs Sugarpuffish x

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sarah, you look gorgeous! Wishing you tons of happiness! All the best to you both in your marriage xxxxx

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  2. Many congratulations!! Sounds like a totally fab (and yummy!) day xx

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    1. Thank you Eliza, it was such a lovely day :)

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  3. Congratulations Sarah! You look fab and if I wasn't drooling over your cake prior to reading your post, I most definitely am now!! xx

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  4. So lovely to hear about the details from your wedding, congratulations Sarah! I would also want mine to be quite small with not much fuss.

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    1. Thank you. small & fuss free is the way to go, apparently I was far too chilled out for a bride lol :)

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