Alaina & Sam | Buckinghamshire wedding
2nd August 2019 Alaina & Sam wedding video
Our Love Story
How did you guys meet?
We met at school when we were 16 years old. We were friends for 7 years before becoming a couple.
Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?
We love to travel the world: Holidays have included safari in south Africa, driving down the west coast of America, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Sumatra trekking to see the orangutans. We love food and wine – we have been to France and California to the wine regions and plan on going to cape town in November for our honeymoon. We love a drink and to socialise with our friends. We have lived in our house in Brill for 5 years and absolutely love the village!
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
Sam proposed on a beach in Ireland. Ireland is somewhere we have always talked about going but never have. Alaina knew he was going to propose (because she always books the trips & holidays!) so had her nails done ready! Following the engagement we didn’t tell anyone for 24 hours, so had a night partying and celebrating followed by driving the ring of Kerry the next day before returning to the beach where we got engaged with a bottle of champagne to facetime family and friends.
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
Stockingwood Farm is Alaina’s grand parents house and where they have always lived since before she was born. Alaina used to spend a lot of time at Stockingwood farm growing up – after school and in the school holidays. She is very close to her grandparents and hopefully her grandad will give her away on the wedding day if he is well enough. All saints church in Hillesden is where Alaina and her cousins and siblings were christened and is only 1 mile down the road from Stockingwood Farm. Sam wanted to get married in a church as his family are religious so it was the perfect choice. Putting a marquee up at Stockingwood Farm seemed like the perfect choice as it means we can have a wedding weekend and celebrate over a couple of days. The wedding is on Friday 2nd August and the after party is on Saturday 3rd August.
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
A GREAT PAAARRRTTTYYYYYY!!!!
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
We have focused on food, booze and music. The theme is clean, crisp and classic – the marquee will represent this and the flowers are all white also. #bishbashboshed is our wedding hashtag and will be on the photos printed from our photobooth to create a wedding book.
What was the hardest decision during the planning?
Deciding how much over our budget we are going to go!
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
When you get stressed in all the details, planning and logistics, remember that the wedding is about you as a couple and celebrating your wedding day and love for each other.
Our dream wedding team
The Dress: Emma Victoria Payne: Emma Victoria Payne
Photography: Tom Durn
Florist: Amanda Thirlby (Moss)
Music: Oceano Strings, David Bird & OJ’s
Hair & Makeup: Emma Jane Walsh
Car Rentals: Martin & Margaret Broughton – Family Friends!
Venue: Stockingwood Farm – Colin & Jeanette Richardson (Alaina’s Grandparents)
Music licensed through: The Music Bed