Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?
Stew is an IT Systems Engineer (Geek). His hobbies include xbox, martial arts, drumming and land rovers.
Katy is a podiatrist and her hobbies include cross stitch, other crafts and jewellery making, baking and gin. As a couple our favorite things are Mavis (our cat) and spending as much time in our camper van ‘Bongo Jerry’ as we can. We enjoy touring the UK and hope to head over to Europe next year.
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
We had been on holiday touring in our Camper and I had seen some lovely rings in an Antique shop in York. Stew had purchased one and then when we returned home he suggested we go for a walk at Waddesdon Manor. We walked around the grounds and sat in the rose gardens for a while. He produce a box and asked if I would do the honour of becoming his wife. Obviously I said yes and we celebrated with a round of tea in the manor!
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
We chose the Five Arrows as we have been there before and loved the place. We spend a lot of time at Waddesdon Manor and the fact we could have a small relaxed and fun wedding at the Five Arrows and have some photos taken at the manor meant we never really looked anywhere else. We knew it was the place before we even visited.
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
Fun, relaxed and enjoyable. With Sylar (magician) to help entertain the guests and get everyone chatting and have provided garden games. We don’t want anyone to feel the need to be formal
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
Sunflowers and rustic. Katy and her friends have made lots of bunting to decorate. We want to bring happiness and sunshine into the room.
What was the hardest decision during the planning?
The guest list. Its impossible to invite everyone and we found it very hard to stick to our numbers. It did make us realise how lucky we are to have so many amazing people in our lives.
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
Don’t worry about the small stuff. It will all come together and keep your wedding party (bridesmaids etc) small. Less arguments and more fun!
The Dress: Made by Angels: https://www.madebyangels.co.uk/
Photography: James Ford Photography: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfordphotography/
Florist: The Flower Bar: https://www.theflowerbarbucks.co.uk/default.aspx
Catering: The Five Arrows: https://fivearrowshotel.co.uk/
Music: The Miss Fortunes: https://www.facebook.com/MissFortunes/
Hair & Makeup: Russell Hickinbotham Hair. Amy Graham of Eden Beauty: https://www.edenbeautylb.co.uk/
Cake: Livia’s Sweet Treats: https://liviassweettreats.co.uk/
Wedding cinematography: Mark Shipperley Films
Music licenced through The Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/