In Their Own Words: Luke and Vicky's wedding blessing in Bedford

December 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

In Their Own Words: Luke and Vicky's wedding blessing at St Thomas a Beckett, Clapham, Bedford, and The Sharnbrook Hotel

How we first met:
We first met when I transferred to the Bedford Sainsburys store. We worked in the same department. One evening, the dishwasher broke and Luke asked for help. I went to help him and we started chatting.

Bedford Wedding Photographer: The bride entering the church on her father's armThe bride entering the church on her father's armBedford Wedding Photographer

When I knew he/she was the one:
I knew reasonably soon after we met. Luke took a little longer. Bedford Wedding PhotographerThe groom's first look at his beautiful bride Bedford Wedding Photographer: The groom's first look at his beautiful bride

The one thing we love most about each other:
Luke: Kindness
Vicky: He is caring, loving

Bedford Wedding Photographer: St Thomas a Beckett church in Clapham has a rather high balcony!St Thomas a Beckett church in Clapham has a rather high balcony!Bedford Wedding Photographer

The proposal:
Luke proposed after 4.5 years in Paris on 21/8/14. We were on our way to the Arc de Triomphe. We walked up the Champs Elysees and Luke stopped outside H&M and said will you marry me. I said yes, we then went up the Arc de Triomphe, then went and had a burger, and cocktails at the bar next to the hotel.
This is why Paris was our theme for the reception.

Bedford Wedding Photographer: Bride and groom in the archway leaving the churchBride and groom in the archway leaving the churchBedford Wedding Photographer

Why we chose our wedding blessing ceremony and reception venues:
We chose the church because we liked it and  we felt at home there and it has now become our regular church. Sharnbrook is home to our favourite restaurant. It also has a fantastic space for the reception, rooms for our guests, and Ciro couldn't have been more helpful. Reasonably priced, too. Bedford Wedding Photographer: Relaxed bride and groom portraitRelaxed bride and groom portraitBedford Wedding Photographer

What led us to choose Mike Brown Photographic for our photography:
We met Mike at a wedding fair at the Sharnbrook. He was recommended by the hotel and offered nice packages at reasonable prices. When looking at his photos we really liked his style of photography, which is very relaxed. Bedford Wedding Photographer: Confetti timeConfetti timeBedford Wedding Photographer

Some of the most memorable moments in the day:
Spending time with our family and friends. Getting to celebrate how far we had come over the past 18 months. Finally getting to have the day we had worked hard for.
Luke: Seeing Vicky walk down the aisle. And Mike's preview slide show really captured the day, which was a bit of a blur. Bedford Wedding Photographer: Bride and groom going for a little walkBride and groom going for a little walkBedford Wedding Photographer

How we felt about how the photography went:
The photography was  brilliant, relaxed and discreet in the church and flexible at the reception. Bedford Wedding Photographer: Champagne on arrival at The Sharnbrook HotelChampagne on arrival at The Sharnbrook HotelBedford Wedding Photographer

Our advice for couples starting to plan their wedding:
Spend time looking around. Speak to lots of vendors , go to lots of wedding fairs to get ideas and often lots of discounts for booking with them. Bedford Wedding Photographer: Time to unwind in the grounds of The Sharnbrook HotelTime to unwind in the grounds of The Sharnbrook HotelBedford Wedding Photographer

Our wedding vendors:

Reception venue (if different): http://www.thesharnbrookhotel.com/

Wedding planner: me  although  Zulika Wightman at www.facebook.com/GoldenPoppyEvents/  is fantastic Bedford Wedding Photographer: Bride and groom portrait in the gardens at the Sharnbrook HotelBride and groom portrait in the gardens at the Sharnbrook HotelBedford Wedding Photographer

Flowers: www.fleurette-florist.co.uk

Cake: https://www.facebook.com/Cakes-by-Kirsty-B-205211506182792/

Hair and make-up: Hair  : Demi at Images, Bedford. Make up Kate Ashpole Bedford Wedding Photographer: The Sharnbrook "classic" photo!The Sharnbrook "classic" photo!Bedford Wedding Photographer

 

Any other vendors: Menswear by Moss Bros.
Chair covers and lights from Quality Chair Covers . Bedford Wedding Photographer: Moonlit night time portrait of the bride and groomMoonlit night time portrait of the bride and groomBedford Wedding Photographer


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