Laura and Matthew Say I Do!

"That's the most beautiful thing in the world: when two people become fluent in choosing one another"

Over the next few years I have quite a few weddings lined up (including my own - eeek) so you are going to see a lot of breathtaking brides and bouquets.

I love love love weddings.I count down the days until every single one. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing two people want to spend the rest of their lives together - to choose one another, cherish and care for each other.

Do you remember my post in February about my lovely friend Laura coming to visit? Well it was her turn to walk down the aisle!

I packed my bags and headed home for some watery eyes and dancing!

An early morning of make up and hairdressers was a little bit of a rush, but we were on our way.

Ello ello!

Poor Andrew has to bear through this, it was a long drive!

 We arrived to a buzzing church with happy guests chatting away.

I was given Laura's Polaroid camera to snap pictures of the service for her. Big task...

...And of course I didn't know how to turn it on and missed the whole thing. Whoops.

 Then the church hushed, the music started and the beautiful Laura glided through the doors.

She was stunning. Absolutely stunning. Her dress glistened as she walked past us and her veil just flowed beautifully down.

I have never seen a groom look so lovingly at his bride. They stared at each other through the whole ceremony which brought a tear to my eye. They could not have been happier in that moment!

Laura was quite secretive about the wedding - not giving away any clues. But it paid off big time when we thought the colour scheme was going to be lilac from the invitations, then the bridesmaids came in a royal blue. I loved the bright blue against the soft lilacs. It was perfect for a Spring wedding.

She added little touches of vintage vases and gorgeous lace across the church, how cute!

Laura and Matthew are just a wonderful couple and so easy to get on with.

My friendship with Laura has been since I was only 16. She was the first call I made to tell her I was going out with Andrew. I remember all the boy talk. I remember screaming down the phone when she said they were engaged. Its been a joyous journey with an everlasting friend.

I got to catch up with other wonderful friends too from church teams in the past. I love seeing people who can just encourage you and have a great time with.

We all sat down to a heap of nibbles to keep us going. Most tables had around 8 people, we had 4 and still managed to devour the whole lot!

We were able to take some time and chat to the new happily married couple!

They showed us the presents they had got for each other - his new dashing pocket watch and her sparkly new earrings. They are beyond cute!

Isn't her dress just wonderful? I couldn't stop smiling because she looked so beautiful!

With her quirky shoes as well to top off her wedding day! They both changed into matching converse shoes for the dancing to keep their feet happy the whole night.

Before I forget, my outfit is:

Coat: Zara
Fascinator: ASOS
Handbag: A Friends
Dress: Stylist Pick (Down to £23 - yeah!!)
Shoes: ASOS - Similar here and here

Laura's touches continued at the wedding reception. A rustic style design of a frame for the table plan alongside a self set-up photo booth with disposable cameras and cute props.

We loved this little photo booth, Andrew particularly *ahem*...

The cutest thing for the guests was a coffee table we all got to sign for them to have in their new home. I love this idea as an alternative to a guest book which they can use and see daily.

Each table was named after a different sweet, so we were the 'Licky Lollies' which was lovely having something to munch on during the speeches.

All of our names were on small personalised chalk hearts...some guests started wearing them on their pockets during the night. I have them up in my room now!

The cake was made by their dear friends who did a great job. One of my favourite things in life is cake...just slightly behind my love for burgers!

I have been able to see some magnificent people grow around me and Laura will continue to be one for a long time. I cannot wait to see her as a little wife with Matty. She is a woman on fire with God, so as a team they are going to be inspirational.

Thank you for an invitation to your day. I feel overwhelmingly privileged to be one of your close friends.

Andrew was equally as emotional!

We danced until my heels could not take any more and it was time to say goodbye. A fantastic day!

I will finish with one of my favourite photos of Andrew and I. Happy and carefree - HAH! We want to recreate this on our wedding day...romantic as always!

Lucie, your wedding is next! EEK!
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