Being big kids at heart, Sophie and Duncan knew exactly what theme they wanted for their wedding – a children’s party! They crafted the lot themselves too. Sophie’s spent less than £250 on her amazing outfit. She wore a sarong dress from Vivian of Holloway with a gold sequinned top from Topshop over it.
“The theme was children’s birthday party so we had homemade bunting, crepe paper streamers, tissue paper pom poms, pound shop fairy lights, balloons, flower pots and a DIY wallpaper brick wall”, explained Sophie. “Each guest had a handmade napkin. They were all made in different fabrics with a name tag and the wedding date on it. They also all had a jar of handmade lemon curd and sloe or raspberry gin made by family and friends.”
“Our main aim was to get all our friends and family together for a right good ‘do’ with amazing food and music”, she continued. “The game of cricket after the ceremony was a bit mad. Most people wouldn’t make their guests break a sweat running around a park in their finery but it was such a laugh and got everyone talking!”
“Also, almost everything was DIY. We had handmade tea towel invites, and homemade napkins, favours for our guests. The bouquets were put together by me and my bridesmaids and Duncan’s mum made the cake. For alcohol we provided our own, we bought wine, Prosecco and spirits in drips and drabs over the nine months we were engaged to spread the cost and to take advantage of any special offers (especially good around Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter!)”.
- Photography: Marianne Chua
- Ceremony Venue: St Mary & Holy Trinity, Bow
- Reception Venue: Mile End Ecology Pavilion
- Bride's Dress: Vivian of Holloway and Topshop
- Bride's Shoes: Kat Maconie
- Hair & Make Up: Powder Puffs and Pin Curls
- Groom's Attire: Daniel Hechter
- Bridesmaid's Dress: Get Cutie, Brighton
- Cake, Stationery & Flowers: DIY
- Catering: J Garcia Catering
- Band: Tom Braggins Band