October 07, 2014

Jo & Nolan tie the knot

This was the real reason for our trip to the West Country.

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Jo & Nolan have been together for 15 years and on Saturday 4th October 2014 they sealed the deal. The weather gods even decided to play ball.  Look at that blue sky!

We were greeted by the groom who directed us to our 'order of the day' brochures, some tissues, confetti and arguably the most important part - the bar.

Jo actually designed all of her invites and complimenting collateral herself.  In fact all of the small touches were handmade or put together by Jo & her Dad, making it very cute and personal.

As the order of service instructed - we grabbed a drink at the Farmhouse Bar.

And celebrations got underway at the Trevenna Barns - Cheers!

More family and guests arrived all cooing over the fantastic weather and how wonderful everyone looked for Jo & Nolan's big day.

Sadly we didn't get the blue memo.

I wore an re-cycled Hobbs dress from last year - go loud or go home, right?

We had plenty of pictures.  Probably too many.

Jess wore a lovely white Invitation Hobbs dress (with lemon and blue freesia's) see here.

Soon it was time for the ceremony.

Jo wore a custom made 1950's style white dress with plenty of layers and a polka dot overlay with beautiful red details. Including her Vivienne Westwood shoes.

We adjourned after the 'I do's' for canap├ęs and more drinks

Everyone congratulated the groom as we sipped strawberry cider out in the courtyard.

Mum wore a stunning white L.K.Bennett dress with blue poppies

A flurry of photographs took place on the lawn as everyone gathered for a confetti explosion!

Dad did pretty good, look at this shot.

The professional photographs will be amazing (look at this one taken by one of the Bridesmaids husband!)

Simply stunning.

We left the Bride & Groom to pose a little more and went and got warmed up by the fire inside, giving us a little chance to catch up with family we'd not seen for a while.

As well as admire all of Jo's hard work. The table arrangements were beautifully designed to match the style of the invites (massive appreciation for the typography there, Jo!)

An absolutely breathtaking spot for dinner.  It didn't look real! Miles of rolling green fields, beautiful blue sky - awesome handmade red and black bunting!  It all came together to make a superb setting.

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It reminded me of the legendary bake off tent! 

The table settings were equally fantastic, all the numbers were hand cut by Uncle Pete and sprayed red to be on theme.
We were table 6.

Cupcakes which made up the Wedding cake were all baked by Jo herself (so you know how good they would have tasted!)

There was a sweetie station with pick n' mix bags

A picnic hamper for cards and advice for the Bride & Groom - although since they've managed 15 years already, perhaps they should be giving us some pointers!

And of course...there were props!

Which as you can imagine proved extremely popular...

We had a sharing board to start, complete with yummy hummus dips, butters and plenty of walnut bread.

The special table...

As the sun started to set, the twinkly lights created a lovely glow and atmosphere

The wine flowed nicely, more bottles were popped and soon the dancing began!

The couple first dance was beautiful, complete with a crowd pleaser kiss.

Then Uncle Derek and Dad decided to show Nolan how it was done

Shortly joined by everyone else

More rounds of drinks were ordered, and someone thought it was a good idea to crack open the rum and mix with the white wine... which meant Jo's prop station got a thorough work out!

Everyone spent a little time choosing their weapons!

Before executing with class

Far too much fun with the handmade moustaches, glasses and princess crowns...

We ended the night last ones standing on the dance floor (well most of us) with hugs and kisses all round before quickly signing the guest book heading to the taxi.

Thanks Jo & Nolan, what a lovely day!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did - especially Dad & Uncle Derek's terrific (haha) dancing.