Laura and Michael injected fun and laughter into their day with afternoon tea, garden games and a big-day bake off.

Laura Marvin, 30, married Michael Smith, 37, at All Saints Church, followed by a reception at Foxton Village Hall, on 8th July, 2017.

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I went for natural make-up and a relaxed hairstyle. I was determined to wear a veil and wanted a style that could with stand taking it out half way through the day.

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We were hoping to fall pregnant so I knew that I wanted a dress that'd fall flatteringly over a bump! The tulle skirt and sweetheart neckline were just what I wanted.

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Michael, his best man Rhys and ushers Michael and Alex wore matching suits from Reiss. We used Pinterest for inspiration so when it came to shopping, he had a good idea of what he wanted.

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We tied gypsophila wrapped with raffia to the pew ends. The vicar was really sweet and donated some flowers to dress the church.

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Orange Tree Wedding planners were amazing. They dressed the room with bunting, fair ylights, vintage crockery and picnic-style tables.

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For our flowers we used delphiniums, roses, g ypsophila , veronicas, stocks, lissi and lavender. They had a lovely rustic yet elegant look to them.

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We loved the traditional décor of the village hall and the outside space. The large windows meant that there was lots of wonderful, natural light and the wood panelling created the vintage feel that we wanted for our day.

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My dad drove us to the church – there was lots of laughter on the journey! Michael and I then travelled in a white Morris Minor to the reception.

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My best friend, Lauren and my sister, Lily May were our bridesmaids. As soon as I saw the Sorella Vita gowns, I knew that they'd be perfect.

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We had a bar complete with a fancy-dress area.

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For our centrepieces we placed matching blooms in milk bottles.

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We loved that everyone was able to get involved and have fun with making and tasting cakes.

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The outdoor games and Indian day beds were very popular. The limbo and egg and spoon race were favourites.

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We were incredibly lucky with the weather and the games allowed our guests to create and share lots of special moments. Michael also showed off his skills with the giant bubble maker.

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We decided not to just have one cake, instead our guests were invited to take part in a wedding bake off. We had lots of amazing entries and thoroughly enjoyed tasting them all!

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Our friend Stewar t set up our disco and organised the music. Our friends and family requested their favourite songs – there was lots of cheesy dance tunes.

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We have lots of candid moments captured on camera. Our photographer, Kyra , made us feel at ease throughout, she was brilliant.


Laura and Michael's contact book

Bride's dress and accessories
Wedding Belles Kibworth

Bride's hair and make-up
Aura Hair and Beauty

Bridesmaids' dresses
Dress Me Pretty

Ceremony venue
All Saints Church

Décor, garden games, catering
Orange Tree Weddings

Jessica Mary Flowers

Groom's and groomsmens' suits

Firetree Creative Photography

Reception venue
Foxton Village Hall

Anna Calvert

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