All I want for Christmas

Rebecca and Kevin shared their festive-themed nuptials with loved ones at Norton Fields.

Rebecca and Kevin's paths first crossed at work back in 2014 in Oxford. “We hit it off straight away and were soon planning our first date to a local bar in Chipping Norton where we had drinks and dinner,” says Rebecca. “It was perfect. We got on really well and agreed to another date there and then.”

The next was just as good and it was a couple of years later during a romantic weekend away that Kevin surprised Rebecca. “We went to York for the August bank holiday weekend to celebrate being together for two years when he proposed. He'd been hinting throughout the day by asking me what kind of engagement ring I'd want. He also told me if I didn't moan about my shoes hurting me, which I had done all day, he'd propose!” she says.

Rebecca organised their day with help from her mum. “The easiest things to sort were the venue, caterer and Kev's suit. Persuading my mum not to hire reindeer for outside wasn't quite so easy.” Rebecca fills us in on the detail here…

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Kev wore a navy and black tuxedo by Hugo Boss. We had a blacktie dress code so I wanted to make sure the tuxes were slightly different from the typical black style.

 

All I want for Christmas: Image 2aI chose the first dress that I saw. I was having a baby in the May before the wedding so I didn't want something too figure-hugging. The veil was also impor tant to me; I wanted it to be longer than my train.

All I want for Christmas: Image 2 For my make-up I went for a more glamorous look with red lips and false eyelashes, and I knew I wanted my hair down – Kev had instructed me not to have pot noodle wedding hair!

 

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Our bridesmaids tried on a few different styles but as soon as they tried on the rose gold sequin design they all loved it. My niece, Jessica, wore a dress with matching sequins around the waist.

 

All I want for Christmas: Image 4aOur little boy, Walter was pageboy. He was only sixmonths- old at the time and he looked so cute in his suit.

All I want for Christmas: Image 4 We used similar flowers on the pew ends in church, at the alter and scattered around the venue.

 

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My grandparents and parents got married at St Laurence Church and I was christened there. It was also in the village where I grew up so it felt really special.

 

All I want for Christmas: Image 6aOur bouquets were created with red roses with eucalyptus, thistle and berries. They were in season and complemented our theme.

All I want for Christmas: Image 6 The fairylight wall looked gorgeous alongside the sequin table runners, hurricane lanterns and candles.

 

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Norton Fields was amazing. We loved that we could decorate the venue ourselves and choose exactly how we wanted to style it. The views were beautiful.

 

All I want for Christmas: Image 8aWe invited guests to bring a decoration for the real Christmas trees for us to keep as a memento after the day. They look gorgeous with all the fair ylights.

All I want for Christmas: Image 8 For our centrepieces we used brass lanterns filled with ar tificial flickering candles and around the base we had a wreath with real flowers.

 

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Our mirror table plan with the candles was a really special addition to our décor as our stylist sourced the mirror especially for our day.

 

All I want for Christmas: Image 10aWe had miniature Christmas cakes and cupcakes that were decorated with edible red roses, holly and berries. It was just beautiful.

All I want for Christmas: Image 10 I travelled with my dad to church in a 1930's-Style Beauford. The journey wasn't too long so we didn' t get nervous, I was just excited to get there.

 

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The band was excellent, we could have listened to them all night and the DJ worked really well alongside them.

 
 

Rebecca and Kevin's contact book


Band
Solid Soul
www.thesolidsoulband.co.uk

Bride's dress
Bridal Couture by Josephine
www.bcjosephine.co.uk

Bride's hair
Hair by Katie Atwood
www.katieattwood.co.uk

Bride's makeup
Jane Calderwood
www..facebook.com/airbrushmakeupbyjane

Bridesmaids' dresses
The Dessy Group
www.dessy.com

Catering
Saffron Catering
www.saffronoutsidecatering.co.uk

Ceremony venue
St Laurence Church
www.stlaurencechurchmeasham.org.uk

DJ
Ronnie Radar
www.radar-eventservices.co.uk

Groom's suit
Hugo Boss
www.hugoboss.com

Groomsmens' suits
John Pauls
www.jonpaulmenswear.co.uk

Mother-of-the-bride outfit
Catherines of Partick
www.catherinesofpartick.co.uk

Photographer
Darren Cresswell Photography
www.darrencresswellphotography.co.uk

Reception venue
Norton Fields
www.nortonfields.com

Rings
Mitchel and Co
www.mitchelandco.com

Stationery
Utterly Amore
www.utterlyamore.co.uk

String Quartet
Gold Finch String Quartet
www.facebook.com/goldfinchstringquartet

Transport
David Smithard Wedding Cars
www.davidsmithard-weddingcars.co.uk

Venue stylist
Imagine events
www.imagineinvitesandevents.com