Julia and Mark are a couple who like to do things their own way. From their unique meeting on a blind date at a restaurant, to the marriage proposal with a Haribo ring on their 9th anniversary. Although it wasn’t an off the cuff proposal, Mark say’s he knew Julia would be much happier choosing the ring. He originally wanted to get down on one knee outside the restaurant under the moon and the stars but the rather inclement weather of lashing rain and wind put paid to that.
Colehayes though is a venue where couples can really do things their way. Julia said that she loved that they could decamp for the weekend and really have a house party wedding with all their friends and family. They could decorate and style it however they wanted and really make it “them”. To do this she had help for the Kate Bainridge of Simply Flowers, whilst the other fabulous stylings were put together by Julia and her family. Her beautiful cake was made by Cut Me of A Slice.
Although the reception was held at Colehayes, Julia and Mark choose to have their ceremony down the road at St Andrews Church. With a simple but chic updo created by hair and make-up artist Kayleigh Elstone, and wearing a stunning dress from Brides Visited, Julia looked sensational as she arrived at the Church in the most beautiful Rolls Royce from The Windsor Carriage Company. Mark looked equally dashing as he awaited Julia’s arrival. It was a truly beautiful service.
Such a beautiful day and such a beautiful wedding. And although the rain fell, spirits remained high, and love and laughter were full to the brim.