Real wedding Inspiration

We love sharing with you real wedding inspiration, so prepare yourself for some serious wedding gorgeousness from Tim and Carine’s wedding last summer.

In a stunning colour palette of greenery, gold and bright colours, we knew this wedding was going to  exceptional from Day One. 

A perfect marriage of English and African wedding traditions, we provided a bespoke full wedding planning package to match the bride and grooms specific requirements which included all planning, design and styling.

A stunning entrance & that dress!

The wedding ceremony was held at Nottingham Cathedral. Carine wore a stunning Suzanne Neville wedding dress with full length cathedral veil. 

Nottingham Castle Wedding Photos

After the ceremony the Bride and Groom stopped off at Nottingham Castle for some more photo’s before heading to the wedding reception.  I’d definitely recommend a stopover here if you are getting married in Nottingham! 

Nottingham castle - real wedding photos

The wedding reception

More real wedding inspiration from the wedding reception! Guests were welcomed with a gorgeous welcome board. Tim and Carine had their own monogram created for their wedding day which was present on all the wedding stationery. The gold frame was provided by ‘that black & white cat’ with matching flowers from CK Flowers. A mongram is a great way of pulling together your wedding theme and doesn’t have to be expensive. 

The main reception room continued with the greenery, gold and bright colours. A full table plan in gold frame with matching flower garland set the scene.

The table centrepieces were a mixture of high vases with flower balls and crystal candleabras with flower garlands. The couple also  had custom-made napkin surrounds complete with monogram to finish off the tablescape. The chairs were finished with gold chair sashes and gold sequin runners. 

If you want some more advice on colour palettes for weddings we’d recommend this blog post about your go-to colour palettes for 2018  to give you some top tips! 

Real wedding inspiration - gold table markers

A stunning wedding cake

The couples wedding cake consisted of 2 flavours across 4 tiers with matching flowers. 

Wedding cake

The rest of the Day

From wedding speeches to the first dance, the rest of the day was incredible. One of the highlights for me was the traditional African dancing. 

real wedding speeches
Real wedding first dance

The team behind the wedding day

Wedding planning, design & styling – Linzi and Seb from  that black & white cat 

Reception Venue – The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club 

Photography from Photo TimeKeeper 

Videography from Severn Scent Videos 

Flowers from Carolann at CK Flowers 

Stationery from Bee Happy Designs 

Chair covers, table runners and candleabras – Iced and Spliced by Cakey Wakey 

African Catering from Tashady 

Transport – Bridal Car (Platinum Limousines) and Guest (Sharpes of Nottingham

Wedding Cake from Strawberry Cupcakes 

Hair by Melanie the Bridal Hair Stylist and Make up by Cristina Lazarotto 

Dress from Frances Day Bridal 

Music from DJ Ya Kill 

Bouncy Castle from Mousy Browns 

Wedding bridal bouquet throw
Real wedding table scape