We had ALL THE WEATHER at Elizabeth and Toms wedding in the Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago! The Botanical Gardens in Sheffield is one of Shelley's favourite places for a wedding and up until these guys booked her she had no idea that you could also have your reception in the gardens! With tipi's, fire pits, beautiful floral design, pizzas and a really bloody good band, Shelley and Priscilla got to party the night away with these beauties. Big thanks to Catherine Kerr or eyecapture wedding photography for assisting on the day.
Elizabeth and Tom got engaged on the 26th August 2016 and nearly a year later on 22 July 2017 they were married at The Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. Their vision was a pretty, floral, boho theme and they had a set budget of £40,000. Elizabeth was on maternity leave from September and had about six weeks before the baby was born to plan the wedding. She used this time to make fairly quick decisions! Despite this, they are so pleased with everything they chose for the big day!
The dress was made by Essence of Australia, Emily Bridalwear.
"Having only just had a baby, I had to leave wedding dress shopping to early 2017! I very quickly realised that I wanted strapless, structure and lace! Apart from the lace, this was different to what I was expecting to like. I narrowed it down to three different dresses and made my decision on my second viewing. It was I bought two veils as I couldn’t chose between them – they were just so beautiful!"
Tom quotes his most memorable moment:
"Elizabeth walking up the ‘aisle’ (i.e. a 200 yard walk through the botanical gardens) in beautiful sunshine after having been forecast torrential rain. The rain eventually came in the evening which was nice as it forced everyone inside…and onto the dance floor!"
Tom had a blue Ted Baker suit which was tailor made by Moss Bros, with soft pink ties.
Elizabeth and Tom had five beautiful bridesmaids. Helen, Rebecca and Francesca, all school friends, they wore a long, dusky pink dress from Dorothy Perkins which looked gorgeous on all of them. They had two family members too - Ruby, Elizabeth's cousin and Ellie, Tom’s niece, who both wore a shorter version of the same dress. They all looked amazing!
Dress was by Essence of Australia www.essensedesigns.com from Emily Bridal wear www.emilybridalwear.co.uk
Suits was by Moss Bros www.moss.co.uk
Elizabeth and Tom chose a tipi for their reception which was basically a blank canvas with everything being quite simple inside, so the flowers were the main focus and we really wanted them to reflect the overall feel of the wedding with soft pinks whites, and splashes of green.
Supplier of tipi: www.papakata.co.uk
They wanted bunches of flowers on the tables that looked like they had just been picked from the Botanical Gardens outside the tipi. Their main focus was the hanging swing above the top table which was the first thing that people saw when they came in and was decorated with candles in hanging jars.
Elizabeth and Tom went for a simple three tier sponge cake with rough icing that was decorated by the florist to tie in with the overall theme of the flowers. They had wooden Mr and Mrs letters on top.
Supplier of food and cake: The Milestone - www.the-milestone.co.uk Cake Booth - www.cakebooth.co.uk
Elizabeth and Tom had a string quartet playing before the ceremony, during the signing of the register and whilst they were having canapes. They chose Pachelbel’s Canon for my entrance, One Day Like This (Elbow) and Holocene (Bon Iver) for the signing of the register and then for the recessional they had Live Forever (Oasis).
For their honeymoon, Elizabeth and Tom went on a mini tour of the US together with their children and parents who acted as our Sherpa's/babysitters for three fabulous weeks. They enjoyed a helicopter ride around Manhattan, drove across Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco and rode bikes along Venice Beach in LA to name but a few wonderful memories they made.
Quote from the bride and groom:
"We both loved working with Shelley. She is so friendly and approachable, and immediately put us at ease. We were so pleased with our photos; Shelley and Priscilla have such a talent! We were especially delighted with the short video that Shelley surprised us with. She managed to capture so many amazing moments, and it’s a beautiful memento of a wonderful day"
Elizabeth and Tom's advice for other couples getting married:
"It’s a cliché but you just need to remember to enjoy yourself. Not everything will go to plan but nobody will notice or care"