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Becky & Vinnie’s Winter South Farm Wedding…

A Winter Wonderland Wedding…

Today I get to share with you the awesome winter wedding of Becky and Vinnie, which took place at one of my favourite wedding venues South Farm, near Royston.

The day combined elegance with beautiful handmade decorations, and of course an Sicilian twist, a nod towards the grooms heritage.

Not only did Mr & Mrs Unique supplier Becky Male Photography capture the day, Russet and Gray designed the pretty stationery. What a wonderful winter wedding…

Couple: Vinnie & Becky

Wedding Venue: South Farm

Becky Male Photography…

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Why you love this wedding…

I really appreciated all the handmade bits that Becks & Vin had put so much effort in to, I loved how welcoming Becks’ family were to me and having spent so much time with them during bridal prep I actually felt like one of the family by the end of the day, I really enjoyed the reading ‘The Girl on the Bus Stop’ that was read by Becks’ Mum, it kinda stopped me in my tracks and I actually felt quite emotional as she read it.

I loved the style and vibe of these two but most of all I think I totally was in to this wedding as I knew the couple in front of me were deeply committed to each other and whilst they’d put a lot of thought in to the details and day, it clearly was all about the long term for them.

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What were the couple’s requirements…

Natural images, nothing too posed

Favourite moment of the day…

Aside from the reading during the ceremony it would have to be the amount of smooching that occurred between Becks & Vin as they sat at the very romatic candlelight sweetheart table, every few mins guests were ‘ching-chinging’ their glasses asking for the couple to kiss – they never disappointed!

Becky & Vinnie…

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Tell us how you met and got engaged…

Me and Vin are teenage sweethearts and grew up just down the road from each other. I would pass him everyday on my way to school when he was waiting at the bus stop and I guess I always fancied him a bit. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that things started to blossom.

He was the bar man at a pub in town and I was the under age drinker who conveniently showed up on the nights when he was working! A dog, a house, several jobs and 9 years later Vin proposed whilst we were camping in the Lake District in a vintage VW camper which he had hired for a long weekend away. We got married 16 months later.

What were your main hopes for the day…

We wanted a laid back, informal kinda day filled with good food, music, love and lots of prosecco.

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Was your favourite part of the day…

My mum penned a fabulous poem especially for us which she read during the ceremony. It was kept as a surprise until the day and when she said the title ‘The boy at the bus stop’ I just knew we were in for a treat! It was a truly special moment that we will remember forever.

How was your day unique…

We didn’t want the formalities of a traditional wedding so opted for an Italian menu of anti pasti, lasagne, limoncello, cannelloni and peroni in a nod to Vins Sicilian roots. I also put a lot of effort into all of the diy bits which I think helped to make our day really unique & personal to us.

What was your budget…

£13,500

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How did you save money…

Everywhere! I made just about all of the décor myself including the hankie order or services, confetti cones, card box, black board signs and even the B&V light up sign with a helping hand from my groom.

I also brought my dress in a sample sale and had it taken in by at least two dress sizes! It was a massive task for my dress fitter to take on but it defiantly saved me over £1000 in the end so well worth it.

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I trained as a florist a few years back so made a huge saving by doing all of the floral displays myself. I would strongly recommend anyone with a bit of an artistic flair to enrol on a wedding flower course and give it a go yourself. The trick is to select flowers which don’t perish too quickly so you can make the arrangements a day or two before to prevent any last minute stresses.

I am also quite handy with a needle and thread so also made the bow ties for our young ushers, my veil, my dads neck tie and personalised hankies for my bridesmaids. It’s surprising what can be learnt from YouTube!

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What was it like working with your photographer…

Just superb! Becky Male was a dream to work with from the word go. Becky is not only a super talented photographer but also a totally awesome lady. She put us at ease as soon as we met her and we could not have wished for a more professional, creative and genuine photographer.

She was patient, accommodating, calming and reassuring all day long and we had so many comments from family and friends about how lovely she is! We are just thrilled with our photos and will treasure them forever.

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Advice to any couples about to get married…

As exciting as it is, try not to rush off and start buying things straight after your engagement. I got a bit carried away sourcing bits for a summer marquee wedding and ended up getting married in December so had to sell on some festival props after we settled on our winter date!

Also don’t shy away from getting a bit crafty. So much can be learnt from sites like Pinterest and YouTube, the possibilities are endless with a bit of time and a staple gun!

Huge congrats guys!! What a smashing winter wedding!

If you would  like to find out more about Becky Male Photography you can contact her via her website here.

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The Team…

Wedding Venue: South Farm

Wedding Dress: ‘Loretta’ by Eliza Jane Howell

Brides Accessories: All jewellery was family heirlooms

Brides Shoes: Dune

Grooms Attire: Next

Bridesmaid Outfits: Oh My Love

Stationery: Russet & Grey

Cake: Crumbly Wumbly

Décor: Bride & chums

Hair – Narad Kutawaroo

Video – Blooming Lovely Films

 

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