Did you see all the champagne hued loveliness in Part 1?

Time for Part 2 of this family orientated, intimate wedding: the gorgeous couple shots, the tearful reception and the fantastic first dance!

The Flowers:

We went for beautiful amnesia and vendella roses with eucalyptus with candles and diamantes.

The Cake:

My Mum made our cake – it was absolutely beautiful with 3 tiers (chocolate, Madera and fruit).  She has always made the most amazing cakes and wanted to make our wedding cake.  She went on a course to perfect the roses that she made to go round each tier.   It took her an hour to make 6!  A cake full of love.

The Details:

The stylish St Giles House hotel had it’s own contemporary art deco theme and we just wanted to compliment that so kept it fairly simple – we put beautiful crystal and pearl lights up the staircase which looked stunning!   Each guest had their own personalised silver wine glass charm.

Personal Touches:

We really involved our children in the wedding – it was a very intimate wedding with only 4 tables – each one was named after one of our children and had a picture of them on it.  When my husband’s son Felix read out a poem that he had chosen himself it was a total surprise and quite literally brought everyone to tears – such a special and treasured moment.  My husband also set up a web cam so my brother could watch the whole ceremony from Australia – he loved it … ‘ big brother’ was actually watching us.

{Such touching photos…simply beautiful.}

The Entertainment:

We wanted a pianist and as soon as I heard Jake Williamson sing our song ‘Chasing Cars’ I knew he was the one.  He was amazing and our guests loved him!

The Wedding Music:

Our first dance had to be Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol – it was the song that brought us together.  We had a few dance lessons so surprise everyone with our first dance – it was such a giggle!

Any Advice For Other Brides?

Everyone says enjoy every minute of your day because it goes so fast… and that is great advice.  Just take a breath every so often and capture that moment so you will remember it forever. It is such a massive day… but don’t worry if you miss anything – your photographer and friends will capture moments that you didn’t see or can’t remember. I wish I could do it again and again!

Thank you so much to Marie & Nigel for sharing their beautiful day and to Katherine for sharing her stunning photos.

As Katherine so eloquently put it in her introduction, this is what weddings are meant to be: a celebration of love and the joining of two families. It’s so wonderful that Marie and Nigel have found each other, wishing them and their family, all the best for the future.

To see more of Katherine’s photography visit her website, blog and why not hop over and ‘like’ her Facebook page too-she’s always posting fab stuff!

Are any of you lovely readers ‘second time’ brides too?