our wedding story… Liana and Chris part 3

Wedding Photography by Lucy Shergold

We’ve absolutely loved reading and hearing all about Liana and Chris’ wedding day and hope you have too. Here is the final part from their gorgeous big day: from worrying about rain clouds to a double rainbow over their venue it sounds truly magical.

During the lead up to the wedding my mother-in-law made a vast amount of fudge so we could give homemade fudge to our guests as wedding favours. Making enough fudge for 120 people is no easy task, so inevitably during the course of the fudge making there were a few ‘dud’ batches which were up for grabs, this really did not help the wedding diet! We put pieces of the ‘good’ fudge into little ivory gift boxes and tied each of the boxes with different coloured ribbons bought from VV Rouleaux. We then attached old-fashioned luggage labels to each box from Jane Means which acted as our place cards. We got so many compliments about our favours and they really did look lovely on the tables.

For our wedding breakfast we had foie gras parfait to start, followed by shoulder of lamb and then we served our wedding cake as dessert. The food was absolutely delicious as was our wedding cake which was made by the best-man’s mum. Chris and I love fruit cake, we’re both quite traditional, so we had three tiers of it. We also had a ‘back stage’ chocolate cake for guests who weren’t so keen on fruit cake, which seemed to go down a treat.

After dinner Chris and I shared our first dance which was both painfully embarrassing (especially as we both did an impromptu bow at the end of it) and actually really romantic. We danced to ‘You and Me’ by Lifehouse which has been a song we’ve both loved for ages. I then danced to ‘Moon River’ with my dad and then ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ with Chris’ dad. After the serious dances were out of the way all our friends and family got on the dance floor and literally danced the night away. The mood was incredible, everyone looked like they were really, really enjoying themselves which just made the day even more special for us both.

We had lots of little ones at our wedding so to keep them entertained, while the grown-ups ate and danced, we had a room in the hotel which was packed full of games and treats. I think the best part of their day was when we brought out the edible Sweet Tree by Rivera. Within about 15 minutes it was pretty much stripped bare. The kids absolutely loved it and it was so great to see them enjoying themselves.

Eventually (at about 2:30am) Chris and I dragged ourselves away from the reception and went back to where we were spending our first night. We both just could not get over what a perfect day it had been. We even had a double rainbow over the marquee when we went in to sit down for dinner! I think we both would do anything to be able to re-live our wedding day, it really was just the happiest, most exciting day of our lives!

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