Victoria and Ian Griffiths had a church wedding followed by a reception at a converted barn in Epping on April 1st, 2012
Where did the wedding take place?
We had the ceremony at St Dunstan’s Church in Hunsdon, the village where I grew up.
Afterwards, we had a reception at Gaynes Park, a stunning complex of converted barns in Epping, which lies in parkland at the end of a long driveway.
What did the bridal party wear?
I wore a white Saskia gown by Jenny Packham, which had white bows on the shoulders and a plunging neckline. I accessorized with silver shoes from Coast, diamante pins in my hair and a Cathedral-length veil.
My bridesmaids wore dusky pink knee-length gowns from Coast and carried pink rose bouquets.
Ian wore a grey slim-fit suit from Next, a white TM Lewin shirt, striped TK Maxx tie and tan brogues from Zara and his groomsmen wore the same.
What was your wedding day style?
We had a lovely mix of homemade, vintage and modern items, which combined created a really unique wedding.
For example, my sister and I cooked and iced dozens of cupcakes and put little flags in each one saying ‘eat me’.
Were there any surprises?
Our guests enjoyed the red Routemaster bus, which we laid on to transport them from the church to the reception.
We also had a vintage photo booth, which was busy all day and had a basket of flip-flops for tired feet – female guests who had been dancing in high heels really appreciated this!
How did it end?
We danced with our guests into the early hours then had our first night in the Apple Loft Honeymoon Cottage at Gaynes Park.
Later, we jetted off to the Maldives for a couple of weeks sunbathing on white sand beaches, snorkeling and eating fresh seafood in paradise.
Photography by Binky Nixon, 01525 860862, www.binkynixon.com