Wedding of the Week: Nicola Bott and Andrew Player

17 Jul 2017

Pastel colours, bling details and 'his and her' favours characterised this wedding in Windsor, overlooking the River Thames

How did you meet?  

A mutual friend.

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Tell us about the proposal.

The proposal took place at Coworth Park, Ascot in the Barn restaurant. It was the my birthday.

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What was the theme for the day, and did you have a colour scheme?

Silver, light pinks and lilacs and lots of bling.

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What venue did you choose and why did you choose it?

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor, as we both originally come from Windsor and love the river setting.

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When did you know when you’d found ‘the’ dress?

I tried on so many and bought the first Justin Alexander dress in February 2016, but kept thinking it was maybe not the right dress for the venue and wanted something a bit more special so started looking again…. I bought my second dress in November 2016 from Viva Bride.

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What did the bridesmaids wear?

Silver and cream.

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Where did you find your suits?

Cookham Formal Hire

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Tell us about your floral arrangements.

We wanted colours that complemented the theme and had lots of floral brooches in the bouquet.

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Often the aspect that makes a wedding original to the couple is the detail – tell us about the details of the day.

We had small French-style picture frames for the ladies' favours. The men’s favours were lottery tickets. We also had a DIY sweet table.

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How did you feel as you walked down the aisle?

Surprisingly calm.

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What was your most memorable moment?

Definitely saying our vows.

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What was the most challenging aspect of planning this wedding?

I don’t think I can think of anything that was challenging… I just loved organising it.

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What was the most important investment for you?

I think the food and drink was very important as most people remember weddings by the quality of the food and drink. We wanted our guests to have nice food.

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What song did you choose for your first dance, and why?

Michael Bublé - Somebody to Love. We love Michael Bublé and the words to the song mean something really special to us.

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Did you have any evening entertainment?

Yes - a DJ and a singer who is a personal friend of the bride (they were excellent).

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Tell us about your wedding cake.

We designed our own cake. It was three tiers and heart shaped. The tiers were lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge and chocolate. The topper was a feather topper.

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If you could go back and change anything, what would it be?

We wouldn’t change a thing at all. It was perfect.

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Where did you go on honeymoon?

We went St Nicholas Bay Resort in Crete. We went on the Tuesday after the wedding.

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Do you have any advice for couples in the planning stages?   

To start as soon as you can with the planning so you don't get stressed; get things done as you think of them to spread the cost. Enjoy the planning, it’s just as much fun as the day itself.

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Get the look:

Photography: Joe Josland, https://jjoslandphotography.com/
Venue: Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, https://sirchristopherwren.co.uk/
Flowers: Jeni's Cakes and Flowers, www.jeniscakesandflowers.co.uk
DJ: Disco Monkeys, www.discomonkeys.net

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