Dream come true

05 Mar 2014

Dream come true

After years of watching weddings from her bedroom window Charlie finally had her day when she married Dean

Dean Goodman and Charlie Davies

Where: Ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Eaton Bray followed by reception at Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire

Photography: Esme Robinson

 

I wanted a big traditional wedding and, wanted to get married in the local church. Luton Hoo were fantastic, they made the whole experience so special. Their wedding co-ordinator was always on hand if I had any questions and their banqueting manager was one step ahead of everything ensuring proceedings ran smoothly on the day.

My colour scheme was duck egg blue but most of my decorations were cream, my favourite was my centrepieces. I wanted trees with candles and crystals and they really stood out on the day.

Our cake was made by my bridesmaid Claire Thomas; a family friend, Jan Willis, did my dress alterations; invitations were made by my uncle, Martyn Crouch-Pettitt; a friend, Alison Bain, did my hair and another friend, Jessica Hewitt, made our favours.

As my parents live opposite I decided I would walk to the church with my dad, maid of honour, Hannah Taylor and bridesmaids, Emma Taylor, Claire Thomas and Leah Bleakley, although Dean and I did get a Bentley to take us to Luton Hoo.

As I was getting ready I could see guests arriving from my bedroom window which was surreal. After years of watching weddings from there as a child the day had come where people were arriving for mine!

Once we sat down for our wedding breakfast I started to relax. The food was incredible and although I was nervous about the speeches they were all lovely and Dean was only mildly humiliated by the best men, Luke Goodman and Aaron O’Sullivan.

 

WHO DID WHAT

Photography: Esme Robinson, Stopsley, 01582 535939, www.esmerobinson.com

Venue: Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Luton, Bedfordshire, 01582 734437,

www.lutonhoo.co.uk

Accessories: Kerry Blu, Blackpool, 01253 507302, www.kerryblu.com

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Debenhams, www.debenhams.com

Make-up: Eden Beauty, Leighton Buzzard, 01525 381993, www.edenbeautylb.co.uk

Groom’s suit: Moss Bros, Milton Keynes, 01908 694945, www.moss.co.uk

Favours: Jessica Hewitt, Fieldfare Cakes, Bedford, 07791 282769, www.fieldfarecakes.co.uk

Flowers: Kelly’s Kreations, Hemel Hempstead, 01442 219599, www.kellyskreations.co.uk

Centrepieces: Essex Wedding Hire, Essex, 07817 448280, www.essexweddinghire.co.uk

Entertainment: DJ Gavin Thorogood, 01234 356303, www.1entertainments.com; photo booth, Say Fromage, London, 0207 407 6290, www.sayfromage.co.uk

 

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