In harmony

05 Mar 2014

In harmony

The Christmas wedding of Nicholas Hopkins and Amber Moore saw guests hitting the high notes

Nicholas Hopkins and Amber Moore

Where: Ceremony and reception at Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey

Photography: Rightshot Photography

We feel like our wedding day couldn’t have gone any better. Any nerves about things not going to plan were quickly lost and we had an incredible day from start to finish (and like to think our guests did too).

Some key highlights were seeing how gorgeous the venue looked, in particular all the bits and pieces we had made.

Setting eyes on each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle was another special moment. Nick said I looked stunning and, of course he hadn’t seen me in my dress before the big day.

The speeches were brilliant. The best man, Ed Arkell, made Nick take a bite from an ‘edible’ hat, reminding Nick of an “or I’ll eat my hat” statement he failed on back in university.

As our wedding was at Christmas we got our guests to sing The Twelve Days of Christmas during the wedding breakfast. Each of the tables was responsible for a lyric like ‘five gold rings’. They had to stand up and sing every time it came around.

We’d taken dance lessons to do a waltz for our first dance, which was a song played by our ceilidh band, which in itself was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

WHO DID WHAT

Photography: Rightshot Photography, Surrey, 01428 682974, www.rightshot.co.uk

Venue: Great Fosters, Egham, 01784 433822, www.greatfosters.co.uk

Dress: Caroline Castigliano, www.carolinecastigliano.co.uk

Groom’s outfit: Neal & Palmer, London, 020 7495 4094, www.nealandpalmer.com

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Coast, www.coast-stores.com

Rings: Arlington & Co, London, 020 7450 4402, www.arlington-co.com

Cake: Maki’s Cakes, Surrey, 01932 562403, www.makiscakes.com

Flowers: Divine Flowers Co, Twickenham, 07817 563098, www.divine-flowers.co.uk

Venue Dressing: Dressing for Dinner, Walton-on-Thames, 01932 234691, www.dressingfordinner.com

Entertainment: Carousel String Quartet, 01420 562616

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