An intimate country wedding in Suffolk
15 Jun 2021
After being together nearly 10 years, Hayley and Adam decided to go ahead with a intimate wedding of 29 guests on May, 21, 2021, after their first date was postponed due to the pandemic
Photography: Dominic Whiten
Hayley and Adam married at Easton Grange in Suffolk back on May, 21, 2021 after Adam proposed in December 2019. The couple decided they wanted to go ahead with their wedding despite restrictions being in place as their wedding meant more about becoming husband and wife rather than a big party.
What was the theme for your wedding day?
Our theme for the day was rustic country, dusky pink and white flowers and the boys were dressed in navy suits with a grey tweed waistcoat and dusky pink tie and pocket squares.
What venue did you choose and why?
We chose Easton Grange after being guests at our friends wedding there, we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. It is a modern barn with the most beautiful river running through the gardens.
Tell us about the dress?
My dress was an Enzoani fitted, backless lace dress with a long train, it was the first dress I tried on and fell in love with it.
Who were the bridesmaids and what did they wear?
The bridesmaids were my three closest friends, Vanessa (Maid of Honour), Kat and Krystle as bridesmaids and our niece Lyla as our flower girl. The bridesmaids wore a multiway dusky pink dress and Lyla wore a lace flower girl dress to match mine.
What did the mother of the bride wear?
My mum wore a dusky pink and ivory dress with a matching pink jacket, pink shoes and bag all from Phase Eight.
What did the groom wear?
The groom, best men and ushers wore hired suits from Pure Brides in Norwich. They were blue suits with a grey tweed waistcoat, dusky pink tie and pocket squares.
Tell us about your floral arrangements
The flowers were the thing I was most excited about, I am obsessed with flowers so I knew exactly what I wanted - we used a company called Triangle nursery, a wholesalers in Woodbridge. Our flowers were light pink and white roses, penoies, hydrangeas and eucalyptus.
Often the aspect that makes a wedding original to the couple is the detail – tell us about the details
As we weren't allowed any dancing in the evening we made a playlist to listen to as background music during our reception. Our table favours were glass mason jars filled with sweets and a Cancer Research badge. Our wedding cake was made by my nannie's friend who made many of my family's birthday and celebration cakes, we sadly lost my nannie in January so our cake felt like she was with us on our wedding day.
How did you feel as you walked down the aisle?
Walking down the asle with my dad was magical, as soon as I saw Adam I felt as though it was just me and him in the room, saying our vows to each other was so special.
What was your most memorable moment?
I have a couple of memorable moments throughout the day, first was getting ready with my bridal party, we had such a relaxed morning, both the hair and make-up ladies fitted in so well and everyone was getting along, we had music playing and prosecco flowing. The next memorable moment was after we had walked out of the ceromony room just me and Adam, having a kiss and moment to ourselves before the guests came through to have celebration drinks. Another special moment was my dad's speech, it was funny, emotional and extremely special, it made me and my bridesmaids cry.
What was the most challenging aspect of planning this wedding?
The most challenging aspect of planning the wedding would have to be planning it through a pandemic, we had to change our dates and it was very up in the air with how many guests and what the rules were going to be at the time of the wedding. I had a couple of suppliers who couldn't do the new wedding date, originally we planned on having 50 days guests with another 75 coming in the evening. Our original wedding date was April 2, but we had to change as weddings were not allowed to go ahead then.
What song did you choose for your first dance, and why?
We decided against a first dance, as no one else was allowed to join us we felt we would prefer not to. I walked down the aisle to The One by Matt Johnson.
Steal Their Style
Photography: Dominic Whiten
Venue: Easton Grange
Make-up: Emily from Love Moi Make-up
Hair: Cara Hubbard
Groom’s outfit: Pure Suit Hire
Flowers: Triangle Nursery
Caterers: Snooty Goose at Easton Grange