Wedding of the Week: Kay Holloway and Colin Heard

13 Aug 2018

This glamorous barn wedding in Essex was brought to life in a palette of deep blues and bridal white with pops of colour provided the Lego details

How did you meet?

Internet dating.


Tell us about the proposal.

Colin proposed when I came back from holiday, at the arrival gate at Gatwick Airport. 


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

The theme was glamour and bling; our colour scheme was blues.


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

We chose High House Farm in Chelmsford, Essex, as we fell in love with the venue straight away. 


For the bride(s), when did you know when you’d found ‘the’ dress?

I knew I'd found the one the day I tried it on, it was from Nell'Amore Bridal Studio in Halstead. I tried on three or four before I found the one


What did the bridesmaids wear?

The bridesmaids' dresses from Martels Bridal Boutique in Dunmow; they featured an ivory lace top with different shades of blue for the skirt for each of the girls.


Where did you find your suits?

Anthony Formal Wear in Billericay. Colin also wore Lego cufflinks as he is a Lego collector. 



Tell us about your floral arrangements.

The floral arrangements were supplied by Samantha May Floristry. The brief was delicate and whimsical blue and white flowers.


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

Our favours were Love Heart sweets in jam jars with a lace topper. We had our own fancy dress corner with a photo frame and we had candles on all the tables for an ambient effect for the evening.


How did you feel as you walked down the aisle?




What was your most memorable moment? 

Our first dance. 


What was the most challenging aspect of planning this wedding?

All the last minute details, along with being made redundant six weeks before the wedding. 



What was the most important investment for you?

Our honeymoon. We went three days after the wedding and spent four nights at Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge in South Africa, then nine nights at The St. Regis Mauritius Resort.



What song did you choose for your first dance?

Ed Sheeran - Lego House.


Did you have any evening entertainment?

We had a live band called The Cassettes, who also sang me down the aisle to Jennifer Rush - Power of Love, and out again to Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now.


Tell us about your wedding cake.

We designed our cake with the help of Pinkface Cakes, The cake featured different flavours in each tier and the back was a Lego-themed reveal. 



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

Enjoy every moment of it, it is all part of the fun of the big day.



Steal their style:

Venue: High House Farm, Chelmsford,
Photography: Bloomwood Photography,
Live band: The Cassettes,
Catering: Valentine,
Cake: Pinkface,
Floristry: Samantha May,
Invitations: Jo Hughes Wedding Stationery,
Chair covers: Simply Bows,
Wedding dresses: Nell'Amore Bridal Studio,
Suits: Anthony Formal Wear,
Maid of honour, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses: Martels,
Wedding band and engagement ring: Vera Wang

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