‘The Soundtrack to their Lives’
It can be quite the gamble booking an outdoor ceremony in this country, months of anxiously checking weather app with all crossables crossed. But for Candice and Adam it paid off ten fold and on a glorious summers day they said their vows in the stunning grounds of Great Fosters in Surrey.
Here is some background about their day from Candice:
I always knew I wanted a princess wedding and working in fashion for ASOS I also had a lot of inspiration from work. My husband Adam is a musician he really couldn’t have cared less about the fairytale I had in mind other than that it was what I wanted. I wanted to find a good balance of both of our personalities and passions and I really feel our wedding captured this.
We mixed the fairytale with a theme of music. We had the fairytale venue, the Great Fosters Hotel which was built for Henry 8th. We had an outdoor civil ceremony on the lawn of the hotel beside a moat with beautiful decorations home made by Adams mum and with a string trio playing to walk us down the Aisle.
My bridesmaids wore custom made blue ASOS dresses as my “something blue” and my maid of honour in the same dress in white. All groomsmen and the groom also wore ASOS. My dress was a bit of a story as it changed 4 months before the wedding after a melt down where I realised I had chosen the wrong dress, so this definitely was my “something new”.
A last minute addition to my wedding attire was a little lace lipstick bag to carry on my wrist that my mum had given me the night before the wedding, she had made it out of a piece of my grandmothers wedding dress so this was really special and a perfect “something old” .
The reception took place in the barn of the venue which again was decorated with home made bunting and floral arrangements with lots of palm leaves that represented where we were off to on our honeymoon (the Caribbean). The theme of music started through the stationary with the save the dates which were in the style of gig tickets. The table plan was vinyls of all of our favourite artists printed with our guests names and the favours were mix tape CDs “the soundtrack to our day” which was a random shuffle of our favourite songs which played through the day including our first dance.
All wedding stationary was designed by best friend/bridesmaid who is a very talented graphic designer. Adam’s rock music background was further reflected in his far from traditional best mans speech, which was a mockumentary video of Adam’s musical career featuring all of his nearest and dearest. Adam then surprised me during our evening reception with a mini gig for all of our guests with a song he had written for me.
The evening entertainment continued with a live band, they were amazing and had our guests dancing all night.