A Real Momental Wedding in the UK with Pink Hydrangeas
Rebecca chose from our Big Blooms Collection and asked specifically for a Pink Hydrangea to be hand painted for her wedding invitation design.
I have always loved paper products, the old fashioned appeal of a quality invitation and all the associated etiquette but when I started looking at invitations I found that my budget wouldn’t accommodate the stationery I dreamed about, so I decided to make my own. Then one day I stumbled across Momental and completely fell for the stunning designs. I feel that the invitation really sets the tone for the day and I wanted my guests to not only get a feel for what lay ahead, but to be really excited to receive such a beautiful piece of stationery and anticipate the rest of the wedding.
What was the inspiration for the colours/theme?
A lot of the style of the wedding evolved quite naturally… I wanted a really bright and colourful wedding and the Bridesmaids dresses were one of the first things I bought – making raspberry pink our natural colour choice. I have always loved hydrangeas, so the hydrangea stationery was a natural choice for me and that lead to it becoming something of a theme with white hydrangeas in our church flowers and bright pink and purple hydrangeas at the reception.
We received so many compliments on our invitation suite, both before the wedding and again on the day. One of the most pleasing things for me was that everyone said they could really see that it was MY wedding invitation – that my personality really shone through, and I’m delighted that Kristy’s attention to detail captured this!
I never dreamed it would be this when I was getting caught up in the planning but my favourite part of the day without doubt was the ceremony itself. We had the choir sing a John Rutter piece ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’ just before my entrance and I was standing in the back of the church behind the doors through which I would make my entrance as they started singing. They sounded so beautiful and then the doors opened in front of me. I was terrified everyone would see me, but in fact they were so entranced by the choir that they didn’t even realise I was there. I was able to stand there with the church in all it’s glory in front of me, filled with all the people I loved most and just drink in the moment quietly before the time came for me to walk down the aisle and marry my husband. I will never forget that moment.
My photographers were a husband and wife team Kenny and Helen of Raw Photography (www.raw-photography.co.uk) and were brilliant.
Our florist was Becky Hay from Blossom (www.blossomflowers.co.uk) who was a dream to work with. Flowers were my other favourite part of planning and Becky created the most stunningly beautiful arrangements which took my breath away and really wowed our guests.
Rebecca was so excited and inspired by her own wedding planning she went on to begin the blog, Rock My Wedding. Rock My Wedding was recently named one of the Top 100 Wedding Blogs of 2010 by Bride Tide – congrats ladies! Read a bit more here:
“I met Charlotte (my business partner) when we were planning our weddings, on the same UK wedding forum that I found Momental! We had a meeting of minds realising that we had used so many US sites for inspiration but were frustrated to not be able to use the suppliers (except in the case of Momental!) or really reproduce the styles we loved so much. Charlotte decided to start a UK wedding blog and shortly after Rock My Wedding was born, I got involved too. Now not only have we become great friends, but Rock My Wedding is growing more and more successful, sharing the chic and unique with Brides everywhere through real weddings, beauty inspiration, fashion, style ideas and any other pieces of pretty we might find!”
Thanks so much Rebecca for being an amazing client and for sharing your experience!