Emma & Jo – A Hayne House Wedding
I haven’t blogged for quite a while! Blogging is one of those tasks that takes way more time than you think it will, and editing always takes priority. However this year I will have been shooting weddings for 10 years! Can you believe that! So whilst I’m in the process of making an awesome slideshows of images from the last 10 years of couples, I thought I would take the opportunity to catch on my blogging
I met Emma & Jo at Christina & Alex’s wedding last year and quickly learned just how fun they are, so when their wedding came along I knew I was in for some awesome shots of the day. Emma & Jo got married at Hayne House over in Hythe. I’ve been shooting wedding’s there for years now and it’s one of my favourite venues. The staff are lovely, the foods great, the grounds are wonderful and you can just tell that they genuinely care about weddings. I could talk about my experience of the day, but Emma kindly answered a few questions for me about how she planned hers and Jo’s wedding.
How did you meet?
Me and Joe met on Tinder, both come out of long term relationships and was only looking to date and here we are haha
Tell me your proposal story?
Joe proposed to me on my birthday in London. We was staying in the shangri-la hotel at the shard and went out ice skating, the plan was to walk back to the hotel over London bridge where we wanted to propose as that is where we walked to on our first date but being the lazy girl that I am called a cab over, joe didn’t know what to do so he went with plan B. When we got back to the hotel room he asked me to look out the window and what I could see, being the idiot i am i thought a plane with happy birthday was gonna fly over, when I turned round he was down on one knee and I almost passed out. Btw we had been dating for only 5 months
Why did you choose the venue you chose for your wedding day?
We chose the venue because we wanted somewhere that had everything. Our guests and ourselves didn’t need to drive anywhere else. Out in the countryside so no other people apart from our loved ones around. The venue is so beautiful also.
What was it you loved about your outfits and accessories that made you choose them?
I loved my dress because I felt confident, I’m not one to wear fitted clothing but this dress made me feel great. It worked well for my body shape. My sister gave me a necklace that was handmade that has something blue in it. I had a diamond broach to honour my nan (something old) so something of hers was with me when I walked down the isle
Tell me about the vision you had for your wedding including your theme/colour scheme/styling/flowers:
We wanted something fun and bright. We have always said to each other we didn’t want a lot, It’s about us getting married, it’s so easy to turn it into a circus. We had see rose floral design do our flowers, I had followed Clair for a while and thought, she needs to be my florist. We wanted the impact to be the flowers, make the room look romantic and fun. (Is that even a thing?)
My best friends mum done our wedding cake, we served our cake as dessert so it had to be a taste sensation and boy she delivered! We went for a classic naked cake with flowers as decoration.
I wanted the bridesmaids to look like bohemian goddesses, my sister Heather made the skirts for me, we chose the deep purple as it’s a beautiful autumn colour and the flowers would compliment it. My mum made the girls chain belts, all had their birth stones on, something the girls can always keep.
What was your first dance and why did you choose it?
We chose Here, There and Everywhere by the Beatles We both love the Beatles and it’s such a beautiful song that we both love. We both a terrible dancers so it really easy to just sway to it!
What would be your best bit of advice to other couples planning their wedding.
Best advise I could give is remember why you are getting married, it’s so easy to loose yourself trying to spend loads of money, having everything and spending on things your guests wont even notice. It’s about the two of you who love each other, and all your family and friends are there because they love you too. Guests remember two things, the food and the music. Enjoy planning together and don’t go over excess. Weddings don’t need to be stressful!
Here are my highlights from Emma & Jo big day at Hayne House