David & Angela: Leaves, Love and Literature
Ok, today's blog post officially marks the start of autumn! Crisp leaves, nippy winds and deep rich colours are officially back in season (though they were never out of style) and as your official warm-up, we've got a gorgeous real autumnal wedding for you today from David & Angela.
When this landed in my inbox, I was instantly drawn in by the literary references, and the gorgeous use of bold, deep orange, which can be such a daunting colour to use but when used well is so lovely. Softened by the use of different shades of varying oranges, and by complimenting it with creams and deep reddy browns, it worked beautifully. It also brought together (almost as if they’d planned it…) the late autumnal centrepieces, which were pumpkins filled with flowers. This carried through to the bridesmaids dresses in a stunning shade of peach, and the orange-tinged sequin detailing on Angela’s sleeves. Guests had toffee apples at their table in the hall – ‘tis the season to be sugary, after all – at which they could relax and enjoy the speeches that were set against the orange stage backdrop. To add a whimsical element and lift the colour palette ever so slightly, boughs of soft white draping and fairy lights carried down the hall, and gold foil balloons highlighted the ever-important bar area. Never has assembly looked so good!
As well as being spacious, the venue is super cute too. On top of the clearly priceless sentimental value that the hall already held, the balcony seats gave David & Angela a little viewing platform from which they could take some time for themselves and look at everyone celebrating their love.
I also immediately noticed the beautiful, never-not-smiling face of the bride - well, it's not everyday your old deputy headmistress lands in your work inbox, is it?! Yup, Mrs S, congratulations to you and your husband on your beautiful wedding day, and here’s to the very best of futures for you two together – who’d have thought this would happen when we were sat in the JCR discussing university choices and skirt length, hey?
A brilliantly bright and switched-on woman, it is entirely fitting that the day would have a loose literary theme, with mocked-up Penguin book-style table centrepieces and orders of service. (On top of that, I am loving David’s Only Fools and Horses mode of transport to the Church). Adorably, the reception was held in the school in Wakefield at which they both work, too, meaning the thread of learning was woven deep throughout the day. So it was both lit in my sense of the word, and my 17-year-old sister’s. Am I cool yet?
Thank you so much to Fox & Owl for capturing the day so beautifully and for submitting it to us. Happy Autumn, folks!