Rebecca & Tom, rather sweetly, met while they were at school – and encountered each other for the first time on a school field! They reunited 3 years later in a restaurant, and from then on, their relationship has blossomed.
Sometime later, on Father’s Day, Rebecca & her Dad went for a walk around Beverley Westwood. Rebecca simply thought they were enjoying some Father & Daughter time, reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Little did she know he was leading her to Tom who, despite getting a little lost, popped out of a bush to surprise her! He got down on one knee and asked Rebecca to spend the rest of her life with him, it was such a romantic gesture and, of course, she said yes!
Rise Hall was the venue Rebecca & Tom decided upon. They loved the fact they had exclusive access to the hall and surrounding gardens for the day, and the grandiose atmosphere of the venue was just what they had in mind! They decorated it with simple, yet elegant, details which worked wonderfully.
When it came to planning the wedding day itself, Rebecca & Tom knew that having fun, and involving their friends and family, were the most important things. Photography came pretty high on their list of priorities, too. They set their hearts on natural, non-staged photographs which captured all the emotions of the day, so when we met at a local wedding fair – it became apparent pretty quickly that we were a perfect fit!
The day itself was planned to perfection. Rebecca & Tom went for a vibrant, floral scheme, with accents of yellow, which worked perfectly on a bright Spring day. The morning was very relaxed, with both bride & groom getting ready surrounded by their closest friends and family, before heading straight to Rise Hall. They arrived in an Aston Martin and a Range Rover, cars which were lovingly provided by family friends. Good contacts to have!
The rest of the afternoon remained pretty easy-going and relaxed, and guests could be seen enjoying the sun whilst chilling out in the beautiful gardens of Rise Hall, which also provided a gorgeous backdrop for portraits. Food had been well thought out, and there was a delicious tower of cupcakes, as well as a little ice cream van borrowed from a family friend, which certainly kept guests happy in the sun.
There were some memorable moments of splendour, too, including Rebecca & Tom’s dramatic descent down the grand staircase in front of their guests, with a glass of Pimms awaiting them at the bottom. How could we not mention the spectacular rainbow at dusk, too, which made it into one of Rebecca & Tom’s evening portraits.
The fun continued right into the evening, with a ceilidh band getting guests up on their feet and dancing into the night! One of the show-stealing moments of the day, however, has to be the first dance. With Rebecca having a personal interest in dancing it was, as you might expect, wonderfully choreographed! It was super romantic, and a moment that Rebecca reflects on now, one year later, as 3 minutes she’ll never forget, and a moment she knew Tom would truly do anything for her!
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