Sarah and Rich first met nine years ago at a mutual friend’s house party, with Rich, according to Sarah, spending much of the night trying to convince her to sing Spandau Ballet on karaoke with him! A few years later, while visiting Las Vegas, Rich unveiled one of the most elaborate proposals we’ve heard of. He spent the months beforehand planning, sending multiple emails across the Atlantic, arranging for his proposal message to be written on one of the largest digital billboards not only in Las Vegas, but the world! With the message appearing for no longer than five minutes, it was absolutely crucial for Rich to get Sarah there on time. Luckily, they made it – how could Sarah say no after such a grand gesture! Rich has sent us a photo from the moment, below.
Sarah and Rich chose to have an engagement shoot with us before their big day, it was a brilliant chance to get to know each other better, and take some lovely photos too! They brought Molly the dog along with them, who turned out to be one of the most well behaved dogs we’ve worked with – they even had a little handmade heart sign engraved with their wedding date for Molly to wear! The photos came out lovely, and Sarah and Rich chose to use one on their ‘Save The Date’ cards!
The wedding day itself was really laid back and relaxed. Sarah and Rich didn’t have a particular theme in mind – they just wanted to ensure all their guests had fun! They chose to hold their reception at Skidby Millhouse, East Yorkshire as, not only did they love the modern style and décor, but the venue was big enough to fit in all the friends and family they planned to invite. And an added bonus? The food was delicious! Tom started the day with Sarah, her family, and bridesmaids – who were all in good spirits while getting ready, with help from Bows Hair – it was clear that all were very excited for the big day! The bridesmaids even assisted Tom in hanging the wedding dress on the tiniest hanger the world has ever seen, a task that he wouldn’t have been able to do on his own – moving the cherished wedding dress is the scariest thing in the industry! Meanwhile, Ant met the guys, who were all looking rather dapper, at The Green Dragon for a relaxed drink in the sun before heading to the church.
Chauffered by her Uncle, Sarah and her bridesmaids arrived for the ceremony. Molly the dog got to join in the congregation too, and hung out with Tom and Ant at the back of the church during the vows. After the ceremony ended, people made their way outside into the gorgeous sunshine. Tom managed to snap a confetti photo, which turned out to be one of his favourites of the year! When the guests left for Skidby Mill, we stayed back with Sarah, Rich and Molly to take some lovely portraits in the sun, which included sipping champagne by the pond, another favourite photo of Tom’s. At one point, when popping the champagne bottle, the cork accidentally landed in the pond – luckily, we can say with confidence that no ducks were harmed during this wedding!
The venue and the reception itself was lovely, and included some very sweet speeches, with Rich surprising Sarah with a pair of personalised converse! It was such a light, warm evening with a rich golden sunset and, making the most of the gorgeous night, guests got competitive playing croquet on the lawn. We took Sarah and Rich off into the cornfields which surround Skidby Mill, and left with some of the most pretty, glowing portraits of the year. Throughout the evening, the dance floor erupted, the guests were really keen to get crazy! Sarah and her dad surprised us all with an amazing, and unusual, dad-dance, which saw them pulling shapes to some well-chosen songs – including Apache by The Sugarhill Gang!
For Sarah and Rich, their favourite part of the day was the ceremony itself. One of our own personal highlights? It has to be the colourful first dance, in which Sarah and Rich bravely left the bridal party in charge of the confetti canons! All in all, it was a wonderful summer’s wedding, with a stunning cake provided by Lucy Beal Cakery, and gorgeous flowers provided by Petals and Pearls and The Floral Lounge. Check out the photos below!
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