Rebecca and Mike's wedding day was just full of excitement at the Orangery in Whittlebury Hall. Their gorgeous daughters were buzzing around like little fairies, their eldest, Seren, kept asking, is it time? Is it time?! She just couldn't wait a moment longer to watch her beautiful mummy walk down the aisle looking absolutely stunning. Rebecca was amazingly calm for the majority of the morning! Nerves started to kick in moments before the ceremony, and everyone downstairs was desperately trying to get a sneak peak of Rebecca as she walked down the stairs before reaching the aisle. The day was bursting with bright sunshine and after the ceremony everyone was overjoyed to be soaking up the rays and having some drinks.
Becky told me before the wedding they had hired secret singing waiters to entertain after the main course. No one else knew anything about this. So after meeting the two waiters earlier on, I couldn't help but smile when I saw them serving canapés to the unknowing guests. The day flew by in a blur and speeches were upon us, always one of my favourite moments of a wedding. They were very moving, paying tribute to those loved ones who couldn't be there but were thought of. Mike's best man Danny gave a brilliant hilarious speech that had everyone crying with laughter and holding their sides with bellyache!
Shortly after food was eaten, one of the secret waiters came in carrying a platter. He then went flying (all part of the act), and everyone's eyes grew wide as they gasped looking at this poor guy sprawled on the floor! He quickly jumped up to apologise, grabbed the mike, and then.... started singing! On the chairs, on the tables, grabbing guests up to dance. It was so entertaining and the first time I had ever seen a performance like it. At one point everyone was up in two conga lines, snaking their way out of the dining room, outside, on the dance floor, and back in again. The finale was perfect with the guests all swinging their napkins high in the air before throwing them up to the ceiling.
The evening continued to be amazing, with confetti canisters, and an excellent live set performed by the happy couples friend and his band called Bandsubstance.
A gorgeous, fun day to be a part of. I was so thankful to have been there to witness it all! It was incredibly hard choosing just a few favourites to share... xx
With thanks to:
Makeup: Sarah Evans Makeup
Dress: The Ivory Wardrobe, Woburn
Grooms attire: Suitors, Buckingham
Venue: The Orangery, Whittlebury
Cake: Hockleys Cakes
Florist: The Secret Garden, East Hunsbury
Singing Waiters: Secret Silver Service