Well these two have just made me so very happy. Saying I loved Jo & Gavin's wedding is just a complete understatement. It was amazing. A-MAZ-ING. The day just was a whirlwind of whimsical lighting, exquisite flowers and bursting with love and joy. On my way to see the girls getting ready, I popped my head into one of my most favourite venues, Furtho Manor, to see what transformation had taken place over the last few days. I was delighted to find Gavin and Jo's brother there doing the finishing touches and my face was just a big 'O' as I saw how amazing the place looked. Carpets, sofas, drapings, FAIRY LIGHTS! Beautiful flowers, little DIY touches. It was wow. Peeping out the window I spied the Tipi where they would be glamping for the night so I of course had to be nosy and wander down to the lake to stick my head through the doors. Even more jaw dropping when I saw a beautiful iron bed, chairs, cushions, tables. Yeah, it was cool beans.
I practically skipped back to my car to head off for Cloud 9 Spa which was completely new to me. I was greeted by an amazing beautifully grand building, and all the girls were upstairs getting ready. Jo was calmly munching through some breakfast, there were cups of tea floating around, beautiful wedding flowers dotted around the room. Jo's dress was a dream, and the couple that own the spa and house were so lovely, continually topping up our hot teas and I was given a tour of their magnificent house and was given permission to use it for photos, so I gleefully found the best spot to show off Jo's dress.
The church was just a few minutes down the road in Potterspury and again I was delighted with the beauty surrounding the place. It was a picturesque country village wedding. Everyone was so excited and happy, giving out lots of hugs and warm wishes. Gavin was so calm as he welcomed all their guests through and his face beamed when he saw Jo coming down the aisle.
The ceremony was beautiful and afterwards I did a bit of climbing to get the perfect group photo, competing against the ever so loud church bells, brambles and bustling wind but it was worth it!
Arriving back at Furtho everyone was relieved to be in the warm, and every table was given wicker picnic baskets with a feast inside. I even had my own little basket! There was an icecream van and later on a fish and chip van arrived- which I gladly took some hot chips to munch on my way home.
Jo and Gavin were a dream to work with, and we had such fun in the fields and walking along the lake. And that veil... I might bring one along to all my weddings as I just fell in love with how beautifully it danced in the wind. It was mesmerising! Gavin & Jo are just so thoughtful, chilled, and just a very genuine, honest, happy couple.
I'm so honoured to have been a part of this wedding; it was truly brilliant and I was left buzzing for days. Congrats Mr & Mrs Kennedy! xx
Special thanks to:
Flowers: Georgianna @ Jades Flower Boutique
Cake: Jo's mum, Sandra
Venue: Furtho Manor
Bridesmaid's dresses: A Bride's World, Northampton
Magician: Adrian Ward
Icecream: Cafe express MK
Camping Tent Hire: Brook Bell Tents
Hair & Makeup: Cloud 9 Spa