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Susie and Jack invited guests to share their pastel and vintage themed wedding at Hunton Park Hotel.

Susie and Jack's love story started over five years ago at a friend's house when they were introduced over drinks. The duo clicked and it wasn't long before they were arranging their first date, “We went to the cinema to watch the film 2012,” recalls Susie. “It was a double date with the friends who set us up, so it was quite relaxed, although Jack was very nervous, I could feel him shaking when he put his arm around me. I won't let him forget it to this day,” she says. It was during a trip to Brighton that Jack gave Susie the surprise of her life, “Brighton's one of my favourite places and Jack arranged for me to spend the day there with one of my best friends, Abi,” says Susie. “We were just about to get on the Ferris wheel on the pier when the doors opened and Jack was sitting there with a bottle of champagne. I was so shocked I cried,” she says.

The pair planned their big day in between renovating a new flat. “We really enjoyed organising our day and although some elements were stressful, we had lots of help from friends and family,” says Susie. Here she tells us more...

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Susie Webb, 22, married Jack Snook, 23, at Hunton Park on 13th April, 2015

 

Fairground attraction: Image 2aHunton Park is beautiful with its dramatic long driveway and stunning gardens. We loved the idea of a marquee and this place had it all - it was a no-brainer for us.

Fairground attraction: Image 2 I wore a traditional princess dress, with lots of sparkle. As soon as I stepped into it, I fell in love.

 

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Before we'd even visited the venue, we booked our date and it absolutely lived up to our expectations.

 

Fairground attraction: Image 4aI thought I'd want to wear my hair down but once my hairdresser created the up do, I knew that was the style I wanted to go with, and it worked perfectly with my veil.

Fairground attraction: Image 4 I tried on every style of dress and thought I'd never find the one until I was walking through Hertford one day and saw a beautiful gown in a boutique's window.

 

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Jack opted for a navy blue suit along with a custom-made tie that matched the bridesmaids dresses. He took his best man and ushers with him to help choose, so it was a joint effort.

 

Fairground attraction: Image 6aOur floral centrepieces sat in mirrored boxes and were surrounded by lots of candles, creating a truly elegant feel.

Fairground attraction: Image 6 Our cake was surrounded by pastel-coloured sweets and desserts, which complemented it perfectly.

 

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I chose to have eight bridesmaids, which is a lot, but it was either all or none so I thought why not? I liked the idea of having different colours, so they wore lace and chiffon dresses in lovely mint green and pastel pink.

 

Fairground attraction: Image 8aMy make-up was quite natural but more glamorous than usual. I wore a tiara and delicate crystal droplet jewellery which complemented the sparkles on my dress.

Fairground attraction: Image 8 My bridesmaids and I had matching bouquets of pastel-coloured blooms. I didn't actually choose the flowers, I told my florist the kind of thing that we wanted and she worked her magic.

 

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The best bit about the journey to the venue was singing along to music whilst drinking Prosecco with my lovely dad and closest friends.

 

Fairground attraction: Image 10aOur naked cake tasted amazing with layers of cream and raspberry jam, passion fruit coulis and cream, and coconut.

Fairground attraction: Image 10 The little details made our special day individual to us. We mixed things up a bit and that made it really exciting, not only for us but our guests too.

 

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The pastel theme was continued through the venue with bunting strung along the ceiling of the marquee, which I really loved. We didn't want anything overpowering, so we kept it fairly simple but pretty.

 

Fairground attraction: Image 12aMy bridesmaids and I planned a surprise dance routine for Jack, the ushers and all our guests. It went down so well and really got the party started.

Fairground attraction: Image 12 Our DJ played a mix of old school hip-hop and R&B but towards the end of the night we had everything from rock 'n' roll to dance music; it was great.

 

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We were amazed by our wedding album. The images capture every element of our special day and are fun and informal.

 

Susie Webb and Jack Snook's contact book


Bride's dress and accessories
The Dress Room
www.thedressroom.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Ted Baker
www.tedbaker.com

Cake
Sugar and Spice Cupcakes
www.sugarandspicecupcakes.co.uk

Cars
Pear Tree Weddings
www.peartreeweddings.co.uk

Dessert Table
Florence's Fancies
www.florencesfancies.com

Flowers, invites and planning
Platinum Raspberry
www.platinumraspberry.co.uk

Flowers, invites and planning
Dress it yourself
www.dressityourself.co.uk

Groom's suit
Next
www.next.co.uk

Photographer
Michelle Wiggett Photography
www.michellewiggettphotography.co.uk

Rings
Chapelle Jewellery
www.chapelle.co.uk

Venue
De Vere Venues Hunton Park
www.deverevenues.co.uk