Jennipha Hutton, 26, married William Howell, 25, at St Nicholas Church in Barton Le Clay, followed by a reception at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery on 10th July, 2015.
After meeting at a friend’s party and being immediately attracted to each other William decided he ‘liked’ Jennipha, “We became friends via Facebook and talked constantly, even whilst William was living and working in Belgium; we just clicked,” says Jennipha.
After a year of chatting on social media (and lots of flirting on Jennipha’s part), the duo grew closer and William finally asked her out. As first dates go, theirs was eventful, to say the least, “We went out for a meal and William ended up choking on a piece of steak and I had to give him the Heimlich manoeuvre; we still laugh about it to this day,” she recalls.
They’d previously been to Shrewsbury for a romantic walk along The Folleys and had carved their names into a stone. “We returned a few months later and I had a horrible old, so the thought of a long walk seemed like hell to me,” says Jennipha. “I did nothing but moan and I think William had given up trying to find the same stone so he suddenly dropped on one knee and proposed. Iwas over the moon and instantly felt better,” she says.
A year later, they tied the knot and where she tells us more about the big day
I wanted my hair styled in an up do as William loves it that way. I had diamond pins placed in amongst the curls, which sparkled beautifully.
My veil was custom made with crystals sewn in and I wore sparkly jewellery and a diamanté headpiece to compliment my dress.
I knew it was the one as I felt like a princess and my mum and sister both started crying.
Our bridesmaids (my sister and best friends) wore fuchsia dresses. I didn't mean to choose this colour but William ordered the wrong ones – luckily I loved them as all you could see was a sea of bright pink.
For our centrepieces, we had tall champagne glasses filled with flowers matching the bouquets; they took my breath away as I walked into the room.
I'd always wanted a tight fitting fish tail dress, so I was shocked when I tried on a princess style gown and fell in love with it instantly.
We wanted a church ceremony and St Nicholas is where our family christenings, weddings and funerals have always taken place, so it meant a lot to me.
Our flowergirls (my cousins) wore big princess dresses along with fuchsia headbands wrapped in fresh gypsophila.
My bouquet was made from fuchsia and ivory roses with diamond pins dotted throughout and our bridesmaids' posies were a real mixture of fuchsia, orange, purple and ivory blooms.
The journey to the reception was so special to us because it gave us a chance to have some time alone together.
William loved trying on outfits so much that he ended up hiring a top hat and cane. The guys all wore grey morning suits with fuchsia cravats but William wore ivory.
As a surprise for William we listened to a beautiful speech about love and marriage and then released two doves outside the church.
I've always wanted Esme, our photographer, to shoot my wedding; she's one of the best. We had some great fun with our photos.
I opted for a natural look for my make-up as I didn't want to walk down the aisle looking like a different person.
We had a bench with a statue of the queen sitting on one end; it was such a laugh and our guests got stuck in with the props, taking lots of photos.
We had light-up letters behind the top table, which looked amazing and the bright chair sashes added the finishing touch.
Bride's accessories (veil and tiara)
St Nicholas Church
Entertainment, lighting and 'Love' lights
Blue Mark Entertainment
Groom's and groomsmen's outfits
Fogarty Formal Hire
Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery
La Belle Cake Company