Let the sparks fly

A pretty vintage scene oozing with romance was created for Kayleigh and Martin's special day.

Kayleigh Doyle, 28, married Martin O'Grady, 28, at All Saints Church, followed by a reception at The Conservatory at the Luton Hoo Walled Garden on 5th August, 2017.

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We travelled in two vintage cars. On the way to the ceremony we were late and my dad and I were laughing that the wedding couldn't start without me!


Let the sparks fly: Image 2I got my dress from the first boutique I went to. The fishtail style showed off my height and I loved the beads at the back.

Let the sparks fly: Image 2b I had the most beautiful bridal shoes from Emmy London that made me feel like a princess on the day!


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I choose to have airbrush make-up, which I'd never had before but I wanted it to last all day. I wore the same lipstick that I normally wear because it's my favourite.


Let the sparks fly: Image 4I knew I wanted multi-way bridesmaid dresses because they can be worn in so many different styles. It was one of the first things we bought.

Let the sparks fly: Image 4b My maid-of-honour's daughter, Florence, was our flowergirl and Martin's godson, Corey, was our pageboy. They're both very special to us and we wanted to have them involved in the day.


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Martin was in the Royal Marines when we got married so he wore his ceremonial dress. We chose royal blue tails for his groomsmen to complement his look.


Let the sparks fly: Image 6Our bouquets were made up of dusky pink roses and gypsophila. They looked really pretty and fresh.

Let the sparks fly: Image 6b For our confetti we used dried rose petals in floral cones placed in a wooden crate.


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The LOVE lights looked amazing on the dancefloor.


Let the sparks fly: Image 8We decorated the marquee by hanging paper lanterns from the ceiling in pastel shades. It worked well against the white of the drapes.

Let the sparks fly: Image 8b We opted to have chair sashes that were in keeping with our colour scheme.


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We loved our venue. The long tree-lined driveway looked stunning and there were so many beautiful areas to get some great photos.


Let the sparks fly: Image 10We had a mixture of tall and low floral centrepieces that matched my bouquet. We liked the height difference as it gave depth to the room.

Let the sparks fly: Image 10b Our sweet cart went down a storm with our guests.


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To add a personal touch we put photographs of our grandparents, parents and siblings on their wedding days in frames as guests entered the marquee.


Let the sparks fly: Image 12We chose a half and half cake to incorporate Martin's military background and my dress into the cake design. It surpassed all our expectations we absolutely loved how it looked and it tasted delicious too!

Let the sparks fly: Image 12b My dad arranged for singing waiters to surprise us during dinner. Everyone was waving their napkins and singing along, it was such a fun moment.


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We were really pleased with how our guest book and card table looked. It complemented our theme perfectly.


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During the afternoon our guests played a range of garden games and a band played into the evening. They made it so much fun and even organised a dance off.


Kayleigh and Martin's contact book


Bride and groom accommodation
Luton Hoo Hotel

Bride's accessories
Emmy London

Bride's accessories
Leslie Davis

Bride's dress
Ivory and Lace Bridal

Bride's hair
Hair by Elisabeth Anna

Bride's make-up
Allie Bell Mesher Make-up

Bridesmaids' dresses
Victoria Lou Bridal


Hoos food

Ceremony venue
All Saints Church

Chair sashes

Daffodil Florist
Tel: 01234 953 261

Groomsmens' suits
Fogarty Formal Hire

LOVE lights and post box
Light up your love

Paper lanterns
The Hanging Lantern Company

Sung Blue Photography

Reception venue
The Conservatory at the Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Leslie Davis

Bluesky's Creation

White Doves Wedding Cars

Twenty Six Films