I remember my first phone conversation with Cate. It went on for about an hour and I left feeling totally refreshed and hyperactive about the possibility of working with her and her fiancee, the quiet-handsome Chris on their Mount Amelia wedding.
It was everything that it was meant to be.
Put together a light and ethereal Jenny Packham dress with that dark beauty, an old vintage baby blue convertible, a beach (oh heaven…) and a huge manor house. Mix in a lot of laughs and a game of rounders and here. you. go.
“We wanted a very intimate celebration in a place that was close to our hearts. Norfolk is where my husband’s granddad used to live and we’ve spent several glorious weekends away there with his family. As many of my family and friends were coming from Peru, we chose a Hall – Mount Amelia – that had rooms for everyone. Sitting on top of a hill and overlooking its 30 acres of land and The Wash, it was the perfect country setting for a relaxed get-together.
I kept it simple with accessories because the dress had so much detail but I insisted on wearing a large pair of vintage Givenchy rhinestone earrings that were flown in from America by my husband’s friend and given to me at the entrance of the church!
We had an airy country-fete feeling theme in mind but the most important thing was to let everyone participate and help. The whole wedding was probably 90% homemade. The triangle bunting was loaned to us and the stuffed hearts bunting was handmade by Mum. Peruvian dolls were the tables’ centrepieces.”
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