Our big fat Bristol wedding

1st December 2013

It’s been a few months since we got married, but since a few people have asked, here are some photos from the day…

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If you live in Bristol, you’ll recognise the bow of this ship…that’s right, we got hitched on Brunel’s beautiful and historic SS Great Britain.

Our theme was, of course, nautical but nice! All our guests received little boat tickets as invitations and we made all the details blue and white. Including our shoes…

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Lawrie’s shoes were from Hush Hush, while I found mine in Kurt Geiger.

Since I’m only little, I went for a smaller hand-tied bouquet, put together by our lovely friend Sue at Central Rose.

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Lawrie’s adorable little nieces Megan and Sophie were our flower girls…

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We were so excited to be getting married, but having all those people looking can be quite daunting. You can see the relief on our faces after we put a ring on it!

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After the ceremony, we all popped up on the deck for a little glass of champagne and had this snap taken…

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Before we left, I just had to have a photo taken on these vintage suitcases and barrels…it was pretty hard to balance on them though! (By the way, my dress was made by a lovely local dressmaker called Gilly Woo – she made it to measure and it fit like an absolute glove).

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Then, it was off on the ferry to our reception venue, so on went the sunnies…

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We had our reception at Under the Stars, a cute little tapas bar on a boat in the centre of Bristol. We had the venue styled by the wonderful Kirsten Butler, a.k.a The Little Wedding Helper, who did an amazing job of bringing our nautical chic vision to life!

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Finally, there was a lush cake (plus 50 cupcakes) which was made by the super talented Niki at Primrose Pantry. She did such a wonderful job that my mum nearly cried when she saw the cake table!

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I should also thank the lovely Charlotte Stone, who took all of these wonderful photos for us.

It was really important to us to use local suppliers for as many things as we could, and we weren’t short of talented people to choose from in Bristol. We were both delighted with how everything turned out and I hope that you’ve enjoyed the photos (and perhaps even pinched a few ideas for your own wedding)!

5 thoughts on “Our big fat Bristol wedding

    1. ginadyer84

      Hi Kara-Jay! Thanks for your message! I will definitely check out your blog! Are you following South West Bloggers on Twitter? We are @SWBloggers. Follow us for details of blogger events in Bristol! xx


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