Ahead of the ceremony, their wedding florist, Angel Like Flowers, had created a truly stunning setting for the ceremony. Incredible floral arrangements lined the aisle, creating the ultimate pathway for the bride and her father to approach groom Jake. Natalie walked down the aisle to ‘How Long Will I Love You’ by Ellie Goulding and the couple said their wedding vows in front of 97 guest.
Ahead of the wedding ceremony, guests were invited to make their own confetti cone from a confetti pick ‘n’ mix table that Natalie and Jake had pre-arranged. This was a great and super creative way to get friends and family involved! As the newlywed couple walked back down the aisle, guests tossed their cones of confetti, making for the ultimate photograph – and memory!
Natalie is half Cypriot, so therefore wanted to include a little bit of Cypriot culture in to her wedding day. After discussing their bespoke requirements with Bijou’s expert chefs, the couple agreed on a menu consisting of dips and keftedes (meatballs) to start with, followed by sticky Hampshire beef and cherry treacle tart for dessert.
To decorate their wedding reception tables, Natalie and Jake chose to frame their table numbers which sat on mirrored plates. The whole reception had an air of elegance about it. Gypsophilia sat in vases and guests were given photo-stand wedding favours which had their place card attached to it. In terms of a colour scheme, tones of neutral, gold, champagne and ivory decorated the day beautifully and tea-light candles added a twinkly atmosphere. The couple also placed a selfie stick on each table so that guests could take their own pictures throughout the day and night; the couple have ended up with a comical album of memories that they’ll now be able to treasure forever.
After wedding breakfast and before the evening dancing began, Natalie and Jake cut through an ultra-glamorous three-tier wedding cake consisting of lemon, chocolate and salted caramel flavours. Then, an a capella group called The Buzztones came to sing ahead of the Bijou DJ. The group sang familiar pop-songs and really got the party started. When the Bijou DJ started Natalie’s Cypriot family performed a surprise dance which really got everyone involved. The couple danced their first dance to ‘Kiss Me’ by Ed Sheeran and instead of tossing her own bouquet, Natalie tossed one of the bridesmaids’ bouquets to her single friends – it was all great fun.