Real Weddings | Kimberly & Michael

 

Kimberly and Michael contacted me to help plan their U.K. wedding all the way from California, where they reside. The couple immediately fell in love with Thornbury Castle in Bristol; a 16th century luxury castle steeped in history, and they were keen to achieve a full fairy-tale wedding experience for their guests, most of whom would be flying in from abroad.

We chose a floral palette of summery jewel tones incorporating cranberry, orange, peach, moss green and subtle bluey-grey tones. Playing on the history of the castle, the couple drafted in costumed fighting knights and a court jester to entertain their guests as they enjoyed canapes and themed cocktails on the lawn. In true banquet style, we decided to veer away from the traditional round tables and chairs for the dinner reception, instead hiring in long oak tables, gold rimmed chargers and glassware, and gold chiavaris, to really make the design work and better fit the parameters of the space.

As the sun set the DJ got the party started with upbeat tracks to get guests dancing, later followed by a beautiful sparkler path for the couple - and a grand finale of an impressive fireworks and music display.

It was a joy to work with this couple throughout, and big thank you to a dream team of fabulous suppliers for helping to make this wedding truly magical!

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“Thank you so so so much for everything! You did such an amazing job helping me come up with a vision and then the reality was even better! Going to miss you for sure - you were so helpful and so great at keeping me calm and I was so confident that things would work out because I knew I could trust you to handle anything that I missed. If you're ever in California please reach out and maybe I can help you plan some magic of your own in return!”


PHOTOGRAPHY | LOVE IN FOCUS

Venue & Catering ~ Thornbury Castle | Hair & Make Up ~ South West Bridal Hair & Make Up | Florals ~ Fleur Amour | Rentals ~ Whitehouse Event Crockery, Prestige Event Equipment Hire and Everything Covered | Harpist ~ Lisa Canny | Celebrant ~ Sarah Powell | Knights & Jester ~ Flying Colours Entertainment | Cake ~ Earthcake | Fireworks ~ Cotswold Fireworks