A Regency Inspired Wedding

I’m all about the wedding pretty here at Want That Wedding, but I’ve got to say I am a sucker a real SUCKER for a wedding that tells a story, and this gorgeous Regency Inspired Wedding ticks all my boxes. Our lovely bride took her love for Jane Austen novels and translated it into her picture perfect day with understated detailing and her very own Mr Darcy. Let’s hear more from our gorgeous bride in her very own words…

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The wedding of Mr Andrew Cattee and Mrs Georgina Cattee at the Millennium Barn, Stokesby, Norfolk

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We met 10 years ago at our previous employment. We were attracted to each other and over time the bride could not believe how arrogant he was. We were friends for a long time afterwards, up until 5 and half years ago when we became more than just friends and went out on our very first date. We never looked back.

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Since a little girl I always dreamt of having a lace dress and a veil, with a band around the waist. I found the lace material from a different styled dress and just couldn’t resist. I had the design of the dress in my head and from the help of the dressmakers (Sisters with Scissors) they helped me to have the dress that I have always wanted.

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Our photographer, Karen from Fuller Photography had fantastic attention to detail and planning! She was attentive to all our needs and insecurities and made us feel very comfortable having our pictures taken.

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The barns were decorated with ivy and subtle floral displays. Shrubs and trees were brought in to provide atmosphere, these were decorated with white Christmas lights. The tables were decorated with candelabras, flowers and tea lights. Tea lanterns were put up along the wooden fences in the barn gardens and walkways.

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I was very much inspired by my favourite author, Jane Austen. The table names were created after various manor houses featured in the novels and TV adaptations. Mr Darcy’s gallery inspired the ornate frame used for the seating plan. Candelabra’s, the string quartet even the Ceilidh band was taken from elements of her Novels. We picked blue as it is both our favourite colour.

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We had a classic looking 4 tier cake, with drapes and pearls all in ivory icing. The 2nd tier displayed our A&G insignia which was used throughout the wedding.

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Our first dance was Jamelia – Something about You, it’s slightly fast for a first dance but it was our first and only real song, stemming back to when we used to work together and our first date.

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If I could impart any words of wisdom to future brides I’d say… Have a plan and stick to it!  Cross one item off at a time. You can easily get side tracked and can become very stressed. Always remember why you are getting married in the first place, because you love each other. Enjoy the build up, it only happens once!

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My favourite things about this day {apart from the styling of course} are ‘the wedding ring prank’ yes, the vicar was in on it! And the real wedding ring was finally pulled out :). The couple were also so lucky with the weather, everyone looked really relaxed as they took the wedding outside for the speeches and the Ceilidh band looked like sooooo much fun.

Thanks so much for sharing your wedding with WTW Georgie, I hope you and Mr Darcy (Andrew) have a long and happy marriage :)) XxX
Go on… leave this lovely couple some love…

 

WEDDING AWESOMENESS CREDITS >>>>>>>

Photographer: Fuller Photography

Venue: Millennium Barn, Stokesby, Norfolk

Brides…

Dress: Bespoke made dress. Alterations by Sisters with Scissors, Norwich

Shoes: Pink Paradox – London  

Accessories: (veil) Pure Bridal in Norwich (hair acessory) Filippa Scott from Pure Bridal, Norwich (Swarovski earrings) Bella Vintage

Grooms…

Suit: Coes of Ipswich

Shoes: Barker

Accessories: Bespoke – .410 shotgun cartridge brass cufflinks

Bridemaids…

Dresses: Sophisticats, Belton, Norfolk

Shoes: Pink Paradox – London

Accessories: Bespoke made by the bride  

Florist: Thistles and Thorns, Caister-On-Sea, Norfolk

Hair & Make-up: Catherine West Hair – Amy King (Divas and Dudes)

Cake: Vanilla Patisserie, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Music: Solebay Strings – String Quartet,  Skiphire – Ceilidh Band, CFM – DJ/Disco

Transport: 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I, Sophisticats, Belton, Norfolk

Catering: Millennium Barn in house caterers. Mrs Fabb and her team

Rings: Winsor Bishop, Norwich.

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