The Bride & Groom
Nicky Livett & Arran Squires, Saturday 8th October 2011, Salomons, Tunbridge Wells.
We got engaged where we first met in Lanzarote.
Planning the day
It was important that we had an amazing day and to have fun! I didn't want it to be stressful. I planned and booked as much of the wedding as early as possible which was much less stressful.
We chose Salomons in Southborough near Tunbridge Wells. When we visited the venue we felt the grounds were so beautiful we couldn't resist. The ceremony was held in the Victorian theatre with a large stage which is also why we chose there.
Everything went along so perfect and the whole room looked amazing.
My dress was from Bellamora in Bexleyheath. It was lovely but also the only one that I could have considering we planned the wedding in 4 months! My bridesmaids were wearing pink, yellow, blue and green dresses. We all had matching converse trainers and umbrellas. We opted for a carnival theme with lots of colour and feathers!
The flowers and table decorations
A lot of work went into decorating the theatre. Flowers and sparkles in Sevenoaks did all of our feathers, I didn't have flowers. Reveries Events dressed the venue, they were amazing. We found them on line.
The invites were ordered from vistaprint and I made the table plan and the welcome to the wedding sign myself. The feathers and 8 foot feather towers were my favourite purchase.
A close friend Lorraine Powell made our cake for us.
The first dance & music
Our first dance was to 'Still the One' by Shania Twain. We had 'Signed Sealed Delivered' playing whilst we signed the register and we danced down the aisle.
We wanted entertainment that would provide lots of fun and laughter. During the evening we had an Elvis impersonator to entertain the guests, followed by a DJ playing hits into the night. We also had a sweetie table and a photo booth.
We hired a Photo Booth so that our guests could dress up and have their pictures taken. This was a fantastic sours of entertainment for all ages and a great talking point.
The memorable moments
We spent our honeymoon relaxing in Dubai.
Make sure you relax. If something should go wrong on the day, try nt to worry there's not much you can do and getting stressed will not help. Remember to breath! Take in every moment as the day passes by so fast.
There will probably be lots of moments you will miss. This is where photography and videography will really help.
Venue - Salomons, Tunbridge Wells www.salomons.org.uk
Flowers & Decor - Flowers and Sparkle, Sevenoaks www.flowersandsparkle.co.uk
Chair covers - Careece Squires at Little Hermitage