The Bride & Groom Joanna and Scott Worboys, September 4th 2009, The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.
Planning the day
Jo explains – ‘I started planning my wedding from when I was about 5 years old. I know that may sound silly but I always had an idea of what I wanted in my head.
I started planning properly roughly 2 years in advance; I did a lot of research on the internet, friends had previously got married so I had a lot of inspiration from them, wedding magazines and wedding fairs, oh and a lot of shopping. I had so much fun planning our wedding as I was basically left in charge.’
The hen and stag nights
‘My girls planned me an amazing hen day and night. We went to Ascot Race Course for a 5 course meal and champagne lunch.
I was blind folded the whole way there so I didn’t have a clue where we were going or what was happening.’
‘We could not have asked for a more perfect day, everything was just amazing.
The weather was lovely although very windy. Everyone was on time and everyone was happy.
Apart from the day we had our son it was definitely the best day of our lives. There is just nothing we could fault.’
‘The Elvetham was the first and only place we looked at. The day we went to view the venue we just knew this was the one for us.
It was absolutely beautiful and perfect for what we wanted. We didn’t need to look anywhere else because the place just amazed us.’
‘Ever since childhood I always knew I would have a horse and carriage as our transport.
I was getting ready at the hotel in the morning so it picked us up from there and then took us back after the ceremony.
Luckily my husband loved the idea and as the church was not too far away it was possible.’
‘My dress was what I thought quite traditional, semi-plain although some pattern and beading on the corset, and quite big.
My train was semi-long and just perfect for me.
The bridesmaids outfits were specially made from a drawing I did.
They had a boob tube shape top with very small straps, they went out at the hips and were knee length.’
The flowers and table decorations
‘The flowers were very simple although very effective. My bouquet had 25 pale pink roses with no foliage, and the bridesmaids had a smaller version of mine but in ivory.
The table decorations were tall vases with pink roses and white lilies.’
‘The cake was an Ivory 3- tier cake, decorated with pale pink roses.’
The first dance
‘Our first dance was to Lemar – Let’s stay together, originally sung by Al Green.
This song was the first song we ever danced to together and we claimed it our song ever since then.’
‘We had a close friend of ours sing during the reception drinks, and a dj for the evening entertainment.’
The memorable moments
‘The whole day is a memorable moment for us. The whole day was perfect.
The funniest thing for me was needing the toilet and having to have my 3 bridesmaids come with me just the hold my dress up.’
‘Because we have our son we have not yet booked our honeymoon but we do plan to have a family holiday this year.’
‘Enjoy every moment of your special day.
Enjoy planning it and take time making it perfect.’
Venue - The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.
Transport – Haydn Webb carriages
Photography – Helen England photography
Brides dress – The Bridal shop, Farnborough, Hampshire.
Grooms suit – The Ivory Boutique, Farnham, Surrey.
Flowers – Flutterby Flowers (Holly) Yataley, Hampshire.
Entertainment - Rick Clarkson.