Mike and Soph’s Kingstanding Farm Wedding in Warwickshire
What was it like to work with me as your Kingstanding Farm Wedding photographer?
Lovely. You made use feel so relaxed. It felt like having a friend there. Not once did we feel awkward or false. We had so many people say to us after that they loved our photographer, and how lovely she was.
How did you get started planning your Kingstanding Farm Wedding
We both knew we wanted it to be as relaxed as possible. Our favourite seasons are autumn and summer. A summer wedding and hopefully a dry sunny day was our ideal. We started looking on Pinterest and also googled alternative wedding venues. Soph also knew that she desperately wanted to get married in the same registry office her mum and dad did.
How did you find wedding planning?
It was quite relaxed. Things got a bit more stressful as we got closer to the day. Like trying to make our wedding seating plan! We wanted it to be quirky and our reception was on a farmers field with tipis so we wanted it to fit with that. Soph started the seating plan, using old wooden pegs for names. We started to glue them onto old twine, Soph soon lost her temper and encountered many burns from the glue gun. Mike came to the rescue and carried on though.
We got a little carried away with making things. We spent most nights in the run-up sitting in our kitchen painting and making things.
How did you bring your individual personalities and your values into your wedding day?
We wanted a plastic-free wedding as much as possible, so requested paper straws, real plates and cutlery and glasses. We both love random things, Soph adores the muppets and Mike loves nightmare before Christmas so our cake reflected that. With us both being nurses, we follow a comic called Awkward Yeti. It has two characters called Heart and Brain. It basically sums us both up! We love watching movies so decided to theme our tables around our favourite movies.
Which venues did you choose and why?
We decided on the black prince room at Coventry registry office. It’s a 16th-century building in the middle of the town surrounded by 1970s buildings. It’s so mishmashed and we love that. Also Sophs mum and dad got married there.
The reception was at Kingstanding Farm in Beausale. The field there was literally just a field. It hadn’t been trimmed or anything. But once we met with Olly and chatted through what he wanted he was so accommodating that we decided to bite the bullet and book him. Olly delivered everything he promised and everything was amazing.
What is your advice to other couples getting married?
Decide what you want and stick to your guns. Take people’s advice but remember it’s just advice. If you want something a little different then do it. It’s your day. Also, on your actual day, make sure you get some time to step away from it to enjoy your family and friends having a great time. You did that! You organised it all!!
Kingstanding Farm Wedding Suppliers
Kingstanding Farm wedding photography – Parrot and Pineapple
Brides dress – Ditsy Rose Bridal Warehouse
Grooms Suit – Marc Darcy
Custom Vans Trainers by SparklemixxBoutique
Florist Annita’s Floral Designs
Ceremony Venue – Coventry Registry Office
Reception Venue – Kingstanding Farm Warwick
Catering Plum Catering
Stationery Prim & Glad
DJ Paul Musgrove
Transport Dapper Stead
Tents from Enchanted Bell Tents
The Big White Bouncy Castle Company
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