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Bride and groom kissing in front of wedding venue

Tell us about your story, how did you meet and where did the proposal happen? We originally met in School as I was good friends with James's brother! However, we officially started talking and started to like each other in 2013 at the local nightclub. James however then moved to New Zealand to play rugby, we did continue to talk whilst he was away but then he returned in 2015 when we then got together! - he proposed on 17th December 2020 at The Celtic Manor where my grandparents used to take me and my sister so it was very sentimental!

What style were you striving for with your table settings, florals, and reception? Was there a certain look or vibe that you wanted to create? When planning the setting we wanted to choose a style that matched us! We are always either in black or white so that was the best colour theme. We also wanted to incorporate Disney but in a classy setting so we had Disney destination table names on black classic writing table signs. We wanted to be personal with everything so made place names with names and something that represented each person. We also chose to get a feather wall instead of a flower wall as I personally have a big belief in the white feather meaning for someone dear to you is near. We wanted a place at the venue where people could have sick pictures so the feather wall and the flowers on the staircase were just perfect!

Were there any wedding suppliers that you particularly loved working with and why? Literally all of them! But a huge shout out to Patrick Partridge our photographer and Melissa Bunn our content creator as we can forever re-live the day from the amazing pictures they took. What were your favourite parts of the wedding styling process with Etiquette? We loved coming to the office and discussing our thoughts and mapping out our table to see it come to life. From start to finish everything was just amazing then on the day the team who set up were so efficient and everything looked exactly as discussed. The girls who brought my flowers even added my nan's jewellery last minute and it looked incredible.

Bride holding long stem white roses bouquet

Tell us what were the most important aspects of your wedding day and which moments really stood out to you? The most important aspects were adding all the personal touches and small details. We really wanted it to shine with our personalities and love. We wanted to create a day that not only we can enjoy and remember but all of our guests too. From the cat eye sunglasses to the tattoo van everything had a meaning! We also needed our dog involved as much as possible she is 11 and the cutest kindest staffy - she was just beautiful all day.

What would be your biggest advice to other couples currently planning their wedding? Make everything about yourselves. Add the personal touches, splurge on the suppliers you want and cut out the costs of what you don’t want! Example: we had no cake, no welcome signs, no bridesmaids flowers but we spent money on making personal table places, tattoo van, glasses, personalisation on my veil, decor that screamed Harriet & James!

Bride and groom laughing underneath personalised veil

Suppliers: Content Creator @mbweddings_events / Venue Eastington park @eastingtonpark / Photographer @patpartridgephotography / Make-up artist @nadiahopemua / Hair @andrealuellahair / Tattoos & Piercings / Band Darren Pearce / Audio Guest Book @calleouk / Decor @etiquetteeventstyling / Food @berrybluecatering / Favours @fabulouswelshcakes / Signage @weddingluxco / Confetti

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