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Sump­tu­ous flow­ers took a star­ring role at this cou­ple’s cel­e­bra­tion, in a flo­ral fan­tasy come true

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Holly shed a few happy tears dur­ing the jour­ney to her wed­ding cer­e­mony – and on ar­rival, she was greeted by her equally tear­ful groom! This was par for WKH FRXUVH LQ D GD\ ÀOOHG ZLWK ORYH emo­tion and fam­ily. With their two young sons in at­ten­dance, the cou­ple ex­changed vows at Holly’s fam­ily church, be­fore head­ing to her par­ents’ farm nearby for the re­cep­tion. The aim was laid­back in­for­mal­ity with some luxe treats. A live set of Ibiza-in­fused chill­out clas­sics set the mood dur­ing the drinks re­cep­tion, as guests en­joyed Pimm’s and cham­pagne. This re­laxed at­mos­phere con­tin­ued at the feast. “We wanted the wed­ding break­fast to be about every­one so­cial­is­ing to­gether,” says Holly. “We de­cided we didn’t want to have a for­mal three-course meal. In­stead, we served boards of an­tipasti for guests to share, fol­lowed by a buf­fet of fruits de mer with oys­ters, lob­sters and grilled prawns.”

As the evening drew in, the cou­ple took WR WKH ÁRRU IRU WKHLU ÀUVW GDQFH WR &DQGL Sta­ton’s iconic hit You Got The Love. “To be hon­est, we were both dread­ing it!” re­calls Holly. “I had warned my bri­dal party to get RQ WKH GDQFH ÁRRU VHFRQGV LQWR WKH VRQJ so we could all dance to­gether.” After that, though, the guests barely took a break from the fes­tiv­i­ties, thanks to a playlist of club clas­sics per­formed by both a pro­fes­sional band and some of Ben’s DJ friends.

When it came to the dé­cor, Holly was VXUH WKDW ÁRZHUV ZRXOG EH WKH PDLQ IRFXV /RQGRQ ÁRULVW %\ $SSRLQWPHQW 2QO\ De­sign put to­gether some exquisite ar­range­ments, which in­cluded hy­drangeas DQG URVHV +ROO\·V IDYRXULWH ÁRZHUV DV well as pe­onies and freesias. Th­ese not only added life and colour to the blank FDQYDV RI WKH PDUTXHH EXW WKH\ DOVR ÀOOHG the space with glo­ri­ous fra­grance, cre­at­ing a dream­ily ro­man­tic mood. “We wanted the re­cep­tion to be in­ti­mate, but with a real wow fac­tor,” she re­mem­bers. “There were

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