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