The Big Day // Part One (The Wedding Morning)

Well, here it is! One in a series of posts I know quite a few of you have been waiting for – our wedding day… well, ok not quite the whole wedding day – this is the wedding morning!

It’s taken me ages to get these posts up on the blog for a number of reasons 1) I wasn’t quite ready to admit that it’s all over (I’m still having wedding planning nightmares!) and 2) I’ve spent ages writing, deleting, editing many similar posts about the day, but none of them seemed to do it justice. I thought about writing a few different posts about various aspects (the dress, the suppliers etc), but then a thought struck me whilst in the bath earlier (the best place for blogging inspiration) – why don’t I just publish the photos? They capture the day like no amount of words can.

This is only part one, as there are so many photos I want to share.

The morning of our wedding began with smoked salmon and champagne, which is always a good way to start the day! I was so thankful for my amazing Bridesmaids, my hair and beauty stylist (Nicky of Pretty Pout) and wonderful Emma, for keeping me calm(ish) during that morning and the stresses it presented. Nick is usually my calm rock in stressful situations, and I was desperately missing his presence! Nonetheless, time flew by… and I couldn’t wait to get to the church to see the man I was about to marry!

So here we go…

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

This is a vintage champagne saucer from the 80s – given to my Mutti on her wedding day!

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

Having chats with my Bridesman!

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

The Dress (This is actually dress number three… more on that later)

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

A dress close up with the vintage veil

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

Busby’s beautiful dress next to mine (Nick’s Mum knitted the gorgeous mint green ballet cardigan)

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

Motherhood: Champagne saucer in one hand and a Busby in the other!

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

Gift giving – my gorgeous Bridesmaid Zoë and I

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

Time for a spot of make-up

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

The back of my hair

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

My shoes and bouquet (I think Emma was a little bit obsessed with my shoes – there are a lot of photos of them!)

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

What’s a wedding morning without bubbles, eh?

Wedding photography by Emma Lucy

Looking very nervous with Nicky popping my veil in. Mutti wore the same veil on her Wedding Day.

Super nervous hands!

Super nervous hands!

All of the photographs above were taken by the amazing Emma Gutteridge of Emma Lucy Photography, who retains all copyright on them – so please don’t pinch them (and if you want to pin them, please pop her name in the pin description so everyone knows who took these ridiculously wonderful photos).

Stay tuned for Part Two – The Ceremony!

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  1. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    6th November 2014 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You, the dress, the shoes, everything! I just love it all. Can’t wait to see more xx

    1. Hannah

      6th November 2014 at 9:39 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  2. Laura

    6th November 2014 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful! We’ve just booked our photographer and I am so excited! I love that you had your mutti’s veil- did you know it is good luck for a veil to be reused? Apparently the more brides that wear it, the better the luck – so you’d better save it for Busby! Can’t wait to see the rest Hannah
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    1. Hannah

      6th November 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Oooh I didn’t know that! xx

  3. Kim Carberry

    6th November 2014 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful! Everything about your day is just beautiful!
    Those shoes are just gorgeous x
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  4. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    6th November 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Your shoes are amazing! Gorgeous pics, looking forward to seeing more x
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  5. SOPHIE Wearing

    6th November 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Wowwowwow!I lovvvvvve that dress!! I can’t stop starring at it! I don’t usually get like that about wedding dresses! Did you say it was vintage? Xx

    1. Hannah

      6th November 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks Sophie. No – this one is actually from Coast… and it’s not a wedding dress – it’s supposed to be a ballgown, but I fell head over heels for it! xx

  6. Mummy Plum

    6th November 2014 at 9:19 pm

    You look stunning – I love your hair and your dress. Gorgeous! And what is a wedding morning without bubbles? Every bride needs bubbles – floating and alcoholic! Congratulations xxx

  7. Danielle

    6th November 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Do you find it weird looking back on them in a did it really happen sort of way? I’ve been doing our photobook recently and it just feels like it was a dream! Love your hair style, and you looked very relaxed and happy-I was a ball or nerves and tears before we got married! xx
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  8. Katie

    6th November 2014 at 10:06 pm

    You look so beautiful! The dress is incredible and the photos are perfect 🙂 So excited to hear about and see photos from the rest of your day xxx
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  9. Emma

    6th November 2014 at 10:30 pm

    These photos are so lovely!! I love your shoes! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos!

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  10. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    7th November 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Awesome photos indeed! Love everything! The motiff of your wedding! That dress! The hair and SHOES! Okay I will stop gushing now and will just wait for the next installment of your wedding =) #pocolo
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  11. Lauren | Belle du Brighton

    11th November 2014 at 7:58 pm

    your HAIR! it’s amazing! As is the dress, the shoes and the bouquet…
    Off I go to read the next post!
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