Sally & Matt’s Wedding // St Mary’s Church // Warbrook House
Wedding Blog 2016 , December 31, 2016
Sally & Matt’s wedding day started at the wonderful Warbrook House in Eversley on the morning of New Year’s Eve; what a great day for a wedding!
Sally’s makeup was done by her very good friend, Kirstie Mein from Salon31 in Sandhurst, and I can see why they are friends, Kirstie is not only a great makeup artist but a truly lovely person.
Matt wore a morning suit with tails from Black Tie in Basingstoke.
Sally & Matt both got ready at Warbrook House, just in separate rooms! Sally used the gorgeous Morning Room, which for me, a wedding photographer is delightful, it has such beautiful light in there! Thank you, Sally.
Both travelled separately to St Mary’s Church, which is just around the corner from Warbrook House on a big red bus, provided by Big Red Bus Company. Lola-Belle started us off on a rendition of ‘the wheels on the bus’ quite loudly & with great gusto on the way there, such fun.
They were married at the beautiful St Mary’s Church at 2pm on Saturday 31st December 2016, the ceremony was held by their wonderful family friend, Reverend Mike. The ceremony was emotional & there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Matt’s daughter, Holly read aloud. Then it was Oliver & Lola-Belle’s turn. So heartfelt & emotional.
After the service, everyone jumped back on the red bus to head back for the wedding reception, with the Carousel String Quartet playing so beautifully, the ladies really helped to set the mood! And the room looked gorgeous with a ‘winter’ theme, in silver & pale pink created by Cherubs Floral Design. I have worked with Cherubs quite a few times & they always produce top quality events!
The Master of Ceremonies, Alan & Anna-Maria of Alan Marshall Celebrations, were amazing to work with, super lovely & helpful! They even surprised Sally & Matt by having all the children lining the walkway into the wedding breakfast.
The guests were kept entertained by the marvellous magician Greg of Greg Willliamson Ultimate Event Magic. Thanks Greg, we have some cracking ‘how did he do that!’ pictures!
Alan Marshall also was the DJ for the evening and kept the dance floor full all evening. It started with Sally & Matt’s first dance (to a personal favourite of mine!) ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
When we first met: “Their story started when they first met whilst working together in 2003 at Centric Solutions in Farnham, Surrey. In 2008 Matt reached out to Sally via Facebook to ask if she was ‘living the dream’…which they are now.
After nearly 8 years together Matt got their 2 children (Oliver & Lola-Belle) to hand a box to their Mummy & say “Daddy has a question to ask you Mummy” at which point Matt got down on one knee & popped the question! Matt did this as he knew she would not say ‘no’ in front of the children!!”
Our first dance: “‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole“
Most memorable moment: “so many…being married by our friend Reverand Mike Saunders and the first kiss as husband & wife”
Our honeymoon: “Matt wants the Maldives~Sally happy with Wales, so the Isle of Wight then 😉 – All joking aside, once work & finances permit, the Maldives would be our preference”
Top tip for couples: “don’t get caught up in the little details, take moments throughout the day to enjoy it & trust those around you (family & experts) as they want you to have a great day, so let them do their stuff! ”
Sally & Matt’s kind words: “Alison and Arron are absolutely brilliant and we were so totally thrilled with how they handled all of the wedding pics from the prep onwards. All of our guests commented to say that they have never known a wedding photographer get it so right! Totally spot on, you were superb Xxx
We could not recommend you enough and to any and all prospective clients, they should not want to look any further for a professional and safe set of hands for your wedding.
Thank you for all you did to make our wedding so super special.
Love Matt and Sally Xxx”
Thank you, Sally & Matt, for choosing us to spend your stunning NYE wedding day with you, your family & friends!