SAILOR JERRY AND TATTOOS: The Guildhall Leicester

Jess and Nick are kooky, quirky and very very stylish. They have a ‘look’ all of their own and I love that. Their wedding day was simple but elegant and full of the things they loved. I’m handing over to Jess to give you all the details 🙂

“Me and Nick started talking on Match.com back in April 2012 and then decided to meet up for a drink in Leicester at the ‘O Bar’. I remember seeing Nick standing outside waiting for me looking all shy and nervous! We got on so well and I knew I wanted to see him again. Nick still says now that he didn’t think I liked him, but I really did…and still do obviously!

There was no big proposal, Nick had bought a ring and one evening brought it out and said “will you marry me then?”. It was a perfect proposal for me..nice and simple.

We chose the Guildhall in Leicester as we loved the look of it and as we are a bit alternative ourselves, we felt it suited us. For our reception we chose an old hosiery factory which had been converted into a function venue. It was quirky and simple, perfect for our simple wedding.

I didn’t want a ‘normal’ wedding dress, so I chose a Vivien of Holloway 1940s style dress which I loved! I felt amazing in it and got so many compliments. My hair accessories were from Crown and Glory. My jewellery was from bow and crossbones. My shoes were also amazing, which I got from Miss L Fire.

Nick chose a blue suit from Moss Bros and had a red knitted bow tie.

We had button bouquets which were made by my Aunt (Daisy blue buttons), she also made button holes for Nick and his best man made form buttons too.

Our theme was kind of a mash up of things we liked..mainly Sailor Jerry’s and tattoos.

Our celebrant wrote us a very personal ceremony, which reflected both of our personalities. Nick read me a little poem and I had wrote something for him too.

As nick loves watching his soaps, we walked out to the theme tune to Coronation Street..everybody laughed as we left the room!
The only thing we did ourselves was our centre pieces, which were empty bottles of Sailor Jerry’s with red and cream flowers in..they also had little heart fairy lights in too.

As we wanted to keep it simple, we just had our centre pieces and some balloons.

To keep costs down I did our own music playlist on Spotify instead of having a DJ. This actually worked very well as we could have the music we both loved.

We chose not to have a first dance, as nick suffers from anxiety and didn’t want to be watched by everyone. But we did choose the song we would have danced too and had a moment to ourselves while it played. The song was Sun in The Morning by Future Islands.

Laura was amazing in the lead up to the day, we met her beforehand to get to know her and knew we had picked the right person. She kept in contact before the wedding and on the day she was also amazing..made us both feel at ease having our photos taken.”

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