I’ve gone back to the beginning of September today to blog the Arundel wedding of Steven and Jakk. A day filled with so much colour and love!
This was a wedding I had been looking forward to for a long time! Not only was it going to be full of lots of lovely details but it was the wedding of two people I consider good friends. I’ve known Steven since he started cutting my hair around five years ago and have seen him and Jakk move towards this day.
The planning for the wedding started a long time ago and they were determined to have a day which reflected them as a couple, fun, relaxed and surrounded by their closest family and friends. When Steven told me many months ago he was going to hand make 1,000 origami cranes, I had my doubts it would happen but to his credit on the day, there certainly were 1,000 colourful cranes. You can find out the reason for this at the end of the post.
I began the day with Steven at Angmering Manor where he was getting ready with one close friend. I just loved the details at this wedding from the colourful Noose and Monkey suits to the engraved pocket watch and scrap book of their relationship that Jakk gave to Steven to open on the day.
The ceremony took place at Arundel town hall, which has a lovely bright ceremony room, great for photography and a highlight of the ceremony was the delivery of the rings by Steven’s two year old nephew who was just perfect! Once the legal part of the day was done, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on the roof terrace while I took some family group shots and then we all headed off to a nearby campsite for the reception. As we left the town hall the rain started but it was never going to dampen this day and everyone was just blown away but the incredible teepee (from Beautiful World Tents), their first glimpse of the famous cranes and the flowers by Flora and Nora It may have been damp outside but inside was warm and cosy!
It’s very unusual to have non stop rain on a wedding day and although the Sussex weather did its very best to do this, there was still enough of a gap for me to take Steven and Jakk away for ten minutes and get some lovely photographs of them both together. The rather moody skies added to the photos, which showed off the colourful suits perfectly!
As everyone (myself included) enjoyed the fabulous meal prepared and served by Boca Loco, magician Maximillian dumbfounded the guests with some of the best table magic I have ever seen. Seriously what he does is beyond belief! Instead of tradtional speeches, guests were asked to write down their memories of the couple and at the end of the meal, a nominated spokesperson for each table read these out. It was a really brilliant alternative to the traditional wedding speeches.
As the evening guests arrived, a temporary tattoo booth and dj got the evening entertainment underway with Steven and Jakk’s first dance. Perhaps the star of the show though was Steven’s young niece who sang ‘Let it go’ from the film Frozen for the happy couple. Not a dry eye in the house…….or teepee!
I adored this wedding and I wish Steven and Jakk all the love and happiness on the world together xx
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