4) If you don’t mind sharing, can you tell me something quirky, funny or silly about your partner?
Edward doesn’t listen to advice! It doesn’t matter how many times you tell him something, he has to do it wrong himself before he learns!
5) What is your perfect day together?
As we have a 6 month son, Hugo, our perfect day is just spending time enjoying each others company at home, nice dinner and a bottle of red!
6) Apart from the obvious, what are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?
Edward and I actually legally got married in January at a tiny registry office wedding – as we unexpectedly found out we were having our first baby, in April. So this time, we are having a humanist ceremony I am really looking forward to celebrating our relationship amongst all of our friends and family, and not being pregnant! 7) What was it that inspired you to go for the theme or the decor you chose for your wedding?
I love pink things and sparkly things! But I’m also a real country girl at heart. I wanted to try and incorporate every part of my personality into the theme! Thankfully for me Edward was more than happy for me to make all the decisions! I think he was happy with how it all turned out! 8) Please tell me one thing you wish you had known at the beginning of your wedding planning process, that you could pass on to future bride’s reading this blog?
I wish I hadn’t estimated quite so much how things would cost, and actually priced all aspects before going head on into something! We went way over budget as I had my heart set on things before knowing the cost! I found it very easy to get carried away! 9) When searching, what were you were looking for in a wedding venue?
Our wedding venue is a restaurant Green Cow Kitchens. I first ate there about three years ago and after that first time I dreamt that they would cater my wedding. The restaurant is a converted pigsty on a private estate. There is a 2 mile private drive to the restaurant, through the estate where you drive through beautiful scenery and often have to get out the car to ‘shoo’ sheep off the road. The restaurant itself if very small so wouldn’t lend itself to to the amount of guests that we wanted. Thankfully, all of the surrounding fields meant that we could have a tipi right next door to the restaurant, and we had cocktail hour in the restaurant herb garden. As we were not looking for a legal ceremony, we approached the owners of the Manor House on the estate – ‘Whitbourne Hall’ and were fortunate to be able to hold the ceremony in their incredible entrance hall. I was so pleased as I felt I managed to achieve the contradiction between glamorous and rural!
I wanted to create a wedding like nobody had been to before, with little surprises for our guests along the way – for example a tractor shuttle between venues and then a 7 course meal in the tipi – which nobody knew we were having! I think I managed it! 10) Could you tell me the process you went through when you were looking for a wedding photographer?
I started googling ‘candid’ photographers and then discovered the correct term was reportage wedding photographer. I really wanted a photographer to capture special moments. When I found Duncan’s page, I loved so many of his pictures I didn’t look any further!
UPDATE: Enjoy the wedding trailer for Frankie & Edward’s wedding, courtesy of my beautiful wife, at Polka Dot Productions.
Photography | Duncan Cox Photography
Ceremony Location | Whitbourne Hall
Reception Location | Green Cow Kitchens
Video | Polka Dot Productions
Florist | Buds and Bows
Wedding Planner | Me!
Wedding DJ | Band – Bring the Noise
Dress Designer | Sophia Tolli
Wedding Dress Retailer | Lisa Rose Bridal