'Tis the season

Kirsty and Phil's magical winter wedding featured festive and personal touches throughout.

Kirsty Gwyther married Philip Gough at St Mary's Church, Twyford followed by a reception at Lainston House Hotel, Winchester on 25th November, 2017.

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We fell in love with the venue as the house and barn are absolutely stunning. The staff were always smiling and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us in the lead-up and on the big day itself; nothing was ever too much trouble.

 

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I was overwhelmed by how well all the flowers came together. I loved my bouquet and all the other arrangements.

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The bridesmaids' navy blue gowns went well with the men's suits. We did our own make-up and my friend Claire Varney styled our hair.

 

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I planned our whole wedding from start to finish with the help of my parents and Phil. We kept a lot of the finishing touches to ourselves as we wanted to surprise everyone on the day.

 

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I loved my dress I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on.

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We made pine cone arrangements with candles in the middle for the top table and to dot around the venue.

 

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We incorporated faux fur jars into the theme which our florist Jo used for her beautiful flower arrangements.

 

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We gave bags of five almonds as favours with personalised wooden hearts giving the traditional meaning for each one – health, happiness, wealth, fertility and long life.

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Our tables were named after Santa's nine reindeers.

 

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I embroidered the names of each of our 80 guests on to handkerchiefs for the place names and also made personalised ribbons for the children's cuddly reindeer bears.

 

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We had various reindeer decorations in the barn, with a tinge of powder blue throughout.

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Phil and I always envisioned having a big wedding cake and it ended up being 3ft tall.

 

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Our first dance was to Ed Sheran's Perfect, which Phil chose because he says the wording is very appropriate from him to me.

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We also gave our guests special wooden magnets as a thank you gift for joining us on our special day.

 

Kirsty and Philip's contact book


Barn beam lights and uplighters
Luminique Events
www.luminiqueevents.co.uk

Bride's dress
Something Old Something New Bridal Boutique
www.hampshireweddingdresses.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Little Mistress
www.little-mistress.com

Cake
Cake Angel
www.facebook.com/cakeangelhampshire

Ceremony venue
St Mary's Church, Twyford
www.tomccparishes.org.uk

Chair sashes
Chair Covers of Hampshire
www.chaircoversofhampshire.co.uk

DJ
Simon Ross
www.liveeventsgroup.co.uk

Flowers
Jo Hicks Flowers
www.johicksflowers.co.uk

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Young's Hire at Debenhams, Southampton
www.debenhams-formalhire.com

Photography
Glen Jevon Photography
www.glenjevon.co.uk

Place names, silver wreaths and extra venue styling
Gemma's Embroidery
www.gemsembroidery.co.uk

Reception venue
Lainston House
www.exclusive.co.uk/lainston-house

Tableplan and invitations
Essar Aitch
www.essaraitch.com

Transport
RK Prestige Car Hire
www.rkprestigecarhire.co.uk

Wooden save-the-dates, magnets and favour hearts
Manta Makes
www.mantamakes.com