A Simple Wedding
When Joel first met Anna, through mutual friends, they spent the entire time studiously ignoring each other, until the end of the evening, when Joel asked for Anna’s number – and the rest, as they say, is history.
The couple wanted a low key wedding, and chose a delightful venue, just outside Henley-on-Thames; ‘We didn’t want to have a big hotel wedding – we wanted it to be very intimate, just close friends and family. The Crown has a beautiful thatched barn and garden and is a very warm and relaxed place to get married.’
That low-key, intimate feel informed the whole reception, with simple orchid table decorations and a Mediterranean-style barbecue style menu for the wedding breakfast. In the evening, local Oxfordshire band Subway kept the guests dancing until the early hours with a wide variety of music, including all the happy couple’s favourite songs.
The key to a joyous occasion, Anna is sure, is making sure you do it your way: ‘Don’t fall into the trap of doing things because it’s expected. We made sure that everything we had or did was what we really wanted; it was all to our taste and everyone had a fantastic time!’
Venue: The Crown at Pishill
Bridal Gown: Blossom Bridal
Grooms Suit: Ted Baker
Live Music: Subway
Photography: Lucie Z Photography