The first thing we decided on was our venue – Marcos and I fell in love with it immediately. The friend who owns it said (before we were even engaged) that we could hold our big day there if we ever married – so we took her up on her offer!
I walked down the aisle to Like Real People Do by Hozier. Music is important to us both, and it was nice to pick a song our friends and family would associate with us. It was also our first dance tune.
We held our reception on the estate’s large lawn, which is surrounded by 12 huge oak trees. Our tables were made from Tuscan wood and decorated with dozens of candles, seasonal fruits, flowers in bud vases and linen hemstitch runners – we had a simple, organic vibe in mind.
I’m a wedding planner and so I didn’t delegate any tasks out. I simply dived in head first, creating my own details. Marcos kept the financial side of things (and me) in check. It was great finding out how in balance we were.
The guests loved our food – but, like many brides, I was so busy during the day I didn’t get a chance to eat much. Luckily the caterers had thought ahead. When we got into the limo at the end of the night we found a picnic basket with two delicious meals prepared just for us.
My top tip: Label everything! Packing a box and clearly saying where it needs to go (i.e. table four) will save you hours.