AmAndA And Beth
The feedback we had was spectacular! Many said they
had never ever been to a wedding so relaxed, comfortable
and fun. Many commented on how unique it was, saying that
they especially liked that we did not put a table plan in
place. Our guests took time out to introduce and mix despite
many of them not knowing one another beforehand – and
this was evident when we looked at the ‘photo-booth’
pictures! We actually had a lot of people suggest we do
wedding/party planning in the future, and many asking us to
make this an annual thing.
It felt absolutely terrific on the day – and good to see
everything work out. Beth and I are super-productive in work,
but outside hours we are pretty chilled. My bridesmaids were
worried that our planning was almost too relaxed, but we got
there! It felt good to do it ourselves – it wouldn’t have felt as
satisfying, had we had everything organised for us. Hearing
such positive feedback was really affirming.
It’s hard to name the high points as we loved all of it! We
like thinking back to the part where our guests had left the
island and we held back to get some pictures with the
lighthouse in the distance. We hopped back into the classic
VW campervan (provided by Canny Campers), and while
sipping champers and looking at one another there was such
a huge sense of inner calm, joy and utter love. It was
honestly like a fairytale. Dancing the night away with those
we love and care for was so much fun, we were all on such a
high and didn’t want the day to end!
12 » pink weddings magazine
We’d say to other couples, make it relevant to you both.
It’s your special day, therefore no one else can make it any
more fitting than you. Pick the venue you want, and the outfit,
theme and decor of your choice. This is what makes it unique.
Invite who you really want there. If you have small
capacity, think of the people who’ve made a significant
difference in your lives and touched your hearts (it sounds
cheesy but it helps). Things come together bit by bit – keep
this in mind and there will be an inner calm when planning.
Our wedding photographers were fantastic and blended in
so well. Our guests loved them, as did we. We felt truly blessed
to have everyone with us to celebrate our magical day.
JPRShah Photography, www.jprshah-