“Looks like we made it,
Look how far we’ve come, my baby
We mighta took the long way,
We knew we’d get there someday.”
Never have I heard such a perfect first dance song for a Couple as this one for Sophie and Mike’s wedding.
I first met Sophie at a Wedding Fayre the day Prince Harry married Meghan Markel. That seems like an age away. When Sophie booked me to coordinate her Wedding Day, I never thought we would end up planning the same wedding three times. But thanks to Covid, we did!
It’s August 16th 2020 – (Do not argue with us!)
The date for Sophie and Mike’s Wedding originally. Fortunately, most of the original plans still happened – apart from a few es; The arrival of an extra guest for one, Sophie and Mike’s son, born in January.
The main details…
Location, Location, Location
Mike’s family owns a farm in Worcestershire. It was the perfect setting for their tipi wedding. They even had a haybale bride and groom to welcome their Guests to the reception following their ceremony at the nearby church.
Sophie beautifully decorated the Tipi with wildflowers she’d collected from around the Farm. She complimented these with the use of candles.
As well as there being a rustic feel to the Wedding, Mike’s a keen cricketer, which was shown in the decor too.
A cricket ball displayed the table numbers covered in a dome on the tables. While the table plan was created by individual cricket bats displaying each Guest’s name for each table. These were put on haybales just outside the Tipi.
Food and Drink
As Guests arrived at the Tipi, they were served pornstar martinis by The Iron Bar. The Bar also provided a fully stocked cash bar throughout the day.
Regarding feeding the Guests, the fantastic Las Tapitas provided a range of tapas dishes and big paella pans to each table.
A huge buffet table of cheeses, continental meats, homemade pork pies, and sausage rolls was available for the evening food. Those Guests wanting something a little sweeter could opt for homemade blondies or brownies. There was also a doughnut from the doughnut wall that Sophie and Mike had created.
Sophie and Mike collected a range of garden games from croquet, Jenga, and limbo, plus more that Guests could participate in.
The evening reception kicked off with Sophie and Mike cutting their wedding cake before going into the first dance – your still the one (Paul Canning version). Afterwards, Sophie was quickly handed over to her dad to dance a very moving dance with him to Still by Lionel Richie.
Capturing the day
After all this time waiting, it was important that the day was photographed, and Catriona Leanne was the perfect person to do that!
Sophie said she didn’t want wine on the tables or to serve Guests a toast as it is always one drink that gets left and wasted (True). She wanted Guests to have a drink of their choice when it was time for the meal and speeches.
Just before it was time for the Guest to take their seats, I announced to make their way to the bar if they wanted to get a drink for the meal.
This was one special wedding for me. Not only because Sophie and Mike have become friends, but after the stress, tears, and frustration of postponing the wedding, thanks to Covid, bought, Sophie and Mike’s wedding finally happened, and it was the most perfect day they could have wished for.
To find out how I can help coordinate your Wedding Day, drop me an email. Or let’s have a chat 07980 679575.
Wedding Coordinator: LMS Weddings
Tipi: Tipi Unique
Bar: The Iron Bar Hire
Caterer’s: Las Tapitas
Guitarist: James Baker Acoustic
Photographer: Catriona Leanne
Toilets: Andy Loos