‘We are all a little weird and life is weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love’. – Dr Seuss
Through the week we had been battered by the Beast from the East. Inches and inches of snow piled up in the courtyard and gale force winds howled through the windows and doors. Heather and Aron were understandably worried about the extreme weather getting in the way of their special day. But of course, they didn’t need to. We have mentioned before the unique microclimate here at Hornington, and Heather and Aron’s wedding day was the perfect example. On Saturday morning we woke to a serene stillness, beautiful white snow and even the promise of some sunshine- we couldn’t have wished for better!
Heather and Aron’s ceremony was being held in the Wedding Barn. at the end of the aisle stood two beautiful shaped trees and dozens of potted plants and candles surrounded by fresh moss in beautiful vases, all supplied by the fabulous Daisy Chain.
Heather look stunning as she made her way to her Groom, arm in arm with her Dad Brian. Her dress was incredible- a vintage style, beaded, sparking gown with delicate capped sleeves and a beautiful diamanté belt. The whole dress twinkled from head ot toe under the fairly lights in the barn.
Aron was so thrilled seeing Heather and the ceremony brought a tear to our eyes, it was beautiful.
Groomsman Mark read a beautiful excerpt from Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith- “People are like cities: We all have alleys and gardens and secret rooftops and places where daisies sprout between the sidewalk cracks, but most of the time all we let each other see is a postcard glimpse of a skyline or a polished square. Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.”
Maid of Honour Naomi read a lovely little quote from Dr Seuss, which I don’t think could be more accurate- ‘We are all a little weird and life is weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love’.
Once we had turned the barn from ceremony venue to reception venue, we could really appreciate all the special details. The ‘I Do Brew’ which was brewed by guest and best friend Alex containing honey, of course Heather, and hops; their seating plan, finished with tiny sprigs of Lavender; their beautiful cake, picnic basket card box and DIY photobooth. They had thought of everything and the barn looked fantastic. Especially the picnic table Yorkshire Antipasti platters from Friends 4 Dinner!
Brian, Heathers Father spoke of how calm and collected Heather has been in the run up to the wedding, and in life in general, and accredited it to a coping strategy she developed at a young age. As a baby she once managed to take off one of her own socks, and this sock was then taken everywhere she went! It became something of a comfort symbol. Just in case the Wedding Day threw up any stress, Brian had found the little white sock and brought it with him. Instead of giving it to Heather, he gave it to Aron to help with any future stress!
Brian said Heather is a great daughter and Aron is a real friend. He asked Aron to please look after his daughter.
Aron revealed, the last time he had written a speech was when he proposed to Heather. They were in Venice and he had planned a photographer, got down on one knee with post-marathon legs, and completely blanked, forgot all about the speech, talked utter gibberish and isn’t even sure he asked Heather to marry him! He thanked his parents and credited his mum and sister for anything at all crafty you see today.
He emotionally spoke of his beautiful wife Heather, saying she is amazing, perfect and has made him a better person.
Aron’s Grandad read a short poem which was so lovely. she spoke of two people in love as possibly could be, treating eachother with compassion, respect and patience. He reminded them that while they must plan for the future, they musn’t forget to live day by day and enjoy all the precious moments along the way.
Best Man Ben then took to the microphone. He and Aron had been friends for over 20 years and he probably knows the Groom better than anyone, except Heather. He joked of Aron’s new healthy lifestyle and vegan blog and quizzed the top tables with his quotes.
As night fell, the Daddy O’s performed a beautiful version of America Authors ‘Best Day of My Life’ for Heather and Aron’s first dance, before entertaining the guests brilliantly all night.
We loved being a part of Heather and Aron’s day and truly wish them all the happiness for the rest of their lives.
Thank you to the fantastic C J Rodgers for sharing his stunning images of Heather and Aron’s wedding with us.
Suppliers on the day…