We think Sam and Rhiannon achieved absolute wedding perfection. Every detail of their day was elegant, beautiful and suited them to the ground.
They had chosen to hire long, rustic wooden tables which looked amazing in the Wedding Barn. Each table featured a deep green foliage which ran the full length of the table, which was highlighted with white roses and gypsophelia and lots of candles. This beautiful emerald green colour tied everything together, from the delicate name place cards, on which guests names were written in beautiful golden calligraphy, to the foliage around their beautifully understated, three-tiered white cake topped with roses, and the stunning bridesmaids’ dresses. The table plan featured the same deep green and gold theme, and each table was named after a date very special to the bride and groom, with the top table dated today, their wedding day. Rhiannon certainly had a vision and it translated so perfectly.
Rhiannon looked incredible in her fishtail lace gown which boasted a gorgeous train. Her Bridesmaids had bought her a lovely pendant for her ‘Something Blue’ which was pinned to her bouquet. Rhiannon and her dad Nigel headed off to St Mary’s Church I’m Tadcaster in the most stunning vintage white Rolls Royce.
At the church, the newlyweds friend Polly and Rachael shared readings with the wedding party.
Corinthians Chapter 13-
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly,* but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
I Carry Your Heart With We by E.E. Cummings-
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
Once our Bride and Groom returned to Hornington, they enjoyed reception drinks and canapes in the courtyard and Ballroom. Sam owns a coffee business, The Barista, and had set up coffee stations in the Snooker Room and the wedding barn for his guests to enjoy. They had roasted a signature blend of beans from Rwanda and Burundi, and served in personalised paper cups, emblazoned with R&S II.III.MMXIX, their wedding day in Roman Numerals.
Before long it was time to move into the wedding barn. Flowers from the church had been brought back and now framed the top table, and Simon Dorey had set up his baby grand piano on the dance floor, against a backdrop of fairy lights, ready to provide beautiful background music throughout the wedding breakfast.
The Bride’s Dad Nigel was up first and gushed at how stunning his daughter looks. He shared stories of her childhood and told us how Rhiannon is adventurous, dedicated and her desire to excel in everything she does is evident. She particularly shone in her role as a milk bottle in a school play- stunning performance! Nigel couldn’t have picked a better person for Rhiannon to share her life with- Sam loves whiskey, wine and cheese- what more can you ask for in a son-in-law!
Our lovely Groom Sam welcomed his guests, some of which had travelled all the way from Madrid and Oslo. He thanked Nigel for his kind words and for being such a kind and generous man. He promised he would take care of the most precious thing in Nigel’s life, his daughter. Rhiannon’s bridesmaids, Jess and Sophie, had been particularly amazing in the run up to the day and have always been there for Rhiannon, which Sam was very grateful for. Sam also thanked his Best Men, Alex, who he had travelled the world with, and Matt, his business partner and jokingly ‘grate employee’. It was thanks to Matt that Sam met his Bride, who is the most important person in the room. Sam gushed how he is so lucky and is in awe of Rhiannon every day.
The Best Men were up next. Matt said he had known Rhiannon for almost 20 years so didn’t know who he should actually be sharing the dirt on! then he instantly got scared and decided to just talk about Sam! The pair met at Uni when they sat next each other in a lecture. Things progressed after they played Mullet Top Trumps together and it was on a trip to Sydney that they decided to start up a business together. Alex and Sam had travelled the world together and in this time, he realised that Sam is the most unlucky, injury prone traveler of all time. The most recent example was when Sam stood a little too close to a candle on his stag do… Alex warned Rhiannon that she mat have to wrap him up in cotton wool on their honeymoon in Sri Lanka!
Hog and apple served up a delicious trio of pork with dauphinoise potatoes, followed by a white chocolate and ginger cheesecake.
Sam and Rhiannon’s first dance was to ‘Latch’ by Sam Smith sung beautifully by their musician Simon Dorey, who was also DJ for the evening, and Espresso Martinis were served from their coffee bar.
Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Fletcher!
Suppliers on the day…
Musician and DJ
Lynsey- Renaissance Hair and Beauty