CARLY & TOM – A WINTER HOUSE PARTY WEDDING

North Cadbury Court Wedding photography

Carly & Tom got married at North Cadbury Court in Somerset, on an overcast but crisp November day. They wanted a big house party vibe, with everyone staying over, a day of activities and a party spread across the entire beautiful downstairs of the house.

We met in a hotel bar in Bangkok, which Tom loves to tell people! He was living in Australia at the time, and we both booked a trip to South East Asia last minute.

We met on our first night there. Tom ended up extending his trip and we spent the next 6 weeks travelling around before he went back to Sydney. I think we both knew fairly early on that it was more than a holiday fling but we lived on opposite ends of the earth. A few months later he emailed me saying he was going to try and get a job in London, and made out that it was because the employment market was better in the UK at the time. He turned up where I lived a few days later, and we’ve never really been apart since.
There was never really a set theme, we just went for things we liked and it evolved naturally from there. We travel a lot, there are maps and globes everywhere in our house, so they were always going to play a part somehow. The favours were a bottle of our favourite beer from Laos and doubled up as place settings. My favourite colours are grey and copper so dresses and decor were easy to choose.
We spent the morning together and then got ready separately. I loved that we could just walk downstairs and get married. I was never comfortable with being given away as I don’t belong to my parents or my husband, and thought about walking on my own. In the end I realised I was a bit wobbly and needed a supportive hand to get me down the stairs, so walking in with Kat was the obvious choice.  I walked down the aisle to the theme tune to True Romance, which is one of my favourite films. When Tom proposed in Marrakesh he arranged for that to be playing in the background so normally makes me cry whenever I hear it! I’m not the most confident person in the world so changed the layout of the room so all the guests were in a small semi circle around us. It made it feel really intimate instead of a big room staring at us at the front. Our brothers did all the readings which were perfectly us, and not overly romantic or soppy in any way. “
You might recognise a certain blue haired bridesmaid – Kat from Rock N Roll Bride is one of Carly’s oldest friends, and you can see that wedding on her blog over here

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