February 10, 2021

Carolyn And Philip – A Microwedding in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Microwedding

Carolyn and Philip were always planning a smaller wedding, but in late 2020 circumstances conspired and they decided they just wanted to be married, and so they pulled their wedding forwards from Summer 2021 to December 2020. With a ceremony at Bury St Edmund’s Guildhall, and a super intimate reception at The Weeping Willow, a short drive away in Barrow, they brought all their favourite things, and people, into one space to celebrate.

With a gentle literary theme, and a not so subtle nod to Carolyn’s obsession with Jane Eyre translating into both wall hangings, and epic personalised veil embroidery.

On bringing their wedding forward:

“I know we were lucky to have not had to sacrifice too much to get married, because we hadn’t officially booked any large suppliers or services that couldn’t be moved, but we honestly saw the opportunity for a smaller, intimate wedding as a benefit.”

“My mum said in a small speech she gave that it was now ‘a truly special little group of people’,  because we shared something together. I loved that.”

Their wedding was featured on Love My Dress in January and they had these kind words to say about working together.

Our photographer, Ellie Gillardwas recommended by a friend. I wanted our pictures to be romantic, with an edge, which I knew Ellie’s cool, yet timeless work would achieve.”

“Ellie was really lovely to work with, answering our questions, listening to our ideas, and she had to deal with a very rainy wedding day too.”

“Our photos will be treasured and we are so excited to frame them and display them in our home. Photography was where we spent the most money, which we planned to do because it’s the part of the day that we will have to look back on.”

Despite the aforementioned rainy weather, I absolutely loved this day, it was a pleasure working with the pair of them. I also have pink fur coat envy….

Although you can find all suppliers, and Carolyn’s own words about the day on the Love My Dress blogpost, a special mention has to go out to the absolute wonder that was her bespoke veil created by Sash And Veil