Sometimes an enquiry lands in our inbox that just puts the BIGGEST smile on our faces, and Danica & Georges first email did just that…
“We are having an almost entirely vegan wedding, and bringing two dogs! Our dog is a rescue from Cyprus called Persephone, as is my parents' dog, Persephone's best friend, and it would be wrong not to include them”
Vegan wedding? Dogs invited? Count us in!
So on the 18th of March we invited the 2023 wedding season in with a road trip from Yorkshire to Guildford, Surrey where the wedding was taking place. We stayed over the night before and woke up fresh and ready to head to the adorable village of Blackheath to meet D&G at the Church. Now, the wedding day itself was not without hiccups, mostly in the form of us getting a big old flat tire right as we pulled up to the church. Being that we were 5 hours drive away from home, and had to be at the reception venue later that day, this was less than ideal!
However the time to fix that situation would come later, because we were 10 minutes away from meeting up with our lovely couple for their ceremony in what might be the most cutest little village church we have ever seen!
The first thing worth mentioning is Danica’s INCREDIBLE wedding dress, because not only is it so unique and pretty, but she made it herself with her mum! To make it even more amazing she designed it using a mixture of curtain fabric and nettle fabric to keep it ethical and vegan friendly!
Some of the couples lovely relatives agreed to take us with them to the reception so after an impromptu drive we arrived at the grounds of Cross Farm where we were greeted by two of the most beautiful members of the wedding party…of course it was Persephone and Bambi the dogs of the day!
This whole wedding was designed to be relaxed, all about conversation with friends and family and enjoying the delicious vegan food on offer. What was really lovely to see was the lack of phones! Everyone was truly invested in catching up, having meaningful chats and sharing stories and in an age where if it isn’t on Instagram it didn’t happen…it was a lovely thing to witness! We were treated to some lovely food and chat ourselves between the speeches and were made to feel like such a part of the day!
We love a golden hour portrait session, so when the sun started to drop we all headed out into the farm grounds while the last of the days rain was falling for portraits. We took an umbrella but Danica & George decided to ditch it and just snuggle in the rain for a few photographs before we spotted the most perfect rainbow for their last few shots of the day!
Rather than a traditional first dance, the couple decided to keep it simple and danced between the tables to their chosen song, Disturbed’s “A Reason to Fight” before being joined by Persephone for the last half of the dance.
As everyone started to head off to the pub to close out the night, we waved our goodbyes and headed back to trusty old Clyde the van (our boat is called Bonnie for reference) who had undergone a quick tyre change while we were at the reception. So it was back to the motorway for us!
Thank you so much to Danica & George for trusting us with your day and letting us be a part of the most wonderful wedding we could have started the 2023 season with…and for sending us the link to the vegan Yorkshire puddings because honestly they are a game changer!
Dress - Handmade by bride & mother of the bride
Suit - Hire5 Menswear
Hair & Makeup - Makeup by Elisa
Florist - Sussex Meadow
Catering - Vegan to you