At the very end of October we were blessed with one of the warmest and sunniest days for Becki and Jonny’s wedding at Southwold. This was one of those days where we were all hoping for a gorgeous day so all of their plans could be put into place but we’d all prepared for a cold, wet day just in case which we needn’t have even thought about.
As soon as Becki and Jonny first e-mailed us we knew this was a day that we’d love to be a part of. Their plans were very different to a traditional wedding but sounded so relaxed and fun that we were over-the-moon when they chose us to be a part of their day.
They all got ready in a big house on the cliff top at Southwold (although Becki and Jonny were in separate areas of the house) with David starting with the boys and me with the girls. Becki’s mum had planted a yellow rose bush many years ago so that she could make Becki’s bouquet but when Becki choose the end of October as their date they realised that the roses wouldn’t be in flower. Becki and her mum dried a rose this summer to put in her bouquet instead which was a lovely finishing touch although I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much during the getting ready when this diddy little shrivelled up rose was bought out (Becki and her mum were laughing too I should add). As the church was only a short distance from where they were staying everyone walked to the church. David left with Jonny and the boys earlier whilst I left with Becki. Becki broke the tradition of bridesmaids by having her two brothers as Men of Honour which was really sweet. On our walk to the church they even had time to stop at the pub with her mum and dad for a quick pint as well as recreating a couple of poses from their childhood!
The ceremony was wonderful and the church at Southwold is just beautiful. As traditional confetti isn’t allowed here they walked through a bubble aisle instead before walking their guests down to the green where we had champagne and lindt chocolates! Then it was down to the beach for everyone for a good old family tradition of ‘plopping a pebble’ into the sea and making a wish. The guests then went on to The Randolph Hotel in Reydon for a scrummy, informal afternoon tea whilst I stayed back on the beach with Becki and Jonny to take a handful of photos of just the two of them.
Back at the Randolph everything was very relaxed and enjoyable with guests tucking into a feast of food before a few speeches and cake cutting to end the celebrations.
There were so many quirky, unique and wonderful finishing touches to their day. One of our favourites was asking all the guests to give them Christmas Decorations as presents so that then they’ll be able to hang them on their tree every Christmas and be reminded of all their guests and their wedding day. As a love Christmas this was just a beautiful idea to me!
Both Becki and Jonny looked incredible. They are both so happy and relaxed with infectious smiles and laughter that we’re certain they’ll have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. We absolutely adore their photos and are delighted that they do too (I’ll share their thank you in a separate post). Here’s a small peep at their wonderful day: