LINCOLNSHIRE REAL WEDDINGS
Welcome to our very first real weddings feature. This has to be the most exciting new addition to Lincolnshire Weddings. We always talk about how much talent our County has to offer and this doesn’t just go for our Lincolnshire wedding suppliers. Our couples do an incredible job of creating the most magical weddings which take months of planning and turning dreams into reality. We hope it helps our future brides and grooms to become inspired and find their perfect wedding suppliers.
Sophie Taff & Rob Tomlinson
Wedding Cake homemade with love by Rob’s Mum
‘Till Death Do Us Party’ Sign by Elizabeth James Events
Wooden Welcome Sign by The We Do Workshop
SOPHIE & ROB’S MAGICAL AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEDDING
written by our Lincolnshire Weddings real bride Sophie Tomlinson
After attending our friend’s wedding at San Pietro, Scunthorpe in August 2018 we were really impressed by their attentive & professional service, the clean & classic décor of the venue and most of all the quality of the food that was provided on the day. We made an enquiry and decided to book our special day with them too and we did not regret it at all!
The team were so helpful both on the run-up and on the day. The food was just sensational. We received so many lovely comments from our friends and family about the venue and how great our wedding was.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was August Bank Holiday weekend, the sun was shining all day and the temperature was 28 degrees. The courtyard at San Pietro was filled with love and cheer as all our friends and family gathered after the ceremony to sip on Pimms. It was exactly as I could have imagined it and more.
So the vibe was meant to be ‘natural & relaxed’. However, as I started planning I soon came to realise I was neither of them. So to say that this style reflected my personality would be a bit of an understatement.
However, I rolled with it and decided on a muted colour pallet of soft greens, dusty rose, with a hint of metallic gold and some sparkly embellishments.
I feel my dress reflected this ‘relaxed vibe’. I decided on an understated sequin, backless bridal dress from ASOS which was such a steal and so comfortable.
I tried numerous dresses on in bridal shops but none of them felt like ‘me’.
As soon as my ASOS order arrived I ran upstairs to try it on and said to my friend, ‘I am saying YES to an ASOS dress!’
I have a real love for flowers and anything botanical, so I was keen to have this reflected in our day! Wow & Vow provided our beautiful bouquets, buttonholes and table flowers. I was totally blown away when I saw the flowers on the morning of our wedding, they were exactly as I could have wished for. A large relaxed bouquet of beautiful wild blooms in greens and creams for myself and my maids. The table flowers were in the same style and came presented in a classic gold footed bowl and just looked so elegant and effortless.
We decided on a botanical design for our wedding day stationery from Bianco Blanc Paperie which incorporated our soft colour pallet. I chose a bold print that wasn’t too feminine, as I was conscious that I didn’t want the day to feel all about me but also my lovely husband too.
The day flowed perfectly and by the time we knew it, we were cutting the cake that Rob’s mum lovingly made for us. It was so delicious, she had worked so hard on it for us and it was nice to have that personal touch to our day.
One of my favourite photos captured of the day is the slicing of the cake. By this point we were so relaxed and ready to party the night away, we didn’t want the day to end. Robs facial expression says it all, we were just so so happy.
‘It was the best day of our lives’
We continued to party late into the night with a fantastic DJ from Club Class Entertainment and incredible Saxophonist called Sarah Sax Player who played our favourite tunes, the dancefloor was packed all night with all our loved ones – even my sister who had been by my side all day as my maid of honour and was six months pregnant was up on the dance floor all night, there was a real buzz of love in the air!
I will save the best till last…
Our photographer Holly Bryan Photography really was wonderful to work with.
We decided to choose Holly as our photographer as we loved the look of her work. Relaxed, fun, loving and she had that lovely dewy muted tone to her images that really appealed to me.
Not only did she capture our day perfectly, but she also went above and beyond just being a photographer on the day, she was like my personal assistant,
She chilled me out on the morning of my wedding when my nerves were setting in. She organised the chaos when it came to group photos. She was incredible with the little ones and she even looked after Rob’s dad when the heat got a little overwhelming at one point!
She was magic, and at the end of it all, she provided us with the most perfect gallery of images of the most perfect day.
Love Mrs. Tomlinson