Sally and John got married on midsummer’s day at St Mary’s Church in Hatton, just a short walk from their reception venue, Hatton Village Hall in Warwickshire. They’re both really laid back and they were lucky to have a vicar to match. Keith gave a very entertaining sermon and they chose the most wonderful Sanskrit poem as part of their ceremony. I’m going to print this out to display at home as they are very wise words:
‘For yesterday is but a memory and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and tomorrow a vision of hope, Look well, therefore, to this day.’
The reception started with tea and scones, served on vintage crockery, accompanied by a fiddler, before everyone sat down to a three course meal in the main hall, which Sally and John had decorated beautifully. The English country garden/vintage theme fitted perfectly with the style of Hatton Village Hall. Sally and her mum made over 50 metres of bunting, and the tables were laden with vintage enamel jugs, glass bottles and china tea cups that she collected from ebay and charity shops. The vintage school desk with postcards for guests to write and hang up was a lovely touch and I absolutely loved the embroidered tablecloths – I have fond memories of making one of these myself many years ago.
Sally wanted organic, natural flowers and was thrilled when she found Honey Pot Flowers just round the corner from the venue. The mix of cottage garden flowers was just stunning, and included one of my favourite flowers, Scabious.
I have to mention Sally’s dress – it was absolutely exquisite and perfectly her. She found it at Minna in London and she paired it with the most beautiful veil. I’ve never seen one like it before. John scrubbed up pretty well too and their little boy looked adorable with his bow tie, braces and Converse.
After popping out for a few sunset pictures and a walk along the lane, Sally and John ended the day with a ceilidh to get everyone up on the dance floor.
Thank you to Sally and John for asking me to document their day - one of my favourite things about the day was the absolutely huge grin on Sally’s face for the whole day!
Hatton is the perfect venue for a couple who want a laid back reception and who want to add their own creative touches. I’m looking forward to being back there in April for Holly and Jim’s Spring wedding. If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding at Hatton, get in touch!
If you’d like to read more about Sally and John’s wedding at Hatton, check out the fabulous feature on Love My Dress for lots more details and a supplier list: