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Are you a nearly-wed looking to break away from tradition and craft a wedding that’s uniquely you? For their DIY marquee wedding, Lucy and Mickey embraced personal touches, pets, and a whole lot of pampas to create a day that was undeniably theirs. Here’s a glimpse into their alternative wedding extravaganza that was filled with love, laughter, and a dash of football fandom.
Photos by Charlotte Mail Photography
Lucy’s vision for her DIY marquee wedding consisted of pets, pampas and personal touches. Here’s what she told us about her inspiration:
“The venue was a dry hire so everything you see is bought, hired or made by us. There were subtle personal touches dotted around throughout the day, including Mickey’s love for Only Fools & Horses, my love for Disney, our shared love of football and our animals.”
Pampas and eucalyptus took center stage in the decor, perfectly complementing the boho rustic theme. To bring their vision to life, Lucy and Mickey opted for a dry-hire venue, Cheswell Grange, which served as an inspiration in itself.
They enlisted the help of Tipples Catering Hire for tables, chairs, barrels, and glasses for the marquee. Their table settings exuded boho charm, while their seating plan and table names paid homage to their football passion.
The talented Kelly from Belle Bouquets crafted a stunning pampas cloud centerpiece, and the couple had collected pampas themselves over the years. They also brought dried flower arrangements from Ivy Nook to complete the styling.
For their DIY marquee wedding, Lucy and Mickey left no stone unturned when it came to keeping their guests entertained.
Instead of traditional wedding photos, they hosted a lively ’round robin’ session to the tune of “Cotton Eyed Joe.” What a fun way for guests to capture quick-fire moments with the couple!
To unite both sides of the family, they made an array of fun garden games, from Kerplunk to personalised ‘Guest Guess Who.’ The little ones were not forgotten, thanks to Happy Hippi Tent Hire, which set up a bell tent filled with gift bags to keep them entertained.
For Lucy and Mickey, their special day wouldn’t have been complete without their beloved pets. Their dogs donned adorable floral necklaces for photos, stealing the show with their cuteness. To include their cat Gizzy, they concocted a signature cocktail called the ‘Gizmo,’ a playful twist on a Cosmopolitan. Edible cocktail toppers featuring Gizzy’s face were a brilliant touch.
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After their ceremony, canapes and speeches, Lucy and Mickey enjoyed ‘half time pies’ with their guests. This nod to football not only kept bellies full but also added an element of fun to the celebration. It kept everyone ticking over before the hog roast in the evening.
Our favourite part is possibly the DIY crisp station!
If you’re a bride seeking inspiration for a wedding that’s wonderfully unconventional, take a cue from Lucy and Mickey’s DIY marquee wedding. It’s proof that personal touches, pets, and a sprinkle of individuality can make your special day an unforgettable experience.
★ In Loving Memory of Gizzy ★
In fond remembrance, this blog pays tribute to Gizzy, Lucy and Mickey’s beloved cat. Regrettably, since the wedding, she has crossed the rainbow bridge, leaving behind beautiful memories that will forever linger in their hearts.
Venue – Cheswell Grange
Photographer – Charlotte Mail Photography
Videographer – Joe Felton
Furniture/ Prop Hire & Signage – Ink and Alder
Florals – Belle Bouquets
Cake – Pretty Pennys Bakery
Catering – Rise Bespoke Foods
Wedding Dress – Lucy Alexander Bridal Boutique
Groom’s Suit – Dapper Dans Suit Hire
Band – The Pedal Tones
Make-Up – Anastasia Beauty
Hair – Alleati
Tent – Happy Hippi Tent Hire
Photobooth – Fells Fun Booth
Order Of The Day Sign – Paper Fudge
Registrars – Telford & Wrekin
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