Amy and Ryan's wedding was simple and elegant with a hint of pastel shades.

Amy and Ryan met at their local leisure centre where they were both working part-time as lifeguards whilst studying at college. Ryan completed Amy's induction and she found him hilarious and from there it blossomed into a longlasting relationship. After eight years together, whilst on holiday in Agadir in Morocco, Ryan surprised Amy and got down on one knee at sunset on the beach, “No significance of date or time but it was truly a magical moment!” recalls Amy.

The happy couple set the big date for 5th May, 2018, and tied the knot at St Peters Church, Wrockwardine Village, followed by a reception at The Old Vicarage, Worfield. Here, we find out from Amy all about their big day...

Life Saver: Image 1 The venue offered full exclusivity which we really liked and whilst the team gave a guide to the timings of the day they left everything else to our creativity. The venue was beautiful, not overpowering in any way allowing a free-flowing atmosphere for guests all day.

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The favours were handmade items including coasters made from old childhood photos and personalised golf balls!

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The table plan was simple and functional mounted into an aperture photo frame.

Life Saver: Image 3 Flowers By Lou created our wonderful bouquets, buttonholes, table centers and table runner. Lou was able to help guide the choice of flower, whilst being mindful of what we wanted.

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Sweet Cupcakes Cakery made themost delicious rustic, semi-naked, tiered cake with layers of Victoria sponge and lemon cake.

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Centrepiece stands were mounted mirrors on wooden discs giving a little height and then covered in a floral patterned ribbon. An assortment of vases were then supplied by our amazing florist Lou who added her creative touch!

Life Saver: Image 5 Around the venue we had old family photos of previous family weddings in vintage-style photo frames.

Life Saver: Image 6 The bridesmaids travelled in a vintage Campervan which went perfectly with the Sunbeam Alpine driven to the church by my dad, and then Ryan drove us to the reception venue.

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All food was supplied by The Old Vicarage and prior to the day we chose from a wide selection of canapés, mains and pudding!

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My off-the-rack dress was the only one inthe shop, it was taken to an independent seamstress who made changes and added some extra touches.

Life Saver: Image 8 The groomsmen and groom all wore matching suits provided by Blooms in Wolverhampton. Grey in colour with a light checked waistcoat underneath, they were teamed with a cravat to incorporate the pastel shades.

Life Saver: Image 9 The bridesmaids, maid-of-honour and flower girl all wore pastel-hued dresses with some adaptations such as added sparkle.

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Ryan was nervous for the speeches; I felt like I was in a little bubble, watching all the planning unfold and was so happy it was as relaxed as I had hoped it would be.

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A special moment was the drive from the church to the venue just the two of us and the reality that we had just got married sinking in whilst our guests went beeping past us.

Life Saver: Image 11 Our vicar was brilliant, he was laid-back which fitted our relaxed personality. All the guests commented on the lovely church service which he guided us with but allowed us to have some modern takes on a traditional service.

Life Saver: Image 12 Sophie our photographer was so relaxed which helped us feel calm on the day. Standing in front of the camera is not the norm and yet Sophie put us and our guests all at ease whilst capturing the most natural photos.

Amy and Ryan's contact book

Bride's dress

Heavenly Wedding Belles
www.heavenlyweddingbelles.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses

Dorothy Perkins
www.dorothyperkins.co.uk

Cake

Sweet Cupcakes Cakery
www.idoweddingcakes.co.uk

Entertainment

Two Tonnes Paul Farrington
www.lastminutemusicians.com

Flowers

Flowers by Lou
Tel: 07792 911 624

Groom's suit

Hair

Kate Evans Hair
Tel: 01952 872 550

Make-up

CNB Make Up by Collete Bailey
www.facebook.com/cnbmakeuptelford

Photographer

Bright Wing Photography
www.brightwingphotography.co.uk

Venue

The Old Vicarage at Worfield
www.oldvicarageworfield.com