All Things Bright and Beautiful

Emma and Phil enjoyed a bold and colourful day, which reflected their fun personalities perfectly.

Emma Copley and Phil Hall first met while they were guests at a friend's wedding. “We were conveniently sat together at the wedding breakfast and the rest is history!” says Emma. The couple were together for four years before Phil popped the question in April, 2015, on a beautiful spring walk. “The sun was shining and we stopped for lunch at The Red Barn,” recalls Emma. “We just looked at each other and knew we should get married and it should be there. Although it had been the topic of conversation for a while it was still a really special day, a perfect moment.”

Emma and Phil tied the knot on 7th November, 2015, at Nutfield Priory, Nutfield, followed by a reception at The Red Barn, Blindley Heath, Surrey. Here, we chat to Emma to find out more about their day...

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The Red Barn looked beautiful and was ideal for a more relaxed atmosphere for the reception. We really liked the idea of a rustic- themed wedding and it fitted perfectly with this.

 

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Before and during the ceremony we had a pianist, followed by a DJ in the evening playing a mix of music, mainly recent pop and rock songs. We also had a section of traditional Irish music and dancing as my family had come over from Ireland for the day.

 

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Image 3aWe wanted a lot of colour in our wedding and the teal and orange looked great together.

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Image 3 We had a naked cake to fit with the rustic theme, dressed with orange flowers and autumn berries.

 

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We'd seen some of our photographer James Grist's work and liked his natural style and approach. When we met him he was so friendly and interested in our day and it was a pleasure to have him involved.

 

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Image 5aThe barn featured bunting, candles, flowers and fairylights; my dad also decorated an old bicycle with flowers, and we had a wooden sweet cart which went down a treat.

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Image 5 Birdcages full of colourful flowers were used for our centrepieces and kept the overall look very natural.

 

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The bouquets were made up of bright vibrant orange gerbera – my favourite flower – and roses.

 

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Image 7aI fell in love with my gown Arabella by Sincerity as soon as I saw it. I loved the lace and beading, it was fitted and really elegant. The open back was gorgeous and with my fabulous train I felt every bit the princess.

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Image 7 The flowers were absolutely stunning and also featured berries, lilies and hydrangea to name a few!

 

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Phil wore a Ted Baker blue suit with brown shoes and an orange tie and pocket square. While the groomsmen were dressed in the same suit but with teal ties instead of orange to match the bridesmaids' dresses.

 

Emma & Phil's contact book


Bride's accessories and bridesmaids' dresses
Victoria's Bridal Boutique
www.victoriasbridalboutique.co.uk

Bride's dress
Bromley Brides
www.bromley-brides.co.uk

Ceremony venue
Nutfield Priory
www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/nutfieldpriory

Entertainment
MTA Events
www.mta-events.com

Entertainment
First Dance DJ
www.firstdancedj.co.uk

Flowers
Dora Kovacs
www.dorakovacs.com

Groom's suit
Moss Bros Hire
www.mossbroshire.co.uk

Hair and make-up
Victoria Fraser-Gagg
www.victoriafrasergadd.com

Photographer
James Grist Photography
www.jamesgristphotography.co.uk

Reception venue
The Red Barn Blindley Heath
www.theredbarnblindleyheath.co.uk

Transport
Woodward Cars
www.woodwardcars.co.uk