After a beautiful picnic proposal, Maia and Jack wed on 15th August 2020 in an intimate celebration at their family's home. Full of flowers, fairy lights and love their special day was a wonderful celebration with their favourite people.
Photographer: Terry Pashley
When was your wedding?
Our wedding was due to take place on 6th June 2020, but due to Covid we had to postpone but we both knew we wanted to get married as soon as possible. So we waited and as soon as the restrictions opened up we went ahead with a 30 person wedding on the 15th August 2020. In hindsight we're SO glad we made the choice to just do it (....I found out I was pregnant 4 days after the wedding!)
Where was your wedding?
The service took place at our local church and the reception was at my father-in-law's house in a small marquee. Having this as our reception venue allowed us to be really flexible with picking our new date which was lucky.
What was your vision for your wedding?
My vision was always a 'wild romantic' theme. I wanted lots of flowers, fairy lights and candles with blush-pinks and greenery. I'm so happy with how it all came together - even with all the last minute changes. The marquee looked amazing!
What Emmy London products did you choose?
I wore two dresses for my wedding, my first dress was by Rosa Clara and I wore a beautiful Emmy belt and matching head piece. My evening gown was by Suzanne Neville and was completed by another Emmy belt and Emmy hair slide.
How was your experience with Emmy London?
I had a dress fitting at The Bespoke Wardrobe in Ingatestone which Emmy herself was there for so it was great that we could discuss and review all the accessories for both my dresses and I'm so happy with what we went for.
What were your most memorable and favourite moments of the day?
My favourite part of the day was the service - I loved walking down the aisle and seeing Jack at the end and saying our vows. I also loved the speeches - it was such an intimate wedding, it felt very special.
Is there any advice you would give to future couples, in the wedding styling experience or in any aspect of the wedding experience?
I'd say with everything going on at the moment, being in the midst of a pandemic and not knowing what's going to happen with your wedding - don't be afraid of doing a smaller wedding. It might not be the way you always imagined it to be, but everyone that came to our wedding was blown away at how lovely a small wedding was. It's really rare and special to just have your very very nearest and dearest in the room, and at the end of the day the marriage itself is what its all about! Of course there were friends and family we'd have loved to have been there but we will celebrate with them in the future, whenever that may be. Having fewer guests also allowed us to have extra delicious food, wine and champagne!