This wedding actually wasn’t meant to happen in 2016 at all! Hannah and Ben brought it forward by a whole year to just a week before Christmas. Hannah and Ben had just 3 months to plan the wedding whilst Ben was off sick with a broken ankle. Although you would never know, as every little detail had been thought of and the whole day was just brilliant. The couple’s guests gathered at the Barrels pub in the centre of Hereford before the ceremony in Hereford Town Hall. Hannah arrived in a white jaguar with a very proud father who walked her up the aisle to an instrumental of Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
Hannah chose seven bridesmaids and two adorable flower girls, all in different styles of purple and lilac dresses. Sometimes your bridesmaids don’t always need to match each other and this was one of those cases.
Their reception was held at the function room of the MFA Bowl in Hereford and it was magical! I met Hannah and Ben at the venue a few months previously and they told me their plans for the reception room but I never expected it to look as amazing as it did! Fairy lights were strung up on the dark wooden beams, mistletoe was hanging in every doorway, Gypsophila and red berried holly adorned the centrepieces and silver sparkles glinted from every table- the room was a winter wedding wonderland.
“We didn’t want a big fancy formal wedding so we opted for low key and minimal fuss. The wedding was a week before Christmas so we really wanted to incorporate a festive feel to the style of our wedding. We went with whites, silver and creams in colour and added touches of fresh holly and mistletoe to the venue. The MFA Bowl Hereford was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. It had a cosy and intimate feel and the staff were incredible.” – Hannah
Rustic cheese boards and Mezze platters came to feed the hungry guests and Aunt Jean’s pickled onions and mince pies went down a treat. Granny Townsend made some wonderful shortbread too and it seemed like all the friends and family had a hand in the wedding.
“The best part was when my dad walked me down the aisle especially when he gave me away to Ben. My dad is a huge part of my life and it was wonderful that he could walk me down the aisle. Ben’s favourite part was when I said “I Do” and became Mrs Vessey. A HUGE thank you to our parents, family and friends for making the day perfect in every way. It was relaxed and full of laughter and fun which was just what we wanted.”
After an emotional and fun first dance all their friends and family crowded the dance floor. The wedding cake was made by the very talented baker Hannah herself, she had made herself and Ben into wedding minions- some of which ended up in Ben’s face!
A huge thank you to Siobhan Amy for being my fantastic second shooter, couldn’t have done it without you.
Hannah and Ben, we had a fantastic time capturing your truly gorgeous winter wedding day. We wish you all the best in your married life together!
Wedding dress – Debenhams
Bridesmaids Dresses: All supplied their own from various high street stores
Flower Girl Dresses: Monsoon
Suits – Mens Own
Flowers: The Herefordshire Flower Studio
Cake: Bride’s Homemade
Catering- Herefordshire Premier Hog Roast Company
Light Up Letters & Champagne Fountain: Absolute Canvas Marquee Company
Aisle Song: Instrumental of Thousand Years – Christina Perri
First Dance Song: James Arthur- Say you won’t let go