{Wedding Wednesday} Converse Trainers, Sunsets & A Pug Ring Bearer! Anna & Phil

Why, hello there you loved up people! How are you all?

I cannot believe that it is already time for Wedding Wednesday.  Well, since it is, we are very excited to share with you the wedding of Anna and Phil who were married at Hyde Barn in Stow on the Wold, Cotswolds  on Friday 4th October.  We were kindly sent this wedding by Stef from Photography By Stefanie.  I’ve been a fan of Stef’s work for a while now, and you will see from this wedding as to why.

Now, this wedding looks like it was so much fun – a superhero theme that incorporated, Hot pinks and black, Converse trainers (how adorable do they look on their children?!?!) and a bouncy castle! Oh, I cannot forget to mention their pug dog, Chewie, as a ring bearer! I just love it!

Anyway, enough of me going on, I hand you over to our beautiful bride, Anna…


1.     Tell us about the proposal; was it expected, discussed or entirely spontaneous?

Phil proposed on my birthday last year! I knew something strange was going as he was trying to get someone to look after the kids so we could have a ‘romantic Meal’ at home. It was unexpected. We have been together 8 years and have two kids so I’d given up hope lol

2.    When did you start to plan your wedding, was your husband involved in the planning or did you both instinctively know what type of wedding you wanted?

I started planning 5 years ago when I knew Phil was ‘the one’. But that was when we didn’t have kids so it all changed. Phil didn’t really have much involvement in the planning he was happy to just know the main details that involved him – the wedding vows and the venue!


4.    Tell us a bit more about your day; was it a big or intimate wedding?

It was an inbetweeny wedding, not big but not that intimate, we had 59 people total. This included 9 children. But it was all the important family and friends. There was no body either of us didn’t know! 

5.    Where did you source your suppliers?

The food and drinks was all done by the venue and everything else I sourced locally.  All of our bunting, table runner, confetti cones, table plan, invites etc were all made by myself and family members. 


6.    Tell us about your photographer, did you feel comfortable with them, what type of service did you get, would you recommend them?

We booked Stef (Photography By Stefanie) plus her second photographer and I would highly recommend them. They are fantastic and work great as a duo capturing fantastic photos some of which we didn’t even notice them taking. We both felt at complete ease during the whole day and had some fun shots. 


7.    How did you know that your wedding dress was ‘the one’? What about the shoes and accessories?

I had only been to one other dress shop before finding my dress. I’d tried on a few dresses to get the type of style that would suit my shape. As soon as I saw my dress I knew it was MY dress. It was perfect, had the pink detail that I wanted. I had some shoes dyed pink and the accessories I got locally from a jewellers.


8.    Did you help choose your husband’s suit?

 I chose his suit for him!! He loved it 🙂 


9.    What did you do to make your wedding personal to you both?

We had a superhero theme as our 2 boys love anything involving super heroes. We also had our Dog Chewie (a pug) as our ring bearer and she was there for the whole day and night. (She is our first baby after all)

10. What favours did you give to your guests, if any?

We had a sweet table instead of doing favours.


11. What was your most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable parts of the day were Just before they opened the doors for me and dad to walk down the aisle. Phil getting the vows wrong twice! Also, Phil doing his speech. 

12. What song did you have as your first dance?

We had Gavin DeGraw, More than anyone. Sang by our acoustic guitarist. 

13. Where did you go on Honeymoon?

We are going to Thailand. We waited a few weeks after our wedding to tie it in with other family commitments and to make sure the weather on our Honeymoon will be great. 

Any tips for our brides-to-be’s?

 Do what will make you happy. We had a few ‘funny looks’ when we said our dog was being ring bearer and about our theme. But we stuck with it and it came together brilliantly.  Also invite who you want there not who anyone else wants.


Aww, wasn’t that lovely! Which part did you like best? For me, it had to be those gorgeous sunset photographs under the tree of Anna and Phil, oh and of course, Chewie the Pug! 😀

If you are considering a Cotswold wedding (why, wouldn’t you – it’s beautiful over here!) then I would highly recommend Photography By Stefanie.  We also love Face Perfect By Jodi, who did Anna’s hair & make-up. As a special offer, you can even book Jodi for hair & make-up and Stef for photography all together. To do so, you can contact Studio Perfect at info@studiotperfect.co.uk for a combined package.

Don’t say we don’t ever give you anything 😉

Until Next Time xxx


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