All in the detail

Lucy and Mark's decorative day followed a pink, pale green and white colour scheme with creative DIY touches

Lucy and Mark met through mutual friends. "We had known of one another for years and one day, our paths crossed on a boat trip up the River Severn," Lucy tells us. "We had so much fun that day so Mark asked me out on a date. We enjoyed a meal in a local pub and it became apparent that we had similar interests and were perfect for each other. I also thought he was handsome and charming yet clever and funny." Mark tells us that he felt an attraction to Lucy as soon as he saw her on the boat. "She was beautiful, funny, witty and intelligent – everything I wanted."

The couple became engaged in a surprise proposal at Mark's 40th birthday party. "We threw a large party for all of our friends and family and I suddenly noticed that Mark was missing," Lucy explains. "He soon appeared in the marquee dressed in his tux holding a bottle of champagne and proposed to me then and there in front of everyone! It was amazing, the best surprise ever. We partied the entire night and everyone had a wonderful time."

Here, Lucy tells us about their marquee wedding styled with a pink, pale green and white colour scheme.

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We suspended flowers and ivy from the ceiling along with two large cartwheels adorned with blooms.

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We collected branches from trees and fixed them to the sides and ceiling of the marquee, then decorated them with lights and lanterns.

All in the detail: Image 2 We wanted a church ceremony and St.Mary's Church was perfect for this. Our marquee reception meant that we had a blank canvas to add our decorative touches to, and my friends helped me style it.

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Our place names were hand-written on to decorative cards.

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We had a mix of round and square tables indifferent sizes in our marquee that were namedafter the peaks of the Malvern Hills.

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One of my best friends made myhair vine out of crystals that added aspecial touch and looked beautiful.

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We made our centrepieces ourselves. Wevisited a flower market to gather differentvarieties for our tables and displayed them inlarge vases. Each arrangement was eclecticand we added mix-and-match candlesticksthat looked amazing.

All in the detail: Image 5 My dress suited me perfectly. I teamedit with a white feather bolero, silvercrystal earrings and my pink, green andwhite bouquet.

All in the detail: Image 6 We hired a saxophonist to play during the drinks reception followed by a DJ and a bongo player for the evening.

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Our bridesmaids wore multiway dresses indifferent colours from the same companyteamed with marabou feather shrugs.

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We served our guests steak, salad, bread,cheese, and pavlova for dessert. For theevening reception we had paella followed bymacaroons, cake and fizz!

All in the detail: Image 8 The car I hired let me down at the last minute so a friend of a friend came to collect mebefore the ceremony in his vintage jaguar. I forgot to remind him to pick us up after theceremony so Mark and I had to hitch a lift back from the church!

Lucy and Mark's contact book

Bride's dress

Coco and Kate
Tel: 01926 257 380
www.cocoandkate.co.uk

Catering

Paella Sabrosa
Tel: 07713 866 024

Church

St.Mary, the Virgin church
www.achurchnearyou.com

DJ

Mark Louisy
Tel: 07887 695 601
www.bookapartydj.com

Flowers

P & M Flower Ltd
Tel: 01905 425 454

Groom's suit

Armstrongs
Tel: 01905 22814
www.armstrongs.co.uk

Marquee Company

West Country Marquees
Tel: 01242 300 054
www.westcountrymarquees.co.uk

Photographer

Daniella Marinos Photography
Tel: 07720 230 977
www.daniellamarinosphotography.com

Saxophonist (drinks reception)

Elle Sax
Tel: 07463 243 935

Wedding planner

Laura Randals at Studio 81 Events
Tel: 07793 547 023
www.studio81events.com