We know Mondays can be a little rough, so here’s something delightful that is sure to make you smile. Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life, and Lucy and Phil truly took this sentiment to heart when planning their fun and quirky wedding in England. The pair threw tradition out the window when they decided to incorporate duck feeding, a flash mob, and a giant moon bounce into their celebration. As if the purple, blue, yellow, and green color palette weren’t colorful enough, the talented Claire Penn Photography captured absolutely vibrant images and moments throughout the day.
Lucy and Phil
The inspiration was ourselves … not in a WE LOVE OURSELVES kind-of-way, just in a “we want a day that WE are going to enjoy” kind-of-way. So we just thought about all of things that we like: we like playing games, feeding ducks at the pond, taking photos, eating Pieminister pies, quirky bits and bobs, looking cool and being with friends and family. We wanted people to know that they were at Lucy and Phil‘s wedding and so we just planned to do all of our favourite things in one day (apart from watching films, we thought that would be a little anti-social).
We didn’t really go for a theme, but our wonderful photographer Claire really hit the nail on the head when she described it as a Village Fete Wedding. We had lots of games around, tin can alley, lucky dip, skittles, splat the rat, hook a duck, Pin the Bow Tie on Phil, and of course, a bouncy castle. Our marquee was set up with long tables with gingham tablecloths, wildflowers in jars and wooden chairs. The long tables were important to us, we wanted to feel part of the wedding, not on display for everyone to watch us eat!
We couldn’t think of anything worse than wobbling around on a dance floor, awkwardly kissing every now and then, it’s just not our style. So after a lot of deliberation, we chose Pharrell’s “Happy” which we knew would just perfectly sum up our feelings of the day, and we got our friends and family involved. A few weeks before the wedding, we emailed some guests who we knew wouldn’t be able to turn down an opportunity to be part of a flash mob!
So, our favourite moment from the wedding was dancing … behind us a load of giddy friends and family bouncing around on the dance floor with us to a routine that we had all learned … in front of us a load of friends and family grinning, clapping and singing along. It was a moment of such joy for everyone in that room, that’s all that we could have ever hoped for.
The Couple Recommends:
We just loved being with Claire from Claire Penn Photography all day, she was a delight to have around and felt like one of the family. Alison from Silly Old Sea Dog who made our Bridesmaid’s dresses is such a wonderful woman! So accommodating and helpful, managing to find the perfect material and even making a bow tie for Phil, what a dream! Lindsey Bellis at Hair by Lindsey was such a chilled out perfectionist, if that’s possible?! Just the kind of person that you want around just before you get married.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Claire Penn Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. James’ Church
Reception Venue – Tents and Events Marquee
Floral Design – Cocoa Flowers
Catering – Pieminister
Cake – The Cheese Shop
Hair Styling – Hair by Lindsay
Wedding Dress – LouLou
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Silly Old Sea Dog
Groom’s Apparel – T M Lewin
Groomsmen’s Apparel –
Rings – Phillip James Jewellery
Transportation – Black Cab
A very special thank you to Claire Penn Photography for sharing Lucy and Phil’s adorably quirky wedding with Junebug. Planning a whimsical wedding? Head over to Tina and Michael’s casual and chic wedding at Postcard Inn for more inspiration!