Eilisha and Nathaniel held a beautiful, natural wedding at the stunning Longworth Hall, Hereford in September 2019.
Photography: Tanya Flannagan Photography
Me and Natty have been together since we were 14 years old and we had recently moved into our first house we brought together in December 2016. We had planned a trip to London in the 21st April 2017. We had planned to do Madam Tussauds and then the London Eye on the second day we were there. So we had done the trip to Madam Tussauds and then made our way to the London Eye. Natty now explains how he had to try and hide the ring all day before we got to the London Eye. He did an amazing job as I did not suspect anything. As we reached the top of the London Eye, Natty ask me to come see something on his side of the pod, as I turned around and walked towards him, there he was with a ring in his hand. He asked me to marry him and explained he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. This was a complete shock to me and I just stood and cried. Obviously I said yes!
I was totally shocked that he had all this planned. I absolutely love my ring! We then celebrated with a few glasses of wine and a lovely meal out. I was completely overwhelmed and couldn’t have been any happier. I did not stop smiling and couldn’t believe we were engaged. We also had a engagement shoot with Tanya a few months later.
I loved the natural theme. Less is more. I also wanted a lot of foliage as I love the freshness that brings especially with white roses. The venue holds so much character also and I did not want to overload the rooms and I personally think it all went together perfectly.
We had access to the venue from the Friday, the day before the wedding until the Sunday as the wedding was on the Saturday. So me, my mum-Sue, My maid of honour-Amy, my bridesmaid-Sarah and my bridesmaid-Katie all came out with me on the Friday to the venue and helped me set everything up how I wanted it. As we were all staying the night before the wedding, I had planned for us all to have afternoon tea and time together to relax. This was a lovely added extra and made it even more special. Whilst we are at the table one of my bridesmaid Katie, bought me an extra special gift. This gift was a bouquet charm with my grandparents who had passed away. This was so special to me.
Also our best man Karl, booked for us to have a magician which we did not know about. The magician was amazing and all our guests loved him. I was blown away.
We also had a Photobooth which I know a lot of wedding have but it was so lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves.
The dance I had with my Dad – Father and Daughter dance, meant so much to me. My dad was not aware of this dance as I did not want him to overthink it. We danced to Heartland – I Loved Her First. This song honestly word for word describes us.
We also did a sparkler isle at the end of the night and it was lovely to involve all the guest in this.
We started hair and make up at around 6am. We also had a full English breakfast buffet. Hair and makeup went so smoothly we actually had time to just chill before getting dressed. The weather was absolutely amazing for us in September too.
I was surprisingly calm waking up on the day of the wedding. It’s so strange with how nervous I was feeling with the build up of it all and the night before but it was almost like it just disappeared on the morning of the wedding. I was just really looking forward to our big day. I even managed to eat breakfast which I thought I would never do!
We walked down the isle to Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea. If you have not heard it before, you will love it now.
The bridal party playing garden games the morning of the wedding. Badminton and hula hooping, We had so much fun. Everybody was just so relaxed and calm.
It started off that my Dad and Natty were doing speeches before we ate. My Dad went first and it turned out after Natty had done his everyone was so relax they all wanted to speak. Nattys Mum did a lovely speech and so did Nattys Granddad. The whole room was just filled with so much love and happiness.
The magician blew my mind. He was amazing.
If I can recommend anything from the whole day would be to have a videographer. This brought us so much happiness after the wedding. People always say the day goes so fast, it is so true! By having the videographer it meant we could relive the whole day and it still makes me emotional now when I watch it! My favourite part is my Dads speech. It made me cry on the day and still does now. We had guest messages at the end of the video too and that really makes me smile.
I only have one regret of our wedding and that was that I wished I could have had my dog with me!! I also wish it could have lasted longer as I can honestly say I had the best day of my life, finally marrying my childhood sweetheart.
The wonderful local wedding suppliers that helped bring Eilisha and Nathaniel vision to life are as follows:
Venue: Longworth Hall
Photographer: Tanya Flannagan Photography
Videography: 4LW Productions
Cake: The Stables Pantry
Flowers: Helianthus Flowers
Venue Dressing: Dress to Impress by Julie
Stationery: Bride made herself
Brides Dress: Designer Alfred Angelo from Belle of the Ball Bridal
Grooms Suits: Symonds of Hereford Ltd
Mother of the Bride: Next with accessories from Debenhams
Hair: Kirsty Cooper & Vicktoria Williams (Local Hairdressers)
Makeup: Eleanor-Lucy Makeup Artist
Rings: Warren James
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