Simon and Naomi reached out to me to cover an intimate afternoon wedding at The Lismoyne Hotel in Fleet, Hampshire at the magical time of 'Twix-mas' in 2023. Simon and Naomi wanted a Christmas wedding that combined their wedding with the joy of spending time with loved ones at Christmas and had incredibly thoughtful touches throughout the day like personalised gifts for each guest to open (just like Christmas!) and a Christmas Dinner as their wedding breakfast.
I attended to cover the bridal prep, ceremony and the initial reception and left them to enjoy a lovely dinner at The Oatsheaf Pub in Fleet.
Arguably one of my favourite parts of a wedding day- bridal prep is full of laughter, tension, love and fun and every bride has a different morning. Naomi was full of support from her two sons, long term hairdresser and topped off with her visit from her loving parents.
Naomi wore borrowed earrings that belonged to her Grandma, a gorgeous classic satin dress with an embellished panel and low v back from Tilly Mint in Fleet and shoes she found for a steal online.
An Intimate Wedding Ceremony
The conservatory at The Lismoyne Hotel was a lovely small and intimate space that was made so much more romantic with Naomi & Simon's own vows.
Did you know getting married in the rain is traditionally seen to be good luck? A wet knot is extremely hard to untie – hence a marriage is harder to untie.
Rain forced their confetti walk indoors but this didn't stop it being beautiful or a lot of fun!
The Wedding Details
Is it really a wedding without a giant soft giraffe? Naomi and Simon's kids brought a giraffe to the festivities with a tie and if you look closely you can see that the giraffe was at the front of the ceremony.
The couple used a local florist and opted for a donut stand for guests and a Polaroid guest book.
A newly married couple!
Congratulations Mrs & Mrs Gooch!
Venue: The Lismoyne Hotel
Dress: Tilly Mint
Meal: The Oatsheaf