Real Weddings: Amy and Michael's cherry blossom Easter wedding Credit: Olly Knight Photography

Real Weddings: Amy and Michael's cherry blossom Easter wedding

by Liz Gatherer

I really enjoyed working with a lovely couple recently, Amy and Michael. They planned a fabulous barn wedding at Brookfield Barn in Horsham, Sussex. Amy and Michael incorporated their love of Ashdown Forest into their wedding day alongside cherry blossom touches and springtime colours of dusky pink and pale mint. The details they incorporated into their day is one of the reasons I started my own company producing personalised wedding magazines, the magazines are a way of tying together all that has been put into a wedding. So often these stunning details can go unnoticed by guests, it is often the tiniest details that have the biggest impact and Wedition is a way of ensuring that no one misses a thing!

Woodland Easter wedding

Michael's 'office' is Ashdown Forest, a place he knows very well and the location of their first date together. Michael proposed to Amy on a beautiful winter walk in Ashdown Forest. Michael carved a pen pot from wood found near the proposal location, this was used to to hold the pens for their guest book. Mike and his groomsmen wore bespoke wooden Marvel bow ties in keeping with the woodland theme and the men's shared love of Marvel.

bespoke Marvel bow tie

Cherry blossom themed Easter wedding

"The blossom season is powerful, glorious but tragically short lived, a visual reminder that our lives too, are fleeting. Cherry blossoms remind us to pay attention."

Amy and Mike's wedding invitations were hand carved using cherry wood and there were cherry blossom sugar flowers on the wedding cake as well as cherry blossom centre pieces. See more on the meaning of cherry blossom on this insightful blog post by Helen Suk.

Easter cherry blossom wedding cake

There was a small lady bird hidden on the cake, this was to link childhood memories for Amy. As the couple married on Easter weekend, there was an Easter egg on their cake. The three tier flavours were fruit cake, cherry Bakewell and chocolate fudge.

cherry blossom wedding cake Easter

Sand Ceremony at an Easter cherry blossom wedding

To make their ceremony even more significant, Amy and Michael poured coloured sand into an hourglass. This signifies how their hearts and lives are entwined. It would be near impossible to separate the grains of sand back into two colours again, showing how Amy and Mike will not be separated. The hour glass represents how they will always have time for each other.

For more ways on personalising your ceremony, see my blog posts Making Your Ceremony That Extra Bit Personal and Other Ways to Personalise Your Ceremony.

sand ceremony hourglass wedding personalised vows

Personalised Wedding Magazines for a cherry blossom wedding

Amy and Michael used their personalised wedding magazine to incorporate their menu, order of the day, reading and ceremony music as well as an introduction to their wedding party, an interview with furbabies Phoebe and Teddy, their proposal story, love story, an article explaining all their fabulous details and special touches as well as their honeymoon itinerary and a "Who is more likely to?" Mr and Mrs quiz. Amy and Mike had their pre-wedding photo shoot with their photographer Olly Knight in a field close to Olly's home, you can see one of these fabulous photos on the front cover of their personalised wedding magazine.

personalised wedding magazine

Sugared Almonds

Wedition is the new sugared almonds and no one should have a wedding without one.

"Liz, we first met you at a wedding fayre when we were a newly engaged couple entering the exciting world of wedding planning! We instantly fell in love with your unique idea and enthusiasm. You were our first booking and set the standard of our wedding right from the start.

We worked closely together from our coffee meeting to email catch ups - you were there every stage. You helped us to decide on the theme, layout and content. The draft Wedition's you created and sent allowed us to see the progress throughout the planning stage. My indecisive nature didn't deter you and you were happy to make lots of changes for us throughout.

The final Wedition surpassed all expectations!

The reaction from our guests was brilliant, no one had come across a wedding favour as personal and original as our Wedition! It fitted seamlessly into our cherry blossom theme and complemented the table decor well. Everyone loved having something to take away and treasure from the day!

Wedition is the new sugared almonds and no one should have a wedding without one.

Best of luck for the future Liz we will be shouting Wedition from the roof tops x" - Amy

Brookfield Barn Easter wedding

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