Emma and Steve's Moody and Modern Autumnal Wedding

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mr + Mrs Morrow 

16th November 2019 | Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn

Instagram: @emma_kelly89 @smorreau | Photos: Caroline Goosey

Inspired by the beautiful colour palette of their favourite season, Emma and Steve opted for an Autumnal wedding at Stock Farm Barn. Fresh foliage and dried flowers adorned the venue, lots of which was actually foraged by the bride and her family! The array of floral decoration, paired with the burgundy and ivory, made for a perfectly autumnal affair. Emma fills us in on all of the details of their special day; from the dress shopping experience, right down to the Ceilidh at their evening reception... 

Tell us all about your wedding theme...

We knew from the get go that we wanted an autumn wedding. Autumn is my favourite season and it’s seasonal colours are definitely what inspired me for the style. In particular, dried flowers were a big inspiration for me and this was definitely the ‘theme’ with colours of deep greens, burgundies and ivory as well as the wild textures of dried and fresh foliage.

Tell us about the ceremony...

We had a registrar with the ceremony at Stock Barn. Our readings were ‘This Must be the Place’ by Talking Heads and ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ by John Cooper Clarke read by one of my best friends Sabrina and my brother Tom respectively. 

What was your something Old, New Borrowed and Blue?

My mum made up a little pouch to keep with me on my wedding day.. 

Something Old: The artificial flowers from my parents’ wedding cake (1983!). 

Something New: A mini embroidered keyring hoop which my mum handstitched our initials and wedding date. 

Something Borrowed: A small leather purse/pouch which has been on ‘long-term loan’ for about 100 years down my mum and grandma’s line. The purse included small wedding photos of my parents, my brother and his husband, both sets of grandparents, and two sets of great grandparents! My mum also put in a silver sixpence. 

Something Blue: Part of a blue necklace that had belonged to my Nan. 

What was your favourite part of the day? 

What was the most emotional moment of the day? I thought this might have been the actual ceremony, but it turned out to be my speech! I am not a public speaker at all but I knew from the beginning I wanted to do a short speech to thank everyone for joining us and to those involved. I was so overwhelmed with emotion (happy emotion!) that I was tearing up the whole way through; all our lovely family and friends cheered me through it though! 

Song you walked down the aisle to: Comptine d’un atre ete, l’apres-midi by Yann Tierson (from the Amelie soundtrack) – Steve’s request, he knew he wanted me to walk down this aisle to this before he even proposed. 

Ceremony Songs: I Wanna be Yours (John Cooper Clarke), This Must be the Place (Talking Heads) and GMF (John Grant) – all played while we signed the register. The former two were both readings and the latter was our first dance song, so they were all special to us. 

Song for walking back up the aisle as a married couple:  Comptine d’un atre ete: la demarche by Yann Tierson 

First Dance: GMF by John Grant – our favourite song by our favourite artist! 

First Dance Song: We chose John Legend – All of Me because it was playing when my fiancé proposed and he is our favourite singer. We had dance lessons leading up to our wedding and wanted to surprise our guests with a routine!  

Did you make any Wedding DIYs? 

Lots! I made all the floral decorations for the venue (ceremony and table pieces). Along with my Mum and Grandma, I had foraged a huge amount of flowers and foliage over the previous year and dried them. I then made up the pieces including fresh eucalyptus and gypsophila. I also made all the signage (with nods to our ceremony readings!). 

Did you have have anything unusual at your wedding?  

I don’t know how unusual it is but alongside the sweetie table we lay out some games for guests to help themselves to (jenga, tiddliwinks etc) – it was a big hit! 

What was your favourite wedding purchase? 

My wedding dress with the pearl belt and custom made headpiece without doubt. 

Tell us all about the dress… 

Before I went dress shopping, I had no idea what I wanted – I only knew what I didn’t want! I was attracted to Charlie Brear’s dresses in The White Closet as soon as I saw them. They are modern, classy and not too traditional. As soon as I tried the first dress on I fell in love with it precisely for these reasons. I find it quite hard to describe my dress – it was floor length, completely plisse with a blouson high neck top with a cowl style low back.  What I absolutely loved most about my dress was the gorgeous low back and the most beautiful pearl Charlie Brear belt – it made the look complete. 

Tell us all about your wedding cake... 

Steve’s mum (Heather) is a brilliant baker, she had baked layers of both Steve’s sisters’ wedding cakes, and so it was a no brainer when it came to ours! Heather baked all three layers of our cake, two chocolate and one lemon – delicious! 

When it came to the icing, my brother-in-law took the reins! We wanted a naked icing style, and he did a brilliant job. I decorated the cake with rosemary and eucalyptus from our garden, and it was topped with one of my bunches of dried flowers and fresh eucalyptus in a small silver vessel, which had come from my mum and dad’s own wedding cake. 

What food did you have at your wedding?  

Tapas! And chips with a range of toppings for the evening. 

Which was your favourite wedding supplier?

This is far too difficult because we worked with so many amazing and talented suppliers. Special mentions to Caroline Goosey (our amazing photographer & videographer, made us feel at ease the first time we ever spoke to her!), Nicola Wellard at Silver Sixpence in her Shoe (custom made my beautiful headpiece which I will treasure forever, I loved all our appointments!), Louise Kelly at Make You Up who was a very calming presence while coiffing my hair, and of course the entire team at Stock Farm who were amazing and professional from beginning to end. 

Best wedding splurge...

The Ceilidh Band! It was so much fun and got EVERYONE up! 

Was there anything you wish you'd done differently?

Genuinely nothing! 

What was the funniest moment of the day?

Watching everyone tackle the ceilidh! 

What was your favourite wedding planning moment? 

Making up all the floral decorations with my mum and grandma. 

What was your first dance song?  

GMF by John Grant. Our favourite song, it has a dark humour to it that we thought our guests would enjoy as well!  

Tell us about your Honeymoon... 

Mexico for two weeks over the New Year. Our first week was spent in unbelievable Mexico City soaking in all the culture, visiting their amazing heritage sites (Teotihuacan was a big highlight) and eating the delicious street food. We spent New Year’s Eve there which was brilliant, there was a huge street party with a Mariachi band playing and a lazer light show. Our second week was spent relaxing in Tulum where we swam in the crystal clear cenotes and took an authentic Mexican cooking class.  

Tell us about your wedding favours...

We set up a sweetie table for our guests to stock up – it all went! 

Watch their wedding video below;

Emma + Steve from Caroline Goosey on Vimeo.

Venue: Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn 

Photographer: Caroline Goosey 

Videographer: Caroline Goosey 

Stationery: Rob Jenkins + E. E. Chrisp Letterpress 

Flowers:  Bouquets and buttonholes by Studio Kado

Décor: Hipswing

Hair: Make You Up Ltd (Louise Kelly) 

Dress: Charlie Brear from The White Closet

Shoes: Nine West 

Bridesmaids dresses:  Costurero Real

Suits: Debenhams and Marks & Spencer 

Wedding Rings: Bride’s ring: Heather Stephens Jewellery + Goldsmiths 

Celebrant:  Cheshire East Registrar 

Band/DJ: Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band

Entertainment:  Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band 

Post a Comment