Hannah and Mauro's Lockdown Valentine's Day 2021 Wedding

Monday, April 26, 2021

Mr + Mrs Farmhouse

14th February 2021 | Holy Trinity Church + Our Home | Guests: 6

Instagram: @hanrosiex @mauroricardo96 | Photos: Bruce Cleghorn Photography

We were so happy when Hannah and Mauro's wedding landed in our inbox after we shared their gorgeous engagement shoot last year. Not even a national lockdown could stop them from going ahead on their Valentine's Day wedding date (which was also their 5 year anniversary). They held an intimate and romantic ceremony at their church, followed by a fun celebration at their home. The now Mrs Farmhouse tell us all about their special day... 

Tell us all about your wedding theme and colour scheme...

Our theme was a combination of dusty blue, dark blue and silver, we spent hours browsing pinterest moodboards and it was the only colour we could agree on!

What kind of ceremony did you have?

Church of England, due to the restriction of only 6 guests, we had one bible reading from the vicar and one reading from the Mother of the Groom.

Something Old: Second-hand Louboutin’s

Something New: Wedding dress

Something Borrowed: A veil given to me on Facebook

Something Blue: Swarovski studs and small ribbon instead of my dress from the seamstress

What was your favourite part of the day? 

Seeing my now husband at the end of the aisle. This was also the most emotional moment of the day

Any advice for future brides… 

Obviously it depends on what is important to you, but for us, we’re so glad we went ahead with just 6 people in the church, it was intimate and all that mattered to us was that we were husband and wife at the end of the day. Your wedding doesn’t define your marriage.

Song you walked down the aisle to: Bridal Chorus, Wagner (Here comes the bride) played by the organist

Song for walking back up the aisle as a married couple: Wedding March, Mendelssohn

Did you make any Wedding DIYs? 

Yes! The bouquets, button holes, confetti and confetti basket, decorative hoop with our names, cake boxes, cake sign, balloon arch, bridesmaid, bride, groom and parents gift boxes, invites, wax seals – you name it!

Wedding must-have: 

Pre-ceremony champagne, haha. The polaroid camera was fun too.

Did you have have anything unusual at your wedding? 

Other than the reduced head count, it was all very traditional.

What was your favourite wedding purchase? 

My second-hand Louboutin’s, they were £250 from eBay and in like new condition! I was very lucky that the seller was a 20 minute drive from me, so I could check them before I bought them!

Tell us all about the dress and dress shopping...

I did most of my dress shopping solo, partly because of Covid and partly because I enjoy doing things by myself. I tried on 20+ dress and bought the first one I tried on, nothing else compared!

Tell us all about your wedding cake... 

Originally we’d committed to a 3 tier cake, with Ferrero Roche sponge and chocolate icing top, lemon middle and Victoria sponge bottom, our supplier was fantastic and very flexible, we took out the lemon tier and went down to 2. The design was very simple. It tasted amazing!

What food did you have at your wedding? 

We had an afternoon tea style spread

How did you choose your venue? 

We didn’t have much choice! We will be having a belated reception in May at Warbrook House Hotel in Hampshire though. We chose that venue because it was stunning, suited our theme and fit our budget – Hampshire/Surrey is extortionate! 

Favourite wedding supplier: 

I really can’t choose! Between Hannah from Bride by Aster (wedding dress supplier) or Bruce from Bruce Cleghorn Photography (photographer)

Best wedding splurge: 

We knew we wanted a candy cart, to use a hot chocolate cart, but instead of hiring one, we bought one, which we now hire out to other couples (@hannahscarthire on insta)

Anything you wish you'd done differently?

Nothing at all!

Were there any surprises on the day: 

Not being a blubbering mess like I’d expected!

Funniest moment of the day:  

Our photographer getting in the road with oncoming traffic to get ‘the shot’

Funniest wedding photograph: 

Myself and my husband downing our coronas

Did you have a favourite wedding planning moment: 

Our vicar confirming that we could go ahead with our ceremony on 14th Feb – I was ECSTATIC!

And a worst wedding planning moment: 

Every government announcement since March 2020, haha.

Tell us all about your Honeymoon plans... 

We had booked Bali for April 2021, but unfortunately that’s been cancelled, we do hope to go at some point after our belated reception.

What was your wedding budget – and did you stick to it? 

£15,000, we’ve come well under, but that’s because we’re having 30 guests at the reception now instead of 100. We’ll probably end up at about £5,000. Having two separate days does incur additional cost though, i.e. double MUA, double cake etc…

Top money saving tip: 

DIY where you can! Things like confetti cost a fortune to buy, and next to nothing to make. Not everything needs to be brand new, I picked up my polaroid camera from ebay for £50. Lots of bargains to be had on Facebook Market place too. 

Photographer: Bruce Cleghorn Photography

Cake: Billie Dean Beautiful Bakes

MUA: Rachel Coutinho MUA

Hair: Rachel Coutinho MUA

Dress: Modeca - Bride by Aster

Shoes: Louboutin

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS

Suits: Anthony Blay Menswear

Wedding Rings: Ernest Jones Jewellers

Alternations/Seamstress: Holly Winter Couture

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