A Country Farm Wedding with Colourful Paper Cranes

Lighting designer and programmer Cat, and lighting technician Tom wed one sunny summer's day on 21st July 2018, at Tom's parent's farm in Silton, Dorset.


"Tom and I aren't too interested in having our photos taken and purposely have chosen careers backstage. As a result of this, I was keen that if I was going to possess a photographer, it would be somebody that didn't do posed photographs and would blend into your day. I found and loved the tonal quality of light in the shots immediately. His style attracted us and he made everyone feel so comfortable. We are still surprised about the shots he managed to capture on our day."

"When it found my wedding gown, Tom and I felt that the white dress wasn't me and I wasn't interested in a western style but was keen to provide a nod to my mum's Indian heritage. I purchased the gown from Wembley. This shop produces one-off Lenghas so even though it wasn't designed for me, I believe it's the only person in existence."

"I loved the botanical themes from the traditional metal embroidery (zardozi) which caught my eye immediately. It wasn't anything like what I would usually wear, however, it felt like such the right decision when I used it. The muted pink wasn't the standard Indian color of red, but additionally wasn't the standard white color that I was keen to step back."

Going on the more traditional route with her bridesmaids, Cat chose beautiful full-length navy blue bridesmaid dresses on their behalf, in addition to a silver paper crane necklace each. The groom wore a 3-piece deep blue suit with a grey waistcoat, a pink tie, and, shoes.

The best men complimented his style in their mismatched suits, with ties from Hawes and Curtis gifted to every one of them. Here

"Tom and I met in a country house opera festival in the summer of 2014, which had quite a few issues that made it simple for us to bond over. On a blisteringly hot day in Australia in March 2017, I was walking on the remote beach within the Daintree rainforest and it ended up he was involved to propose!"

The couple chose Helen Baker his or her officiant, carrying out a recommendation with a family friend, and wrote their very own vows independently of each other.

"My dad accompanied me on the aisle and we walked right down to Hoppipolla through the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. I didn't know until after I'd chosen the song that it's among Tom's favorites. We had 3 readings and we wanted the folks we asked to select the readings themselves, therefore we heard them for that first time throughout the ceremony."

“I was very particular concerning the band we hired and I had my heart set on the 9-piece jazz orchestra, which may have blown your budget. We ended up having a 5-piece band from Bristol called. They surpassed any expectations I had and were fantastic!”

"For our first dance track, we chose Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell, which Silver Souled performed for all of us. It was something which felt so appropriate to us now, and our future together."

" I couldn't select one favorite moment from your day – it had been all of it! From the moment I reached Tom's side in the ceremony, I felt so comfortable. It was so beautiful to become surrounded by our friends and family. People had originated from all within the UK, Australia, Zambia, and also the US to become with us."

Words Of Wedded Wisdom

"Don't seem like you have to blow your budget and put money into everything! We chose three or four things that we wanted to put money into – food, a free bar, a live band along with a photographer – and everything else I was willing to compromise on."

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