Chris and Toni Massey are from farming families in the lovely village of Garton-on-the-Wolds, East Yorkshire.
Their celebration centred on a beautiful marquee in a paddock on the family farm – just a stone’s throw from the village church where their ceremony took place.
And despite the pressures of organising what evolved from a low key event into a huge one with 220 guests, Toni maintained her laid-back approach, allowing her and Chris’s vision for their special day to unfold gradually.
“We wanted a relaxed summer celebration in the countryside and planned and designed everything ourselves,” said Toni.
They had wild flowers and many of their wedding decorations were made by friends within this close-knit farming community.
“We had craft nights, where groups of us got together to make hundreds of metres of bunting,” said estate agent Toni. “And a friend of ours made beautiful rustic wooden boxes as the centrepieces for our table displays.”
Toni and farmer Chris were also relaxed about their colour scheme. “We wanted wild flowers and simply asked a local grower to give us what was in season,” Toni continued.
Their star guest, 18-month-old black Labrador Oscar, even sported a floral collar.
One of our key wedding stylists, Cherry Williams, provided large candlesticks for the wedding, and beautiful lace trims for the tables and chairs.
Working on an event which evolved so organically, and grew in scale from the original plan, might have proved a challenge for some companies, but not for us.
“I was thinking of new things all the time, and Chrysta and Tony were so patient, going out of their way to source whatever we had in mind – including white balustrading to separate the dance floor from the rest of the marquee interior.
“I can’t recommend them highly enough. It was stressful organising an event for so many people, but these guys helped keep that to a minimum and I had absolute confidence that they would just take care of everything on the day.”