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“Thank you” from Mr & Mrs Cross #PTCrossWedding

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Mr Cross and I would like to say a huge thank you for all your kind messages we received for our wedding on 14th May.
We had the most amazing day, we are both still a little overwhelmed by the whole thing! All the hard work definitely paid off! We enjoyed a few days in Jersey to recuperate and now look forward to starting our new chapter as Mr & Mrs Cross.

With me being a designer and Paul’s passion for all things vintage and retro the styling of our wedding was really important to us to create a day that reflected our personalities and passions.
We were married in St Bartholomew’s Church, Wigginton where Paul’s family are from. 6 generations of his family have been married here and we just had to carry on such a wonderful tradition! The Church is gorgeous, small, intimate and when lit with candle light, enchanting. In the grounds of the church the wonderful Elsie’s Ices provided Ice creams to reflect our Italian engagement, they went down VERY well!

What did we wear? The Groom wore a Ted Baker suite, Ted Baker Retro Phone Cufflinks (he collects old phones!) Clarks Shoes and a tie bought online. I wore a Kenneth Winston Gown #1584 bought from Ann’s BridalRachel Simpson Ivory Mimosa Heels and Chez Bec Earrings. The Bridesmaids wore Jenny Packham embellished dresses.

We’d hired Hastoe Village Hall for our reception venue. Far from your standard village hall is Hastoe! Recently restored with original features, it created the perfect blank canvas for us to go wild! We had stunning Festoon lights installed and my incredible Husband collected vintage Soda Syphons, turned them into lamps which we sat on tree slices surrounded by old bottles. The fairy lights twinkling in all the glass was just magical. Petals Flower Shop in Berkhamsted finished off our dream setting with gorgeous flowers that fitted in perfectly with our colour scheme of blush pink, duck egg and coral. We had an amazing cake table where friends and family brought scrummy cakes with the centre piece being provided by EmmaBelle.
In the run up to the wedding we’d asked people to help us collect pennies from pre 1991. Everyone thought we were mad! But everything soon made sense when we revealed our vintage one armed bandit machine and home made fun fair for guests to play on. All brilliantly brought together in a 4x6m gazebo from The Tent Company.

We danced the night away to my Cousin’s band who made our first dance, Andy Williams’ ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ super special.

Cat Lane captured our special day, so far we’ve received just 5 sneaky previews, but I’m already blown away and dying to see the whole wedding album! They were absolutely fantastic on the day. I can not recommend them highly enough.

Here’s a few photos that hopefully gives a reflection of our amazing day. There’s more over on instagram #PTCrossWedding

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TM x

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In your shoes Notonthehighstreet.com visit & 10th Birthday

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Today I had a visit from Subomi, from the financial team at , as part of the company’s Partnership Days. In Your Shoes gives notonthehighstreet staff a chance to meet the sellers they work with, and spend the day getting a sense of the daily running of their creative businesses.
Not only was this exciting enough, but it also happened to be NOTH’s 10th Birthday, so it was even more special to be celebrating with a member of the team.
As a partner I received the best birthday pack ever! Hats, bake your own cake, sparkly resin ’10’, candles, popper, notebook and a card! What a treat!
Subomi was great and we spent time talking about my business, both asking questions and talking about my future plans before photographing some new prints ‘Powered by Steam’ & ‘Westgate, Winchester‘ to launch on the site.
He also helped me shoot some ‘behind the scenes’ images and a cool video of me packing up an order. It’s things like this I find very difficult when I’m here on my own!

Needless to say Subomi and I decorated the cake and wished NOTH a very happy birthday in style!

Thank you for your company today Subomi, it’s been great! #NOTHS10 #INYOURSHOES TM x