The rain didn’t stop Jon proposing on Christmas Eve. After convincing Alyx to go for a walk at Cannock Chase with their dog, it was a relief when the sun finally shone and Jon went down on one knee to pop the most important question. He had a cute dog collar made with ‘mommy will you say yes to daddy’ and handed it over to Alyx. As you know, she said, ‘Yes!’.
They are one of the most amazing couples I have ever met and I was so glad to be part of their big day! On 23rd September 2017, the wedding and reception were held in the middle of the countryside at Mythe Barn in Atherstone. Mythe Barn has these superb wooden beams, neutral coloured walls mixed with authentic stone, grey stone flooring and large windows to let the beautiful natural light flood the room. The venue’s architectural design was so perfect. Alyx and Jon didn’t feel the need to overly decorate it and I definitely agree!
The wedding was very natural, effortlessly laid back, and vintage with light colours of green and soft pink dotted throughout. The identical pastel green halter neck bridesmaid dresses complimented the smart groomsmen, who all wore dark blue suits with grey waistcoats. The groomsmen’s outfits were hired from Formalwear Specialist Duncan James in Walsall.
The bride had a stunning strapless Enzoani dress with a full lace skirt and made her feel and look absolutely gorgeous. When Alyx had first tried on the wedding dress, she cried with happiness. The dress was bought from Wedding Belles in Four Oaks. Alyx chose a bouquet of classic white roses filled with greenery from the Secret Garden in Lichfield, which matched her natural wedding wonderfully.
When having a wedding it’s always great to involve your friends and family as much as possible. It’s such a special occasion for them as it is for you. Alyx had a talented friend who created all of their wedding stationery and helped transport on the day. Another friend made Alyx’s and Jon’s wedding cake, a gorgeous and simple 2 tier iced cake with flowers on top, which made the cake become even more precious to them.
The band in the evening was incredible! Alyx and Jon had seen them live previously and booked them through hireaband.com. This website is great to find wedding entertainment if you’re currently looking. The dance floor was heaving and created such a lively atmosphere, all the guests singing at the top of their voices and dancing, a fantastic night was had by all!
Groom and groomsmen suits – Duncan James in Walsall
Venue – Mythe Barn in Atherstone
Band – hired through hireaband.com
Wedding Dress – Wedding Belles in Four Oaks
Wedding Dress Designer – Enzoani
Sally was the perfect choice for us. She made everyone feel so comfortable on the day and was brilliant with my niece! The photos are amazing and I would 1000% recommend her. We were lucky enough to have a video produced by Sally which topped everything off as we were able to see parts of the day that we missed and it is an emotional keepsake for us. Thank you Sally for everything x
– Alyx and Jon.
Bride’s Top Tips
Alyx’s top tips for weddings are:
Don’t get too drunk, you’ll forget a lot and feel rubbish the next day.
Take 15 minutes out with your partner to take it all in and talk.
Enjoy every moment – the day will go by in a flash!