Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Tom and Heathers - Australia to Yorkshire Hollywood Glamour Extravaganza !
I have often mentioned here on our blog or on our Facebook page that our clientele travel from all over the world. Well here is proof! Tom and Heather live in Australia and the wedding was in Yorkshire, U.K.
We are obviously in Essex, so I suppose we were reasonably local (in comparison to Australia).
We first spoke to Tom on the telephone (from Australia) in March, Tom explained to us, that he really loved what we do but his wedding was somewhat of a logistical nightmare! With both the Bride and Groom living in Oz, the rest of the family here in the U.K. and the wedding was up in Harrogate, Yorkshire. If I am honest I thought that it all sounded just too complicated to work! But Tom is a very nice chap and he was just so very enthusiastic about our suits, he was determined to make it work and in all fairness (with the help of his family and friends) he did just that.
So here is Tom and Heathers sumptuous ‘Hollywood Glamour’ Yorkshire Wedding:
Tom’s surprise proposal was a carefully planned getaway to a Disney-esque castle in Adelaide, which nearly ended in disaster when Tom locked the car keys in the car whilst packing. Heather was none too impressed on the way, since Heather was dressed for dog walking, not impromptu castle visiting! In Tom’s words: “I think she forgave me!”
A surprise proposal leads to a lot of planning and hard work, but for Tom and Heather it was even more hard work! “I was involved with about 20% of the wedding planning, I enjoyed letting Heather plan her dream wedding. I can see why grooms tend to take a backseat, As we live in Australia and our family are all in the UK I was the main person Heather would run all the ideas by. She did so well planning the whole thing from the other side of the world!”
Tom obviously enjoyed arranging the suits “I sorted the suit, so I was happy!”
Toms wedding Googling skills are at level ninja, after his 10,000-mile long distance wedding planning, but why Jack Bunneys?
“I took into account the old venues we were using and the Hollywood Glamour (loose) theme and wanted suits that fitted the look of the wedding. Along with most other things I only had the Internet to help me so I looked all over and the suits at Jack Bunneys were the clear winner. They were exactly what I was looking for so the search was over.
It was a bit scary as I didn’t get to try my suit on until 4 weeks before the wedding and 2 of my groomsmen didn’t see them until the wedding day. On the morning of the wedding when we put the suits on, it all came together nicely. “
The whole day just looks amazing! The photography is beautiful, the church and the venue are all incredible! Tom had one word to describe the day. “Unforgettable!”
Actually there were quite a few words “The wedding day was amazing. All the hard work Heather had put into it had paid off. Everyone had an amazing day and to marry the girl of my dreams couldn’t have felt any better.”
After such an amazing day, Tom is officially a married man, so what words of wisdom does Tom impart to the next Groom-to-be?
“Try to organize time during the day to take it all in as it will pass by in a flash. Maybe have a bit of time-out with the bride or the bridal party. Prepare your speech and know it as well as you can so you don’t think about it too much on the day.
Lastly have no regrets. “
Wise words from our Jack Bunney ‘Google-Ninja’ featured Groom, Tom ‘Jedward’ Phillips.
Tom and Heather would like to thank all of their suppliers, which were all brilliant.
1. Beautiful and Amazing Photography: Mr James Field – Jame.com.au
2. Venue – Ceremony – St Marys Church Beverly
3. Venue – Reception – Allerton Castle, Harrogate. Allertoncastle.co.uk
4. Wedding Dress – Lady Liz Bridal, Adelaide. ladylizbridal.com.au
5. Flowers – Miss Elles, Beverly – missellesfloristbeverley.co.uk
6. Cars – Truly Scrumptious Cars – trulyscrumptiouscars.com
7. Cars – Red Bus Days – redbusdays.com
8. Cars – America Pie Limousines – americanpielimos.co.uk
9. Choir – Hot Gospel Choir – hotgospel.co.uk
On behalf of Jack Bunneys we would like to thank James Field for allowing us to share his wonderful photography. James is based in Australia but travels all over the world for his wedding photography. www.jame.com.au image copyright: James Field Photography