Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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
Friday, 13 September 2013
Featured Jack Bunney Grooms - Real Weddings
Sometimes everything just falls into place! Sometimes we will design a wedding suit, with a certain type of wedding in mind, with a certain type of venue and (let's be honest) a certain type of couple in mind. It is very rare for all of these things to fall into place. When Hannah and Craig first sent us an image of their wedding, with Craig wearing the suit we made for him, I was literally blown away, that image was exactly how I imagined it should be. When I designed the suit, I had a vision in my head and Hannah and Craig made that a reality. There is only one thing I can say to them both: Thank You!
So here it is Hannah and Craig's beautiful Summer Garden Wedding:
How did you enjoy the Wedding Planning?
Hannah did such an amazing job she didn’t need me! She thought of every last detail and it looked amazing.
Correct answer ! What about the pre-wedding prep?
I did enjoy setting up, we saw it go up from start to finish, from when the Marquee arrived on the Wednesday to the Roulette and Blackjack tables turning up on the actual evening it was hard work making sure everyone was on time, went in the right place but it was of course worth it, having a marquee wedding there is so much more to do, you have to remember to remember everything from the bar, knives and forks to the toilets!
After all this exhausting planning and prep, you had the big day itself! How did it go?
It was perfect, it ran smoothly without a fault. The ceremony in the garden was the best part for me, it was the perfect setting.
We started off at the registry office in Bletchley, we legally married there.
During the ceremony the Ley Minister used my father’s name instead of mine, it really broke the ice!! I was feeling very nervous at that point and it relaxed both me and Hannah.
We then came back to my parents’ house where we had a Garden Wedding Blessing. And then we then moved onto the marquee in the field behind their house where we had a sit down meal and a fantastic party afterwards.
The best mens speech was amazing, they thought of everything and even provided pictures for people to look at while they were speaking!
After the wedding I felt like everything had just slotted into place, I was happy and excited and so pleased we had such a fantastic day!!
Would you change anything or do anything different?
No it was perfect!
That good? Were their tears?
Obviously we have to talk about our favourite bit. Suits!
My suit was a 3 piece custom made suit by Jack Bunneys of course! It was woolen tweed with a red check line, matching tie, bright red backing on the waist coat, red braces, a pocket watch (such a nice touch) and my initials stitched into the inside of the arm sleeve. It fit like a dream, there is a picture of me walking away with my wife and you can see the line check from the collar follows all the way down the suit. I was very impressed.
It is a pretty amazing suit (even if I do say so myself) did you hire for the rest of the party?
Yes we had 5 guys in total. We hired the Harrogate suits in silver for the best men and the Worcester suits for the dads.
Overall what were you most pleased with?
All of it, it was perfect! but the ceremony in the garden, seeing my wife walking down the aisle, the suits, and also the pictures by Natalie J weddings were beyond anything we could have imagined!
Are there any other suppliers you would like to mention?
Hector Haus, the marquee they provided was outstanding.
Jack Bunneys, the custom made suit was the perfect outfit for the wedding.
Cinnamon Frost Flowers, Vix who designed and made all the flowers did an absolutely amazing job, especially with the table decorations.
Natalie J Weddings, Natalie could not have done a better job with the pictures she took for our wedding. They are really amazing images.
Finally, what advice would you offer to other soon-to-be grooms?
Just try and be as helpful and supportive as you can be.
Sage advice Craig! Thank you so much for being one of Jack Bunneys featured grooms. Your wedding did look really incredible! Looking at your beautiful images whilst looking out onto a grey, wet miserable afternoon I find myself feeling rather envious of that wonderful summers day in your parents back garden.
Natalie J Weddings - www.nataliejweddings.com
Hectors Haus - www.hectorshaus.co.uk
Cinnamon Frost - Leighton Buzzard
Make Up by Luci Ashford with Emily Grace Blackman
Bon Viveur - www.bonviveurcatering.co.uk
Mercedes Benz of Milton Kenynes