The biomes offered the perfect venue for Anne-Marie and Lewis 'bring the outside in'
Anne-Marie and Lewis both wanted an outdoor wedding but we were also desperate for the day not be a washout; the Eden Project with its beautiful biomes offered the perfect venue to 'bring the outside in'. They wanted a laid-back day where parents could relax, so having the whole wedding in the Mediterranean biome meant the children could run and explore when the adults were being boring. It was also a massive plus for the couple knowing that they were supporting a charity that is passionate about the environment.
Suzanne Johnson Wedding Photographer
A photographer is a big part of the wedding day. Neither of them feel comfortable in front of a camera, so they wanted someone who made them feel relaxed. On top of this, they were looking for someone who would be able to work unobtrusively and produce fantastic photos that really captured the essence of the day, for a good price. Anne-Marie and Lewis couldn't believe their luck when they came across Suzanne's work. She was really friendly through the whole process and did an absolutely incredible job of documenting the day. Many of the guests have marvelled at how they didn't even notice that she was taking photos and we love how she not only captured the beautiful surroundings but also the reactions of their guests throughout the day.
Wedding Flowers by The Nature of Paper
The Eden Project doesn't allow external flowers to be brought into the biomes and Pamelas Paper Flowers were recommended as an alternative. The brief was 'wildflowers' inspired by the Isles of Scilly. Pamela's Paper Flowers was the perfect choice and the couple are delighted that they can keep their flowers forever! The quality of Pamela's work was absolutely astounding - nobody realised they were made from paper to begin with.
As a coeliac, Anne-Marie was nervous about choosing a cake as gluten-free cake is often unappetising. The Little Cake Lady couldn't have been more helpful. She provided a normal and a gluten-free tester cake to put our minds at rest. The cakes looked and tasted absolutely amazing - the icing on the cake was that not many people ate mine as they wanted to eat the tiered cake so I got to eat all the leftovers afterwards!
The Wedding Dress was from Bliss Bridal Gowns, Tracy was so friendly and helpful making the whole experience a joy! Anne-Marie wanted a dress that was beautiful, comfy that made her feel good one that suited the more relaxed feel of the Eden Project - and, unbelievably, she found it on the sale rail! It was a bit long so it was altered a few months ahead of the wedding. So with the help of her Mum and maid of honour, Anne-Marie found the dress that she loved...a dress she was able to dance the night away in!
For Anne-Marie and Lewis was being announced as husband and wife for the first time in front of all their friends and family who had travelled far and wide to help them celebrate, it was a really special moment. (Although doing a conga around the biome at night was pretty spectacular too!)
Top Tip for Brides
"Remember to take some time out for yourselves, book a date in the run up too the wedding and afterwards. The weeks before your wedding fly by so it is important to take some time to do something different at such a special time in your lives."
Top Tip for the Groom.
"Don't wear a wool suit if you are getting married in a greenhouse during summer!"