It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since these two tied the knot! Alice and Tony held their wedding at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire in May, and chose a vintage countryside theme. The boys looks dapper in tweed but not to be outstaged, Alice’s bridesmaids wore incredible sequinned dresses which complemented her gorgeous Kitty Chen gown perfectly. One of the highlights of their wedding for me was meeting Alice’s horse, Lenny, who joined us for some portraits during the afternoon. Mother Nature wasn’t all that kind to us but Alice and Tony didn’t let that spoil their wedding. Have a little read of they had to say about planning their day…
How did you meet?
On a night out in Cannock.
Tell me your proposal story
Tony is a kickboxing instructor and we had gone away to Tunisia for a competition, Tony had set up all his team on the beach for a photo shoot and asked Alice to take pictures. The team all then took their t-shirts off and had will you marry me on them and Tony was the question mark at the end.
Why did you choose the venue you chose for your wedding day?
We completely fell in love with Sandon Hall, we were amazed form the moment we drove up the drive way. It was country life and princesses all rolled into one. perfect for the guest of honour Alice’s horse to attend as well.
What was it you loved about your outfits and accessories that made you choose them?
Tony wanted to look a bit different so went for the tweed country look with some snazzy shoes. Alice was all about the sparkle and loved the detail in the back of her dress and head piece.
Tell me about the vision you had for your wedding including your theme/colour scheme/styling/flowers:
We wanted a vintage country theme. This was fitting for the venue but also our lifestyle as Alice is a real county lover.
What was your first dance and why did you choose it?
We had Tenerife sea by Ed Sheren for our first dance. The words fit perfectly and we had the special feature of a live singer.
What were the best parts of the day for you?
The whole day was amazing, we couldn’t pick just one thing. Spending time with all our guests and family, the food we had (Tony’s favourite pie and mash) to Alice’s horse arriving to share the special day. All of this was captured perfectly by Ian.
Why did you choose Ian France as your photographer, and what was your experience of your photography on the day?
Ian had photographed Alice’s sisters wedding and straight away became a friend of the family, his work is amazing and unique and he is really easy to be around. Ian is open minded and even let us set smoke bombs off to get some really cool shots.
What would be your best bit of advice to other couples planning their wedding?
Enjoy every moment because it does go quickly, don’t stress about the small stuff as people don’t notice and your day will be perfect. Also don’t stress about the weather the rain just adds extra effect to your pictures and don’t forget “wet knots are harder to untie”.
Would you recommend Ian France to your Friends?
Absolutely he is already booked to do Alice’s other sisters wedding and has helped us out with some business shots since the wedding.
Alice & Tony’s wedding at Sandon Hall | Suppliers
Bridal Gown Designer & Supplier Kitty Chen Couture from Adele Louise Bridal, Wolverhampton
Make-up Grace Lawless
Florist Breige Smith
Cake Amerton Farm
Venue Sandon Hall
Groomswear Duncan James
Bridesmaid Dresses Asos
Entertainment Yo Preston singer
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