anna + paddy | clint lodge

Anna and Paddy were married on 6th August at Stow Parish Church and then went onto Clint Lodge for their reception. They were planning their wedding for 10 and a half months. Huge thanks to Eve from Photographs by Eve for sharing her images of the day - you can catch Eve on her website, Facebook or Instagram

"For long as I can remember I have always wanted to get married in my local church, I was christened there so it is a very special place to me. As for our reception venue, we fell in love with it as soon as we visited it - it was rustic and very much in the countryside! It had a relaxed feel about it, which is exactly what we wanted for our wedding."

"My favourite part of the planning process was getting to do all the fun crafty bits with my Mum. She is very creative and I loved being able to spend quality time with her as she worked her magic!"

"Paddy was involved in what he felt was important... the food and cake tasting! In his defence we lived at opposite ends of the country prior to getting married, so I will let him blame distance for his lack of participation in the planning."

"I'm a girl who likes efficiency, I picked my dress in the first shop I visited. I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. I picked a lace, fitted, Essence of Australia gown."

"The whole day was perfect start to finish, but my favourite part of the day was the car journey between the church and the reception. I know that sounds really odd but it was the first time Paddy and I spent time alone together as husband and wife!"

"I think my favourite detail has to be the Doric words used as our table names. Paddy is from the North of Scotland, so I loved that we could bring part of that to our special day."

"My Mum made our favours. We had little brown boxes filled with homemade scones and jam. We went pretty traditional with our guestbook; a nice wooden book with guests writing marriage advice for the bride and groom in it."

"I loved getting to do the creative jobs with my Mum. Homemade makes the day all the more personal and I have to say, assembling and packing 110 miniature cardboard boxes the day before your wedding is oddly therapeutic!"

"My friend Libby, who came over from Australia to celebrate with us, wrote a passage for us and read it during our ceremony – it was so beautiful I can remember it verbatim, start to finish. It is by far my clearest memory of the day."

"Please do not stress! As long as you and your partner are married at the end of the day and your guests have smiles on their faces your day has been a success! Enjoy every second of it, it is over in a flash."


Venue: Stow Parish Church + Clint Lodge

Band: The Jiggers

Florist: Carols Creation

Stationery: Buttonmoon

Photographer: Photographs by Eve

Videographer: Bruce Morrice (a friend/wedding guest) 

Eve went above and beyond when capturing our big day!