The wedding of Eleanor Davies and Adam Perkins
PUBLISHED: 00:16 22 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:56 20 February 2013
Eleanor and Adam are both teachers in Herefordshire and live in Leominster
The bride and groom
Eleanor and Adam are both teachers in Herefordshire and live in Leominster.
Maggie and Kim Davis and Steve and Gaenor Perkins.
Lara Davis, Laura Perkins and Sera Bailey.
How they met
Eleanor and Adam met at Wigmore High School, 10 years ago and have
been together ever since.
We had a blessing at Wilton Castle in Ross-on-Wye. After visiting the ruins, we fell in love with the venue, it is stunning, and you get a free cup of tea with your admission price! says Eleanor.
We then wandered down the road in a long procession to Orles Barn, which we chose for its reasonable price and its fabulous food. Its an award-winning restaurant, where the likes of Ellie Goulding and Alan Carr have stayed.
Eleanor bought her Madeline Gardner gown from Lily Oliver one of the newest bridal boutiques in Hereford. She says: The dress I chose wasnt one I had gone in to see but I was encouraged to try the dress on anyway. It was very good advice I adored the gown, and it fitted the venue perfectly. It was a gentle, A-line gown with organza, lace and beading. Intricate and beautiful.
Were hired from Bill Child in Hereford. The men wore grey tails, with different coloured cravats. Adams was teal, the best man and usher wore pink, and the fathers wore purple. Their socks
The dresses were Alfred Angelo designs from Ashton Rose Bridal Centre in Hereford, with Laras in teal, Laura in purple and Sera in pink. Seras
daughter Evie was the flower fairy.
Eleanor says: My hair was done at Alcedonia in Ross-on-Wye. We had the whole salon to ourselves that morning and the girls had bought in bucks fizz to help us celebrate!
For the blessing, Adam asked one of his best friends to conduct the ceremony. Chris Murphy, from Guernsey, did a fantastic job, and it made the ceremony more meaningful to have someone who knew us both well. We had three readings, from my brother Rob, my granddad Bert and our friend Ruth. I walked back up the aisle to Some Kind of Wonderful. After photos (Wilton Castle is excellent for photos lots of nooks and crannies to find and use!) we all walked back to Orles Barn.
As Adam and I are both teachers so decided that favours would be based on school. Each table was a different school subject or groups and the favours were appropriate to that subject. For example, we had a geeks table who had silly glasses, an art table, with Play-doh pots and the top table were the prefects and so we all had badges! Orles Barn did fantastic food we had French onion and cider soup to start, chicken breast, fondant potato, courgette and a tomato jus and a glorious chocolate brownie for dessert. The speeches were spot on not too long, very funny, yet meaningful.
We had a hog roast in the evening, and multi-coloured cupcakes made by our friend Charlotte from The Sandwich Cellar in Hay-on-Wye.
We decided to have a wishing tree, rather than a traditional guest book at the reception. Guests could write their messages on cardboard tags and tie them to the tree. Gemma from Gemma Williams Photography produced a photo from our engagement photo shoot which guests signed too.
A special moment during the day was when gave my bouquet to mygrandparents who are celebrating their 60th wedding. We thought it was an appropriate way to honour a very long lasting and happy marriage."
We have just bought a house in Hereford, so well go on a honeymoon to Italy this year. This is thanks to some very generous friends and family. Thank you.
Gemma Williams Photography; Tel: 07853 990844; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org