When Alex Linford decided it was time to pop the question to his beloved Robyn Downey, he didn't do things by halves. “I hate surprises so he wound me up for weeks before Christmas saying he'd got me an amazing gift,” says the bride. When the 25th came around Alex pulled out a cardboard box, which he'd wrapped in fancy paper, filled with tissue and confetti and booby-trapped so when Robyn opened it a balloon popped out. At the bottom, was a chalkboard saying 'Will you marry me?' “He stood watching me open it before dropping to one knee,” she recalls. “After lots of tears I managed to muster a 'Yes!'” The happy couple soon set the date for 24th June, 2017 and opted for a celebrant-led tipi wedding at Angrove Park.
Here, the bride tells us more about their informal, bohemian day…
We pictured a chilled-out day with a big focus on our two loves, food and music. Although we wanted a relaxed day it was planned meticulously. I even painstakingly cut out a miniature tipi layout so I could work out where all our furniture and props would fit!
Our cake had four delicious tiers of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and lemon, decorated with a floral waterfall down one side and copper ribbon.
Bloom Photography and Blooming Lovely Films were wonderful and we can't recommend them enough. The groomsmen would've had a much more stressful morning if it wasn't for the photographer, Chris, as none of them could tie their ties!
I can't thank The Countryside Florist enough; Rebecca completely understood my vision from the beginning and created beautiful bouquets, buttonholes and displays that tied in with our theme.