Sophie and Chris

Sophie and Chris

30th May 2024   –   Ellingham Hall

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How we both met

We met at a job interview… Chris was interviewing me for a job which I ended up turning down!

The Wedding Venue

Ellingham Hall

Why we chose to have a celebrant wedding ceremony

We really wanted the whole day to be a real celebration of love and fun. When we initially rang Jo to enquire, we ended up on the phone for about 40 minutes and immediately knew she was the right person for us…. Jo spent time getting to know both of us individually as well as a couple and really guided us through the process. This meant we could tailor our day to suit us perfectly and the ceremony was everything we could have dreamt of and more!

Ideas about what our ceremony could have looked like

We both knew we wanted an runway style ceremony instead of an aisle and Jo took it in her stride and was excited about what we could do to make it spectacular.

The whole room was 100% engaged and just full of love.

The best part of the ceremony for us

The BEST part of the ceremony for myself, Sophie, was the finale! Everyone had a miniature jam jar of limoncello tied to their seats and we all “took a shot to tie the knot” followed by a dancing exit. Jo tied this in so perfectly! Everyone had the biggest smiles on their faces and it was just brilliant.

For Chris, his favourite part was the vows. We both sent our vows to Jo who read them, printed them out and gave us guidance in writing them so that they were perfect.

How personal it was, it was just overwhelmingly beautiful!


What our guests said about our wedding ceremony/day

“BEST WEDDING EVER” was the quote floating round the entire day. My mum did a reading which ended up with everyone on their feet singing away, it was so unique and encapsulated our personalities to a T.

Some of our fav wedding suppliers and why we chose them

  • Jo!! I honestly cant begin to explain how incredible Jo was from the very first meeting, she totally put us both at ease and was just a call or email away for anything we needed.
  • Chelsey Leigh- the most insane photographer, really professional but SO chill which is everything we needed! The photos we have received in our preview are beyond what we could have imagined, candid and beautiful.
  • Julie, Enchanted Florist- where do I start with our flowers?! Julie is a good friend and we showed her photos of my dress, the kilts, the bridesmaid dresses and a vague idea and gave her full creative license. My goodness she went above and beyond what we could have dreamed of! The most beautiful flower arrangements we have ever seen and tied in all our details perfectly. I cried when I saw my bouquet for the first time! Not only that, but she collected the flowers the next day and decorated our pub with them for all our customers to enjoy too.
  • Boom Collective- The band! Just WOW. 5 piece brass, dj and singer who has the entire room on their feet the whole time. The best music, the most electric performance and were just all round lovely guys!

Three words that sum up our ‘Love Jo’ experience!

Heartfelt, Unique, Unbelievable.