A Note From Us…
Steph and Ryan – The first time I met Steph and Ryan was back in September 2017, as we were walking around the venue I knew they both had amazing personalities and a great sense of humour, we were going to get on like a house on fire! Each time we met Ryan joked – I started to get a little worried when he said he was planning to have Elephants on arrival, something a little unique he joked. I received a phone call, again with what I was going to take with a pinch of salt until Ryan said they we’re pregnant, expecting a baby just two weeks after their wedding with Steph just laughing in the background…
Why Did You Choose The Pumping House For Your Special Day?
After originally having our heart set on a venue and then being let down, we visited several other venues and The Pumping House was our last of the day. We instantly fell in love with the venue and it just clicked. It was just so us. The open space, the parquet floor, the separate entertaining rooms upstairs and the quarters were everything we were looking for and more. We were so excited to share the venue with our quests.
Every Love Story Is Unique – Tell Us Yours?
Ryan and I met in 2015 on a night out. After a few weeks of dates, I went to Ryan’s house and pretty much never left! After 3 months we bought a house together and enjoyed our time with each other and with Ryan’s daughter each week. In May 2017 Ryan proposed at home and our wedding planning journey began. Just as we entered 2019 and our wedding was creeping up in the September, we found out we were expecting a little bundle of joy, which meant I would be 38 weeks pregnant on our wedding day and typically for us our lives and wedding plans all altered!
What Was Your Highlight Of The Day?
We absolutely loved our day and spending it with all of our loved ones. Ryan’s highlight was seeing his little girl and I walking down the aisle. My favourite moment was our amazing band playing the soundtrack too our wedding and the music played will stick with me forever and always bring a smile to my face.
What advice would you give to couples planning their special day?
We would advise other couples to plan their wedding day for them as a couple. Everyone else will love being there and surrounded by your love no matter what flowers you had or food they ate!
What Was On The Menu?
Our menu for the day was fantastic. We started with either Seared Beef Fillet Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing or Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato with a Hint of Chilli Soup. For main course it was either Pan Fried Chicken Breast with a White Wine, Cream and Tarragon Sauce or Leg of Spring Lamb Roasted with Garlic and Rosemary, Red Wine Jus. For dessert we had Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Eton Mess with Crushed Homemade Meringues, Mixed Berry Compote & Whipped Cream. All of the food was incredible.
What Was Your Inspiration For The Day?
We didn’t have a specific theme or inspiration for the day other than tying in things that we loved. We are big gin drinkers and therefore collected all different gin bottles for our centrepieces which we filled with flowers and fairy lights. Our little ones favourite colour is blue so that became our colour scheme!
The Dream Team…
All of our suppliers were amazing. Jo and the Pumping House team were on hand day and night in the run up to the wedding. Jo even supported by dad behind the scenes to plan his speech which included some surprises! The venue was styled by Save The Date who completely understood our vision and put everything together so effortlessly. Our beautiful flowers were done by Peonies & Plumes who provided all bouquets, venue flowers and gifts. Our incredible 3 tier wedding cake was created by Storeybook Wedding Cakes and was so tasty, even after dishing out to 20 overnight guests the next day we still had plenty to enjoy ourselves. My bridesmaids and I had our hair styled by Hairway to Heaven Bridal Sophie worked her magic and made us all feel amazing. Our make up was done by Josephine Way who is just incredible. Josephine even supported me to completely change my make up look 3 days before the wedding! The soundtrack to our wedding day was provided by The John Adams Band. We originally saw John at a food festival in 2016 and instantly fell in love with his voice and his vibe. As soon as we had decided we wanted a live band to play throughout the day we knew it had to be John. All of our guests were amazed by him and he just tied everything together for us. To have live music played during our ceremony and for our first dance was such an incredible feeling.
Remi Rose Marsden waited until her due date and was born on Monday 30th September 2019 at 11:26pm.
Photography by Eve Hopkinson