Real Wedding: A Classic and Elegant Day with a Phillipa Lepley Wedding Dress
The whole celebration was a traditional affair, with a romantic church ceremony, a lavish marquee reception and plenty of joyful singing from the groom's side of the family.
Photography | Katy Lunsford
The wedding venue
Anneka and Michael held their ceremony at All Saints Church in Anneka's home town of North Ferriby; she was even christened in the same church.<br /><br />They held their reception at Hesslewood Hall Meadows, decorating with a classically beautiful pink theme.
The pink wedding flowers
"Pink is my favourite colour, and it made for a lovely English country wedding feel," says Anneka. <br /><br />The flowers were created by Michael Reed and Ray Hersevoort, and were chosen due to their simple, no fuss aesthetic.<br /><br />The day after the wedding, Anneka and Michael delivered all of the centrepieces to friends in the village.
The table centrepieces
"The table centrepieces were absolutely exquisite, and so much more than I imagined," says Anneka. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/wedding-table-decorations-and-centre-pieces-25-interesting-ways-to-dress-up-your-tables/22128.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Wedding table decorations and centre pieces: 25 interesting ways to dress up your tables</a>
The wedding postbox
Anneka and Michael made a feature of the card table, decorating it with a pretty pink postbox for guests to place their cards into.
The table plan
The table plan was placed upon two ornate mirrors, perfectly fitting for Anneka and Michael's traditional look for their day. <br /><br />Check out our gallery of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/diy-and-craft/real-couples-table-plans/19542.html" target="_self">real couples' table plans</a> for inspiration on how to display yours.
The wedding dress
Anneka wore an elegant <a href="http://phillipalepley.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Phillipa Lepley</a> wedding dress, complete with a full tulle skirt and a ruched satin bodice. <br /><br />"I tried on lots of dresses, and they all looked lovely, but to be honest, I don't think an ugly wedding dress exists!" admits Anneka.<br /><br />"When I put on the dress my maid of honour and my mother welled up, it was a very memorable moment. Phillipa's dresses are just so beautiful, and a step above everything else I tried on that day."<br /><br />The bridesmaids all wore <a href="https://www.coast-stores.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Coast</a> <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/bridesmaids-flowergirls/perfect-pink-bridesmaids-dresses-for-your-girls/19649.html" target="_self">pink bridesmaid dresses</a>.
The wedding feel
"The style of the wedding reflected my family and I," says Anneka.<br /><br />"Michael is incredibly relaxed, and would have been happy with whatever we decided to do, but he told me on the day he was very impressed!"
The gold wedding cake
The gold and white tiered fruit cake was created by a friend from the village.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/cakes/metallic-wedding-cakes/21050.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Marvellous metallic wedding cakes</a> <br /><br /><br />
Advice for other couples
"Spreadsheets will be your life during wedding planning, so embrace them!" says Anneka.<br /><br />"Plan everything well in advance, even the small stuff, and don't involve too many people - it's all about you and your future husband."