A day to remember

Mellissa and PJ celebrated their nuptials with an informal vibe

Mellissa Hurrell, 27, married Paul 'PJ' O'Driscoll, 28, at Corpus Christi, Romford, followed by a reception at The White Horse Pub, Brentwood on 26th August, 2017.

A day to remember: Image 1

PJ and his groomsmen donned navy suits and the groom and best man stood out with waistcoats.

 
A day to remember: Image 2a

I tried on so many different styles and I took my two maids-of-honour with me to help. When I tried on the Elodie design by Willowby at Watters, I had the biggest smile on my face – I truly felt like a princess. I didn't feel the dress needed to be accessorised much as it had detailing on the bodice. My veil was plain with some beading on the clasp to complement my dress and PJ commissioned a sapphire necklace and matching earrings for my something blue.

A day to remember: Image 2b

We choose Corpus Christi as our ceremony venue as PJ is Catholic, it's local to us, has a long altar and is just lovely and airy.

 
A day to remember: Image 3

The bridesmaids wore tulle skirts and each chose a blush top in a different style.

 
A day to remember: Image 4a

We didn't have a traditional cake and instead opted for cake pops in two different hues – which were laid out to spell 'love.'

A day to remember: Image 4b

Our rustic centrepieces comprised of vases of flowers and tea lights set on a wooden slice.

 
A day to remember: Image 5

The flowergirls wore a white vest with a bow on the back and tulle skirts in a nude shade.

 
A day to remember: Image 6a

We had a variety of spreads for our favours, all from the Tiptree Jam Factory. These were displayed in a basket, which allowed people to help themselves.

A day to remember: Image 6b

We hired singer Jamie Mathias who wrote and performed our first dance song – he was amazing and our guests loved him.

 
A day to remember: Image 7

We had a flower wall that doubled as a gorgeous backdrop for our photo booth in the evening.

 
A day to remember: Image 8

Our photographers Julia and Michelle and wedding planners Louise and Natalie made sure the day ran smoothly, allowing us to be able to fully enjoy our nuptials from start to finish.

 

Mellissa and Paul's contact book


Bride's dress
Blush Bride
www.blushbride.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Coast
www.coast-stores.com

Cake
The Cake Pop and Biscuit Stop
gemmawaters@yahoo.com

Catering
Flo's Fryer
www.flosfryer.co.uk

Catering
Pleese Cakes
www.instagram.com/pleesecakes

Catering
The Fondant Ferris
www.instagram.com/thefondantferris

Catering
Kelly's Occasions
www.kellysoccasions.co.uk

Ceremony venue
Corpus Christi
www.corpuschristicollierrow.org

Entertainment
Jamie Mathias
www.facebook.com/jamiemathiasmusicc

Entertainment
UK Party Booth
www.facebook.com/ukpartybooth

Entertainment
Abbotts Castles
www.abbottscastles.co.uk

Entertainment
Fable Faces
www.fablefaces.co.uk

Entertainment
Ruby Rascals
www.ruby-rascals.co.uk

Flowergirls outfits
www.instagram.com/flowersandconfetti0

Flowergirls outfits
www.instagram.com/minimeganturner

Flowers
The Blooming Flower box
www.facebook.com/thebloomingflowerbox

Groom's suit
Next
www.next.co.uk

Hair
Candy Cuts
www.instagram.com/candys_cuts1

Jewellery
Upminster Jewellery Workshop
Tel: 01708 224 055

Make-up
Becky Lawrence
www.instagram.com/beckylawrence_makeup

Party Pops by Laura Rose
www.instagram.com/_partypops

Photographer
Julia & You
www.juliaandyou.com

Prosecco van
Bubble Bros
www.bubblebros.co.uk

Reception venue
The White Horse
www.whitehorsebrentwood.co.uk

Stationery
By Helena
www.instagram.com/byhelenastationery

Wedding planner
Louise Perry Wedding
www.louiseperryweddings.com