Georgina Attwood, Founder & Creative Director at Moriarty Events married Bertie Griffith-Jones in a stunning post-covid show-stopping affair in her parents country house for the most intimate summer wedding.
The best part of our day was…
This is almost impossible to choose as we loved every moment of the entire day. If we have to narrow it down, it would have to be walking into the wedding breakfast marquee as Mr & Mrs Griffith-Jones. Being greeted by a wall of sound and the smiling faces of our favourite people in the world was beyond special, a moment neither of us will ever forget.
We choose to get married at…
Our original wedding was meant to be a 4 day affair in Corfu which as you can probably guess wasn’t able to happen. So in the end and after some difficult decisions, we planned a very quick and last minute intimate summer wedding in my family home in the country with 45 of the best and most important people to us.
I knew I found ‘The One’ when…
For me the only person to go to was Kate Halfpenny and once I saw Kate’s drawing of the dress with a swimming costume layer and Greek olive leaves on the lace I knew we had the one. Even when the plans changed from the original Corfu wedding, I decided to surprise my family and friends and get the dress altered just in time. We had got officially married in a registry office that morning, so everyone thought I would be in the pink dress, my best friend and I said we needed a wee just before the ceremony, and popped upstairs and changed quickly into the dress just as everyone had sat down outside. There were a lot of tears when I came down, it was a really special moment.
The most enjoyable moments of planning were…
The spontaneous bits! The week before the wedding we went into my dad’s cutting garden and chose the florals for the tables, and the night before the wedding I was in the cutting garden again choosing the flowers for my bouquet, it was so personal and made the florals even more special. We also designed the dance floor around my dads cutting garden and worked closely with our suppliers to create an epic club feel at home, this was definitely a highlight.
The hardest part of planning was…
To be honest the thing we found the toughest was the time frame we had to plan after changes in location and deciding to do it anyway. It was a very busy three weeks but the hard work was totally worth it. The other part that was really tricky was the wet weather vs dreamy weather conundrum which I think anyone who is getting married in the UK has to contend with. We ultimately decided that ‘what would be would be’, to be positive and hope for the best but plan for the worst if it came. With little time between planning and the wedding day, weather app watching becomes a big thing..!
The best accounts to follow on Instagram for big-day inspo are …
@wedding_style | @weddingchicks
The best person to follow on Pinterest for bridal inspo is:
Moriarty Events | Todays Luxury Weddings
My top three tips for any couple would be …
1. Don’t fixate on the small details, only you will really appreciate them. Focus on the big ticket items such as your venue, photographer and entertainment and book them sooner rather than later. Your guests will remember the big elements about your day and your day as a whole.
2. Enjoy the process. The wedding is the end goal but there is (sometimes) a long road to that day and the best advice I can give anyone is to enjoy the road together with your partner as a team. Planning a wedding should be fun and enjoyable and an amazing experience for you and your future husband or wife to enjoy together.
3. Don’t let anything overthrow your wedding day. Even if elements that are totally out of your control (like the weather) change your day into something you weren’t quite envisaging embrace and even take advantage of the change. Some of the most beautiful wedding photography I have ever seen is with stormy skys or brides sheltering underneath trees from the rain.
If I was able to do it all over again, the one thing I would change is ….
We are lucky enough to have an ‘at home’ pub called The Doghouse at my family’s home, and one thing we may have changed would be going up to the pub with everyone before sunset to enjoy the beautiful views after speeches. We actually didn’t have a gift list, which part of us wishes we had done.
|Venue||Family home in the country|
|Bridesmaids||One maid of Honour who wore Chanel|
|Groom outfit||Suits and Tie|
|Stationery||Leeming Brothers and The Styled Writing Co|
|Videographer||Life is Art Visuals|
|Wedding rings||Grooms Granny and Natalie Landale Diamonds|
|Bridesmaid gifts:||Monica Vinader|
|Wedding Planner||Moriarty Events|