June 18, 2019 / By Sam Savage
All photography by Bridle Photograpy
In November 2018, we had the pleasure of coordinating Danika & Phill’s wedding at Sopley Mill.
We felt hugely invested in their wedding day as Danika’s mum was extremely poorly prior to the wedding, to the point where they thought they might need to bring the date forward and we’d had tearful conversations about ‘what ifs’.
Thankfully, she was well enough on the day and we recently caught up with Danika & her mum and they’re both well and in good spirits.
Despite being November, the sun was shining brightly. It could’ve been a summer’s day!
Their wedding was beautiful and they included sand pouring as part of the ceremony, which has since been sent away and returned as a wonderful piece of art, to treasure forever – what a lovely reminder of a special day. They also used part of the sand to create gifts for their parents too.
Danika’s dress was from Isobel’s Bridal & Groom and the ladies came to Sopley Mill on the morning of the wedding to help Danika with her dress. It’s fair to say that all of the suppliers involved had got to know Danika and her mum and grew close to them.
” I’ve known Sam for a few years now and knew right away I would be booking Sam for Day Of Co-ordination, but I couldn’t imagine what a support she would be. During the 2 years of planning, she was never too busy to answer my questions, make a recommendation, or help me make a tough decision. Even more than that, my Mum’s health meant that, at one point, we thought we might have to bring the wedding forward by nearly a year. Sam was a rock. She listened to my tears and panic, sympathised, and reassured, way above and beyond a “supplier”, I’m proud to call her a friend.
We were very lucky and, in the end, could stick to our original date, and the day could not have gone smoother. Sam worked away in the background, making sure everything happened when it was supposed to, that everything looked spectacular and that all our guests had everything they needed, including my poorly Mum! The band we booked for our evening reception had to cancel on the morning of our wedding, due to illness, but sent a replacement, and Sam made sure that 1) I didn’t panic and 2) our new musicians felt right at home. I really can’t emphasise enough how lovely it was to have Sam working with us, and just how good she is at that job. You will not regret hiring Sam.” – Danika
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