Sienna + Danny’s Luxe Wedding at Hales Hall in Norfolk. Photos by Tatum Reid.
It is an exciting day here at Norfolk Brides HQ today – I am off to collect my little sister who is coming to visit for a few days! What are your plans for the weekend?
I am also very excited to share this super cute wedding of Sienna and Danny, who were featured in the latest issue of Norfolk Brides Magazine ( where we called Danny Darren! Sorry about that!). It is an elegant, dreamy traditional wedding at Hales Hall. Sienna looked absolutely incredible in her wedding dress and Tatum Reid’s photos of the big day are simply incredible.
Read the full story in Sienna’s own words. I hope you will love it as much as we do!
Before the big day
We met at our local gym in Wymondham. It was quite bizarre really. I joined the gym with my parents, and once we had finished our first session my mum said to me “I bet you liked that surfer looking guy?” (that was back in the day when Danny had long blonde locks). My mum knows me to well! However, it wasn’t until 4 years later until we got together after getting to know each other whilst I was working as a hostess in Bar11 in Norwich. He asked to take me out on a date to the zoo. I got all dolled up ( as you do on a first date!) only to be told it’s a change of plan and that we were going to play 9holes of pitch and put! It certainly was an icebreaker! Massive school boy error, but here we are 5years later.
The Proposal and Wedding Planning
It was the most surreal proposal. We were in Las Vegas and Danny had planned a limousine to pick us up from our hotel, which drove us to a helicopter and flew us into the Grand Canyon for a champagne picnic. Once we landed, I only gone and stupidly touched a giant cactus right before the moment Danny got down on one knee! My fingers were throbbing with yellow spikes in them but it didn’t stop me from saying “yes!”
As soon as we flew home from Las Vegas I was buying bridal magazines and we started to search for the wedding venue. I always told Danny never to propose unless his willing to get married within 2 years, so he was well aware I was on a mission for a big white wedding!
My favourite colour is pink so there was no doubt that pink will be the colour of the wedding. We had the most beautiful flower arrangements done by Elizabeth’s Florists. They added fairy lights, blue glitter for the roses and even special ordered a diamonte material for the stems instead of ribbon! They really knew how to put the wow factor into their work. We then later decided to have navy too because of the bridesmaid dresses. Any body that knows me well know I love glitter, diamonds and basically anything that sparkles!
My wedding planning tip to newly engaged couples would be:
Be as organised as you possibly can, it saves you getting stressed no matter how far away your wedding date may seem. For the table plan cut up a sticky note pad and write the guest names on these, it saves you a lot of effort and keeps your work neat.
Your Wedding Day
Myself and my bridesmaids got ready at my parents salon, which was very convenient. Our photographer Tatum Reid and our videographer Matt Ling were brilliant. They both were so warm and friendly and both went that extra mile to capture the perfect shots.
Once we were ready we had a vintage car pick the bridesmaids and my mum up to drive to St Mary’s church. The car then returned to collect myself, my dad and step dad. We was 30 minutes late, but hey, I was a bride and I was totally allowed to be ( right?!). We were greeted by a lot of my clients and friendly faces outside the church to wish us well.
I was really relaxed up until this point, and just as I went in to the church it was the moment that it hit me – those were my last steps as a Miss. As we began walking down the aisle, I instantly fell at ease once I saw Danny’s face beaming back at me. After the ceremony we had a fair drive to the venue. We drove there with the roof down at 50mph, so it was safe to say we were no longer looking our best with our wind swept hair, but it was a moment I’ll treasure forever. We had so many cars hooting in celebration and it really added to our day! We have also organised a coach to transport our guests fom the church to the wedding venue. We are so pleased we did this, as I hear they were having a brilliant time getting into the spirit of celebrations.
We arrived at the venue 30 minutes later than our guests. It was a beautiful setting with Laurence Brooks singing with his guitar under the tree, garden games to entertain our guests and lots of drink and canapés handed out whilst we was having our photos taken.
After our photos we went into the barn and was amazed by the beauty of it all, it was like a real life fairytale, with our harpist Lucinda playing so gracefully in front our flower wall, the sequin table runners and white ruffled chair covers, our large flower centre pieces and the hundreds of candles that lit up the barn beautifully. It was perfect.
The day went so fast, and in (what felt like) no time, our evening guests were arriving. We cut our incredible 5 tier cake and went straight into our first dance (Kiss Me by Ed Sheehan) which Laurence sang for us. We had a chocolate fountain and a hog roast (me and Danny love our food). We made sure our guests wouldn’t go hungry throughout the day. That evening we had a band called Chasing tigers and wow they really know how to get every body on the dance floor! Every body was having a brilliant time singing and dancing away. The evening ended at 12am and it certainly was the best day of our lives!
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Founder and managing director of Norfolk Brides. Social Media and Marketing consultant by day. Obsessed with all things creative and beautiful - form eclectic weddings, to stunning interiors and abstract art. Addicted to working out and weightlifting. Cannot start the day without a strong coffee.