Double Happiness Wedding Design From Paisley Quill
October 11, 2010
By: eddye

We've seen some pretty clever modes of transportation at weddings, but this one might just take the cake!

Paisley Quill Bride Groom

Molly at Paisley Quill has shared a little bit of Alex and Mia's British wedding with us today on the LBB blog. Before we get to the gorgeous wedding paper accessories that Paisley Quill designed, let's take a look at the celebration ...

Alex and Mia enjoyed a church blessing and reception in the groom’s village of Conington in Cambridgeshire, England, which is best known for it’s pub, The White Swan, on May 29th 2010. As an international couple, with Mia being American and Alex being British, who met in China, they tried to incorporate traditions and influences from their homes and travels. The couple set off from the church in a Chinese PLA motorbike with sidecar and then kicked off their reception by popping magnums of champagne for their guests and mingling while enjoying Austrian marches played by a 20 piece brass band. The Chinese character for double happiness appeared on all of their stationery for the wedding, which was fashioned in the color palette of yellow and pewter grey.

Paisley Quill Champagne

Paisley Quill Orchestra

Paisley Quill Guests

Throughout the meal, the couple led their guests in song and enjoyed speeches made by the Father of the Bride, Best Man and Maid of Honor. Everyone enjoyed the Swedish tradition of the bride and groom leaving the dining room at separate times to allow the men and women to line up and kiss the bride and groom respectively.

The menu reflected New England and English cuisine with a starter of New England Lobster Tails, flown in by the Boston Lobster Company, wrapped in melon with a mango dressing. The main course was Truffled Rack of Lamb and the dessert was a selection of mini pies: lemon meringue, pecan and blueberry accompanied by a shot of homemade strawberry vodka. The cheese course was served at a buffet and consisted of the best selection of British cheeses sourced by Neal’s Yard Dairy.

The wedding cocktail menu was also a compilation of the couples heritage and personal experiences:

Sloegasm: Conington Sloegin mixed with Champagne

Cape Codder: Cranberry juice and vodka with a squeeze of lime

Austrian Shot-ski: 3 shots of Jägermeister off of a ski

Shanghai Nights: Ginger Beer, Lychee Juice and Vodka

Bermudian Dark 'n Stormy: Ginger Beer and Rum on ice

Barbados Rum Punch: Malibu, Cranberry, Orange and Gingerale on ice

NRA Special: Mount Gay Rum and Coke

Paisley Quill Well Wishes

Paisley Quill Welcom

On the following day, the wedding guests returned to Conington Hall to witness a Bride vs. Groom cross dressing cricket match, which included a BBQ, afternoon tea, an ice cream truck and plenty of locally brewed beer and cider!

Paisley Quill Cricket

The happy couple plan to honeymoon in Patagonia in February 2011.

And NOW for the beautiful stationery accessories from Paisley Quill ...

Paisley Quill Placecards

Paisley Quill Program 4

Paisley Quill Seating Chart

Paisley Quill Program 2

Paisley Quill Program

Paisley Quill Program 3

Paisley Quill Leaving

See the whole gallery here!

For more of Molly's Wedding Stationery designs, check out her website ~ Paisley Quill and Blog!

A few of our favorite Paisley Quill designs ...

flower silhouette from the new Inkwell Collection of ready-made invitations

woodland-themed wedding invitations {with tear-away response card}

and of course ...

the "from inspiration to invitation" challenge

featured {here} on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Andy Bennett & Tracey Richards Photography / Wedding Couture: strapless J.Crew dress adorned with lace from Kaida Knitting and Textile Company, Beijing, China / Dressmaker: Teresa’s Tailor and Alteration, +852 2543 6328, Teda Building, 1/F, 87 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong /Alterations: Bridal Alterations / Wedding Shoes: KG by Kurt Geiger, Amelia in Orange / Groom and Usher’s Suits: Lingfield Morning Suit with Aylesbury Dove Waistcoat from Moss Bros. Rental / Wedding Programs and Seating Chart: Paisley Quill /Hair: TLC Hair, +44 01480 831901, 3 Ermine Street North, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB3 8RH / Décor: Wedding Day Hire / Catering: Wendy Milbank Caterin / Champagne: Hurier Jouette et Fils / Lobster Supplier: Boston Lobster Company / Cheese: Neal’s Yard Dairy / Music: Fairhaven Singers, City of Cambridge Brass Band, The Audio / Floral: Fulbourn Manor Florist / Video: People Like Us Films / Marquee: Weatherill Brothers Ltd. / Bus: London Heritage Travel