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05 May

I met Sarah a few years ago at Butley Priory (a Suffolk Wedding Venue) where she was the wedding coordinator. When she decided to get married herself she picked the suppliers she had worked with at Butley Priory and as she put it, she picked ‘the best’. I was very flattered that I was in the selection. Sarahs’ career has meant she has moved on from Butley Priory so she chose Bruisyard Hall for her wedding venue  ( and wow what a place, it was my first time there and it is stunning. Sarah and her bridal party had taken over the Hall to prepare for the day and stay for the weekend. The ceremony and reception were to take place in the huge barn in the grounds of the Hall. I met Sarah in the barn on the wedding morning as she was supervising the setting up of the tables etc and she showed me round the venue and then we went up to the Hall to get her,  her bridesmaid and her mum ready.  During the morning a present was delivered to Sarah from the Groom and it was a sixpence he had found in the pub he runs. He found it on the day they had looked at Bruisyard Hall 18 months earlier and he had kept it a secret until the wedding morning, how romantic. The sixpence tradition began in the late 17th century as a part of the dowery gift to the groom.  As time went on, the coin became more of a good luck charm worn in the left shoe of the bride on her wedding day. Sarahs’ bouquet by Natalie Clarkson was spring green foliage and cream flowers. She went for an all up vintage hair do with subtle make-up. She had a few false lashes on the outer lid to give her eyes a lift and a flick.