For today’s real wedding, we’re hopping across the pond to England! And you’re in for an absolute treat with this one you guys! A simple color scheme of natural colors paired with one of the most gorgeous wedding venues made for an ideal setting for these Norfolk nuptials. The best part though? The love these two share. We’ll let you find out from the bride below and see for yourself, so start scrolling! 

Romantic Wedding in Norfolk | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did you meet?

“Ayrton came from England to Tennessee on a soccer scholarship. Our universities were next to each other and our paths crossed one night at a college party!” 

Bride & Groom on Bench | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“He is the most reliable person I’ve ever met. I know I can always count on him. If he says he will do something, he will do it. He is also the most loving person, always putting my needs first.” 

English Groomsmen in Plaid Vests & Navy Suits with Tails | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Who said “I love you” first?

“He did! Almost right away!” 

Romantic Gold Toned Wedding Photo | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

When did you know you were falling in love?

“It was one night in December 2014. My roommates and I had thrown a party at our house. Ayrton and all of his other British friends included. At this point, we were still really close friends. At some point during the night, a lost dog was right outside our apartment all alone and it was absolutely freezing outside. I was so upset and concerned, but no one else seemed to care besides Ayrton. We decided we would go walk around with the dog and see if he could lead us to where he lived. I left in such a hurry without a jacket, so obviously he gave me his. We just walked around the neighborhood all night long, talking and playing with this dog. And I just fell in love! There was also a happy ending for the dog, as we found his owners the next day.” 

English Garden Wedding | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was the hardest part of wedding planning?

“The hardest part was trying to keep all of my thoughts straight in my head, and just dealing with all of my suppliers. They were all so great, but it was stressful having to book them all, and also having to keep in contact with all of them constantly was a full time job. I forgot a few deadlines, but thankfully they were all so understanding.” 

Wooden Wedding Welcome Sign | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Norfolk Wedding Venue | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you have any specific design inspiration for your big day?

“I wanted the day to focus on really natural colors, like whites, creams, greys, greens and hints of blue. I’m not a super colorful person so I wanted a simple color scheme. All of our flowers were either white or has lots of greenery. We went for a natural or dark stained wood for a lot of our ascents as well.” 

Antique Dangling Earrings | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wedding Dress in Window | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride and Mom Peeking Out Window | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White & Greenery Wedding Bouquet | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride Showing Dress to Flower Girl | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Navy Bridesmaids Dresses | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you do a first look? Would you recommend this? 

“I had a first look with my brother, but no, I did not have a first look with Ayrton and I don’t think I would change a thing. To see his raw reaction as I was walking down the aisle was so special and real.” 

Brother First Look at Wedding | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Brother First Look at Wedding | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Was there a part of your wedding that held a personal significance to you or your spouse?

“My father passed away in October 2015, so we wanted to make sure he was highlighted throughout the wedding on remembrance. We saved a seat for him with a picture of us both and a beautiful sign. And we also had a remembrance table for not only my father, but all of our other loved ones who had previously passed away. Since my dad would have been the one to walk me down the aisle, I gave that honor to my brother, which was the best decision ever. He would have made my dad proud.” 

White & Greenery Wedding Ceremony | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Brother Walking Bride Down the Aisle | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Groom's Tear When Seeing Bride | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Hexagon Wedding Arch | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom Celebrating After Ceremony | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wedding Dress with Long Train | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
English Garden Wedding Venue with Couple | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Favorite aspect of your wedding?

“My favorite aspect of our wedding was the fact that it was a 3 day wedding in which we had all of our closest friends and family stay the night with us at the venue for the entire weekend. It was so much fun and made it so much more special that we were able to spend that time with everyone.” 

Flower Girls Twirling | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you have a signature cocktail? What was it?

“Ayrton’s was a dark and stormy, and my cocktail was a mojito.” 

White & Gold Wedding Reception with String Lights | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?

“‘Dance Me to the End of Love’ by the Civil Wars. The first time we heard it we just knew. It was so fitting, and we went for a folky band so it was perfect for them to sing as well.” 

Bride & Groom Laughing | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom Cutting Cake | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Tell us about your grand exit! 

“Well since our venue accommodated 41 people, Ayrton and I and our closest guests were able to stay at the venue, which was so nice not having to arrange a ride and everyone just stayed however late they wanted to!” 

Bride Dancing with Bridesmaids | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage?

“Honestly, nothing. Maybe the fact that I can’t remember my last name? I’m a teacher so it’s really hard to keep straight. But Ayrton and I have lived together for over 3 years now, so it’s not the biggest change for us! But it is SO much fun to keep saying ‘husband.’”

What do you look forward to most as newlyweds?

“We are wanting to start a family as soon as possible. Parenthood is so exciting to us, and we can’t wait for that next new chapter. But for now, we are just enjoying every minute we can spend together.” 

Sparkler Wedding Exit | photo by Kerry Diamond Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Best wishes Olivia & Ayrton from all of us at The Pink Bride


Credits:

Location, Rehearsal Dinner, & Accommodations: Voewood 

Photographer: Kerry Diamond Photography 

Cake: Victoria Jane Bakes 

Catering: Alex Chef 

Flowers: La Belle Flowers

Bridal Shop: Morgan Davies London 

Videographer: Lukas and Laura Films 

Professionals Musicians: The Archives 

Rentals & Decor: CMA Hire

Hair & Makeup: GetBeYou