Amy and Aaron become the new Mr and Mrs McAully after 14 years together
Posted on 25 August 2018
I’m afraid that this lovely couple had to share the limelight from the very beginning though as their gorgeous little girl Ava had been looking forward to her party for a long time and was the belle of the ball!
The gorgeous Amy was bright and breezy right up until she stood ready to walk down the aisle when at last, a few tiny nerves kicked in. They didn’t last long though as Ava was raring to go and enthusiastically led Amy and her mum gracefully towards the groom waiting under the garden rotunda. The ceremony was fun and relaxed as seems typical of this couple and of course had Ava at the heart of it, as do they.
Once married, Amy, Aaron and little Ava made their way back down the aisle and their guests followed them onto the terrace to enjoy a drink. The terrace cooler was filled with a selection of iced drinks and was served alongside the ‘Pimp your Prosecco’ stand which offered garnishes and extras to jazz up the traditional glass of fizz!
Guests enjoyed listening to Laurence Brooks as they relaxed in the sunshine and canapes soon made their way out of the kitchen including slow roast pork belly chunks in a bourbon barbecue glaze and Thai fishcakes with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.
Amy was never particularly set on a decorative scheme for the big day but knew she wanted something classic, elegant and pretty. Florists and stylists KWF listened to her brief and Amy was delighted with the gorgeous ivory and silver bouquets and striking giant hurricane lantern centrepieces that they provided.
Aaron on the other hand, was very clear that there be a NCFC influence somewhere in the room and guests found their seats at tables named after Norwich City players. Once seated, the new Mr and Mrs McAully made their way into the room to none other than Kasabian’s Clubfoot (those of you fellow Norwich supporters will understand the significance ??).
With glasses filled, Amy’s mum had a few words to say about her stunning daughter and her lovely little family before Aaron added his thank yous and some beautiful words about his new wife. The Best Man was last to speak and amongst other anecdotes reminisced about Aaron’s stage party where he was made to wear an Ipswich Town kit (again Norwich supporters will understand the pain!). It was not enough though to mention the torment, a life size cardboard cut out was produced so that those who weren’t there could enjoy Aaron’s humiliation!!
With the speeches drawing to a close it was time for the wedding breakfast to be served. A starter of Kilner potted gammon, crab cakes or tomato soup was followed by either chicken supreme, sea bass or a polenta and wild mushroom stack and to finish there was passion fruit meringue, warm chocolate brownie or blackberry and apple gingerbread crumble for dessert.
Guests relaxed over coffee and visited a collage of photographs that Amy and Aaron had collated of them with their friends and family, displayed on a board as a reminder of all of the special times that they have shared together over the 14 (and odd!) years that they have been together.
With additional guests joining the party it was time to cut the cake. As always, there was a definite focus on the whole family when it came to the wedding cake and three separate cakes represented Amy, Aaron and Ava. Of course, Aaron’s cake had a little hint of the Canaries about it and Amy’s focussed on her love of running. Ava had chosen a Madagascar theme and all were totally gorgeous.
Following the first dance, the smell of the charcoals on the barbecue alerted people to the offering of burgers and pork belly served alongside salads and homemade relishes which was enjoyed in between visits to the dance floor and the photo booth.
Mr and Mrs McAully, you and Ava are such a beautiful family and we hope that you continue to make each other laugh as much as you have done on your wedding day. With lots of love for a bright and happy future together x x