Our Wedding P.3: Ceremony, Reception & Party

1After sharing the photographs from our nautical chic wedding rehearsal dinner, along with snaps from the morning we spent at our favourite beach with our friends, it’s a pleasure to now share the photographic story of our wedding ceremony and reception. I’d like to start by thanking all of our guests for so generously travelling to Menorca to celebrate with us, and to everyone, from family and friends right through to the vineyard staff and everyone else who helped us set up the wedding. Thank you to Rachie for being the most warm-hearted and genuine woman I know – it was an absolute honour to have you by my side as my best girl. Thanks also to Arianna and Philippa for your beautifully read readings; to Brooke for creating such a personalised and creative memento for us with the illustration and thumbprints artwork; and to Stephen for his violin piece. Finally, a huge thank you to Hannah. Hannah is our friend from university and flew all the way from Sydney, Australia to act as our officiant at the wedding. Her oh-so-charming Welsh accent, vivacious and bubbly personality, and hilarious anecdotes meant Hannah was who we hoped would marry us right from the moment we got engaged. The wedding wouldn’t have been half as special without her there, and we are forever grateful for her making the ceremony so memorable.
The photographs I’m sharing of the wedding day are in chronological order, starting from when Toby and I got ready through to the end of the wedding. They are so visually moving and powerful that I don’t think any descriptions are needed. The beauty and raw emotion of the day pours out of the pictures, and each one tells a part of the story. So instead of writing about flowers and clothes, I’d like to share both Toby’s vows and mine with you as the promises we made for our future together are what really matters. (I also love how in sync our vows were given we hadn’t heard one another’s until the ceremony!) We walked down the isle to Ellie Goulding’s track ‘How Long Will I Love You’, so I’ve included the YouTube video below if you would like to listen as you scroll. The words are simply perfect…

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– I promise that after we get our first Whippet you will still be allowed in the bed and I will still hug you tight every single night.
– I promise to continue never letting us go to bed on an unresolved argument and for richer or poorer, I promise not to spend all our money at J.Crew.
– I promise to dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. No matter how difficult the situation or how high the mountain that needs climbing; I know that side-by-side we’ll climb it together.
– I vow to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share in the silence when they are not.
– I promise to love and care for you, and I will try in every way to be worthy of your love.
I will always be honest with you, kind, faithful and forgiving. But most of all, I promise to be a true and loyal heartmate to you.
– I vow to cherish your boundless wisdom, to nurture your ambitions, and to appreciate and reciprocate the warmth and joy you bring to my life every day.
– Just as I give you my hand to hold today, I give you my heart to keep, forever and always.Will_Toby_DestinationWedding_Menorca_JeanLaurentGaudy_323TOBY’S VOWS TO WILL
– I promise to let you have a dog and not to get angry when you spend all day posting Instagrams of it.
– I promise to support and love you through all your wacky and hair brained schemes.
– I promise to try to be more tidy and not let everything I touch become messy.
– I promise to always share my stupid stories from my day with you.
– I promise to try and learn from you, dreaming big, just like you do and not worry so much about obstacles.
– I promise I will never get tired of waking up next you – it’s my favourite part of the day.
– I promise to always love you, you’re my best friend and have been for eight years and I can’t wait for a lifetime of adventures with you.

The day we told one another we loved each other and Toby asked me to marry him used to be the best day of my life. I know now that it was our wedding day.

// Photography by Jean-Laurent Gaudy


  • Reply Kristin August 6, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Awesome! Love the accent of yellow. You guys are super adorable.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 7:59 am

      @Kristin – It wouldn’t have been right without a dash of yellow! Thank you! :)

  • Reply Mary beth August 6, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Wow……….. Beautiful!

  • Reply Tara August 6, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Awww Will, your vows made me verklempt and the thumbprint illustration is such a sweet touch. Mazel Tov to you and Toby! Thanks so much for sharing and I can’t wait to see the instagram pics of your new puppy ;-)

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 7:59 am

      @Tara – I know, the thumbprint illustration is just brilliant. And, yes, roll on the puppy! :)

  • Reply Liz August 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

    GORGEOUS photos, GORGEOUS couple! May your union be blessed!

  • Reply Rebecca Anderson August 6, 2014 at 7:47 am

    This is such a very beautiful post – as have all your wedding posts been. The colours, the setting…..but most of all, because I can feel the love radiating out from the pictures. From you and your husband, from your friends and family, from the magical light surrounding you… must have been the most amazing day for you all. Thank you so much for sharing this here with us all.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

      @Rebecca – Thank you, it really was the most perfect weekend and we couldn’t have wished for anything more.

  • Reply Drew August 6, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Totally gorgeous!

  • Reply Paloma August 6, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Thanks you so much for sharing with us all again.
    Thanks for all the bright!
    For all the love that you put in your blog.
    Los colores, el fondo y la forma.
    Muchas gracias

  • Reply Gabrielle August 6, 2014 at 10:16 am

    These posts need to come with a mascara warning, Will! The love and joy absolutely pours out of these photos, just wonderful x

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 10:19 am

      @Gabrielle – Sorry! I know, they really do show the emotion of the day – we are so thrilled with them! x

  • Reply Lindsey August 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

    AHHHHH totally reliving this all over again. SUCH GORGEOUS memories!!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

      @Lindsey – Simply the best (boom boom, ha!), right?! So happy you were there!

  • Reply holly {Avenue Lifestyle} August 6, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Will, what a beautiful day and collection of images (which have me in tears, thank you very much!). Huge congratulations to you both and may this be the start of a beautiful new adventure for you as a married couple. Much love from the Netherlands. Holly x

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

      @Holly – Thank you for such a kind and warm comment. Hugs to you in the Netherlands! x

  • Reply monica August 6, 2014 at 11:39 am

    fabulous! beautiful and very moving

  • Reply burcu August 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    hi there
    I’m following from istanbul turkey
    I love you very much and what you share
    I wish a fabulous life

  • Reply danielle August 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Beautiful! Congratulations to the both of you!

  • Reply claire August 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Wow what a beautiful wedding, had to wipe a tear from my eye looking at the photos. Good luck and best wishes for your future together.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      @Claire – Thank you for taking time to leave such a heartfelt comment. :)

  • Reply Ash August 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    SO SO beautiful and thanks again for a tearjerker of a post!
    I love the pic of Arianna dancing, my heart broke when I saw the pic of you crying and I am filled with happy from the whole thing.
    I take 2 things away from this…
    1. The beauty of love

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      @Ash – I love that picture as well, so funny! And, yes, hello DOGGY!

  • Reply Lynn Byrne August 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Dear Will,
    Of course I have been avidly reading you account of your wedding. I am so moved and so happy for you and Toby!
    Deepest and warmest best wishes.
    Xoxo ,

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      @Lynn – Your warm well wishes mean so much to both of us, thank you so much. Lots of love and hugs from across the pond. xo

  • Reply Cristina August 6, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my, you got me all teary! What a beautiful day, and what a beautiful wedding!
    Sending you and Toby lots of love, and best wishes for your life together – you are a lovely couple :-)
    P.S. Love both your wedding vows!

  • Reply Markus August 6, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    hey will,

    thx again for sharing the wonderful moments of your wedding with us. the world is full of millions of people, and to find the ONE person is one of our life tasks. it always makes me happy, when I see people who found their soul mate.
    your wedding vows just moved me to tears – AGAIN! :-)

    i read your last 3 posts and all of them moved me to tears. please stop that…. i’m running out of tear fluid ;-)))

    i’m looking forward to travel to mallorca this year. i’ve never been there, but the pictures in the internet look just like yours from menorca. can’t wait to see the beautiful landscape. and our next destination will be menorca next year.

    once again i wish you all the best for your future with toby &all the love from the universe. i’m happy to have the man of my life on my side too, and i’m waiting for the day he will ask me to marry him, but unfortunately he is as romantical as a piece of charcoal. maybe i have to show him the pictures of your wedding, just to give him a little hint. ;)

    best wishes from germany,

    ps: i also can’t wait to buy your book, when it’s published in german this year ;)

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      @Markus – Thank you so much for your kind words and support (and sorry for making you cry so many times!). So happy that you have a loving guy by your side, too. I’m sure he’ll pop that special question to you when you least expect it. Sending hugs to Germany! :)

  • Reply Arianna August 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Such beautiful photos Will… Was the perfect day xox

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      @Arianna – So pleased you were one of my best girls, thank you for your gorgeous reading. xxx

  • Reply Casey August 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    So so beautiful!!! So happy that you got to have such a gorgeous wedding and celebrate your love! :)

  • Reply Trude August 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I’m tearing up over here! Love both your vows. This is just like I want to do – simple ceremony, lovely dinner and party with our loved ones. Congrats again!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      @Trude – It really was perfect and I would highly recommend a destination wedding!

  • Reply Brooke August 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Aww, seeing these gorgeous photos and playing that beautiful song takes me right back there! SO beautiful and touching Will! And of course no thanks required for the sketch and thumb print, it was my pleasure and I’m so glad you loved it Love you both.

  • Reply Ame August 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Wow, I LOVE all of these incredibly gorgeous photos and love seeing all the emotion on everyone’s faces even more! What a beautiful event, and quite a stunning location!

    Congratulations to you and here’s to a lifetime of love!

  • Reply Lukasz August 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    First of all: congratulations to you both!! The pictures are wonderful and I’m sure the wedding itself was even more magical! Thank you for sharing this with us all!!

  • Reply Jo August 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Amazing photos, setting and styling Will and Toby. I have my hanky out now. x

  • Reply Martyn August 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations! What wonderful pictures, it clearly was a very magical day. I wish you all of the best for your future together.

  • Reply Ian August 7, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Congratulations from an anon internet stranger! You two make a lovely couple and I wish you many years of wedded bliss. And yes to the Whippet! I’ve had several over the years. Wonderful dogs.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

      @Ian – Great to hear that about the whippets and thanks for your kind well wishes!

  • Reply Kimberly Hughes August 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Awww it’s all so stunning! So happy for you both and as for the vows… no, I’m fine, there was just something in my eye ;) xxx

  • Reply Carmen Achados de Decoração August 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Yey!!! Congrats!!! It´s stunning! I wish you both simply the best. Kisses and hugs from Sao Paulo – Brazil

  • Reply Mel August 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Absolutely beautiful Will. Tears in my eyes. Such a wonderful documentary of the day and all of it’s love xx

  • Reply Emelie @florainspiro August 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Oh wow – a gorgeous couple, a beautiful wedding and stunning pics! This post made me sob ;)
    I’m so happy for you! Congratulations! xxx

  • Reply cassandra August 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Looks like an absolutely perfect evening – you can tell everyone there was truly celebrating you and Toby! Hugs to you both, and all the best, brightest, happiest wishes for the rest of your lives together! xx, cass

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey August 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Oh my, how beautiful it is to see all the love and devotion to creating the most intimate space for probably one of the most sacred events of your lives. Your tears made me tear up….you both are such a wonderful example to the world. Much love to you both, Jocelyn xx

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      @Jocelyn – Thank you for such kind and warm words. We feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful wedding. Lots of love back. xxx

  • Reply Amy R. August 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Congratulations! It looks like your day was absolutely perfect & beautiful. I am so happy for you both.

  • Reply susan // fleurishing August 8, 2014 at 12:52 am

    so, so beautiful and touching…I listened to the song as I scrolled (per your wonderful suggestion) and can feel the love!! congratulations to you both. xo

  • Reply Kunjan August 8, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Congratulations!! What a gorgeous wedding…love everything about it. But most of all, the vows both of you exchanged were simply outstanding! Such a beautiful moment, captured so well. I wish you both joy and happiness, laughter and craziness, and a very very happy life together !
    And oh, you got married on my birthday! yay!!

  • Reply CHichi furniture August 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Many congratulations, what beautiful photos, a perfect wedding day, full of smiles and happy tears :O)
    Wishing you a very happy life together.

  • Reply Claireabellemakes August 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations! I totally teared up listening to that track and reading your vows and I don’t even know you, so I can’t imagine how your friends and family must have felt, let alone the two of you.

    What an utterly beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing – I am sure you have inspired so many to cherish the ones they love.

    Wishing you a long and happy life together.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      @Claire – Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment, ti was certainly an emotional day!

  • Reply Lia August 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding Will & Toby!!!! Keep on holding onto each other!!! To love and to be loved is just the greatest thing you can feel and you found it!!!!W ishing you both all the happiness in the world!!!

  • Reply Shawna August 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Will, I loved your wedding photography SO much that I booked Jean-Laurent for our upcoming wedding and engagement shoot in the States! We’re so lucky he’s relocating to NYC in the Fall, so we snatched him up right away!! I’m so excited to have him capture our day! Congrats and wishing you and your “heartmate” a lifetime of joy and happiness! :) xo

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      @Shawna – You won’t regret it, he is wonderful! Thank you for the kind words. :)

  • Reply Le Comptoir de Stephanie (funkysteph) August 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Oh Will!!! Those are so beautiful pictures. Your wedding was really a magical day. Your vows were so wonderful, funny and profound together. Thanks for sharing such intimate and wonderful pictures of such a special day. Take Care.

  • Reply dabito August 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Will, you got me choking up over here with all these beautiful photos and wonderful words. Wishing you and Tobes forever happiness and forever heartmates. <3

  • Reply dawnb August 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous wedding photos! It looks like you had such a beautiful and magical day! Congratulations, here’s to a wonderful future to you both. :)

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    this is so sweet and absolutely beautiful. Came across this as I was looking at things as my partner and I plan our wedding.

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