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My Big Day: Holly &Amp; Jermaine

14/08/2014 16:46 | Updated 20 May 2015

When Holly and Jermaine tied the knot last June, their big day cemented 10 years as a couple (they met as teens socialising in the gardens of St. Albans Abbey, where they decided to get hitched).

Despite the traditional setting and uniformed horse and carriage service - which made them celebrities for the day when they stopped traffic waiting for their favourite coffee shop barista to run out and hand them two cappuccinos on their way to the reception - the couple wanted their wedding day to have an "unstuffy, relaxed and informal" feel.

Key to making that happen? A sherbet-sweet colour palette, seen everywhere from the pretty paper peony lanterns decorating the marquee to the bridesmaids' candy-hued prom dresses – even the groomsmen, who looked dapper in three-piece suits, accessorised with a rainbow of colourful socks.

Since Holly's mum runs Spinney Cottage Flowers, the "vintage-style, romantic" mood the couple was after came easily: mismatched teacups provided eye-catching table displays, pastel bunting decorated the venue and little details like gingham and floral print cloth-covered jam jar wedding favours added retro charm to the occasion.

Having your mum do your wedding flowers also means unexpected - and sweet - surprises: Holly discovered a vintage horse shoe charm hidden in her bouquet.

Shot by We Heart Pictures Photography's husband-and-wife team of Hector and Charlie, the gorgeous day was a total visual treat despite some unexpected elements, including a sudden thunderstorm and being served the wrong starter at the reception.

According to Holly, the way to get through it is to: "Stay calm, learn to delegate and put you trust in friends and family and then you will thoroughly enjoy your day."

And have a coffee en route to the reception, clearly.

Get all of the details on Holly and Jermaine's big day in the slideshow below and don't miss any of the stunning shots from We Heart Pictures.

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All imagery is from We Heart Pictures Photography

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