Self-confessed ‘country bumpkins’ Amy and Sam hold traditional wedding

Content Team
/Updated on: March 17, 2022

When Samuel Hilton called Amy Curtis downstairs to look at something their dog had found, Amy immediately suspected he might throw a spider at her.

“I stood a few metres away from him and at this point he was on both knees with his back to me,” says Amy, 30. “I was very suspicious.”

However, when Sam, 32, turned around onto one knee, he was holding a ring box and not a spider. “I was so shocked my initial response was ‘Are you joking?'”

Self-confessed ‘country bumpkins’, ensuring their wedding in the beautiful English country side was a relaxed day for all was paramount for Amy and Sam. They graciously accepted the help of talented friends and family who assisted in creating flower girl dresses, the sound and lighting, table centre pieces, and table numbers.

On July 15, 2017 the Banbury pair said ‘I do’ among 120 family and friends at their traditional wedding in Northamptonshire.

“We are very blessed to have such talented family and friends who were all able to contribute to our wedding day,” Amy says. “Our perfect day was made possible because of them.”

Photos courtesy of Chloe Ely Photography.

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Amy wore a gorgeous strapless gown and hair clip from Ellie Sanderson.



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For her bridesmaids, Amy chose multiway dresses in two slightly different shades of pale pink.





As Sam had lost a close friend a few years prior, the pair decided in lieu of wedding favours they would donate to the British Heart Foundation.



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Amy and Sam made most of the decor themselves. “We didn’t have a colour scheme but we used mainly pale pink and pale grey.”



Amy and Sam incorporated their love of music throughout the day in the decor and in the names of each table.


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Amy and Sam spent their first night as husband and wife at Staverton Park. “One of the bridesmaids and ushers decorated our bedroom with balloons, petals, and chocolate. It was the perfect end to the perfect day.”

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Bomboniere Bomboniere: British Heart Foundation

Brides Accessories Brides Accessories: Ellie Sanderson , Accessorize

Brides Gown Brides Gown: Ellie Sanderson

Brides Shoes Brides Shoes: Ted Baker

Bridesmaid Shoes Bridesmaid Shoes: New Look

Bridesmaids Accessories Bridesmaids Accessories: Etsy

Bridesmaids Dresses Bridesmaids Dresses: Debenhams

Ceremony Music Ceremony Music: Playlist

Entertainment Entertainment: iELive

Flowergirl Dress Flowergirl Dress: Debenhams , DIY

Flowers Flowers: Flower Thyme

Gift Registry Gift Registry: Honeymoon fund

Grooms Attire Grooms Attire: River Island

Grooms Shoes Grooms Shoes: River Island

Groomsmen Attire Groomsmen Attire: River Island

Groomsmen Shoes Groomsmen Shoes: Next Retail Ltd

Hair Hair: Viola. Your Vision. Your Day

Honeymoon Honeymoon: UAE

Invitations Invitations: Sophie Hilton Designs

Makeup Makeup: The Glam Room

Photographer Photographer: Chloe Ely Photography

Rings Rings: Ernest Jones

Transport Transport: John Blaney

Venue Venue: Skylark Fields Farm

Venue Decor Venue Decor: DIY

Wedding Night Venue Wedding Night Venue: Staverton Park

Photos courtesy of Chloe Ely Photography.