How did you meet?
We have been together for 10 years when we got married! We were child hood sweethearts and met at a friends party!
Tell us about the proposal!
Christmas morning – Alex had wrapped the ring up within all my other presents. I casually began to unwrap the ring box having no idea of what was inside! It was a complete surprise to myself and my family – a special day made 10 x more special!!
How did you choose where to shop for your wedding dress?
I had been to a couple random shops and tried on a few dresses, but hadn’t found the one yet! I had always driven past the Isabella Grace window which always looked so beautiful – so I decided to book an appointment!
Tell us about your wedding dress experience, and why did you choose your wedding dress.
Isabella Grace was absolutely amazing! The shop is stunning and I felt that all the assistants really cared about what I wanted! We had a little meeting and talked about what I did and didn’t want from my dress and what my budget was! (I didn’t want to fall in love with a dress I couldn’t afford). The first dress I tried on – I knew it was the one! I still tried on the other dresses to eliminate the remaining dresses but when I stood in my dress I could imagine the day, walking down the aisle, my first dance! I could see it all! And that’s how I knew it was the one!!
Describe your wedding day. Where, when, how…
We had a beautiful summer wedding at Port Lympne Reserve in Hythe! The venue is absolutely stunning and it completely takes your breath away! We had chosen a soft pink colour and birdcages for our theme which matched the venue perfectly! I’m so sad it’s over and would love to do it all again!
Favourite part of your wedding day?
Every part of the day was amazing – I had been so nervous (practically shaking) holding on to my dad as I walked down the aisle – trying to hold back the tears! Once I reached Alex at the top of the aisle – I suddenly went calm – all the nerves and shakes had disappeared and I was content and happy to be standing with my husband to be, family and friends! It was just how I had imagined!
Anything you would change if you could do it all again?
All weddings have things go wrong – but it wouldn’t be the same without it all!
Your top tip for future brides?
Don’t worry about the little things – I spent so long worrying about how I would have my make up etc, on the day it all goes out the window! I didn’t bother to struggle with the lashes, or worry if my eyeliner was perfect! You will have an amazing day regardless of these things.
Which suppliers did you use for the following:
Wedding Venue – Port Lympne Reserve
Wedding Photographer – Hannah Dougal Art and Photography
Florist- created them myself
Cake – M&S! And my friend decorated it!
Hair – Emily Chaplin bridal hair
Make up – did it my self!