We love everything about this traditional wedding! Bride Chloe tells us her story…
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was by White Rose. It was a simple ivory A-line dress with pearls, beads and capped sleeves. I bought it from Abigail’s Collection in Colchester, Essex.”
And the accessories?
“Pearl earrings from H Samuel, my beautiful hair piece and veil from Abigail’s Collection, and a pretty bracelet from Pandora with four charms, which was a present from Corin.”
Who were your bridesmaids?
“My maid of honour was my best and closest friend Hannah, then I had my niece and sister, Erin and Lisa, Corin’s sister Danielle, and one of my good friends, Jade. Our beautiful flowergirls were my four-year-old niece Rebecca and Corin’s cousin Olivia.”
What did Corin wear?
“He wore a navy blue suit and black Barker shoes, both bought from The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s Collection.”
What was your theme?
“We didn’t really go with a theme, however our colours were pink and navy blue.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“My highlight was when we went to the dining room with our photographer away from the guests. We had just finished having photos taken when our photographer left us so we could go back to our wedding guests, but instead we took the opportunity to hide on the staircase and just talk and kiss each other, cherishing that moment and take everything in. It was so perfect.”
What was your best buy?
“I don’t know how I can choose! The venue was out of this world, so beautiful and I couldn’t imagine marrying anywhere else, plus it was affordable! We both wanted a photo booth but couldn’t afford one, so we had an Ant and Dec cardboard cut out, an old frame and spent £40 on props and made our own. Both the children and adults had so much fun with it, it really made the day even more special. We also got a Polaroid camera for our guest book, and what an amazing idea that was! Our book is brilliant with so many funny photos.”
What’s your saving tip?
“We didn’t really need to save too much before the wedding because we had savings already that we used to pay for it. Each month we bought bits and bobs, which worked really well for us, rather than buying in one go. I’d also suggest making a lot of stuff yourself to cut the price of things. Not only will it save you money but it’s very enjoyable, too! Since the wedding I’ve been feeling lost without having to make things for the big day!”
Date: 13th August 2015
Venue: Gosfield Hall, Essex
Photographer: D&A Photography
Chloe’s dress: White Rose
Corin’s attire: The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s Collection
Jewellery: H Samuel, Abigail’s Collection and Pandora