Louise and Sam share their gorgeous outdoor wedding, with a laid-back vibe and stunning Jenny Packham gown…
What dress did you wear?
“I wore Daphne by Jenny Packham. While looking for wedding dress shops in my area online, I’d seen a picture of it in a sample sale in the right size and knew it was the one. I made an appointment to try it on and it was everything I’d hoped for and more.”
And the accessories?
“I wore an Acacia II headdress by Jenny Packham and a pair of crystal pear drop earrings that I found in TK Maxx. My dress was already quite blingy so I didn’t want to go OTT with a necklace or any other jewellery.”
What did Sam wear?
“Sam wore a blue suit by Red Herring from Debenhams. After trying on a few different suits in blue and grey, this one was definitely the nicest fit and best quality. The only downside was that it didn’t have a matching waistcoat, which Sam had wanted from the beginning. On the way back to the car we cut through BHS and spotted a waistcoat in the same shade. It seemed too good to be true, but he tried it on and it matched! He also wore a pair of black Vans.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“All I could think about when I got to the top of the aisle was the fact that I’d walked far too fast and the music was at the wrong bit (I’d wanted to walk in at a specific part!), but then I saw Sam and that was it. He had a dopey smile on his face and was crying.”
What was your theme?
“We didn’t have a particular theme, we just went with what we liked. This ended up being lots of white flowers – hydrangea, roses and carnations mainly – with plenty of pretty foliage and gold accessories. We wanted everything to be very laid back, but for things to still look pretty.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“We both loved our first look. It was so special and lovely to spend a few minutes alone together before the ceremony. The first time you see your husband or wife all dressed up and ready to marry you is an overwhelming moment and who better to share that with than the person you love the most in the world?”
Date: 12th September 2015
Venue: Pine Lodge, Lincolnshire
Photographer: Alex Miller Weddings
Louise’s dress: Jenny Packham
Sam’s attire: Red Herring & BHS
Accessories: Jenny Packham & TK Maxx