Want an outdoor wedding? Use this country garden celebration as your inspiration! Bride Kate reveals more…
How did Joe propose?
“Joe proposed in the summer of 2014. We had gone to Rhodes, Greece, for two weeks. On the first evening after a BBQ dinner on the beach, we walked down to the jetty and that’s when he got down on one knee!”
What dress did you wear?
“I had an idea of what style of dress I wanted but struggled to find it at first after trying quite a few on. But I eventually found one that I immediately loved. It was a Charlotte Balbier dress called Delilah. I bought it from a cute little shop called The Bridal Rooms in Swinfen village.”
What did Joe wear?
“Joe decided on a three-piece, grey-blue Ted Baker suit with tan brogues and an ivory tie.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“I was a nervous wreck the morning of the wedding! With all the planning and hard work you put in, it can be quite overwhelming, but as soon as I saw Joe as I walked down the aisle I felt proud, happy and little emotional, too.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“Jo, my long-term best friend, was my maid of honour, and best friends Emma and Kayleigh were my bridesmaids. They each had pastel-coloured maxi dresses.”
What was your theme?
“We decided a rustic country-style wedding because of being married outside. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest gathering ideas of my ideal day. Between Joe, my mum and I, we made a lot of the decor ourselves, including the bunting, cake, table numbers and photobooth. It was stressful at times but so nice to see our ideas come together on the day and made it a lot more personal knowing we had put the time in.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“Getting married! The build up towards that one moment is so emotional. It makes my heart melt when I think back.”
What’s your saving tip?
“If you’re feeling creative and have time on your hands, you can save a lot of money making your own bits towards your wedding day.”