These childhood sweethearts tied the knot in style with a sweet purple wedding scheme. Amy tells her lovely story…
How did Ryan propose?
“On 31st July 2015 Ryan took me out to dinner at a pub in Turville, Buckinghamshire. When it came to paying he said he had left his wallet in the car and he wouldn’t let me pay, so he went to get it. Little did I know that this was the start of the surprise! He had actually gone out to hide a picnic basket and a bunch of roses! After paying he suggested we take a walk up the hill towards the windmill. He had hidden the picnic basket and flowers along the track so we found them whilst walking. We stopped halfway up the hill and sat overlooking the village and had the prosecco and strawberries and cream. As I poured another drink, I turned around and he was on one knee, asking me to be his wife!”
What dress did you wear?
“I wore Tatiana by Sassi Holford, bought from Brides of Winchester. To make it more personal, the wedding date was stitched in blue onto a ribbon and attached carefully to the dress as my something blue.”
And the accessories?
“The dress was quite simple, so I accessorised it with a beaded belt by White Designs. My shoes were by Rainbow Club. I wore white gold and diamond earrings with a matching necklace from Goldsmiths and hairgrips from Accessorize.”
What did Ryan wear?
“Ryan’s suit was from Moss Bros and he chose the Tailor Me option so he could personalise it. His shoes were by Loake with some colourful socks from Happy Socks!”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“Having known Ryan since secondary school, it was really strange walking towards him knowing that he was about to become my husband. I was so nervous, but as soon as I saw him I just wanted to run and grab him!”
Who were your bridesmaids and what dresses did they wear?
“My best friend, Laura, was my maid of honour. Ryan’s sister, Charity, was my bridesmaid. They both wore deep purple dresses from Debenhams and sandals from Next.”
What was your theme?
“Everything was purple! The flowers, dresses, candles, ties and cravats for the men. I have always loved the colour.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“Our baby boy waking up as we were about to say our vows! Although he won’t remember it, our guests witnessed it and our photographers caught a beautiful photo.”
Date: 14th September 2016
Photographer: Lisa & Ady at Lilybean Photography
Amy’s dress: Sassi Holford
Ryan’s attire: Moss Bros
Bridesmaid dresses: Debenhams
Accessories: White Designs & Accessorize
Shoes: Rainbow Club