An idyllic, country-meadow wedding, filled with soft, yellow tones and accents. Real Bride Holly tells us about her special day…
How did Tom propose?
“We were at an intimate six-course dinner for two at the stunning Alila Hotel in Ubud, Bali. It was disguised as a birthday treat, but at the end of the meal Tom proposed and I was stunned. He had designed the ring himself and it was just perfect.”
What dress did you wear?
“I wore an ivory lace dress by Morilee (bought from Confetti & Lace in Lakeside, Essex). It had a V-neckline, dropped waist, full skirt and train.”
And the accessories?
“I wore a full-length sheer veil that covered my face. My jewellery was from Kokomo in Bluewater and consisted of silver drop-crystal earrings and a full crystal silver necklace. My great-grandmother’s antique diamond ring acted as my ‘something old’. My lovely blue heels were Peetchy by Ted Baker.”
What did Tom wear?
“Tom wore a Prince of Wales check three-piece suit, which we got from Anthony Formal Wear, Billericay. He looked great in it!”
Who were your bridesmaids and what dresses did they wear?
“Tom’s two sisters, Hayley and Maisie, and my closest friends – Paula, Vicky, Jodie and Anna. Their dresses all came from JJsHouse.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“I felt overwhelmed with happiness and pride. Tom looked so handsome and I couldn’t wait to be standing by his side.”
What was your theme?
“We called it ‘Country Meadow’ and we went with a yellow colour scheme. We decorated various wooden crates to carry our theme through, which, to my delight, looked fantastic. This was coupled alongside the excellent flower displays provided by our florists. Finally, our personally sourced decorations around the barn provided the finishing touches and made for a wonderful setting.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“Having all our nearest and dearest together in one place. Also, our intimate photoshoot – it was great to take some time out and be together for a few moments in between festivities.”
What was your best buy?
“Our lanterns, because they doubled up as both aisle decorations and table pieces – plus they looked fantastic!”
Date: 16th June 2017
Venue: Maidens Barn, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex weddingbarnessex.co.uk
Photographer: Winston Sanders Photography winstonsanders.co.uk
Holly’s dress: Morilee morilee.co.uk
Tom’s attire: Anthony Formal Wear anthonyformalwear.co.uk
Bridesmaid dresses: JJsHouse jjshouse.co.uk
Accessories: Kokomo, Ted Baker tedbaker.com