Bride Stacey explains how her and her partner’s autumn wedding reflected their love of all things outdoors
How did Myles propose?
“In February 2016, Myles suggested going for a walk to a local spot Ham Hill. The weather had been horrid, but he convinced me nonetheless. After almost slipping down a muddy hill, we got to a quiet pathway and he pulled me close into a hug and said, “There’s something I’ve wanted to ask you for a little while now…” And then a ring box came out! It fit perfectly – best day ever!”
What dress did you wear?
“I wore a beautiful Pronovias gown called Olmendo, from Sassi Holford (Taunton). It was the dress of my dreams – I didn’t want to take it off! Every bride needs to visit the girls at Sassi’s. The whole experience was truly incredible; from the very first appointment to the day I picked up my dress, the customer service was fantastic. Top tip: make an appointment. My mum and my sister came with me and we had the whole store (and staff!) to ourselves.”
And the accessories?
“My headpiece was from a local bridal store called Eleanor Florence. My bridal earrings and bracelet came from Pandora, and my Kurt Geiger shoes were my something blue!”
What did Myles wear?
“Myles wore a racing green blazer, waistcoat, chinos and a burgundy tie from Suit Direct. He didn’t want anything too traditional; he wanted something with a light pattern to complement the autumn colours.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“My sister, Zoe, was my maid of honour. My good friend, (another Zoe!) was my bridesmaid. Their gowns were from Phase Eight and I saw them by chance, so tried them on myself, first!”
What was your theme?
“Our save the dates were wooden fridge magnets – everybody loved them! We both love the outdoors and we really wanted that to show through on our day, especially in the beautiful month of October, with such fantastic autumnal colours. On our big day we had a lot of beautiful flowers (we had a great florist – Twigs and Twine – who helped us create our vision) and our tables were tree names. Our cake was from Melanie Todd Cake Design and Myles made the table plan, cake stand and table décor himself!”
What’s your saving tip?
“Plan something each month to help spread the costs. It helps take the stress off too, and keeps the excitement of having something to book each month. Myles and I were both very much involved with the planning and we enjoyed it: it’s all part of the wonderful experience!”
Date: 28th October 2017
Venue: Ceremony at Batcombe Church, Dorset, followed by reception at Lanes Hotel, West Coker
Photographer: Brad Wakefield Photography
Stacey’s dress: Pronovias
Myles’s attire: Suit Direct
Accessories: Eleanor Florence, Pandora, Kurt Geiger
Bridesmaid dresses: Phase Eight