Real bride Sarah was so eager to get to her wedding, the driver had to extend the route to the church!
How did Luke propose?
“My husband proposed while we were on holiday in Tunisia, during a five-star all-inclusive holiday. After a lovely dinner and a few cocktails, he proposed on our second night, in our private pool! I remember I didn’t answer straight away as I was in shock, he had to ask me twice!”
What dress did you wear?
“I knew my wedding dress was ‘the one’ after entering my first and only wedding dress shop in Taunton – the dress chose me! It was Alexandra by Marylise. It was elegant and simple (not too much lace detailing) and I loved that it came with a flowery bolero, too.”
And the accessories?
“My handmade headband with flower detailing by Polly Edwards and bridesmaid hair pieces were all from Sassi Holford in Taunton. I found their customer service excellent and the experience as a whole was brilliant. When my friends get married I can visit again!”
What did Luke wear?
“Luke’s traditional suit, waistcoat and cravat came from Moss Bros.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“I couldn’t wait to see my husband at the altar. I was so early at the church, the driver had to drive us round the block! I felt excited to see him and a little nervous for his reaction to seeing the dress and how I had my hair, hoping he liked it.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“I had four bridesmaids – we’re all really good friends, and we went shopping in Clarks Village where we found their floor-length, pink-dusk coloured dresses from Monsoon.”
What was your theme?
“There wasn’t a specific theme as such on our wedding day. However, I spent hours on Pinterest (as I’m sure many brides do!) pinning away all my favourite ideas. Originally I wanted an autumn wedding, but it changed from fir cones to white flowers due to us having a summer wedding.“
What was the highlight of your day?
“The highlight of my day was spending any alone-time with my husband, from the car journey to when our lovely photographer, Albert Palmer, was taking our photos. I also loved getting married at the church. It felt really special, especially as all our friends and family were there.”
What’s your saving tip?
“I think my best money-saving tip would be to ask family and friends for help where possible. We saved lots by doing this, from their help setting up the venue, decorating, and transport to and from the venue.”
Date: 13th August 2014
Photographer: Albert Palmer Photography
Sarah’s dress: Marylise
Luke’s attire: Moss Bros
Bridesmaid dresses: Monsoon
Accessories: Sassi Holford, Polly Edwards