A fun-filled summer wedding in beautiful blush hues. Real bride Georgia tells us all about her day…
How did Jack propose?
“We were on a diving holiday, in Cozumel, Mexico. We were coming to the end of our first week, staying in a beautiful beachfront villa. Jack had been insisting we watch the sunset one evening so excitedly told me to lay out the beach blanket and drinks as the sunset was at its most picturesque setting over the sea. With one of our favourite songs playing in the background he joined me and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I of course said yes, I was so surprised and couldn’t stop crying, it was perfect.”
What dress did you wear?
“I wore a Ronald Joyce dress called Ella. I bought it from Aurora Bride in Cheam. The wedding dress shopping experience was exactly how I had imagined it to be. It was just my mother and I and I must have tried on at least 15 different dresses in different styles. The dress I ended up choosing, I loved the minute I put it on. The detailing on the front, the vintage lace and fit was beautiful.”
And the accessories?
“I originally didn’t see myself wearing a veil, however the lady helping me in the wedding dress shop suggested I try one on anyway to see what I thought. I tried on a cathedral-length veil with simple scalloped edging and instantly felt like a bride. The veil against the long train of the dress just finished it off perfectly. I wore a delicate diamanté headpiece that sat under the veil and matched the detailing of the dress. I also wore diamond earrings that my mum lent me, which were a gift from my dad to her when they first met. My ‘something blue’ was a garter, a gift from my nan.”
What did Jack wear?
“Jack wore a tailor-made navy suit from King & Allen in Surbiton. In contrast he chose a tartan wine and dark blue waistcoat. His love of sharks came through with his shark cufflinks and tie pin!”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“When I saw Jack standing at the end of the aisle I had never felt so sure about anything in my entire life.
I was really nervous before entering the church, but
when I got to the aisle and saw him waiting for me, everything felt right. Our ceremony was so magical and personal. Saying our vows to each other and marrying the love of my life was such a special moment.”
Who were your bridesmaids?
“My maid of honour was my sister Evie and my three bridesmaids were my best friends from university. We all went on a girls’ shopping trip in Westfield where the girls all fell in love with a soft pink Vera Wang dress. The dresses suited all of the girls beautifully and had some lovely features including a beautiful bow detail on the back. My flowergirl was my little cousin Ruby. She looked adorable in a soft pink Monsoon dress with a flower crown and flower basket made with flowers to match the bouquets.”
What was your theme?
“We chose soft pinks, light grey and greenery with touches of gold, rose gold and copper. As the venue was so stunning on its own we wanted a palette to complement this. Our florist created a beautiful flower arch outside the church filled with roses and hydrangeas in soft pinks and white. We chose gold beaded charger plates and a selection of vintage brass candles with soft pink and grey candle sticks. These were hired from Anthology Vintage Hire and Keeping It Vintage. The colour palette was consistent throughout every aspect of the wedding, from the invitations to the cake with edible gold. We did have a slight shark theme run throughout the day as our table names were illustrations of the different sharks we have dived with!”
What was the highlight of your day?
“The highlight of our day
has to be the ceremony itself and getting married in front of all our family and friends. Our reverend made the service so special and personal. The string quartet were fantastic and walking out to Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run as we left the church to get covered in confetti was a real highlight. Our first dance was pure magic and we felt like the only two people in the room. We chose a song that not many people know, Two Coffins by the punk band Against Me
and to be dancing whilst singing this to each other was one of the best moments of our life.”
Date: 18th August 2018
Venue: Boconnoc House and Country Estate, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Photographer: Nick Walker Photography
Georgia’s dress: Ronald Joyce
Jack’s attire: King & Allen
Bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang
Accessories: Jimmy Choo