We adore the simple and relaxed vibe of Louise and Mike’s celebration. Here, they share the details of their beautiful September wedding…
How did Mike propose?
We decided together to go for it! We’d been together for nine years so we had just been waiting for the right time.
What dress did you wear?
I wore a long, floaty, pale grey dress with ivory lace on the top and three-quarter length sleeves made by Klue Doll by Kelly-Ann, a great dressmaker based in Royston.
And the accessories?
I kept it quite minimal: I wore a long layered veil with matching lace trim, also made by Klue Doll, a ring given to me by my Great-Auntie and flat ivory satin sandals from Dune.
What did Mike wear?
A navy blue three-piece suit, white shirt with a pink and blue floral tie and pocket square, with tan-brown shoes
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
Very happy! It was pretty surreal and kind of dream-like!
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
I had my four closest friends as my bridesmaids. I didn’t want them to have matching dresses, and honestly the distance between some of us would have made it logistically difficult, so I asked them to wear anything they wanted. It worked out perfectly; they looked lovely and were all wearing something that suited their personalities.
What was your wedding theme and how did you create it?
There wasn’t really a theme. We just wanted something relaxed and simple.
What was the highlight of your day?
The ceremony I think. I loved seeing everyone we love together. Mike’s mum played piano for us, which made it very special, and the service itself was quite personal to us. I thought it might have been a bit stressful but it was very relaxed and fun!
What was your best buy?
My dress. I got exactly what I wanted without paying a huge amount.
What’s your saving tip?
Generally not over-thinking or overdoing things. As long as the main things are covered (i.e food, drink, entertainment), don’t overdo the little things.
Wedding date: 1st September 2018
Venue: Wentworth Church and The Rockingham Arms, Wentworth
Photographer: Charlotte Elizabeth Photography
Louise’s dress: kluebykellyann.com
Accessories: Veil from kluebykellyann.com and shoes from dunelondon.com