A traditional celebration in blue, silver and white created the perfect day for this couple. Claire shares all about her Staffordshire wedding…
What dress did you wear?
“It was ivory with a sweetheart neckline, detailed with lace and sequins. I had a jewelled belt stitched into it around the waist and had detailing added to the straps to flow over my shoulders. I bought it from Lucy Alexander in Stafford.”
And the accessories?
“I wore a pair of silver pearl earrings and a necklace that my mum bought me the previous Christmas. I also wore a silver bracelet from my bridesmaids saying ‘he put a ring on it’. My lace comb hair piece was from Lucy Alexander. I wore a pair of customised Converse that were designed with sequins and had written on the left foot ‘2.12.18’ and the right foot ‘Mrs Scerri’ with a small bow at the back.”
What did the groom wear?
“James wore a very modern navy blue three-piece suit. He decided to buy the suit because it wasn’t much more then renting. My dad and James’ dad wore the same suit and they all looked very smart. They all also wore black shiny patent shoes, which looked amazing.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“If I’m honest, I was nervous getting ready, it almost felt it wasn’t real. Then as soon as I got into the car leaving my house with my dad, my nerves went away. Then while I waited outside the room where all the guests were, I just wanted to get in there and see him. I felt so overwhelmed and emotional and could see James was holding back the tears when I stood beside him.”
Who were your bridesmaids?
“My bridesmaids were my two best friends, Kim and Sara. I also had James’ sister as a bridesmaid, although she was with James on the morning of the wedding. My maid of honour was my big sister Nicola.”
What was your theme?
“It was around Christmas and the venue had their trees and decorations up. Our colour scheme was white, silver and royal blue.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“Our afternoon tea was amazing at the Staffordshire County Buildings. We had a relaxed atmosphere where two families came together to celebrate with us. James also decided to play a song and sing to me, despite, on his own admission, his poor guitar skills and questionable singing abilities!”
Date: 2nd December 2018
Venue: Ceremony and afternoon tea at Staffordshire County Buildings, followed by the evening reception at the Aston Marina Boat House, Stone
Photographer: Cris Lowis