This beautiful wedding in the Austrian alps has us in awe! Real bride Laura tells us her lovely story…
How did Alex propose?
“Alex proposed when we were on holiday in Spain! I actually went with my parents on a holiday home hunting trip, and Alex came over for a long weekend. Alex and I went on a kayaking trip on the most beautiful aquamarine lake (Embalse de La Pedrera) and we stopped off for some lunch, where Alex got down on one knee as I turned around for a photo! I was a bit grumpy before that as Alex refused to join me in covering ourselves with mud from the lake, which is apparently great for your skin. Turns out this was because he had a ring in his pocket and couldn’t risk losing it!”
What dress did you wear?
“It was a Mark Lesley dress, which I bought from Creatiques in Southsea, Portsmouth. Shopping there was a lovely experience that I shared with my chief bridesmaid and mum, and I definitely knew it was the one as soon as I put it on!”
And the accessories?
“I wore a feathery shrug, which I bought from Creatiques, a headband from Ivory & Co, white sparkly Doc Martens boots from Schuh (which I added some ivory silk laces to), and some thermal leggings under my dress for the skiing part of the day from M&S!”
What did Alex wear?
”He wore a DKNY suit from Moss Bros, and Ted Baker shoes bought from John Lewis. His and his best man’s ties came from TM Lewin.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
”When I walked into the room with Alex in front of me and all of our guests there, I felt overwhelmingly happy and excited for what was to come!”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from? “My bridesmaids were Holly and Rosie, who I’ve known since school. Their dresses were from Very. This was easy to organise as it was the first and only dress they tried on and it was perfect!”
What was the highlight of your day?
”Skiing down the mountain in our wedding attire. It was breathtaking, awesome and the most fun experience of my life! People were skiing past us shocked at what they were witnessing, taking photos and congratulating us in different languages (at least we think that’s what they were saying!)”
Date: 15th January 2019
Venue: Staying at the Zell am See resort with the ceremony at the local registry office called Hotel Rosenburg
Photographer: Alisa Roberts Photography
Laura’s dress: Mark Lesley
Alex’s attire: DKNY from Moss Bros
Bridesmaid dresses: Very
Accessories: Ivory & Co, Creatiques, Schuh & M&S