This romantic wedding theme looked stunning in Spring. Bride Rhiannon tells us all about her beautiful Gloucestershire wedding…
How did Nick propose?
“We were on holiday in Cyprus and sunbathing around the pool, when during our conversation he out of the blue asked; ‘So will you marry me?’ This made me bolt upright from my lounger and say: ‘You what?!’ He was on one knee with the ring and asked again. It completely took me by surprise and I obviously said yes.”
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was actually dress number two for me. I had bought my first one too early and my taste changed. My dream dress was from Rookery Bridal in Weston Super Mare and the designer was Essense of Australia. After trying this dress on I knew it was the feeling I had been waiting for. I felt amazing in it – everything about it was perfect.”
And the accessories?
“I wore a short simple veil with tiny bits of sparkle on it, which was also purchased from Rookery Bridal. I also added some more sparkle with a stunning Swarovski bracelet and matching earrings.”
What did Nick wear?
“He wore a blue Ted Baker suit, hired from Moss Bros. His shoes were from River Island and the tie was from Swagger & Swoon.”
Who were your bridesmaids and what dresses did they wear?
“My maid of honour was Claire – my best friend from school. My three bridesmaids were my sister Melanie, my close friend Sarah, and my little sister, Charlotte. The bridesmaid dresses were from very.co.uk. The girls bought their own shoes from Next and they looked fantastic with the dress.”
What was your theme?
“Our theme was romantic vintage tea party. This was created by trial and error, and it wasn’t until the wedding day if I knew it would work all together or not. It all started with a box from Ikea that I spray painted rose gold and built on it from there. I told Nick my idea, he then shared his ideas for the centrepieces, and I put him to work. I hired blossom trees and a vintage dressing table from Aisle Hire It Ltd. The cake topper and guest signing picture I made myself.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“I couldn’t choose just one highlight, but the main two would have to be becoming Nick’s wife and the speeches. My son who is eight had asked to do a speech. It was very short and sweet, but there wasn’t a dry eye left in the room. I also loved seeing all my favourite people in one room. It went too quickly like people always tell you it does, and we were both sad when it was over. I also have to say the photos were another highlight – they were better than expected.”
Date: 5th May 2019
Venue: DeVere Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire
Photographer: Who is Benjamin
Rhiannon’s dress: Essense of Australia
Nick’s attire: Ted Baker, River Island and Swagger & Swoon
Bridesmaid dresses: Very
Accessories: Swarovski & Rookery Bridal