This couple chose a wonderfully personalised day filled with pretty details. Ella shares the story of her summer wedding…
How did Luke propose?
“Luke proposed on a weekend away in Amsterdam. On our first night we went for a walk around the city, got dinner and he proposed at our hotel by the canal. He later admitted he was planning to wait, but was so nervous he would lose the ring that he asked straight away!”
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was actually a strapless Amanda Wyatt design that I bought from the Sass & Grace Boutique in Winchester. I loved the dress but had my heart set on a long-sleeve gown, so worked with the wonderful (and patient) Dala, to design my own bodice and lace-illusion-sleeve piece. It’s lovely to know my dress is truly one of a kind.”
And the accessories?
“My shoes were Rainbow Club heels that I bought in John Lewis. For my jewellery, I wore pearl earrings from Not on the High Street, and my ‘something old & borrowed’ item was a silver bracelet that was my grandma-in-law’s, which
has different Ghanaian symbols to represent Luke’s family heritage. Both she
and my mother-in-law wore
it on their wedding day, too, so it was nice to carry on
What did Luke wear?
“Luke wore a navy blue suit from Hawes & Curtis.”
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“I was very nervous before the ceremony and was clinging on to my Dad approaching the aisle, but
it’s true what they say – as soon as we actually got there, all the nerves disappeared and I was just super excited to see Luke and actually get married!”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“My bridesmaids were some of my best friends from all different parts of my life. Debbie, my Maid of Honour, and I went to school together, Beth and Lucy were housemates from university, Milly has kept me sane at work for the last few years, and Charly is Luke’s sister. We bought their dresses from a stall at the National Wedding Show, and went for a multiway design so they could all wear their dresses in their own way.”
What was your theme?
“Our theme was shaped by the venue. We knew we wanted a barn wedding reception and fell in love with Gate Street as soon as we saw it. From there, everything we chose was quite rustic and floral.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“I think my favourite moments were when Luke and I took time to stop, have a minute to ourselves, and enjoy the fact that we had actually got married!”
Date: 19th August 2019
Venue: Ceremony at Godalming United Church followed by the reception at Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey
Photographer: Kit Myers Photography
Ella’s dress: Amanda Wyatt
Luke’s attire: Hawes & Curtis
Accessories: Not on the Highstreet, Rainbow Club