This super-elegant wedding with an incredible floral theme is full of inspiration. Claire tells all…
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was by Sottero & Midgley and I had the best experience when searching over at TDR Bridal in Halesowen. Up to this point nothing had really wowed me or got me very excited, but this shop had everything a bride could ask for as far as range and style! I love glitz and detail but also the beauty of lace – they pointed me in exactly the right direction. The dress they said was out of their Downton range. The only thing it didn’t have, which I wanted, was a sleeve – however a little extra fabric and lace ordered and their seamstress created me some beautiful sleeves to complete the dream dress.”
And the accessories?
“I wore a wrap from Sasso Bridal, Jimmy Choo shoes, hair accessories from Ivory & Co and a belt from Lily Bella.“
What did George wear?
“We opted for a morning suit with a grey/ivory tweed waistcoat and the matching ties to complement the bridesmaids. It needed to be elegant but modern and they all looked amazing.“
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“A mixture of excitement and nerves. After all the planning it was finally real. Emotional!”
What dresses did the bridesmaids wear?
“The only thing I knew was I had fallen in love with a shimmery fabric from the Dessy collection, called Lavender Silver. We went over to my bridal shop’s sister shop, Pandora’s, and they had a great selection of the Dessy range. The girls tried on various styles and I was extremely lucky that they all loved the same style and the colour suited all of their skin tones. As the day got closer, it dawned how chilly it had become so I also got them all beautiful feather boleros to take the edge off from Liberty in Love.“
What was your theme?
“I knew I wanted a colourful wedding but in a subtle way. My dress set a bit more of our theme in our head, it was kind of Downton Abbey meets modern day with a huge floral theme mixed in.“
What was the highlight of your day?
“A few deep breaths as I got out of the car, and the short walk towards the church. I was very excited and my dad and girls were all there for support.”
Date: 26th November 2016
Venue: Iscoyd Park, Wrexham
Photographer: Tobiah Tayo
Claire’s dress: Sottero & Midgley
George’s attire: Peter Posh
Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Accessories: Ivory & Co, Lily Bella & Sasso Bridal