How did your partner propose? He proposed to me in September 2022 in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia in front of the Twin Towers. It was completely unexpected and a huge surprise, but one that meant a lot to me as I am half Malaysian and have been going to KL since I was a baby.

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding? It’s YOUR wedding, no one elses! Do what makes YOU happy.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress? I tried many different styles of dresses as I didn’t really know what I wanted or what would suit me.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’? I don’t know the exact amount, but I visited 3 other shops before visiting Fross, so I think I probably tried on around 20 before I found mine!

Do you know the name of your dress designer? Sincerity

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose? I loved the simplicity of it. I had tried on many dresses that I just did not feel comfortable in as I am not someone who is used to dressing up. I didn’t want something that was ‘busy’ or ‘fussy’ in the detailing. I also had some bespoke sleeves made my Kate which just elevated the dress completely as they had tiny pearls on the material.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories? I never wanted to wear a veil as I just didn’t feel like ‘me’ when I tried one on. I had a couple of fresh orchids in my hair and that was is.

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc. Our wedding was on 16th December, so it very much had a Christmas/Winter feel to it. The venue, Buxted Park was decked out with their Christmas decorations and fires too, so it just felt super cosy. Our dress code was Black Tie, and it just made the day feel so special. I always wanted a Winter wedding – I absolutely hate being hot, so for me, I couldn’t think of anything worse than having a wedding in the summer! Christmas is also my absolute favourite time of the year, so it was a no brainer for me. The flowers were a reflection on my Malaysian/Chinese heritage. My flowers were a bouquet of large, trailing ,white orchids, and my bridesmaids were bunches of smaller stem, white , orchids. These were also dotted around the venue. Our wedding favours were personalised gingerbread men and we didn’t have a ‘traditional’ cake in that our ‘cake’ was made of rounds of cheese instead!

What was your favourite moment from the day itself? I have two favourite moments – the first one being our dog, Coco, being our ring bearer and walking down the aisle when the registrar asked for the rings. My second one is that we surprised our guests with a Chinese Lion Dance performance in the evening. No one apart from myself and my husband (and the hotel and photographer!) knew about this, and our photographer made everyone believe we were moving to a room to take a group photo. People’s faces were a picture when the Lion came out and interacted with everyone.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides? If you can, hire a wedding stylist! It took so much stress and strain off me to know someone was dealing with all of the smaller details and decorations. It was a massive weight off my shoulders. There were things I didn’t even think of that our wedding stylist helped us with. Also, I would recommend a videographer. I initially didn’t want one and wasn’t bothered about having a wedding video, but I am SO glad we did. A videographer captures your day in a different way to a photographer and you get to see things you may not have witnessed on the day as you are trying to socialise with everyone and make ‘the rounds’!.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans? As our wedding was so close to Christmas, we didn’t want to leave for a honeymoon straight away. We had a mini-moon for a few days in Bath after the wedding and before Christmas which was amazing as we didn’t have to travel far and got to relax and take it all in before the chaos of Christmas started. We are going back to Malaysia for our honeymoon and will be visiting KL for a few days and then flying to an island called Langkawi which we have never been to before. We leave tomorrow 18th January!

Would you mind sharing details of any other suppliers you used?

Photographer – Lucy Dracott @lucydracottphoto

Videographer – Harry Brooks @northskystudio

Planner/Stylist – Ambience West Sussex @ambiencewestsussex

Venue –  Buxted Park Hotel

Shoes – Quiz for heels as I only wore them for the ceremony and then Converse!

Accessories – Jewellery – Kiri & Belle @kiriandbelle

Groom’s suit – Gieves & Hawkes London @gieveslondon

Bridesmaids – TFNC London @tfnclondon

Florist – Sussex Florals @sussexflorals

Cake – Cheese cake – West Country Cheese @westcountrycheese / Cupcakes – Marples Cakery @marplescakery

Entertainment – Blue Lion Band @bluelionband / Lion Dance @liondanceuk / Photobooth, LED Dance Floor & Casino Tables @bigsmilebooth / Caricature @savagecaricatures

Rings – Simon Mile Jewellers @simonmilnejewellers

Catering – Buxted Park Hotel

Stationery – my brother designed our invites

Hair Stylist – Ultra Soft Cuts @ultra_soft_cuts and Styled by Holly @styledbyholly_

Makeup Artist – Catherine Samuelson @catherinesamuelsonmua and Elle Jenkins @beautybyellej

Honeymoon – Trailfinders @trailfindersuk

How did your partner propose? It was very unexciting!!! Friday night after a stressful week. He has been nagging me all day to go for a walk and I kept saying NO! so, in the end he asked me sat on the bed after asked me about my day! I am still not sure I have actually said yes!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding? Don’t sweat the small stuff! And enjoy it! Its such a special time. Also, don’t share too many details with too many people unless you want a lot of conflicting views on things! We loved having surprises for people on the day

How did you go about finding your wedding dress? Fross was the first place we came! I knew I wanted something beaded, but not necessarily long and with a train! I tried on a load of dresses, and quickly ruled out a bunch of styles! The dress I ended up with, my mum could hide how much she knew it was the one! It was long, a massive train and the most amazing dress!

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’? not that many, maybe 5 / 6! So much soon, I felt like I needed to try on more! But when I left the shop, all I could think about was ‘the one’

Do you know the name of your dress designer? Tiffany

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose? I just felt like it was made for me! even though it was too big, it just did all the right things! Perfect strangers in the shop were almost telling me that it was the one!

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories? NO veil, but a beaded headpiece. The back of the dress was too beautiful for a veil

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc. We had an intermate, Christmasy, sparkly wedding! We wanted it to be super chilled and for all our guests to be able to let their hair down! It was PERPECT! I wish we could do it all again!

What was your favourite moment from the day itself? Impossible to say – never had nerves like it, but it was just the best day! When we got the pictures back, I was literally smiling every moment of the day!

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides? Just enjoy it! Don’t over think it, and do exactly what you and your partner want! Also – I know everyone says it, but it goes so so quickly – remember to take time to take it all in!

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans? We went on our honeymoon 2 days after, and went to Sri Lanka for Christmas! Was the best to go away soon after, it really allowed us to decompress and chat endlessly about our day!

Would you mind sharing details of any other suppliers you used? Ideally by their Instagram handle but if not, just a business name will do!
Photographer – matt Rock mattrockprophoto
Venue – South Lodge and Wobblegate / south_lodge and cidertap
Transport – sole trader
Entertainment – Entertainment Nation and Cube Tuesdays ( cuetuesdays ) and Tom Butterworth ( tombutterworthguitar )
Rings – Number 10 ( numbertenjewellerbrighton )
Catering – The Syndicate Kitchen ( thesyndicaatekitchen )
Hair Stylist – Martina ( TBC )
Makeup Artist – Martina ( TBC )

How did your partner propose? In a festive Igloo with Wham Last Christmas playing, on my birthday 23rd December

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding? You make the energy of your wedding, if you exude happiness your guests will feel this

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?
I already had a wedding dress and regretted my decision; I made the purchase too early on and didn’t love it. I decided to go to Fross as I loved your dresses and vibe. I went with my mum to one of your sample sales and tried on 7 dresses, I had an idea of what I wanted but was still open minded.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
I tried on 7 dresses as Fross, the first dress I tried on wasn’t one I had picked out from your website but I loved it on the rack, I put it on and felt incredible and it ended up being the one! I tried on all the others and they just didn’t feel quite the same as the first, it gave me that special feeling I was hoping for.

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

Tiffany’s Bridal

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

The sparkle of the dress first drew my attention, the beautiful tulle and floral lace detailing paired with the long train, I loved how romantic it was.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories? Yes I wore a long sparkly veil and a fur bolero which were both purchased from Fross!

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you?
Our wedding day was romantic and festive, a winter vibe. Deep burgundy, forest green and blush tones, with gold accents. We scented our wedding with Winter White Company which elevated our theme. Lots of seasonal foliage which adorned our asymmetric arch, meadows, bouquets and button holes.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
The whole day was incredible, it is so hard to pick a favourite moment but I have to say walking down the aisle is a moment I will never forget – all the people you love in one room watching you, rooting for you as you marry the love of your life, it was the most surreal feeling.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides? Yes! Take your time with planning and make sure you pick the right suppliers, they are the ones who bring your dream day to life. Try not to stress about what you look like, I found it really hard as I was self conscious but I wished I hadn’t spent so much time worrying, you will look and feel beautiful. Lastly, some advice that was given to me which was sooo spot on was you create the energy for your wedding, guests feed off the bride and groom, if you are happy your guests will be too!

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans? We have just come back from our magical honeymoon in Lapland.

Would you mind sharing details of any other suppliers you used?


Photographer – @olegs_samsonovs
Videographer – @aidan_willis_films
Planner/Stylist – @lunaandthelane
Venue – @pelhamhouseweddings
Shoes – @jimmychoo
Accessories – @frossweddingcollections, @auroradust_uk, @ijavenue
Groom’s suit – brighton_tailors
Bridesmaids – @thth_bridesmaids
Florist – @copperandmossbotanics
Cake – @bunstonbakes
Entertainment – @tailoredents
Rings – @classicjewellery83
Stationary- @weddingluxco
Hair Stylist – @gracebaileyhair
Makeup Artist – @ellaboynemakeup
Honeymoon – @skyounasvaara

How did your partner propose?

He knew I would want it away from a crowd so we had gone to get our Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm. As we were walking around finding our tree, he got down on one knee amongst the trees and popped the question!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

Its easier said than done but don’t stress over the small stuff! I was running through scenarios in my head for weeks, but on the day, it all went so smoothly and no one else knows if something doesn’t quite go to plan! I was also very organised in my planning early on, which made it far less stressful nearer the time. Try to enjoy the process – I am already missing doing the planning!

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

We knew we wanted to get married somewhere in the countryside and have the place exclusively to ourselves. As soon as we saw The Oak Barn, we knew it had to be our venue. It was beautiful! I think we actually came across it looking on Hitched.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

I probably tried on around about 15 dresses. Fross was my 5th shop I went to as I knew they stocked a dress that I liked. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted, but nothing ticked all the boxes until I found my dress at Fross!

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

Nicole Milano

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

I really wanted long sleeves on my dress, and a mixture of lace and plain crepe. I loved the detail of the lace on my dress, along with the elegance of the plain crepe. Also the train on the dress was beautiful, and the lace detailing on the back was amazing! It felt so perfect when tried it on, I knew it was the one!

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?

I didn’t wear a veil, but instead my florist made me real flower pins for my hair which my hair dresser put in once my hair was styled

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.

We wanted to go for a rustic, relaxed style to the day, with autumnal colours and flowers. We had hoped for a lovely autumn day, however we did get a bit of rain (meant to be lucky hey!) However, the rain cleared and the sun came out in the evening and we managed to get some beautiful photos, thanks tour amazing photographer. My husband and I both ordered some wellington boots so we could still walk around the field in the rain for our photos!

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

Its hard to pick one moment. But I loved the moment I walked down the isle and saw all my family and friends in one room, celebrating me and my husband. That was special. It really was the best day of our lives so far!

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

Everyone told me how quickly the day goes by, and it really is true! It all seems a bit of a blur, so do make sure you take a moment to just take it all in and look at all your friends and family around you having fun and celebrating! We also made sure we walked around to speak to all our guests over dinner, which was a great way of making sure you speak to everyone.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

We went on a minimoon to The Tawny Hotel in the Peak District and the to The Fish Hotel in the Cotswolds. Both were beautiful! We are going on our honeymoon in January – traveling around Thailand for 2 weeks. We cant wait!

Would you mind sharing details of any other suppliers you used? Ideally by their Instagram handle but if not, just a business name will do!

Photographer – Will Fuller

Venue – The Oak Barn, Frame Farm

Shoes – Rainbow shoes

Groom’s suit – Moss Bros

Bridesmaids – Silk Fred

Florist – Blooming Flair

Cake – Creations by Chlo

Entertainment – HUSK (live band)

Rings – Collins and Sons

Catering – Home Gurr’own

Stationery – Palette and Page

Hair Stylist – Sandy Wood Hair

Makeup Artist – Make Up Angel – Laetitia Rix

Honeymoon – The Tawny Hotel and The Fish Hotel (mini-moon)

How did your partner propose?

On the steps of the Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona while we were on our first cruise together

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

Take time during the day to just step back and take it all in.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

I researched various bridal shops using Hitched. Fross was my number 1 choice to visit.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

It was about 3 or 4.

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

It’s Tiffany’s bridal – Wessex wedding dress

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

It was everything I was looking for – fitted, gorgeous back, no spaghetti straps and a beautiful long train.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?

I had a short, plain veil as I didn’t want to detract from the dress

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.

It was all in a barn. It was a very relaxed day, we didn’t want anything too formal.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

There are so many – mostly all really funny ones. Keith put my wedding ring on upside down, almost dropped me during the first dance, our wedding cake was really hard to cut and we were holding onto the cake stand for dear life!. It was just such a happy day, filled with so much laughter and surrounded by all of our favourite people.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

Don’t let all the planning stress you out, and don’t try and do too much on the day. The time will fly by and you don’t want to be stuck to a really rigid timing plan. We were lucky and had a wedding planner with the venue who was a godsend. It meant we didn’t have to think or worry about anything on the day. If something goes wrong on the day, find a way to laugh about it and don’t let it ruin the day.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

We had a mini-moon for 2 night sin the Cotswolds just after the wedding, but we’re going o a 2 week Caribbean Cruise in February which we can’t wait for!

Would you mind sharing details of any other suppliers you used? Ideally by their Instagram handle but if not, just a business name will do!

Photographer – VLA Photography

Planner/Stylist – Eleanor from Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel, and Ether Events decorated the barn

Venue –  Tithe Barn, Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel

Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Accessories – Monica Vinader and Olivia Burton

Groom’s suit – Stephen Bishop Suiting (Woking)

Bridesmaids – JJ’s House

Florist – Jeans Florist in Guildford

Cake – Gorgeous Gems Bakery

Entertainment – Supplied by the hotel

Rings – Wedding Rings Direct in Bournemouth and Shining Diamonds in Hatton Garden

Catering – Venue

How did your partner propose?

I have always been a massive Tottenham Hotspur Football fan and my partner organised to propose to me during a tour of the stadium at pitch side with the message going around the stadium boards. We were the first to get engaged at the stadium.

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

My florist told me that I needed to trust my suppliers and let them take the stress.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

Lots of watching say yes to the dress and searching photos

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

It was the second dress I tried on.

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

Justin Alexander

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

It was an instant emotional reaction when I saw myself in the dress I burst into tears because I knew my late nanny would have thought it was beautiful.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?

I wore a head piece and a veil

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.

We wanted a very traditional day at our hotel venue but with some real special touches like a vintage ice cream van and our best man performing some songs for us.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

The ceremony was very emotional and heartfelt definitely my favourite part of the day.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

Take time on your day to just stand back from everything and take it in because you will be truly taken over by everything and those moments are priceless.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

We have two young children but we did manage to get a couple of nights away.

Photographer – Darren Holloway
Venue – Ashdown Park Hotel
Accessories – Fross and Liberty in love
Groom’s suit – Greys
Bridesmaids – Stacees
Flower girls – Stacees
Page Boys – Greys
Florist – Zara florist
Cake – Sovereign Cakes
Entertainment – The Penny Kings
Rings – Aurum Designer Jewellers
Stationery – Cat Creative
Hair Stylist – Beauty Ninjas
Makeup Artist – Beauty Ninjas

How did your partner propose?

At the summit of Scafell Pike!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

To not try any new beauty treatments, products, styles etc on the run up to the wedding – stick with what you know and keep it simple!

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

Booked one visit to Fross

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

3

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

Justin Alexander

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

The shape of the dress, and the fact that the sample fitted almost perfectly. It really helped me to see what the dress would look like once it had been altered etc.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?

Yes, a veil and hair accessories

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.

Classic, elegant style. White and green florals and colour scheme, local suppliers, minimal and simple décor etc.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

Everything!

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

Using local suppliers and smaller businesses is much more personal, and also generally the product quality and the service provided is outstanding.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

We have been to Scotland in our campervan, and we are off to South Africa in the new year

Photographer – Will Fuller Photography (wfullerphotography)

Venue –  Buxted Park Hotel

Shoes – Rainbow Club

Accessories – Veil – Rainbow Club, Hair Accessories – Amy Rose Bridal

Groom’s suit – Charles Tyrwhitt

Bridesmaids – Goddiva

Florist – Charlotte @ Infusion Flowers (charlotteinfusion)

Cake – Emily Fitter @ Emily’s Mixing Bowl (emilysmixingbowl)

Transport – Our lovely kind neighbours and their classic Bentley

Entertainment – Alive Band (alivebanduk)

Rings – George Moss Jewellers, Uckfield (georgemossjewellers)

Catering – Buxted Park Hotel

Stationery – Inky Stationery

Hair Stylist – Amy Rose Bridal (amyrosebridal)

Makeup Artist – Katie Cullen (katiecullenmua)

Honeymoon – Audley Travel & ourselves! (audleytravel)

How did your partner propose?

My partner proposed to me overlooking Snowdonia in Wales whilst going for a walk
looking at the beautiful mountain views!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

To not worry about what others may like and trying to please everyone, remembering the day is
about the two of you.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

I had visited two other bridal shops and just knew as soon as I walked into Fross I knew I
would find my perfect dress! Ava made me feel so comfortable and loved the calm relaxing
atmosphere without any pressure.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
Stella York

Do you know the name of your dress designer?
Aire Barcelona

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

I loved the dainty straps and the fact it was fitted but went out a tiny bit. I loved the pretty
delicate floral details on there.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
No veil, just some bunny tail and dried grass hair clips to match my husbands buttonhole.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
Seeing my husband Kieron with the biggest smile as I nervously walked down the aisle.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

So many people said to make sure you spend time with your husband on the day. We had a
photographer and a videographer and whilst the guests were eating, we sneaked off to have some
sunset photos, and it meant we had more time together. Also, just after the ceremony whilst
guests were getting ready with their confetti,we went into the barn and had a glass of champagne
to celebrate we had just got married. It was amazing to have some time just the two of us.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately
after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

Kieron is a teacher so We have booked to go to the Dominican Republic in October which
means we can drag out the ‘Wedding Bubble’.

Photographer – anitakphotography
Videographer – real_life_videos
Venue –  The Sussex Barn
Shoes – Shein
Accessories – Etsy/Shein
Groom’s suit – Moss Bross
Bridesmaids – Amazon
Flower girls –  Amazon
Page Boys – Shein
Florist – lucy_floristonthefarm
Cake – linda_bakes
Transport – grange_bridal_carsEntertainment – the_yips_band and playlist we set up
Rings – julianstephengoldsmith and ernest jones
Catering – kendalecatering
Stationery – lettersfromemily
Hair Stylist – bridalhairbytash
Makeup Artist – laurenalicemua
Honeymoon – Tui Dominican Republic

How did your partner propose?
We were having a drink in our favourite bar in Santorini watching the sunset, it was
absolutely perfect!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?
Make sure to take time to ourselves throughout the wedding day.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?
Went to a few shops but then instantly found the one in Fross, it was the first I tried on in
there and fell in love! Ava was just the best person to make the whole experience so
memorable for me, my mum and my mother-in-law, we all had such a fun day looking at all the
dresses and drinking bubbles and it were all so very special.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
Probably around 10 in the other shops but I knew when I tried this one on in Fross that it
was the one, even though I felt like I should try on others afterwards I just wanted to put
my one back on as I knew 100%!

Do you know the name of your dress designer?
Aire Barcelona

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?
The neckline, the lace and the beautiful detail & train.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
Yes, veil and hair pearls, bracelet, ear-rings
Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.
We chose to have our wedding close to home as we love where we live. We fell in love with our
venue and it’s elegance the moment we stepped through the door and the fact it was on our
doorstep made it an even easier decision. Our colour theme was blush pink, ivory, white, gold.
Black tuxedos for the men in the bridal party. Blush pink dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls
in white & pink. We loved the fact we were so close to the beach, luckily the sun was shining so we
had photo’s here and a little walk just the two of us which felt so perfect as we love our seafront
walks. We had lots of entertainment throughout the day, including singing from family members
which made it so personal and memorable. We loved every minute of the day and wish we could
do it all over again!

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
I don’t think I can name just one. so. Walking down the aisle and seeing my husband! Watching
my mum sing at our wedding reception and my husband’s sisters singing during the ceremony!
Having all of our family and friends together! The surprise singing waiter! Our first dance! Dancing
the night away to the amazing band with everyone!

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?
Try to spend as much time with your new husband as you can throughout the day, we took time to
ourselves a few times during the day and we really needed this, even if it’s brief!

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately
after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

We went to Mykonos the week after and we have also booked honeymoon part 2 for February
next year – a cruise around the Caribbean which we are very excited for!

Photographer – @candc_imagery
Videographer – @prodronevideography
Decor – @flutterbyevents
Venue – @grandhoteleastbourne
Shoes – @rainbowclubuk
Groom’s suit – @mossbros
Bridesmaids – @everprettycom
Flower girls – @jjshouseofficial
Florist – @budsthatbloom
Cake – my mum 🙂
Toastmaster – @toastmaster_mc_andy
Entertainment – @go2entertainment @alivenetwork
Magician – @kevinmortonmagician
Rings – @brufordsbeacon @newmanbands
Catering – @grandhoteleastbourne
Hair Stylist – @heliber
Makeup Artist – @gracebensonmua
Nails – @bellissimabyabbie

How did your partner propose?

He took me on holiday to one of our favourite places that we had visited quite soon into our relationship in Cornwall, where we had made lots of memories before. We went out for a lovely walk to watch the sunrise at Porthcurno Beach, however the weather had other ideas! Still undeterred, he got down on one knee in the pouring rain and asked me to marry him. As he got up he was covered in mud from the path, but it made it all so memorable! The rain passed and we enjoyed a lovely walk along the beach newly engaged!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

I know it is said a million times, but don’t sweat the small stuff! We made sure we had an excel spreadsheet of outgoing costs and finances as well as guest information. It helped us out so much with juggling payments etc and gave us a little bit of piece of mind when you have all the added stresses of normal life and work going on too!

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

I had seen a few of my friends had visited Fross to find a dress. I knew it was a place I wanted to visit, as they had so many nice dresses in the window. I also followed a range of different dress designers on Instagram. I saw that Fross were holding a trunk show weekend of one of my favourite designers so knew that had to be the perfect opportunity to see all the dresses I had previously seen on their social media page.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

It was the first dress I tried on! Granted, I did try on another 10 after this, but nothing compared to the first!

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

Aire Barcelona

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

I loved the way it gave me a waist line and the fitted top and detailing was beautiful. The skirt of the dress was such a lovely material and also gave it quite a traditional look which I loved.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?

I wore two sparkly pins in my hair and stud earrings. I didn’t want to wear too much and detract from the dress! I also wore a veil, also from Fross, however only kept this on for the ceremony and a few photos as never planned to keep it on for long.

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.

I would say it was quite a relaxed day surrounded by all our loved ones. I loved the rustic feel and our colour theme was dusty blue. I wanted the flowers to be as bright and beautiful as possible, which they were! I wanted to make sure everyone had a good time and not let anything stress me out.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

Walking down the isle and seeing my husband to be there waiting! Being surrounded by everyone we love, but also having photos as just husband and wife – make sure to take some time for just the two of you!

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

I think in the time we are in, where finances can be a struggle at times, is just to budget accordingly each month. We took slightly more time planning our wedding to make sure we had everything the way we wanted it and didn’t want to compromise on certain aspects of our day. There is also so many second-hand items out there. So many people are selling unwanted items, which don’t cost nearly as much as some hire companies will charge! Just take the time to shop around. There is so much choice out there too, once you have an idea it’s best to stick with it.

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

After our wedding, we went on a little UK tour, visiting Yorkshire, Wales and the Cotswolds. It was such a lovely time away and needed after a very busy few weeks. We hope to fly abroad next year for another late honeymoon.

Photographer – @jordanmansfieldweddings
Planner/Stylist –
Venue – @hendallmanorbarns
Shoes – @quizclothing
Groom’s suit – @astares_menswear
Bridesmaids – @jjshouseofficial
Florist – @flitterbrookflower
Cake – @mdfood4thought
Entertainment – @ianforestdj
Rings – @carterandfollows
Catering – @mdfood4thought
Hair Stylist – @ambermarie_hair
Makeup Artist – @emiliemakeupartistry

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