Helen’s Perfect Wedding Day

How did your partner propose? Alex proposed at the top of the Mont Chéry in France at sunrise, in front of the Mont Blanc. It was such a special moment, although I had to earn it hiking up the mountain at 5am!

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding? To enjoy the run up as well as the day itself. The day does happen very quickly, but I enjoyed so many things in the run up so it felt bigger than the day. My mum and I made days out of dress shopping, shoe shopping, hair accessory shopping, bridesmaid dress shopping and then Alex and I enjoyed the food tasting, wine tasting and doing an engagement shoot with our photographer, Charlotte.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress? I always wanted a princess style dress with a bow on the back. I did some research on designers that had that style and then looked up bridal stores that stocked those designers. I found that was the best way to avoid trying on too many different styles of dresses and getting overwhelmed.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’? I tried about 8 dresses in total (some were just for fun!) but I’d say there were only two I knew were real contenders and as soon as I tried on the Justin Alexander dress I knew it was the one, it had all the details I was looking for in my wedding dress.

Do you know the name of your dress designer? Justin Alexander

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose? The floral detail on the skirt, the deep V back, the bow and the drama of the train!

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories? I had a custom length veil made and a hair accessory from Eden b studio.

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

Everyone has always laughed at me that I think life is like a rom com; sentimental, romantic and happy. I think that summed up the vibe for the day and ultimately the most important thing to me was getting married and having all my friends and family there to celebrate. I loved the personal touches; my mum made our wedding cake and my Uncle made the bouquets.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself? Walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing Alex at the end!

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides? To remember that the most important thing is you’re getting married and not to stress too much about everything else. Try to enjoy the run up to the wedding as much as possible so you create memories beyond just 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 went to Argentina the day after our wedding and had such a lovely time exploring a part of the world we’d never been with and enjoying all the wine!

Photographer – Charlotteweaverphotography
Videographer – rumseyfilms
Venue – Balcombeplace
Shoes – Manolo Blahnik
Accessories – Eden b studio
Groom’s suit – Joshuakane
Bridesmaids – TH&TH
Flower girls – Next
Florist – Tigerstolillies
Cake – Sharonvr67
Transport – Chariotschauffeurs
Entertainment – Stylus
Rings – Taylorandhart
Catering – Tietheknot
Stationery – by.chloe.louise.art
Hair Stylist – simplybeautifulhair
Makeup Artist – emmalily.mua

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