Holly Vos’ Perfect Wedding Day

How did your partner propose?

We were in Scotland on a steam train having champagne afternoon tea and were unexpectedly in a carriage all to ourselves. After the train was on its return journey and the engine attached to our carriage, Alan got down on one knee and proposed!

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

Remember on the day to make time for you as a couple away from your guests.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

 Firstly, I knew I wanted to go to a boutique near my Mum and Dad, as well as the venue. After researching the different boutiques and the designers they stocked, I chose Fross as there was a good selection of different styles and brands I liked the look of at fair prices.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one?
I think between Mum, myself, and my bridesmaid Rhi we selected 8 dresses for me to try on. However, I ended up picking the first dress.

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

 Madi Lane

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?
I felt beautiful in the dress and got ‘the feeling’ when I looked in the mirror. The detailing is gorgeous, particularly on the back and train.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
No veil, but I did wear some pearl drop earrings.

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

 We wanted a day when our guests were going to have a great party with us. It was lovely to turn around to see everyone chatting and getting along.

What was your favorite moment from the day itself?
I genuinely loved the whole day. What was very memorable was all our guests in a circle around us on the dance floor at the end of the night, singing along to Hey Jude.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?
Make sure all your suppliers know your expectations of them for the day so you can leave it to the experts and enjoy it. Turn your phone off!

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?

 Yes – we were married on Saturday and flew out to Kenya on Tuesday. We went on a safari in the Masai Mara, followed by a week on the coast in Watamu.

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 – Penny Young Photography

Videographer – n/a

Planner/Stylist – n/a

Venue – Sprivers Mansion

Shoes – Rainbow Club

Accessories – Ella Palm (earrings)

Groom’s suit – Moss Bros

Bridesmaids – JJs House

Flower girls – n/a

Page Boys – n/a

Florist – Heather Rimington (independent based in Rotherfield)

Cake – Eat’n’Mess

Transport – n/a

Entertainment – Gypsy Street hired via Function Central

Rings – Cry for the Moon, Guildford

Catering – The Curious

Stationery – Elle Bee Designs

Hair Stylist – Hero Hairstylist

Makeup Artist – Helena Sergeant MUA

Honeymoon – Westerham Travel

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