Karina’s Perfect Wedding Day
How did your partner propose?
We were on holiday in Greece, Rhodes where he proposed to me when we was looking around the Greek ancient ruins . It was very quiet, almost just us two when he proposed ! – minus a couple of Spanish people on the bridge above us who cheered for us 🙂
What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?
It’s your day, enjoy it and take little 10min breaks/time out where you and your now husband can spend a few minutes together. Then you can take those moments to breath and enjoy each other on the day too and share a drink together happyily in your bubble! The day goes so fast so you will appreciate those little moments together.
How did you go about finding your wedding dress?
A friend got her dress from yourselves and I remember as soon as I walked in the shop, I knew that’s where I’d also get mine one day . (I wasn’t even with my now husband then!) But it had such a warm welcome , shop has a gorgeous layout and a variety of dresses to suit all shapes and budgets!
How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
It was the first dress I tried on ! But I still tried a few other on after . I even went to another shop but kept thinking about this one dress and soon went back to make that dress mine!
Do you know the name of your dress designer?
Justine Alexandra Sydney, misty rose !
What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?
It had the most beautiful detail on it. It wasn’t too much lace but enough to feel elegant . I love the fact it wasn’t white, ivory etc it had a tiny of pink . “Misty rose” which gave it a unique feel. Something which would wow my family and friends . It wowed me !
Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
veil – linzi jay veil! LA930v3
Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.
Well it was nearly 40 degrees so a hot day is an understatement!! But , it was magical! Everyone had a wonderful time, there was some family and friends we hadn’t seen for a few years due to COVID , some traveled from southern France to be with us on our special day!
My husband is a very nervous speaker so he had someone write a song for me based on our story through words and stories my husband told him about! He got an artist I’m very fond of, Jamie Mathias to sing it ! I was shocked to say the least and it was beautiful! So many people commented to say how thoughtful and different the idea was. I also have this amazing song to keep forever and it’s mine !
What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
Seeing so many friends and family happily together after such a strange few years! We all danced, sung, laughed , hugged …. It was just perfect.
Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?
Remember it’s your day but also remember to relax. Don’t stress too much over detail or anything for that matter . The day goes so quickly , you just want to make sure YOU and your husband have the best day making memories together with each other and your friends and family 🙂
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?
So we did a mini moon to Shropshire and did a dome pod glamping experience ! It was amazing , hot tub, fire pit, pizza oven and BBQ . It was just gorgeous weather when we went away too. Even did a day trip to Cadbury world haha
We plan to do a two week honeymoon next year . Destination has yet to be decided!
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 – Barry page –https://instagram.com/barrypagephotographer?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Venue – High Rocks Tunbridge Wells
Shoes – ASOS ! https://www.asos.com/prd/201297771?acquisitionsource=com.google.android.gm
Accessories – Jon Richard Leaf Hair Vine –
Groom’s suit – the Kent Wedding centre –https://instagram.com/thekentweddingcentre?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Flower girls – Kent Wedding centre .https://instagram.com/thekentweddingcentre?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Florist – flower and sparkle – https://instagram.com/flowersandsparkle?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Cake – https://www.facebook.com/uckfieldtown
Catering – high rocks themselves
Stationery – https://instagram.com/flowersandsparkle?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Hair Stylist – https://instagram.com/manefocus___?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Makeup Artist – https://instagram.com/gemma_souter?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Mini moon – Tree Dome! – https://www.woodlandescapes.co.uk/
Honeymoon tbc next year.