Leigh’s Perfect Wedding Day

Leigh’s Perfect Wedding Day

Feb 08, 2023

How did your partner propose?

I was taken to Quaglinos in London for a lovely meal and live acoustic music.

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?
Don’t feel you have to follow tradition or feel like you have to please people

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?
Visited a couple of shops and tried on variety of dresses, even after I found the one.

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
14? I had seen the dress I wanted online, but choose to ride through the experience of trying on different types of dresses

Do you know the name of your dress designer?
Madi Lane

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?
Long Sleeved and laced

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
I wore my mum’s veil which was altered slighlty.

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.
We got married in a barn in the South downs. The theme was rustic, autumnal and subtle. I love being creative and wanted to ensure a vintage vibe was seen through my day. We used vintage frames on a pallet for our table plan, I hand painted the order of the service on wooden planks, we wrote on a mirror for our Welcome sign. I liked the slight mismatch of items and how it didn’t all match completely.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
Just after the ceremony, where we both took in how we felt and had the moment to ourselves.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?
Do not compare to anything on social media, it is so hard to get drawn in and want it all.

 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 decided to go on a city break to Barcelona a couple of days after the wedding and then enjoy the run up to Christmas. We have booked to go on our official honeymoon in October 2023 to Asia.

Photographer – Alessandro Piolanti – @alesspiolantiphoto
Videographer – @danielfranchinaweddings
Venue –  @upwalthambarns
Shoes – Be My Bridal range on ASOS
Accessories – Veil – my mums (30 years ago)
Groom’s Suit – DAPPER Formalwear for Men @dapper_dorking
Bridesmaids – Pretty Lavish @prettylavishuk
Flower girls –  Amazon
Florist – Wildflower Studio @wildflowerstudio1
Cake – Bakes by Hester @bakesbyhester
Entertainment – The Real Pizza Company @therealpizzacompany
Rings – Rachel Boston @rachelbostonjewellery
Catering – Nibbles2Nosh @nibbles2nosh
Stationery – Created by myself and Groom’s Father)
Hair Stylist – Natasha Chanel @natashachanelhair
Makeup Artist – Elena Bedwell @elenabedwellmua

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