Sadie’s Perfect Wedding Day

How did your partner propose?

It was November 5th, this date already holds a special place in our hearts as we are part of one of Sussex’s biggest bonfire societies. It was during lockdown so we were at home just us two. My partner filled the house with rose petals and candle light, with a background of fireworks he got down on one knee, it was so special. The ring fitted perfectly!

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

Try not to stress the small things! I wanted my day to be calm and relaxed, so I made sure I was in the run up to it.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

I was recommended Fross by a number of friends and relatives.

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

I think I tried about 10! The girls were so patient with me, but it was relatively quick. I think once they are on you know straight away if it’s right or not.

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

It’s by Justin Alexander.

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

I felt like it was me, like it was what I had imagined all my life but didn’t think would be possible.

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

I wore a veil and floral head piece both from Fross.

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

We had a big traditional church wedding, then then reception was in the heat of the countryside next to a beautiful lake. It was relaxed and we wanted to make sure our guests felt special and taken care of all day. We had great food, loads of drinks and even more dancing! Finished off with a silent disco at the end of the night.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

Walking down the aisle and meeting my soon to be husband at the altar.

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

Lots of people said it to me in the lead up to the day but I didn’t realise how true it is until now, the day really does go so quickly try to take some time together 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 away for a few days shortly after the wedding. We went to Chewton Glen, it’s a luxury spa hotel in the new forest. We had the best time! We stayed in a tree house, with a log burner in the room and a hot tub on the balcony! It was a heavenly few days of relaxation and some lovely spa treatments.

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 – @clairesymesphotography
Venue – frickleylake
Florist – flowers_by_lil
Hair Stylist –
Makeup Artist – natashavaleriemakeup &
Honeymoon – Chewton Glen

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