Sarah’s Perfect Wedding Day

How did your partner propose? He spent the day with my children decorating the kitchen with rose petals balloons and banners, then they all surprised me when I came home

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding? To arrange the day that we wanted, rather than what everyone else thought we should have.

How did you go about finding your wedding dress? I looked online and found several I liked and then came and tried them on in store

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’? It was the second dress I tried on, and was one of the one’s I had liked online.

Do you know the name of your dress designer? Modeca

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose? It is simple, elegant, floaty and I loved the sleeves and cuffs.

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories? I wore a headband with gold leaves and pearls on, and pearl flower pins that matched the pearls on my dress. I bought the headband after seeing the gorgeous headbands Kate and Princess Charlotte wore at the coronation!

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

What we really wanted for our wedding day was it to be relaxed, fun, stylish, not at all pretentious, something for everyone to enjoy.  We chose a stylish venue at Alexander House and planned our ceremony, and the whole vibe to be a relaxed but classy wedding, with lots of fun and to give everyone the freedom to enjoy it however the wanted.  We had quite a lot of children who were going to attend as they are an important part of our lives, and we wanted them to feel just as included as the adults.  We had an outdoor wedding at the Gazebo in the gardens, followed by a party.  We didn’t want the formalities of a sit down meal, table plans and suchlike, we wanted everyone to be able to relax and enjoy the evening however they wanted to.

What was your favourite moment from the day itself? The smile that Matthew and I shared after I had walked down the aisle and stood next to him waiting to be married.

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides? Make sure you feel like youself in your wedding dress and with your hair and makeup.

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 Santorini just over a week after the wedding. (we had my twins birthday 4 days after the wedding, so wanted to celebrate that before going away)

Photographer -@sarahfishphoto

Videographer – @tc_wedding_videos

Venue – @_alexanderhouse

Groom’s suit – Broadbridges

Florist – @blossomhorsham

Cake – The Ferring Cake Lady

Rings – @wakefieldsjewellers

Hair Stylist – Wendy Watkins

Makeup Artist – @emmalily.mua

Honeymoon – @EasyjetHolidays


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