Sarah’s Perfect Wedding Day
How did your partner propose?
On a private hike whilst staying at the Pangkor Laut resort in Malaysia, on Christmas eve 2016.
What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?
The day will be a whirlwind, so make sure you make time for you and your partner to have 5 minutes here and there for a hug or a chat, so you can pause and soak it all in.
How did you go about finding your wedding dress?
I started in local Brighton shops and kept thinking I’d found the one but would then have doubts when I got home. I was trying to work out what style I really wanted and when I came to Fross, the first dress I put my hands on was the perfect dress, and so I bought it and didn’t have any doubts!
How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
Maybe 9 or 10
Do you know the name of your dress designer?
What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?
The lace detail, it had art deco vibe, that was subtle and looked very elegant.
Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
I bought a veil but forgot it in the rush to be ready on time (I was totally gutted when I realised!). I had a pearl hair comb and pearl earrings.
Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.
It was incredible from start to finish. We had a humanist celebrant (and also a friend) conduct the ceremony. It was personal, authentic and provided space to show our vulnerabilities. It was full of love and laughter and lots of special personal touches. Everyone commented how they’d never been to a ceremony like it. It was just a very happy day from then on in. The sun shone for us and everyone was in the mood for fun and partying. We had it at Pelham House, a gorgeous venue that also has art deco feel to it.
What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
So many moments… the ceremony, listening to an ‘Ode’ written by our two mutual friends during the ceremony, all the speeches, our first dance, dancing with my mum and then finally relaxing with my friends once the children were tucked up in bed.
Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?
Get a head massage or see a cranial osteopath a few days before the big day to release any tension in the head that may be built up from all the planning and the challenges that can arise.
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?
Hopefully around christmas time this year, or maybe next summer – destination 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 – Allison Dewey Photography
Videographer – Seven Photo and Film
Planner/Stylist – Me
Venue – Pelham House
Accessories – Joanna Reed Bridal
Groom’s suit – Gresham Blake
Bridesmaids – Ted Baker
Flower girls – Monsoon
Page Boys – Next
Florist – Dove & Myrtle
Cake – Bunston Bakes
Transport – My brother
Entertainment – Harry’s Tricks and Pacha Vibe
Rings – J&D Jewellery & Diamonds
Catering – Galloping Gourmet at Pelham House
Stationery – Amyverse
Hair Stylist – Hair by Lara Ross
Makeup Artist – Sophia Cox Make up
Honeymoon – TBC