What traditions did you follow?
We followed some traditions; such as the cutting of the cake and bouquet toss. However, we didn't have a bridal party and there was no first dance.
Did your wedding have any quirky or unusual features?
We chose not to hire a car and instead our very lovely friend allowed us to use her 380sl Mercedes Coupe. It is a beautiful car and we knew it would fit in with the look of our wedding. My friend drove me to the chapel; it was an experience I will never forget. Also, we were lucky enough to have a full moon, which made for some lovely photos.
What was the funniest moment of the day?
Probably the antics on the dance floor; one of our friends took his belt off, was whipping it around the dance floor, and managed to hit our photographer. Good thing Luke found it funny.
TAKE 5 WITH THIS WEEK’S #FRIDAYBRIDE MADDIE
1. Accept that things will not always go to plan. You can organise and plan everything, but little mistakes will happen. The best part is, you won't even care because you are so happy about marrying the one you love.
2. Don't feel pressured into following traditions that don't speak to you as a couple, for instance we wrote our vows together. The same goes for anything strictly bridal e.g. I chose not to wear a veil as it just wasn't for me and I wanted to walk myself down the aisle.
3. Take your time when picking a dress, online research definitely helps. I found my dress early on, but I still took the time to try on different dresses to ensure that my choice was definitely what I wanted.
4. Choose a relaxing honeymoon. We decided to travel to Europe less than 48 hours after the wedding. It was still an amazing trip, but the long haul flight was a bit much straight after the big day.
5. If you are wearing heels, pack flats for the photoshoot. I had every intention of buying a pair and just didn't get around to it, which made trekking across the countryside to various photo shoot locations a little tough.