Presenting Charlie Brear’s #FridayBridE LUCY
Lucy & Jordan got married last January in Lucy’s father’s house in New Zealand, two years after an incredible sunset proposal on a beach. Their wedding was a pure reflection of their style; romantic and effortless. The most important thing to this beautiful couple was to enjoy every precious moment, becoming husband and wife, and sharing an intimate day with their closest loved ones.
Lucy looked sensational in our Payton dress, keeping things minimal by accessorising her outfit with a handmade white flower crown.
When and where did your partner propose to you?
My partner, Jordan, proposed two years ago after 7 years together. We had hired a gorgeous little cottage on the beach for over summer to get away from everything and on the first night we were sitting on the porch enjoying some red wine watching the sun go down and he got down on one knee in front of me and popped the question. Thankfully Jordan had listened to my little hints of a private meaningful proposal and delivered everything I could have dreamed of and more.
Which dress did you choose and why? And where did you buy it from?
I chose the 'Payton' dress from Charlie Brear. As a teenager I naturally had designed my ideal wedding dress in my head, something simple and elegant that just hung off me. When I tried on the 'Payton' dress I cried because it was exactly what I had envisioned 10 years ago!
What would your advice be to other brides shopping for a wedding dress?
Be true to yourself. Even though everyone around you will have opinions the one that matters the most is your own. This is your day, make yourself happy!
How did you feel after you had ordered your dress?
I was so excited, it was such a weight off to have it all organised. I couldn't wait to put it on again and my partner to see it!
What shoes did you wear?
To my grandmother's horror I was barefoot for the whole wedding and all our photos!
Did you struggle finding the right lingerie that worked with your dress, if so would you recommend anything for future brides?
I ended up having cups sewn into the lining of my dress as for me comfort is key and I am personally not a fan of stick on bras. I was so comfortable for the entire day. I also got an 'invisible' g-string so you wouldn't see the lining of my underwear. It may not have been the sexiest choice but once again i was so comfortable it was worth it!
Who did your hair & make-up and how did you find them?
I don't wear a lot of make-up, actually I only wear mascara, so after looking at makeup artists I decided to do my own. With professional advice I brought some lip-liner and lipstick, waterproof mascara and borrowed a girlfriend's eye shadows. I even youtubed how to do my hair and I am so glad I did it. I felt like myself on the day and that was the most important thing.
How did you feel walking down the aisle?
I thought I was doing really well as I walked out with my dad but as soon as I saw my friends I started crying. Despite crying it felt amazing to finally getting married to Jordan and enjoying all our hard work.
What traditions did you follow?
I think we broke almost every tradition! We did get a wedding cake though!
Did your wedding have any quirky or unusual features?
Jordan and I had no bridesmaids or groomsmen. We kept it easy and the focus on us so we even got ready together and had our photos before our ceremony so once the ceremony was done we could just relax and enjoy our time with our friends and family.
What was the funniest moment of the day?
I was really nervous during our ceremony as we were up on the grass above everyone and I was very aware everyone was watching us. To get through this I kept jiggling my legs, unaware of the fact that this then jiggled my bum right towards my poor grandparents. My friends wouldn't let me live it down that i was shaking my bum right through our gorgeous ceremony.
Who took your wedding pictures?
We actually had a lovely English woman called Emma take our photos. Her company is called Sweet Events Photography. She was so nice it put us at ease instantly and we had a great time with her taking our couple photos. All our guests were very impressed with her!
If you could do it all again, would you do anything differently?
Honestly it was a bit of work to do everything myself (as my partner works full time and studies full time too), but I wouldn't do a single thing differently. I kept true to what we wanted and it turned out perfectly.
Did you find organising your wedding an easy process? What parts were easy and what parts were trickier?
We were very lucky the first photographer and the first celebrant we met were perfect fits. Everything else came together pretty easily too, it was just putting in time to find exactly what I wanted and also learning to compromise because somethings just don't exist. Keeping it a small affair definitely made the process an easy one.
TAKE 5 WITH THIS WEEK’S #FRIDAYBRIDE LUCY
1. Stay true to you and your partner's wishes.
2. Shop around and do your research.
3. Just accept you can't make everyone happy.
4. Let people help.
5. Most of all enjoy your day!
Ceremony Venue - Dads house
Reception Venue - Dads house
Photographer/Videographer - Sweet Events Photography
Shoes - No shoes
Accessories - flower crown made by myself and jewellery a present from my grandmother.
Bridesmaids' dresses - No bridesmaids
Florist - I did all the flowers myself.
Entertainment - Myself
Caterer - My dad
Cake Supplier - Baked With Love
Hair - Myself
Make-up - Myself
Transportation - All at one venue!