Presenting Charlie Brear’s #FridayBridE Bella

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Friends and family from Australia to LA traveled all the way to the beautiful, blue island of Zakynthos to celebrate Bella & Ben's nuptials!

Events planner, Bella, had no problem organising a wedding to remember for Ben and their guests. The 3-day affair included a traditional Greek plate smashing ceremony on the first night, followed by a Secret Garden reception, surrounded by 100 trees, and last but not least, an unforgettable seaside ceremony.

Bella looked like a modern-day goddess in our Vienne dress which she purchased at our London studio.

Bella & Ben’s Grecian wedding affair was captured by Luke Hayden photography.

 

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Please describe the style of your wedding

Greek bohemian party by the sea

When and where did your partner propose to you?

On holiday in the British Virgin Islands on the 3rd January 2016

Which dress did you choose and why? And where did you buy it from?

Vienne Dress from the Charlie Brear shop on Lonsdale Road in Queens Park

How was your experience shopping for your wedding dress? ( was it easy, was it memorable, was it fun?, was the decision tough?)

So easy... the only place I visited!

 

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What would your advice be to other brides shopping for a wedding dress?

Find a dress that fits you now, as if you are getting married tomorrow

How did you feel after you had ordered your dress?

Happy and calm!

What shoes did you wear?

Bronze metallic strappy sandal

Did you struggle finding the right lingerie that worked with your dress, if so would you recommend anything for future brides?

My dress was backless and so I wore the cups with sticky tape that Charlie Brear recommended. They worked perfectly!

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Who did your hair & make-up and how did you find them?

A friend

Where and when did you get married?

At The Peligoni Club in Zakynthos, Greece

How did you feel walking down the aisle?

So excited... and a little nervous!

 

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Did your wedding have any quirky or unusual features?

The wedding events lasted for 3 days....we had a welcome party on the first night with Greek dancing and plate smashing. The ceremony itself was overlooking the sea with a secret garden themed reception with 100 trees and plants, all under a stretch marquee.

What was the funniest moment of the day?

The speeches!

Who took your wedding pictures?

Luke Hayden, he is an amazing wedding photographer

If you could do it all again, would you do anything differently?

I don't think so....maybe have some dance lessons

 

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Did you find organising your wedding an easy process? What parts were easy and what parts were trickier?

The hardest part was the table plan, everything else was a total dream! I organise events for a living so planning a wedding for myself was fortunately not too challenging.

What will you do with your dress now?

I haven't decided yet

What are you and your husband's best memories of the day?

Having all of our friends there, some who travelled from Australia and LA.

 

TAKE 5 WITH THIS WEEK’S #FRIDAYBRIDE BELLA

1. Remain calm as events tend to fall into place at the last minute, so don't over plan.


2. Do what you and your partner want to do... even if it's against tradition.


3. Get a good photographer


4. If you normally wear your hair down, they why would you wear it differently for your big day? If having it down suits you better than having it up, then keep the style to what you know and like.


5. Wear comfortable heels! You will be on your feet all day and night so even if they are the prettiest shoes, make sure they are comfy.

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SUPPLIERS
 

Ceremony Venue: The Peligoni Club in Zakynthos

Reception Venue: The Peligoni Club in Zakynthos

Photographer/Videographer: Luke Hayden

Bridesmaids' dresses: The bridesmaids picked their own dresses

Rings: Michael Rose in Burlington Arcade

Florist: A local supplier in Zakynthos, Greece

Entertainment: DJ was Benny Blanco and the band were Boom da Tete

Caterer: The Peligoni Club, Zakynthos Greece

Cake Supplier: N/A