How would you describe the style of your wedding?
We chose to have a very “British” style of wedding, and very simplistic. London based, a typical English pub for our reception, we had photographs taken on zebra crossings and in a London park. Our favours were in union jack pick'n'mix bags, and of course I chose a British designer for my dress.
The theme of the wedding was actually inspired by the dress! We were originally getting married in Mexico with only a handful of guests, but once I had bought the dress it was just too amazing for more people not to see it! So we moved the wedding back to the UK.
And how long did it take to plan?
It was actually a very quick turnaround since we relocated the wedding from Mexico to London! So maybe 3 months in total! It was an easy process – because we had a simple and small (45 guests) wedding.
How did he propose?
He proposed to me on a bench, in a private garden in the centre of Rome at Midnight! He had a ring ready, which he had chosen himself (without any input from me!). Fortunately he has excellent taste and I couldn’t have chosen a better ring myself. It also has greater sentimental value to me knowing that he chose it with me in mind.
What tips would you pass on to other brides who are planning their wedding (#weddinghacks)?
Don’t panic – about anything! It will all fall into place.
Buy the dress that you love – it’s really important that you get the dress that sings to you! If you don’t you will regret it.
If you could do it all again what would you do differently?
Absolutely nothing, it all fell into place, it was so much fun, all of our guests fed back to us what a fantastic time they’d had. I only wish it had lasted longer!!
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We went to Mexico on a family moon with our 2 daughters!
What will you do with your dress now?
Keep it and look at it every day! My daughter Belle is 2, so when she is older I will give it to her.
What are you and your husband's best memories of the day?
I don’t have one specific moment it was just so much fun and we laughed all day. We took cigars and sparklers for all of our guests and had lots of fun with our photographer capturing those moments!
I think the moment in which I referred to my husband as “Giant John” in our vows would be a clear winner for him!