Could you plan a wedding in just five months? Hove couple Andy and Sarah did just that and by keeping it simple, we think they created a very special wedding indeed.
Tying the knot in July this year, at the pretty St Andrew Church, the couple and their guests were able to walk to their reception venue, The Ginger Pig, for a delicious pub lunch and games on the beach. The newlyweds then shunned the traditional disco and went off for a romantic evening meal, by themselves. Aw!
Here’s beautiful bride Sarah to tell us all about inspiration, planning and of course, having their dream day, their way!
Andy proposed in Yosemite National Park, California, by the Emerald Pool. Incredibly romantic which led to a five month hunt for the perfect emerald engagement ring. Luckily, it was bought before the big day as we organised our wedding in just five months
With our family homes being in Kent and Birmingham, Hove is our chosen new home and where we have lived now for the past two years. We love being by the sea and felt able to have a local feel for our wedding with everything within walking distance.
We found inspiration for our wedding just by incorporating the things we like and what is important to us. We wanted the day to be our own, informal, relaxed and local. The Ginger Pig has a fantastic reputation and on meeting with the manager James we had every confidence our day would be great and provide our guests with a relaxed, fun feel!
I really wanted a pretty dress for my wedding and didn’t feel that a formal wedding dress was perhaps what I was after. After shopping around on the High Street and in boutiques, I found that a lot of modern dresses felt quite synthetic and old wedding dresses were a bit formal looking.
I’d been in to Hope and Harlequin in North Laine and after a fun dressing up session in their wedding section and trying on just some of the dreamiest dresses I realised, I really was just after a beautiful dress.
On one of my visits to the shop, I was recommended the dress in the window and on squeezing into it, just 15 minutes later returned to the shop to buy it. Although not a vintage dress I just loved the silk slip under dress and the delicate Italian lace.