Interview with our beautiful bride:
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We met in London, rather fortuitously, as even though we lived in the same street for a couple of years and commuted on the same train, we’d never bumped into one another. I moved in as his flatmate initially, and the rest was destiny.
HOW DID YOUR HUSBAND POP THE QUESTION?
It was on a private boat on the lake at Walt Disney World after the fireworks, which burst in the night sky like artist’s brush strokes across a starry black canvas, perfectly timed to music. It was truly magical!
WHAT WAS YOUR WEDDING INSPIRATION?
Getting married in the sunshine! Blush pink and romance. The informality of an intimate ceremony. And the quintessence of it all; holding hands and saying our vows to each other.
DESCRIBE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING DETAILS
That our vows, which we’d handwritten in secret, only to be shared aloud for the first time during the ceremony, mirrored each other’s words and phrases.
We loved our twine baby’s breath bouquet and boutonnière.
The harpist played meaningful songs for us.
WHAT WAS THE BEST PART OF YOUR WEDDING DAY?
Our vows. It was the heart and soul of the wedding and it was so incredibly touching.
We were also delighted that the sun came out just before the ceremony and we didn’t have to use the three, hastily bought umbrellas!
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS?
There was so much to co-ordinate that it was a huge relief to find that the photographers’ sorted themselves out on the day! They had a great energy; one took the role of organizer and motivator while the other snapped away! I would encourage brides to think about hiring a photography duo.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MARRIED COUPLE?
As Mr and Mrs, celebrating Christmas at our home with both our families together!
ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES?
I would urge anyone to handwrite their own vows, placing their heartfelt feelings onto paper. You will treasure it forever.
If standard wedding traditions aren’t meaningful or important to you both, don’t follow them. You’ll enjoy and remember the parts that are most personal to you. And for us, that meant: custom vows, a pink wedding dress and fireworks!
PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS:
Venue, flowers and cake: Cypress Grove Estate House and its preferred vendors. Dress: White by Vera Wang. Suit: Hugo Boss. Videographer: You and I Pictures. Catering: Puff n Stuff. Entertainment: Premium Fireworks Cruise, Walt Disney World
Jewelry: Les Nereides. Rings: Clogau and Shaun Leane.