Inspiration

When your family home just so happens to be Hawarden Castle in Wales there really is no doubt in your mind where you'll have your wedding. Bride India looks every bit the princess in a stunning fitted wedding dress with off the shoulder detail, and her groom David by her side, the dashing prince in a traditional morning suit. Together they made all their wedding fairytale dreams come true.

What Made Our Day Unique

We were so lucky to be able to do the wedding at my family home, somewhere that has meant so much to me, and to be able to tap into my parents incredible staff in the farm shop and the pub who were just incredible. We were so lucky. We also had my dad and brothers DJ some of the night which was AMAZING. I loved taking moments with David and just standing back and just reflecting what was happening and looking at all of our loved ones. I LOVED the ceremony more than I anticipated and I absolutely loved the moment when we walked into the marquee and saw all of our loved ones.

India & David

Hawarden Castle

Real Bride India is the former Prime Minister William Gladstone's great-great-granddaughter which means the historic Hawarden Castle in Wales is her family home. The emotional wedding ceremony took place at a church in Hawarden, not far from the castle, then guests walked from the church to the castle grounds for a champagne reception inside. Following that, there was a sit-down dinner in an elegantly dressed, festoon lit marquee reception including speeches, confetti bomb moments and bouquet tosses that look like a hoot. India is an incredibly beautiful and smiley bride and everything about this classic wedding will warm your heart.

Inspiration & Styling

We wanted it to be really us, we didn't want anything incredibly OTT that just wouldn't feel like us. We wanted the marquee and the room and everything to just reflect us as a couple and our individual personalities.

India & David
We've shared many a magical castle wedding in our real wedding archives, so if you fancy being a princess for a day, and having your own happily ever ever, immerse yourself in all these love stories.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Videographer: Clementine Cusack | Venue: Hawarden Castle | Marquee: Posh Frock & Wellies | Catering: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop/Glynne Arms | Florist: Deborah Lewis at Cedar House Flowers | Cake : Cakes by Alison | Stationery : Smythson | Gift List : Prezola | Wedding Dress: Savannah Miller - Customised Cecily | Bridal Boutique: The Wedding Club | Bridesmaid Dress: Ghost | Grooms Suit: Favourbrook | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair Stylist: MyQue Boyd-Kidd | Makeup Artist: Lily Wade | Entertainment: Kelvin Kaliyati at The Wedding DJ

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