Before we get into this stunning day, we must draw your attention to Gabrielle’s Karen Willis Holmes wedding dress! The tulle wings! It is truly beautiful. Phil proposed to Gabrielle in 2019 in South Africa and they planned the wedding for the next year. However, after having to move the date 4 times due to covid, Gabrielle & Phil finally got married on 12th March 2022 and had the day they had always dreamed about at Recommended venue, Wasing Park, which was all decorated by Recommended supplier, Lulabee! Capturing this vibrant spring wedding was Recommended supplier, Jessica Grace Photography. The couple also chose their pink and burgundy bridesmaid dresses from Recommended supplier, Rewritten Bridesmaids.
Karen Willis Holmes wedding dress with tulle wings for Wasing Park wedding
Prioritise spending big on the things that matter to you! For us, it was the band because we love to dance, the food because we love our food and the photographer because we wanted to have pictures to treasure forever. Don't stress about smaller things, no one really remembers the favours or cake or what shoes you wore, they just remember how fun it was and how happy the couple is. I loved having a second dress to change into which was a bit more comfortable to dance in. Also, get a videographer, it's totally worth it!
Karen Willis Holmes
Gabrielle & Phil's spring wedding at Wasing Park is a true reflection of the couple. The couple met working at Cadbury's so they had chocolate wedding favours and table names named after different chocolate bars. The personal touches and inside jokes make a wedding so unique and we love writing about them! Gabrielle wore a beautiful Karen Willis Holmes wedding dress with tulle wings and then changed into a Needle and Thread reception dress for the evening. Phil also looked dapper in a three-piece grey checkered suit with a deep red tie.
As Gabrielle & Phil married in March, the couple wanted everything to be really colourful just in case the weather didn't pull through. That's why they chose Jessica Grace Photography, her photos are always bright and beautiful and she was the perfect match. Wasing Park was also an ideal match with its rustic and romantic vibe. The outdoor space and exclusive use hire were the main selling points to Gabrielle & Phil. Having the church on-site was another key selling point as having a church ceremony was important to them both!
Nothing gets you in the dancing mood more than live music!
The band really stole the show, they truly were sensational. We cannot recommend them more highly, it's what our guests remember the most. They were brilliant at getting everyone on the dance floor, playing classics and more current songs. They had good communication before the day and played all of our requested songs. We asked them to play our first dance (Rocket by Elli Ingram), which was a song not on their list. They did an amazing job. The best part was when everyone danced in unison to Candy by Cameo, everyone joined in, including the singers!
Gabrielle's transition from the fitted Karen Willis Holmes dress to the ruffled reception dress from Needle and Thread is a showstopping transformation! We love them both! Take a look at our wedding reception dresses article to see some more epic transformation goodness. Love those bridesmaid dresses? We have plenty more mismatched bridesmaid dresses inspiration where that came from!