Kate & Nat the Brides:
It started with always being asked the nonsensical stereotypical question...“Who will wear the suit?” The answer was always the same...“Neither.”
Two girls getting married can still be mean ultimate glamour, two stylish dresses, two lots of fabulous bridesmaids and of course two elegant Mothers of the Bride competing over the biggest hat.
We wear dresses, make up and style our hair every other day of the year so why would we conform to an outdated stereotype on the biggest day of our lives?
One of the most momentous parts of any wedding day is the bride revealing her dress, but not only did we get to get excited about wearing our own dresses, we could also be excited about seeing each other. Nat’s sister Jess was the only person to have seen both wedding dresses prior to the big day, to double check that we hadn’t accidentally bought the same dress...which would make for an awkward situation on the aisle! Unbeknownst to us, Nat’s Catherine Deane
Grecian inspired dress and Kate’s vintage lace dress (Eleni from Wed2b Liverpool) worked beautifully together and complimented each other perfectly. Nat had two bridesmaids and Kate had three, who managed to style up a £30 full length blush Boohoo
dress effortlessly, proving that if your bridesmaids are glamorous enough, you don’t need to spend a fortune!
We wanted venue that was as unique as we are and we just knew we found the one when we saw Le Petit Chateau
. Having had a full day of wedding venue viewings a year before the big day, we turned up at Le Petit Chateau at 7pm on a cold, dark January evening. Walking through the door, we were welcomed immediately into a cosy, stylish reception area, to be greeted by the venue’s master of ceremonies, who proceeded to take us into the ballroom. The room stretched out before us, with the wooden, rustic tables set up with the finest crystal glasses, soft lighting making the elegant room glow. Before we’d gone any further into the venue we shared a look, we had found the place that we wanted to get married. The french chandeliers, chic gardens with boules, giant marble feature fireplace in Le Belle Epoque and a magical fire on water feature left guests mesmerized.
We styled the venue with a blush theme and up-cycled birdcages decorated with blush and cream flowers. One of our favourite touches of the day was the place names. We trawled Facebook and old family albums to find the most unflattering photos of our guests to make polaroid place names. despite the initial feign of horror from our guests, they went down a storm.
Our ceremony was simply beautiful. We had a reading from Nat’s friend Lucy from university and a reading from Kate’s childhood friend Jess. Jess is pretty wild so we knew we were taking a risk letting her write her own piece – but the hilarious anecdotes about how we met worked perfectly and gave both us and the guests a laugh. We are very lucky to not only have friends talented with words, but we have a lot of musical friends as well so we couldn’t let the ceremony pass without an acapella performance of ‘Symphony’ (Zara Larson and Clean Bandit) performed by friends and family and arranged by Kate’s maid of honour.