Nat the Bride:
As soon as we walked into The Bell in Ticehurst
we were just in awe of the place, it had everything we wanted! It was just the right amount of informal with its quirky décor, a great big oak table in The Stables which is where we had our wedding breakfast and beautiful chandeliers in the Big Room where the ceremony and was held.
We booked Dale Weeks
as our wedding photographer after obsessing over his work on Instagram as we both loved his documentary style of photography and the dark contrasty tones he photographs with. We had a pre-wedding photo shoot with Dale which really helped us feel totally relaxed on the wedding day being in front of the camera... In fact we hardly noticed he was there and many of the guests thought he was one of our friends which just shows you what an amazing photographer he is as well as such a lovely guy!
I must of tried on about 25 dresses in total and started to become a little overwhelmed by all of the choice there is! I never thought I would get that moment you hear about when a bride finds 'the one' and then I found Saldana Vintage
on Etsy. I decided I wanted a two piece wedding dress after seeing one on their Instagram profile but it had already sold. I messaged them asking if they had any more in the pipe line, which they did and sent a picture of it. As soon as I saw it I knew this was the dress and brought it before they even had a chance to shoot it for their website! I took the plunge and brought a dress I had never tried on or even seen in the flesh before, it was simply stunning and everything I could of ever wanted... And custom made to fit me and being a one off piece made it even more special.
I'm not a big jewellery wearer but one of my best friends brought me a rose gold bracelet with my new initials and also the date of the wedding engraved on it which was really lovely. I also handmade my garter as my something blue!
We found Dom's suit (well, myself and my maid of honour did!) at the National wedding show as part of Moss Bros new hire
collection. As soon as I showed Dom a picture of it he loved it as he wanted a tweed green suit and to also wanted to be slightly distinguishable from the rest of the groomsmen. His trousers were from ASOS
and his shoes were from Marks and Spencers
and his tie match the Groomsmen's.
Colour scheme/ Decor
It was so nice to have a venue like The Bell as we really didn't need to do much in the way of decorating, we pulled elements from décor that was already used and only ended up buying tin and copper candle holders and brown bottles (we got though a lot of Purdey's for these bottles!). We had a beautiful 'Welcome to our wedding' made by one of Dom's old school friends and we made other things ourselves such as the photo booth back drop, wedding stationery and also the confetti.