Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - April/May 2022 (Issue 88)

Aaron was so keen to be married he said, “I do” too early. My sister got married a few years previous and I was her maid-of-honour, so I’d already been through much of the process before. When she was dress shopping I found the most amazing gown that I knew I wanted to get married in, despite not even being engaged at this stage. Fast forward to my own quest for a dress and sadly the one I’d seen had been discontinued. But I sent a picture of it to Belle of the Ball Bridals and they managed to find me one that was near enough a perfect match. It was the first ever wedding dress I tried on and I instantly knew it was the one. I tried others on, but none of them compared. It was Jennifer Wren style PC8910. Aaron wore a three-piece Ted Baker suit, as did his groomsmen. But the groom’s waistcoast was white and patterned allowing him to stand out. I really wanted the wedding to have a lot of personal touches and had a very clear vision of what I wanted for the day. Our theme was rustic and the colour scheme was lavender, which was reflected in all of the items I made, such as the order-of-the-day and table plan, so that everything linked together and matched. My two bridesmaids wore the same style grey floaty dresses and we had six flowergirls who were all dressed in the same sparkly grey dresses, which worked well together with the bridesmaids’. 34