Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 98)

buttonhole. The pair’s son wore a matching outfit as he wanted to look like his dad, while the groomsmen wore darker grey suits with blush ties and white buttonhole flowers to allow Scott to stand out. The bridesmaids all looked beautiful in pale grey dresses; they each picked a style they were most comfortable in. For the evening, the pair got blush pashminas in case they got chilly, which they all used. MEMORABLE MOMENTS There were giant garden games outside during the evening reception to entertain the little ones, even though the adults seemed to enjoy them just as much as the children. The pair also hired a DJ with games and popular songs to start the party. The bride and Scott agreed to have a first look with each other before the ceremony. However, Kirsty secretly arranged for the best man to surprise Scott by showing up wearing a wedding dress pretending to be the bride – Scott found it hilarious! The couple were both anxious before the ceremony, but all the nervousness melted away once they stood side-by-side at the altar. The bride comments, “The most memorable moment for me was when I was standing ready to go down the aisle when Scott turned around and bursting into tears. Instantly I started crying too – it was the most beautiful moment!” One thing that made their day special was when the bride’s grandad gave her away. He has two daughters, but one eloped and he doesn’t remember giving Kirsty’s mum away as he suffered a stroke minutes after. It was amazing to give him another chance, and the bride wouldn’t have changed her decision for the world! He was absolutely beaming with pride and practised for months leading up to the big day so he wouldn’t have to use his walking stick. The lovebird’s photographer and videographer made their day extra special by helping them relax in front of the camera. It was almost like they were guests on the day. 37 REAL WEDDINGS