Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

Canvas & Light provided three, giant hat, cream canvas tipis with a smaller nimbus tipi to offer a shaded chill-out area. Victoria Lily had set up a curve of bell tents around the main lake for guest accommodation. The ceremony was conducted by their dearest friend Marcus, who has known both Abi and Ben since they met. Readings were given by parents and a bespoke, dinosaur-inspired reading was given by their friend and flying trapeze instructor James. Abi and Ben had legally married a few days before at Leatherhead Registry Office. On their wedding celebration day, they had a lakeside-ceremony at Spirit Lake, followed by reception drinks in a walled garden. The six bridesmaids wore strapless blush pink dresses, ruched at the hip with a high leg split. They carried bouquets of white roses and dahlias. Abi’s bouquet had large white roses, mini orchids, dahlias and stocks. Ben and his groomsmen wore black two-piece suits from Moss Bros with black velvet bow ties. His sister, Pippa, was his best woman. Abi wore a gown from Made With Love, teamed with a veil and silver glitter Jimmy Choos! “I’d seen the dress on Instagram before we were even engaged, so when the proposal happened I knew that Made With Love would be a stop on the wedding dress hunt. In person, the dress was even more beautiful than online, covered in beaded vines that were perfectly suited to an outdoor wedding, with just the right amount of sparkle! I wasn’t expecting to wear a nontraditional dress but when I tried it on I knew immediately that it was the one”. 32