Your Surrey Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98)

Our wedding was four years in the making d ue to COVID-19, so we felt emotional, stressed and excited on the day. My bridesmaid, son and the best man gave wonderful speeches that were stand out moments. The bridesmaids chose long chiffon dresses in a mixture of pink and purple with straps that could be worn in different ways. They accessorised with thin diamanté belts, nude shoes and matching jewellery. We had a DJ supplied by Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa and a photo booth and roulette table from All Night Long Events. We also wowed our guests with magician, Paul Newman, singing waiters from Sing Out Waitresses & Waiter and silent fireworks provided by Sussex Wedding Fireworks. Mark wore grey tweed tails with a double-breasted waistcoat, a white shirt, a liberty print tie with a matching handkerchief and oxblood shoes. The groomsmen opted for pink ties that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses and pocket watches. I hired my dress from WWedding London. I t was an ivory nude colour, off-the-shoulder ballgown with flowers and vines all over the base of the dress. I accessorised with a tiara, a veil, earr ings and a necklace. I had a Jerusalem cross pinned inside the dress, wh ich was blessed in Israel by my priest, and Mark surprised me with a memorial charm of my dad, which we attached to my bouquet. 51 REAL WEDDINGS