Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2022 (Issue 89)

The bridesmaids and I had white bouquets with some blue flowers dotted throughout to complement the girls’ dresses. The buttonholes were single white roses held by a yellow shotgun cartridges. Richard always knew he wanted a tweed suit, so his blue Marc Darcy three-piece was exactly what he was looking for. He accessorised with a yellow bow tie and brown shoes. The best man, groomsmen, pageboys and dads all wore matching suits with ties instead of bow ties. We still had a ceremony on our January wedding day, but made it our own by having readings and I even wrote my own poem. On the dancefloor, we had floral love letters, which suited the colour palette along with lace drapes in the barn for the ceremony. The bridesmaids wore fulllength dresses with cap sleeves, a sequin top and a floaty skirt. The flowergirls meanwhile had white and blue dresses with a floral waistband and sparkly silver shoes. My Stella York wedding dress was a fitted ivory silhouette with appliqué detailing and a scalloped train. I originally wanted something with a big lace train, but when shopping I realised I needed something I’d be comfortable enough to move around in all day. So, I opted for a cathedral-length veil, which meant I could take it off after the ceremony. 34