Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2022 (Issue 90)

My gorgeous teardrop bouquet included gold foliage and rare black orchids as my florist Jay knows I’m an avid houseplant collector! As most of the planning and organising was done throughout lockdown, I ordered a beautifully embroidered, champagne coloured dress by Kenneth Winston from America. With the help of my mother I customised it with a corset back and added crystal epaulettes, which changed the look dramatically! I’d bought some Ruby Shoo shoes to wear, but opt ed for Doc Martens instead as I haven’t worn heels for years! “It was an extremely emotional day, as my grandmother had been looking forward to it since we announced we were getting married, but sadly she passed away just weeks before.” We chose Radipole Manor as it’s such a hidden gem and it was local for family living in Weymouth. The beautiful old manor house has been lovingly restored to its former glory and it suited the look we were going for perfectly. A local friend and petrolhead Jonny Munden lent us his beautiful black hot rod called Frankendiesel for our wedding transport. 30