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

We were married in the local church where I was christened in the place where I grew up. The bridesmaids’ dresses complemented the lilac and plum colour scheme perfectly. My grandma used to grow a beautiful lilac-coloured type of rose in her garden so our florist Jo chose one in the same shade to include in the wedding flowers. “My dress had to be taken in as I’d lost weight and Shay at Buttons & Bows in Southampton was just amazing.” “John and his groomsmen wore the same suits but he had an ivory tie to stand out from the rest.We also hired a matching child’s outfit for our pageboy.” I chose my Enzoani gown because I wanted something a little different but in keeping with the traditional style of our wedding. 42