Decadent romance

Sarah and Terry had a vintage-inspired day at the striking, picture-perfect Horsley Towers

"I had an inkling that Terry might propose in Antigua at the end of a mighty transatlantic row he took part in. Unfortunately fate and the weather were not kind to the team and a week into their effort they were rescued after their boat nearly sank,” explains Sarah. “After this I assumed we'd just carry on as we were so didn't expect anything. We then moved into our first flat together, and before going out for dinner one evening – I was in a bit of a rush and hadn't noticed Terry on the sofa with a strained look – he proposed. Predictably, I burst into tears, but did manage to say 'Yes'. Later in the evening, I realised it was Terry's parents anniversary and I thought it was really sweet of him to choose this date – when I mentioned it to him he'd forgotten completely!”

Here, Sarah tells us more about their day…

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Horsley Towers was the first venue that we looked at. From the moment we drove up to the venue, it took our breath away. The staff were great, with a really positive attitude.


Decadent romance: Image 2aWe gave guests a Terry's Chocolate Orange each as a favour – my sister-in-law gave Terry this nickname when we started dating.

Decadent romance: Image 2 Our place names were gorgeous gold-painted flowers.


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For centrepieces, we had gold candelabra with loose foliage and roses, or votives of flowers at the base.


Decadent romance: Image 4aMy dress was by Essense of Australia; as soon as I put it on I couldn’t stop beaming. It came with a gorgeous sash and I accessorised it with gold shoes from Freya Rose, the Starling headdress from Dee Dee Bridal.

Decadent romance: Image 4 The flowers in my bouquet were beautiful coral vuvuzela roses, ranunculus, stocks, anemones and eucalyptus foliage.


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Terry wore a blue suit from Ted Baker at Moss Bros, with Ted Baker shoes, belt and tie, and a vintage Art Deco-style pocket watch that I surprised him with on the morning of the wedding.


Decadent romance: Image 6a”I wasn't nervous about the ceremony, I knew I wanted to marry Sarah and I was looking forward to it. It was doing the speech. I couldn't stop thinking about!” – Terry

Decadent romance: Image 6 Yummy!


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We decided quite early on that we wanted a live band and chose Life In Stereo to perform on our big day. It turned out Terry had worked with the lead singer!


Sarah and Terry's contact book

Bride's accessories
Dee Dee Bridal

Bride's dress
Secret Dress House

Bridesmaids' dresses
Quiz Clothing

Life in Stereo

Hannah Berry Flowers

Groom's Suit
Moss Bros

Hair and Make-up
Lucy Neal Make-up

Light-up lettering
Wedding Letter Hire

Denise Winter Photography

AG Classic Wedding Cars

Horsley Towers


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