Natalie and Craig first met while working shifts in a catering kitchen, but it wasn’t until after they bumped into each other at a local pub during Christmas five years later that romance blossomed. Then in 2014, during a three-week holiday in Thailand and Malaysia, after a day swimming alongside sharks and turtles on the Perhentian Islands, Craig took his cue to propose – the traditional way. He got down on one knee, despite still being in a swimsuit with goggle marks from the snorkelling. “After jumping up and down and saying ‘Are you joking?’ one hundred times, I remembered to say ‘yes!’” confesses Natalie. The big day finally arrived 15 months later. “At first, we were cautious not to go over the top,” says Natalie. “But by the end, we decided
that we didn’t want to look back and have any regrets.”
Here, the bride tells us more about their big day...
The sparkle of my Justin Alexander dress and the beautiful chiffon that fell to the floor made me feel very elegant. It was perfect for our winter wedding.
Craig wore a navy suit with ivory waistcoat and tie with a pale pink rose buttonhole.
The bouquets were pale pink sweet avalanche roses with brunia and silver grey foliage to match the dresses, which were also in the buttonholes and the flower theme throughout.
Our cakemaker imprinted lace patterns around the cake and beautiful fresh roses topped it off. We had four tiers with different flavours – Victoria sponge, chocolate fudge, lemon and carrot.
I wore a diamanté hair slide to match the detail in my dress, and a veil.
We hired a caricaturist for our guests during the drinks and canapé hour. It was a great surprise – the pictures were fantastic.
Bride's dress and veil
Cake and favours
Cakes With Grace
St Leonard's Church
The Flower And Gift Studio, Wallingford
Oxfordshire Wedding Hair
Yellow Door Photography
Reception venue and catering
Notley Tythe Barn
Henley Classic Car Hire
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