We did it! We got married! The day was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have wished for anything more!
The weather was ideal, -light cloud cover for the harsh midday sun, then a gorgeous golden sunset, capured beautifully by our amazing photographer Kirsten Mavric. She really was brilliant, so calm and composed, I barely noticed her all day and she even came back after leaving for home because the light was so lovely! Her assistant was Anna Puma, who was also a sweetie!
We got married at Broyle Place in Ringmer and the owners Antonio and Octavia were wonderful; they couldn’t have been more accomodating! They even gave us a posh bottle of Champagne with etched flutes in a presentation box, we’re thinking of saving it for our 1st year anniversary!
Ross is a professional chef so I knew the catering would be something that we couldn’t compromise on and we couldn’t have been more impressed with Super Events! Luckily, being a wedding photographer, I get to see previews of different vendors at other weddings and I’d tried their food a couple of years ago at Tom & Rachel’s wedding. They also took very good care of me as the photographer which is a big plus point!
The band I’d also seen before and I’ve never seen a dance floor fill up so quick! The frontman, Rob is completely barmy!They’re called ‘In Yer Face‘ which sort of says it all! They played until just before midnight, then, the last couple of songs played via the PA system were Guns N’ Roses and Tenacious D! It all got very silly
My hair was done by Ascalon Hair and Beauty and they put in so much time before the wedding making sure we had it just right, and making sure my mum was happy with her hair too! My lovely friend Ali did my make up.
I was SO pleased with my dress, I was really lucky to find it in a sample sale at Mathilda Rose Bridal in Lindfield and at fraction of the original price! I’d seen it the year before, but after seeing the price I just put it back, sample sales are AMAZING!It was a Terry Fox corset and skirt with a Johanna Hehir Chantilly Lace shrug.
And the SHOES!! ‘Abigail’s Party‘ by Irregular Choice
The day after the wedding we went for a pub lunch with family and friends at The Green Man in Ringmer, which was a really cool way to round everything up, all laughing about the day and night before! While we were there, I got a text from Kirsten to say she’d blogged our sneak preview already! So we were all crowding round each other’s phones having a look, the preview is HERE. Do leave her a comment
Ross and I then went to Gatwick Airport. We haven’t planned our official honeymoon yet, but we still needed a break! So we went to Ibiza for a week. (The hippy end, not the chavvy end!) and had a wonderful timeI chose not to take a camera because I wanted to just switch my brain off, but this was a quick photo Ross took on my phone at the end of the week, I miss it there already!