Victoria & David’s stunning wedding at Boreham House was planned, booked and celebrated within six weeks! In the first of a series of interviews with our brides of 2011, Victoria gives us the inside story of her special day…
Where did your wedding take place and what made you choose that location? Our wedding took place at Boreham House. From the moment we pulled up to the venue, we knew this was where we wanted to get married! The magnificent long drive up and the fantastic lake in front of the venue sold it for us! It was also a good distance away from where we live, not too close/not too far, which was exactly what we were looking for, giving guests the option to stay the night or taxi home.
What was your colour scheme or wedding theme? Our colour scheme was green…. my favourite colour!
What was your dress like and why do you love it? My dress was a big dress!! Fitted to the waist, then puffed out… the skirt had fantastic rose detailing on it… I fell in love with the dress as soon as I tried it on… you will never get another chance to wear a dress like that, so why not?! I felt like a princess!
Tell us about your ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.’ Blue – my sister brought me a blue brooch to pin on my garter. Borrowed – I borrowed my sister’s garter. Something new – new underwear. Something old – my nan’s jewellery.
Where did your groom get his morning suit? Anthony Formalwear in Billericay. Can thoroughly recommend! Beautiful suits and fantastic service!
Did you buy each other wedding presents? Yes, we decided to buy each other perfume/aftershave. It was a surprise though, as we chose the smell we most loved smelling on each other 🙂
Can you tell me about your wedding cake? Very plain and simple.. 4 tiers of separate mini square cakes with a large one on top. With a flower on top. That way, we had a mixture of chocolate, plain sponge with jam and fruit 🙂 Yum!
What was your most useful source of wedding ideas and information? Without a doubt, my sister!! My sister only got married 2 years ago, so she had all the contacts I needed! Although I couldn’t have done anything without the internet… searching companies, reviews of companies, ideas and ordering online!
Tell us about a supplier who provided a first-class service. Bellissima Bridal in South Woodham Ferrers… As you are aware, I booked my wedding within 5 1/2 weeks so first thing on my list was the dress!!! Bellissima went above and beyond their call of duty… I popped into the shop on the off chance on a Saturday and without an appointment. The manager allowed me to try on dresses in the ‘mother of the bride department’ squeezing my large dress into a tiny changing room!! Luckily I found my dress! They allowed me to use the dress off the rail (a size 14 to be turned into a size 6/8 was not easy!!) They managed to squeeze me in to their hectic diaries with fittings etc and the dress was ready on time! All staff members were very friendly and they made my experience even more special!
Do you have any advice for future brides? Take in every single minute of the day and make the most of it…. it goes so so quick!
What was your favourite photograph and why did you like it? Our favourite photograph was the photo of both of us in front of the lake!! This is the exact shot of what we fell in love with! We just loved our venue!
Was Studio Rochford the right photographer for you? Absolutely!! We had been recommended by many friends that you were the place to go to and we were absolutely not disappointed!! From the moment we spoke to Jo, she was so friendly and so easy to get on with. We felt really at ease and felt we could say whatever we felt. Jo again managed to squeeze us in to her schedule without a blink and we knew it was then meant to be! On the day, Jo took complete control and got some AMAZING shots!! The one thing we were concerned about was not having a videographer. We were concerned that certain parts of the day might be missed… but that was not the case!! Jo captured every single part of the day and as I look back through all of my photographs, every photo tells the complete story of the day, not one part was missed!! Thank you so much Jo!! xxx