Photographer: Natasha Marshall
Your ceremony venue: Elixir, San Josep, ibiza
Your reception venue: Elixir
How many guests did you have to the ceremony? 55 guests
Your dress designer: Enzoani from TDR Bridal B irmingham
Flowers: Bud & Bloom Ibiza
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Hair: Zoe Harwood Hair
Makeup: Make Up Box Studio
Bridesmaids – who were they and what did they wear? Kaye Bekki Charlotte & Sophie – Wore champagne floor length dresses by Club L London
Ceremony band or musicians: Claire Wakeman Harpist
Videographer: Tanit wedding films
How did you meet, and when? We met through a friend 14 years ago, we have been together 8 years.
How many dresses did you try on before you found the one? Approximately 30 😂 I wanted something figure hugging, slightly sexy but super classy, with an added wow factor. Pearl did exactly that and the cape just added so much drama ❤
Was there a theme or colour scheme for your wedding? Neutrals and whites. Orchids palms and roses
How did you decorate your venue? We went with a boho ethereal theme with lots of texture, classy golds, beiges and neutrals. A huge arch that was the centre piece and gave the wow factor we wanted.
What music did you choose for the ceremony? We had a harpist playing and singing for an intimate feel to the day. I walked down the aisle to Claire singing and playing her version of “falling like the stars” by James Arthur. It is such a beautiful song with meaningful lyrics 🤍
What were your best decisions for the wedding? The decor, the venue and the fact we were in Ibiza which in turn meant we didn’t have a huge amount of guests which gave us chance to be able to spend time with all of our guests without feeling like we’d missed people etc.
What advice do you have for other brides? Embrace every single moment of the day it goes so fast and make sure you make all decisions based on what you want as a posed to what you think will make other people happy.
What was your budget?(Optional) don’t set one 😂 you’ll only exceed it no matter how big or small!
Did you make any cost savings, and how? We made our own buttonholes and a lot of stationary/signs ourselves.
What were your favourite moments? Getting ready in the morning with the girls is such a vibe! It really helps you relax and sets the tone for the day. Seeing my husband at the end of the aisle for the first time was also super special. Everything – the whole day is just magical!
Any funny things happen?Embarrassing moments? The best man got super drunk, which in turn made his speech really funny!
Did you follow all the traditions? I tried to follow a few traditions eg. Having my dad walk me down the aisle, not spending the night before together, top table setup etc, but equally made all decisions based on what we wanted as a posed to what we “should” do.
What were the challenges of planning and organising the wedding? Having a wedding planner made everything really flow and I didn’t have any hiccups along the way, the hardest thing for me was that sometimes the pressure of social media influence made me second guess the Decisions I was making
Any regrets? Anything you would have done differently, or included with hindsight? No regrets, I wouldn’t have changed a thing about the day!
Have you got a message for our team?
I visited TDR three times before I picked my dress. I saw Amy and Paige and every time single time I walked through those doors they made me feel like a supermodel. After a short time the girls knew exactly what I wanted and picked the most incredible dresses for me to try. After falling in love with Enzoani as a brand, the girls found the one for me and it was a super special moment when I did. I genuinely felt like Naomi Cambell of TDR. My experience at TDR was incredible and exactly what every bride deserves. Thank you for going above and beyond to help me find the perfect dress.