Gorgeous Anna tied the knot to Will on 31st May!
We had a quick chat with her about the big day and her plans.
“Anna made an absolutely beautiful bride – just stunning! We’ve been swooning over the photos ever since they arrived in our inbox. From Winston, to the makeup, the suits, the flowers – the whole package is just utter perfection!” – TTB.
Dress – Alhambra by Pronovias at Tilly Trotters Brides
Make up – Bryony Dalton
Photographer – Esme Fletcher Photography
Florist – Green & Wild (Warwick)
Venue – Ceremony at St James Church Old Milverton, reception at Swallows Nest Barn
How did you find your dress shopping experience?
It was very chilled, Sian was wonderful, she made it very easy for me, her enthusiasm is the best! Even our sausage dog Winston joined in – as soon as I knew Sian had two of her own I knew it was the shop for me!
Any advice for future brides to be?
Enjoy all the build up as much as the actual day and don’t worry about the things out of your control – like the weather! Take a moment when you’re having dinner to look round the room with your new husband and take in what you planned for so long.
What accessories did you choose?
I had a bespoke veil from Tilly’s (The Couture Veil) which had to double in size due to me having a dress with the longest train in the world!
I had beautiful gold floral hair grips from Fifth & Spring, lovely earrings from Lily & Rose @ Tilly’s, bright blue court shoes (The SJP Manolo look-a-likes from Dune!) and I wore a gold bracelet which my dad gave my mum when they were 21 (it was my something old & borrowed!) I also had a garter which the lovely seamstress recommend by Tilly’s made for me out of my mums 1980’s wedding veil.
How did you feel walking down the aisle?
I was on cloud 9! This was the bit I was so worried and nervous about for so long in the lead up to the wedding, thinking I would fall over or get embarrassingly emotional but I just couldn’t stop smiling being by my dads side and knowing Will was waiting for me and the church was full to the brim with all the people I love in my life (nothing to do with the three glasses of champers and shot of brandy I had before I left…)
What would your advice to other brides be about finding the perfect dress?
Once you think you’ve found it – just go for it! I had two other shops booked after Tilly’s but I decided to not go to them afterwards! I ended up with the very first dress I tried on (and I am the most indecisive person ever!) and trust your mum…and Sian.
What was the highlight of your wedding day?
Ahhh it’s impossible to choose one highlight! Getting ready in the morning with the girls was just the best, walking with my dad down the aisle and squeezing Wills hand when I got to him at the end of the it, my uni friends get
ting the giggles during their reading in the church, and just seeing all our wonderful family and friends in one place and dancing the night away with them! – just to name a few!! (Oh and not forgetting Winston being at the church!)
Where did you honeymoon?
We went to Antigua in the Caribbean – it really was paradise. We didn’t know where to go initially and couldn’t decide if we wanted adventure or relaxation – we totally made the right decision! It’s the best thing ever to relax on a beach with a cocktail after the stress of wedding planning!
Huge Congrats! xxx