So a few weeks ago I did a wishlist post on a possible dress for the up and coming wedding of Corinne and Adam. Whilst I am at work all day and will be attending the evening only, I need to wear a hat. Well, you know what I am like!
My very good friend Jane has made some fabulous creations recently and I fell in love with this little cutie. It isn’t too big or ostentatious, so perfect for an evening affair.
I came up with several dresses to match with it, and eventually ended up choosing this blue kimono style dress from Asos.
Pairing it up with a little nude clutch bag and navy shoes I was ready for the party. I even went and had my nails painted in a complimentary colour!
Having the hat meant I didn’t want to do a particularly complicated hairstyle, so settled for a straightened plain style. It suited the hat perfectly.
As I had to drive home, I volunteered to pick up my friend Helen who looked lovely in a burgundy lace dress, with matching clutch and a gold pashmina.
Arriving at the venue, The Stanwick Hotel, it had been transformed into a wedding paradise. Backlit Voiles, Floral birdcage centrepieces, a big light up LOVE display, and a perennial favourite, the photobooth. Well, it looked like we were in for a great night.
We went on the hunt for the happy couple and I was blown away by the sight of my friend Corinne. She looked like a Princess who had married her Prince Charming. Just beautiful!
Her dress was a stunning lacy creation, with a very low back and long train. Her long blonde hair was in an up-do with sparkling headpiece. The bridesmaids were in a stunning Jade green, which was matched in the groomsmens ties. So very elegant.
We had a great evening dancing, being silly in the photobooth and then it was time for the first dance.
Unbeknownst to Helen or I, the couple had taken a few lessons and their first dance was just divine and so emotional. A proper old fashioned waltz with spins and dips. I have to admit to shedding a tear.
Speaking to the Groom afterwards we told him how amazed we were with the dance. His words were even more emotional. “It was totally out of my comfort zone but she deserved all her dreams coming true, and I wanted to make sure she had the day she wanted”
WHAT A SWEETHEART!!!
Another highlight of the night was a tabletop magician whose sleight of hand was so good I have no idea how he managed to do the things he did. He even managed to take a ring my Dad gave me before he died, loop it onto a piece of red string, make it disappear out of my friends hand onto his own personal house keys. I was blown away!
Helen and I had to have a go in the Photobooth, so queue up the silly headgear, her as a chicken and I was a shark. The photographs came out great though.
We eventually collared the Bride for a photobooth picture which I will treasure.
Before too long it was the perennial wedding favourites of the cha-cha slide, Macarena and then a conga. Everyone looked like they were having an amazing time.
Sadly, it had been an extremely long day for me, and Helen and I made our apologies and left the guests to the revelling.
It was a wonderful night, and Mr and Mrs Lees really make the most beautiful couple. I know they will have many many years of happiness ahead of them.
Thank you for sharing your special day with us xxx