Today we are featuring our beautiful bride Georgie who wore Harwood by Charlie Brear. Her wedding was on 13th August 2016 at All saints church, Yatesbury, Wiltshire. A tiny ancient church in the hamlet where she lived with reception in our back garden! Her beautiful photos are by Charlotte Scholey.

Tell us about the dress

My dress was a really simple and elegant design called ‘Harwood’ by Charlie Brear. No fuss or frills, it had a simple V neckline with wide shoulder straps and simply fitted around the waist. It fell effortlessly to the floor with a real slinky and sultry flow. It was entirely different to what I thought I would have! I really dislike my arms so was convinced they would be covered and had pictured a Kate Middleton style gown. The girls at BOW chose this Charlie Brear dress and it was just perfect. We finished it with a pearl belt and rather long veil, which was gorgeous.

How did you choose your photographer?

Charlotte was a family friend who had always been into her photography. We didn’t want photographs to be too staged so having someone we knew seemed a good option. Charlotte had recently graduated and wanted to move into the wedding photography world so it seemed like a great idea for us both.

How did you choose your venue?

No question about it. We are real home birds there was no doubt we would want to have friends and family to ours. We just wanted a good fun party without any pretence or show. Us in our field basically – how everyone knows us!

What was your theme?

We didn’t really have a theme as such… We were planning on a sort of summer country vibe with calm pastel colours and hubby would be in tweed. I bought pale blue/lilac bridesmaid dresses to suit. Why on earth we thought this would be right is a mystery now.

About 3 weeks before the wedding, my husband to be found the most fantastic Alexander McQueen jacket in black and white, which was far more him and looked divine. We had a rapid change of plan but it worked so well!

What flowers did you choose?

In light of the outfit change we decided to go with big and bold flowers with lots of reds, oranges and yellows. We wanted lots of seasonal wild flowers too so had lots of Gypsophila and filled the church with it.

We didn’t have enough flowers to decorate the marquee, so we filled it the night before, with greenery from the garden and a friend dug up her crab apple tree to decorate the seating board.

What was your cake?

Our lovely friend who works with my husband used to be a cake maker so naturally we asked her to do our cake. A ‘naked Victoria sponge with lots of strawberries. It looked beautiful and apparently tasted just as nice although I didn’t get any!

How did you feel on the day?

It was such a relaxed day. I never got the cold feet feeling or worry. We had a girly morning with champagne and getting ready. My maid of honour and god mother to my first born did my make up. The bridesmaids did each other’s hair. It was so lovely.

It wasn’t until the door opened that I was overcome with emotion. I felt quite teary walking up the aisle. Tears of happiness but they were uncontrollable! Thank god for waterproof mascara!!

What was your first dance?

We danced to ‘Skinny Love’ by Bon Iver. A stark contrast to leaving the church to Stevie Wonder but it was a sweet song and perfect moment for us. We wanted something more unusual.

Top tips

Don’t stress!! At the end of the day your wedding is about committing to the person you love and want to spend your life with. nothing else matters!

Highlight of the day

I can’t pick just one!!

Being walked up the aisle by my dad. Specifically him preparing my veil before we entered the church

Obviously saying I do!

Entering the party tent as Mr and Mrs

Dancing with my girls

Wedding suppliers not mentioned

Flowers were by Simply Flowers in Calne

Hair and Nails by Pamplemouse Salon Calne

Organist – Jules Addison

Service lead by Reverend Linda Durham

Catering – Sarah Capper 

Thank you so much for sharing Georgie x

Why not share your own special day! Send your snaps to mydress@bridesofwinchester.co.uk or tag us #bowbride

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