This week’s #bowbride is the gorgeous Amy whose wedding gown was Tatiania by Sassi Holford, combined with a beautiful White Designs Adrianna belt, all from Brides of Winchester. Their stunning wedding was at one of our favourite venues, The Clock Barn, Hampshire.

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What was your wedding date, venue and photographer?

We married on 14th September 2016 at Clock Barn in Tufton, Hampshire. Our photographs were done by Lisa and Ady of Lilybean Photography.

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How did he propose?

On 31st July 2015 Ryan took me out to dinner at a pub in Turville, Buckinghamshire. When it came to paying he said he had left his wallet in the car and wouldn’t let me pay so he went to get it. Little did I know that this was the start of the surprise! He had actually gone out to hide a picnic basket and a bunch of roses! After paying he suggested we take a walk up the hill towards the windmill. He had hidden the picnic basket and flowers along the track so we found them whilst walking. We stopped roughly halfway up the hill and sat overlooking the village and had the prosecco and strawberries and cream he had put in the basket. After that he produced a ‘Pandora’ bag saying he had got me a new charm for my bracelet but wasn’t sure I would like the colour. I was pouring another drink and pointing out the amount of rabbit holes to him when I turned back around and he was down on one knee addressing me by my full name and asking me to be his wife!

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What dress did you wear and where did you buy it?

I wore Tatiana in ivory by Sassi Holford and I bought it from Brides of Winchester. To make it slightly more personal, the wedding date was stitched in blue on to a ribbon and attached carefully to the dress as my ‘something blue’.

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What accessories did you wear and where were they from?

As the dress was quite simple, I accessorised it with a beaded belt designed by White Designs from Brides of Winchester and my shoes were the Bea satin court shoes in ivory by Rainbow Club. I wore white gold and diamond earrings with a matching necklace from Goldsmiths Jewellers and some diamante hairgrips from Accessorize

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What did the groom wear?

Ryan’s suit was from Moss Bros and he chose the ‘Tailor Me’ option. This meant he could personalise certain details. The suit itself was grey like the rest of the bridegroom party but, for example, the lining and stitching of the button holes in Ryan’s was purple to match the bridesmaid’s dresses and general theme of the wedding and he had the word ‘Ditto’ and our wedding date stitched on the inside.  His shoes were ‘Overton’ by Loake which was nice as I grew up in a village called Overton. He wore the Mont Blanc cufflinks I gave him as an engagement present. He also had some very colourful socks from Happy Socks on!

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How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?

Having known Ryan since secondary school, it was really strange walking towards him knowing that he was about to become my husband. I have so many memories over the past 15 years or so – our school leavers ball, numerous nights out, visiting in Milton Keynes, holiday in Portugal, visiting in Cardiff – that I couldn’t believe he was about to be mine. I was so nervous but as soon as I saw him I just wanted to run and grab him! I felt very proud.

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What was the highlight of your day?

The highlight of our day was our baby boy waking up as we were about to say our vows! Although he won’t remember it, all our guests witnessed it and our photographers caught a beautiful image of us looking at him when he woke up! He was able to sit with us as we signed the register which was pretty perfect.

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What was your wedding theme and how did you create it?

Everything was purple! Purple flowers, purple dresses, purple candles, purple ties and cravats for the men. I have always loved the colour and Ryan allowed me to have my wish. We got married in a barn so our decorations were quite rustic and simple to fit with the style. We used milk jugs for the table centre pieces and our cake was ‘naked’ so didn’t have any icing and was decorated with the same flowers as the bridal bouquet. The confetti was made of rose petals from my parent’s garden. Again, quite simple and natural.

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Thank you so much Amy for sharing.

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

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