Sassi Holford Chantelle

We love it when our brides share their stunning photos with us after their big day! So each week we will be featuring one of our fabulous brides, showcasing their wedding and, of course, their dress!

Lucy got married on 9th July 2016 at St Nicholas Church, in Pyrford (a 12th century church) and the reception was held at Gate Street Barn in Bramley. The fabulous photographer was Jim Pascoe photography

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Tell us about the dress?

My dress was by Sassi Holford, and it was Chantelle with the Sara bow added. BOW was the third bridal store that we went to, and I actually had wanted to try on another dress which I ended up not particularly liking. As soon as I put on Chantelle I knew it was the dress for me. I tried on a few others afterwards but nothing compared so we put Chantelle back on, and that was it! I didn’t want to take it off. I wasn’t entirely sure what style of dress I wanted, but I knew I wanted to hide my mummy tummy, and I felt I looked quite broad in a strapless dress. Hayley knew her stock and what would suit.

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How did you choose the venue?

We originally chose another barn for our reception as I’m a country girl at heart, but my now husband felt it was too far out from everything else, and too small. He looked into a few other barns, and went to see Gate Street Barn without me and booked it on the spot. Luckily when I went to see it the following week I loved it too. Secretly I was proud that Paul wanted to be as involved as he was.

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What was your first dance?

Our first dance was Making Memories of Us, by country music singer Keith Urban. I am a massive country fan, and I have always loved this song, and it’s also my ring tone on my phone for when Paul calls me. The lyrics are beautiful.

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What was your wedding theme?

Our wedding theme was country and bunting I suppose. We weren’t too strict on themes or colours, but we did have bunting everywhere that I made, and being in a barn it led itself to a country theme. My younger brother drove me and my dad to the church in his 1968 American left hand drive truck, via the stables where I keep my horses.

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What was your highlight of the day

The highlight of our day was when I walked down the aisle with my veil on and our 3 year old son looked at me and said “mummy, I can’t SEE you, take that off”. I was enough to rein in my emotions and made us all laugh.

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Top tip: don’t stress, it’s one day! If things go wrong no one else will know, so laugh it off.

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