Oh we do like to be beside the seaside… especially when there’s a royal blue real wedding to go to! – Emma and Simon got married in August 2010. Read on to find out all about it!


WHO: Emma and Simon

WHERE: The Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel

WHEN: August 2010




The proposal

Simon booked a lovely weekend away in London, with a proposal in mind, only his plans kept getting stopped by his bride-to-be! “On the first day, Simon took me to Oxford Street and let me loose in Topshop. After a couple of hours rummaging, he rushed us back to the hotel seeming stressed. It turns out my little stint in the shops had made us miss our table at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant and a trip on the London Eye. The next day, he tried again, but I’d had one glass of bubbly too many, and Simon decided he wanted me to remember the proposal the next morning! Finally, he sat me down, told me not to move or say a word and started his proposal with the words,’God knows I’ve tried to make this romantic!’,” laughs Emma

The bride’s outfit

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“I decided as I’m only going to be getting married once, I wanted to wear a proper white real wedding dress!” explains Emma. “I had my Benjamin Roberts gown taken in around the waist and hips to make it tighter. I especially loved the lace overlay that was vintage in style and all the unique Victorian buttons up the back. When I couldn’t bear to take the dress off again, I knew it was ‘the one’,” adds Emma

The accessories

“Because of the detailing on my dress, I didn’t want to wear a traditional veil, so instead, Mum and I made my birdcage veil,” remembers Emma

The groom’s outfit

Simon and his boys wore hired suits from Cameron Ross. “It was the first time I’d seen him in a kilt – he looked amazing!”

“Simon was so emotional during the ceremony. He had to keep asking his Dad to pass him a hanky!”

The bridesmaids

Emma’s beautiful girls wore royal blue dresses from Debenhams. The flowergirl wore a sweet dress from John Lewis

The ceremony

“We decided to personalise our wedding vows, to create ones that best described us as a couple,” recalls Emma. “Simon, the big softie, got very emotional during the service and had to keep asking his Dad to pass him a hanky!” she adds

The flowers

The flower arrangements were designed by Emma’s aunty, and were stood in glass jars filled with sea shells that family and friends had collected from a local beach

The reception

Before heading inside for the wedding breakfast, a fiercely competitive game of rounders took place, team groom vs team bride!

The honeymoon

Is a year long, worldwide trip. We’re very jealous!