A gorgeous real wedding with a dusky pink colour theme and a fab balloon release… Kelly and Ryan got married in April 2011. Read on to find out all about it!


WHO: Kelly and Ryan

WHERE: St Paul’s Church and Warbrook House and Grange

WHEN: April 2011

PHOTOGRAPHER: Dean Robertson Photography



The proposal

“We were in Portugal with my family, celebrating my Grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary,” remembers Kelly. “Ryan took me out for dinner, just the two of us, to a gorgeous fish restaurant overlooking the sea. After our meal, we took a romantic stroll along the beach, where Ryan popped the question,” she smiles

The bride’s outfit

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Kelly bought her dazzling-strapless gown from Confetti Bridal in Wokingham. “My real wedding dress was by Benjamin Roberts and cost £975. It was made of taffeta and had a beautiful bow detail under the bust,” remembers Kelly. “It was corseted inside to give the perfect fit, with delicate buttons up the back,” she adds

The accessories

The stunning bride finished off her breathtaking aisle style with a beautiful Amanda Wakeley veil and shoes by Rainbow Club

“The bridesmaids’ dresses were lovingly hand made by Ryan’s Mum”

The bridesmaids

Kelly had three gorgeous girls accompany her down the aisle. “Their dresses were handmade by Ryan’s mother Mirinda,” says Kelly. “The material was duchess satin, and the design was picked from a pattern book. We decided on a one-shoulder, full-length style with a sash made of chiffon for the waist,” she adds. We love the dusky pink colour!

The groom’s outfit

Ryan’s outfit was hired from Black Tie Hire in Crowthorne. “The boys hired grey tails, with cravats to match the bridesmaids’ dresses,” remembers Kelly

The ceremony

“We had a traditional C of E church ceremony conducted by Father Peter. It was his first ever wedding service, too, which made it extra special for us all,” smiles Kelly. The ceremony included two readings, including Song of Solomon and Corinthians, read by Ryan’s sister

The flowers

“We sourced our flowers from a local garden centre and then our florist, Yoko, created the arrangements,” explains Kelly. “It was Lent, so we had to remove the church flowers. This was actually a wonderful thing to do because we transported the real wedding blooms to our reception venue and used them to decorate,” she explains

The transport

The beautiful classic car was provided by Christophers

The reception

Chair covers were provided by Add Style UK, a string quartet performed during the drinks reception and after the couple had finished their official photographs, hundreds of balloons were released above the venue! “The photographs we have of the balloon release are spectacular, they really capture the moment,” recalls Kelly

“We moved the church flowers to our reception so we had extra decorations…”

The cake

Was lovingly made by Ryan’s sister. Rather than the traditional fruit cake, the couple chose a unique Tia Maria sponge!

The honeymoon

Was to the Dominican Republic