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
“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
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 bridesmaids’ dresses were lovingly hand made by Ryan’s Mum”
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
“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
“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 beautiful classic car was provided by Christophers
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…”
Was lovingly made by Ryan’s sister. Rather than the traditional fruit cake, the couple chose a unique Tia Maria sponge!
Was to the Dominican Republic