Here at Wedding Ideas HQ we adore a pretty pink wedding, so we completely fell in love with Claire and Anthony’s gorgeous theme!
The romance that blossomed between these two was something of a surprise – while she wasn’t looking for a relationship Claire liked Anthony and thought she would see how things went! Their first date was at a bar in Leeds that was so noisy and was showing the football, but Anthony showed no interested… He only had eyes for her!
A surprise weekend away to Harrogate was when Anthony chose to propose – they got to the hotel and were greeted by champagne and roses and as Claire was looking around he popped the question! This beautiful bride found her fitted lace Justin Alexander Signature gown in Harrogate Wedding Lounge and she felt like a princess! It had a sweetheart neckline, with pearl and diamanté beading around the bust and waist. She accessorised with a gorgeous pair of sparkly Jimmy Choo heels and a Joyce Jackson veil with lace scalloping.
Her groom hired a traditional suit from Moss Bros with off white cravat and handkerchief, standing out from the ushers and best man. Her four bridesmaids – childhood friends Alex and Louise and university friends Emma and Holly – all wore dusty pink Jenny Packham dresses from Debenhams. Her and her maids had their hair done by Carolyn Clayton and Kitty Kerry did their make-up – Claire opted for a purple smokey eye to complement her green-blue eyes. They even took time to relax the night before the big day at the spa!
Their wedding had a classic theme with hints of pastel pink. Claire hired a white post box for guests to deliver their cards, and opted for flowers, instead of decorations,to dress their venue. The four tiered stacked wedding cake was created by The Master Cakesmith and featured pink peonies, with alternate layers of strawberry and vanilla. Their stationery was by Made With Love Designs and instead of guest favours they footed the drinks’ bill at the reception!
Ceremony: Close House, Newcastle
Dress: Justin Alexander from Harrogate Wedding Lounge
Groom: Suit hired from Moss Bros
Bridesmaids: Jenny Packham at Debenhams
Stationery: Made With Love Designs
Honeymoon: Four nights in Dubai followed by a week in the Maldives!
Photographer: Katy Melling