A princess dress and a pretty pink and blue colour scheme set the scene for Sophie and Jon’s romantic vintage wedding, with an amazing collection of cakes for desert!
How they met
Sophie and Jon’s relationship was a slow burner. “We worked together for about a year before we became a couple,” says Sophie. “Then one night, after a bad day at work, I decided to drive over to see Jon to cheer myself up. We’ve been inseparable ever since.”
Jon treated Sophie to an extra special welcome home when she returned from a six–week secondment. “I came home to a beautiful meal, then Jon took me upstairs to our bedroom, where he blindfolded me,” laughs Sophie. “I thought he was stripping off, but when I was allowed to take the blindfold off, I saw him on bended knee, with candles and rose petals all over the floor and a chilled bottle of bubbly ready. I had always said I wanted to pick my own ring, so we took the following day off work and went to choose it together.”
The bride’s outfit
After looking at hundreds of dresses and failing to find the right style, Sophie discovered her perfect gown at The Wedding Club in Edgbaston. “I almost went for a slinky number. I had tried it on and was taking my mum to see it when I saw another wedding dress out of the corner of my eye,” Sophie explains. “It was huge, and made me feel like a princess. I fell in love.” The stunning Pronovias gown featured elegant lace detailing, a V back and a long train. The bride added a pearl headpiece, earrings and a bracelet and sparkly Jimmy Choo shoes.
The groom’s outfit
Jon opted for a timeless look in a black tailored dinner jacket teamed with a pink waistcoat and bow tie. “I loved his look – he looked very, very handsome,” smiles Sophie.
Sophie was attended by five blushing bridesmaids, including her sister and four school friends. They looked beautiful in rose pink one–shouldered chiffon dresses from Dessy, with a floral embellishment on the strap.
Sophie and Jon tied the knot in a religious ceremony. “We were so glad we went for a church wedding, as it meant a lot to stand there and say our vows,” Sophie says. “It was magical, and I was so happy to be at Jon’s side, becoming his wife.”
The bride carried a bouquet of pretty blush pink roses by Entwined, while the give bridesmaids had similar posies of ivory roses. “We went for tall centrepieces on the tables, so that our guests’ views weren’t obstructed while they were eating,” Sophie adds.
The newlyweds celebrated their union with a reception at Moxhull Hall, a stunning Victorian mansion in beautifully landscaped grounds. “The menu was amazing – we had four tasting sessions to get it right, and everything was so delicious!” laughs Sophie. The guests dined on prosciutto Caprese, followed by fillet rossini and blueberry brownies, and were entertained by soul band The White Keys, a photobooth and an ice cream cart serving champagne sorbet.
Sophie and Jon chose a vintage theme with a pretty pink and duck egg blue colour scheme, and decorated with details including paper lanterns, tea lights in china cups, lace chair sashes fastened with pearl brooches and birdcages. “Our favours were cake pops and miniature bottles of spirits, and we had a Jenga set for everyone to write messages on, instead of a guest book,” Sophie says. Other details included a sign made by Sophie’s step–dad, personalised with the couple’s names and wedding date, a wishing tree, a vintage suitcase and typewriter as well as photos of their loved ones on their wedding days – perfect for a vintage wedding!
“We went a little crazy with the cake, as we decided to have a cake and sweet table as well,” Sophie confesses. The rose and duck egg blue birdcage cake was created by Miss Lola’s Bakehouse.
The couple enjoyed a two–centre honeymoon to Dubai and Mauritius where they relaxed, drank cocktails, enjoyed a safari in the desert and a walk with lions in a local reserve. “It was heaven, and we have booked to go back to Dubai for our wedding anniversary,” smiles Sophie.