We’re completely loving this cute couple’s pretty purple and pink colour scheme! And 33 dresses later, Samantha found the perfect gown that made her feel like an absolute princess…

header-150-samantha-kim-zoephotography.co.uk proof-131020-0221The proposal

This couple booked a break away for their 14th year together to one of their favourite places and were looking for the perfect spot to take some photos. “I’m a keen photographer so after checking into our room we headed down to the lake and Kim started to set up the tripod to take photos of us,” recalls Samantha. Little did she know he was about to propose and capture the whole thing on camera! “It’s now such a nice keepsake and we were able to share our special moment with family,” Samantha explains.

The bride’s outfit

Samantha tried on 33 dresses until she found ‘the one’. “All the dresses I tried on had something about them that I liked but they just didn’t feel quite right,” the bride explains. She finally found her perfect gown in Bethany Hannah Bridal in Warrington. The Essense of Australia ivory dress had a lace-up back, sweetheart neckline and delicate embroidered jewels, which sparkled perfectly in the light. “When I stepped out of the dressing room and saw my mum’s face I knew it was ‘the one’ – a few tears were shed!” recalls Samantha.

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The groom’s outfit

The couple chose black tails and pinstripe trousers from Moss Bros for Kim and his groomsmen. “Although I had been shopping with him, seeing him dressed up was amazing,” Samantha smiles. “I felt so proud, all those months of worrying melted away seeing him stood there.”

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The bridesmaids

Samantha was attended by five beautiful bridesmaids and two flowergirls. “A friend introduced me to a dressmaker friend of hers and she made all the dresses for us,” explains Samantha. As the stylish satin gowns were long- length, Samantha trusted her maids to choose their own shoes.

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The ceremony

The couple opted for a civil ceremony with a wonderful reading of On Your Wedding Day from the bride’s uncle. Samantha walked down the aisle with her dad and then her mum gave her away. “Kim and I were both so eager to say ‘I do’ we said it before we were actually meant to!” Samantha laughs.

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The reception

Samantha and Kim chose purple and pink with a hint of silver as their colour scheme. “As our venue was over 100 years old we wanted to make sure everything complemented it,” Samantha says.

To decorate they made a Senbazuru – a traditional Japenese sculpture made from 1,000 origami cranes. “Everyone was amazed, even more so when they found out we’d made it ourselves,” recalls Samantha. After the couple had cut the cake, guests were treated to a Chinese lion dance and photobooth.

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The honeymoon

The lucky newlyweds travelled to Antigua and Las Vegas for 12 days for their honeymoon.

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