Dave popped the question while they were holidaying in Amsterdam, to celebrate their one-year anniversary. “We had discussed marriage, but the proposal was still a wonderful surprise, I didn’t see it coming,” smiles Lindsey.
The bride’s outfit
Our bride found her dream gown at Proposals in Oxfordshire. “The service was exceptional,” explains Lindsey. “I would highly recommend them to other brides.” Lindsey looked so alluring in her White Rose gown, which she teamed with a dainty lace bolero. Her shoes were from Office and her hairpiece was from Ivory & Co.
The groom’s outfit
Dave chose his own navy blue suit from Marks and Spencer. “He looked very handsome, and very happy,” beams Lindsey.
Lindsey’s four best girls looked like Grecian goddesses in their full-length, Dessy dresses. The adorable little flowergirl wore a beautiful dress from Monsoon, and we just love her flower crown, too!
Lindsey and Dave enjoyed a subtle and simple civil ceremony, with two readings, which included a poem and some song lyrics. “It was so wonderful to have all our friends and family gathered in one place to witness us make a commitment to each other, in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere,” says Lindsey.
The couple’s entire day took place at the same venue. Their wedding breakfast menu was a culinary delight consisting of a goat’s cheese and sun-blushed tomato croquette, with red wine, poached pair and walnut salad, followed by supreme of chicken wrapped in parma ham, with glazed lemon tart to finish.
“Our wedding theme was music,” explains Lindsey. “We made the table cards look like vinyl records, and all our tables were named after our favourite bands,” she adds. For an extra little touch, they sprinkled music note confetti all over the tables and gave CDs featuring their favourite songs as favours.
The first dance
“We danced to There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths – complete with gladioli props, à la Morrissey!” explains Lindsey. “We love The Smiths and thought the dark humour in the song’s lyrics reflected our own silly sense of humour, as well as our shared love of music.”
The couple spent another night spent in Apple Cottage at their venue, followed by a romantic trip to Valencia in Spain.