Sage green, dusty pink and purple with lace details made Nathalie and Oliver’s elegant wedding extra beautiful. The colour scheme was soft and romantic…
Nathalie and Oliver first met at a friend’s leaving party. “We spoke for hours – mainly about the rugby world cup and London Olympics,” explains Nathalie. “Our joint love of sport is still central to our relationship now!” The romantic proposal came at a surprise lunch where Oliver presented Nathalie with her first clue to a treasure hunt around the local area. “It took me to all the places that meant something to us where I would find Scrabble letters that I had to rearrange at the end to spell out ‘will you marry me?’” the bride smiles.
The bride’s outfit
Nathalie looked beautiful in a gown by Madeline Issac-James, which she customised with a Summer garden sash. “It fit like a glove. I loved the tulle material and fit plus it was so light and easy to move in,” says Nathalie. “When I added the veil my mum, sister and I all got emotional – that was the moment I knew it was ‘the one’.” She accessorised with a flower headpiece by Yelena Smirnova and her diamond earrings and bracelet were her ‘something borrowed’. “I customised my shoes with mini brooches to make them my own – they were the perfect height for someone who is used to wearing trainers all day,” says Nathalie.
The groom’s outfit
Oliver wore pinstripe trousers with a dark grey jacket, waistcoat and ivory cravat, which were all hired from Moss Bros.
The bride was attended by two bridesmaids, who wore pretty dresses from Coast in a silk chiffon material. The two flowergirls wore dresses from Next, with added pink ribbon to match the groomsmen’s cravats.
The couple had a Catholic service with a reading and four Bidding Prayers. Teacher Nathalie walked down the aisle with her dad to Canon in D played by her school tutor group.
Nathalie and Oliver chose a sage green and dusky pink colour theme with lace detailing. “I made a lot of the decorations myself,” Nathalie explains. “I used wicker hearts for the church as well as collecting candles and vases for both venues.” For favours, the couple gave their guests jam jars filled with sweets. “I’m well known for my love of pick and mix, so I knew right away that I wanted to give them as favours,” Nathalie says. “I finished the look off by tying different fabrics around the jars with tags thanking our guests – they went down a treat!” The couple’s first dance was to Little Things by One Direction, which was sang by their acoustic guitarist, Chip. “He was so talented!” remembers Nathalie. “We picked the song as it was lighthearted and so many of the words were true to us.”
The newlyweds spent three days walking the Dorset coast after the wedding before heading to Mauritius in the Summer.