Rebecca and Luke’s breathtaking red wedding theme makes their day stand out for all the right reasons…
How we met
“I already knew Luke as a friend,” remembers Rebecca. “We had always got on well, and it just developed from there. The funniest thing is that our parents are actually convinced that they match-made us at a wedding, even though we’d really met six months before!”
Luke asked his girl to marry him on her birthday, by getting down on one knee by a lake near to where they live. “He made me the happiest person in the world, and wedding preparations began as soon as my birthday celebrations were over. In fact, my birthday party actually turned into an engagement party, too!” smiles Rebecca.
The bride’s outfit
Rebecca looked like a vintage dream in her lacy little number. Her gown and matching bolero were both bought from Forget Me Not designs, while her side tiara was a Glitzy Secrets creation and her shoes came from Debenhams.
The groom’s outfit
Luke picked his own suit from Paul Smith in Nottingham. He opted for a petrol blue suit with a waistcoat, a pink gingham tie and Dune brogues bought from House of Fraser.
“I had two bridesmaids – both lifelong friends who worked tirelessly to make sure that everything ran smoothly for me on the day,” remembers Rebecca. Her two girls wore glamorous red pleated chiffon dresses from Monsoon.
The couple’s readings were given by Luke’s sister Rebecca and the bride’s cousin Gemma, and they included a love poem and an extract from The Velveteen Rabbit. During the signing of the register, another of Rebecca’s cousins sang and played piano to Have I Told You Lately.
Rebecca and Luke chose Park Farmhouse to host their party. “Our wedding details were a mix between a vintage fair and circus theme, with bunting, candy-striped bags, tags and stamps, paper pom poms, doilies and windmills. A mismatched, informal and very fun day,” explains Rebecca. Styling advice was from Eagle Eyed Bride.
“The evening music was supplied by the excellent Off The Record, in Nottingham,” says Rebecca. “They had the whole crowd dancing through the night, and we finished with our iPod disco, which, despite the order being changed by the good old ‘shuffle’ function, was still great fun!”
Our newlyweds toured the West Coast of Ireland, staying in a traditional thatched cottage.