Happy Friday everyone! I have been so looking forward to sharing this stunning wedding with you! This is a stunning wedding at a stunning location! Kirsty and Luke’s wedding was shot by the wonderful Steve Wheller of Art By Design Photography and it is breathtaking! Such a beautiful couple, and Steve has captured their day amazingly! Anyway, enough from me, go and enjoy it for yourself……..
Kirsty & Luke’s 40’s Military Wedding
What was your budget?
We had no budget just tried to be realistic and not go over board on things that didn’t really make a difference to our day. Think total spend was somewhere between £16000 and £18000
How would you describe your wedding theme?
We tried to achieve a vintage (1940’s) , military theme as I loved the style of that era and Luke is in the Royal Marines.
Enjoying the whole day from the getting ready to the last dances with our friends and family.
Tell us about your Wedding Dress
I already knew in my head what style of dress I wanted: I wanted Bella’s dress from twilight! I went to loads of different shops and tried on at least 80 dresses but nothing matched what I wanted! When I went into Do you Believe in Newport I spoke to Helen and said that I wanted a vintage style dress with sleeves and an open back she explained that she was a designer and stocked her own label. She had a lace dress in store with an open back and we could make some adjustments together. So that’s what we did. Helen added lace sleeves and a beautiful pearl necklace to the back of the dress and it was absolutely perfect!
Our nieces and my best friend Jane was my bridesmaids as I knew that they would be just who I wanted to spend the day with.
Because we fell in love with it as soon as we drive up towards it for the first time.
Steve from Art by Design was absolutely brilliant! He was like a secret sniper snapping shots without anybody noticing he was there. He captured our day just perfectly and our photographs tell the story of the day. Everybody who sees out album always comments on how natural and beautiful our photographs are.
How did the proposal happen?
It’s really not that exciting! I always told Luke that I would die of embarrassment if he ever asked me to marry him in public, so he asked me at home.
What was your first dance & why?
Jack Johnson – Better Together. Because the lyrics are true, it’s always better when we’re together; Luke is in the marines and spends a lot of time away so when he’s home we spend quality time together doing the things we enjoy most.
Just one thing, we would have hired a videographer to film the speeches.
Enjoy planning your day, and remember just that..it is YOUR day. Don’t try and please everybody else as it’s important to have what you want.
Appreciate each other and never take each other for granted!
What was your favourite thing about planning a wedding?
Shopping every weekend with my mum!
Photographer: Steve Wheller of Art By Design Photography
Ceremony Venue: Llansantffraed Court Hotel
Reception Venue: Llansantffraed Court Hotel
Bride’s Dress: Do you Believe?
Bride’s Shoes: Harriet Wilde
Bride’s Headpiece: With Love from Bobbin
Groom’s Outfit: Army Uniform
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Do you Believe?
Cake: Michelle Cummings Fox
Flowers: Unique Floral Design
Hair: Jenna McDonnell
Make Up: Jenna McDonnell
Band: Ninth Gate
Stationery: A Friend
String Quartet: Cambria String Quartet