On the 21st December 2013 we had a secret Winter wedding.  We had just 16 of our closest family, and it was perfect!

There was torrential rain for most of the morning, but I hardly even noticed - and we got a 15 minute window where the rain held off and there was gorgeous light over the valley, creating a beautiful moody sky. Perfect for photographs!

We got married at the local registry office in a really lovely intimate ceremony, then we had a wonderful meal at our local ‘posh pub’. 

I designed my dress, and my patient and talented Mum made it by hand for me.  It turned out more wonderful than I could have imagined - floor length, sequins, backless, a 1930’s twist - perfect! I wish I could wear things like this every day!

The lovely Lucy from Lucy Person Hair and Makeup styled my hair.  It was perfect and just what I wanted - soft and slightly vintage.  It complimented my dress perfectly and stayed up all day, despite the sideways rain! 

Wonderful Aimee from Aimee Chorley Makeup Artist created my makeup look.  I was so happy with it, it was special and subtle at the same time, and I felt beautiful all day. She knew exactly what suited me.

My friend and next door neighbour, Gemma arranged my flowers.  She did an amazing job and I got so many compliments about them! We chose beautiful seasonal blue and purple tones, and the lavender smelled gorgeous.