Pink Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 PinkWeddings SpringSummer 2017 | Page 30

SAM And JAMES ‘AS I TURNED AROUND, THERE HE WAS – ON ONE KNEE, ASKING ME TO MARRY HIM. I WAS TOTALLY SHOCKED, AND OF COURSE I SAID YES!’ moment we saw it. We sent out our ‘save the date’ and then invitations, both featuring a classic and simple silhouette of two gentlemen in tuxedos. Our main colours for the day were royal blue and champagne, with our bridesmaids in beautiful champagne dresses made by a friend, and the two of us in royal blue suits by Jon Kruger London. We had fallen in love with a beautiful blue suit at a wedding fair earlier in the year, so Jon personalised the matching design for each of us by adding details such as our initials stitched inside, contrasting linings and different colour buttonholes. We knew we wanted our wedding to have a classic feel, while showing both our personalities. As we are both keen crafters we knew we would have handmade items – which also helped to keep our costs down! We didn’t have 30 » pink weddings magazine many flowers as we aren’t keen on them, but opted instead for tall martini glasses filled with water and floating candles. It looked wonderful. We got married in the Orangery, walking down the aisle to Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You with our maids of honour – James with Mags, and me with my sister Becky. A close friend and James’ brother did readings, and another friend – who is a West End theatre performer – sang a song we both fell in love with when we began dating each other; an emotional moment. After the ceremony we walked out as a married couple to Enchanted’s Ever Ever After with a confetti canon being let off and red hearts falling down on us all – very magical and memorable. We had our reception in The Ballroom of Buxted Park Hotel, set out traditionally with our wedding party at the