SAM And JAMES
‘AS I TURNED
AROUND, THERE HE
WAS – ON ONE
KNEE, ASKING ME
TO MARRY HIM. I
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
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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