Bridal Interview with Andrea

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Nov 18, 2013

Bride’s Credentials…

 

Andrea, 29, known to many as “most chilled out Bride ever”

 

A bit about the Groom…

 

Brad, 39, amazing runner. We met at work, he was in a different department and just started emailing me one day.

 

What she loves about him…

 

I love that being with him is when I am at my best, and I love that I can now call him my husband.

 

The proposal…

 

We went to Aldeburgh for the weekend, this isn’t unusual as it’s a place we both love, although when we checked in I realised Brad had booked a sea view room (suspicious!). We had a lovely day wandering round the shops and down the beach. We had a lazy afternoon and meal in the restaurant in the evening. We went back to the room and he suddenly gave me the ring and asked if I would grow old and grumpy with him. I pointed out he was already both of those things but then of course said yes!

 

What shopping at Abigail’s Collection / The Groom’s Room like…

 

I went to Abigail’s Collection to try on a dress that I’d seen online, I was instantly blown away with how lovely everyone was and how special they made me and my mum feel. The dress I wanted to try on didn’t look how I’d imagined, but it didn’t take long for the girl to pick out my perfect dress, I would never have chosen it myself but I loved it and was so pleased someone was there to pick it for me! They were amazing when I went to pick the dress up too, not only did the dress make me feel amazing but so did they.

 

Brad got his suits from The Groom’s Room, he was fussier than me but Rob was great and helped him chose the perfect suit, the men’s fittings went great and even the measurements that came from Australia went without a hitch!

 

Finally, I wanted my Bridesmaids to feel as special as I did so I took them to pick their dresses from Abigail’s too, they had great fun trying on loads of dresses before settling on a matching dress that suited them all perfectly. The Groom’s Room also had the men’s cravats and pocket squares made for us using the same material, a really nice touch.

 

The wedding venue…

 

We got married at Glemham Hall, we really wanted somewhere with a beautiful venue for the actual ceremony as well as the reception. Glemham Hall had both, a stunning hall for the ceremony and a fabulous marquee for the reception.

 

Wedding day theme…

 

I didn’t set out to have a theme, I knew the colour scheme would work around Brad’s suit and I knew he wanted grey, my dress was white rather than ivory so grey and white ended up as our colour scheme. I had white and green spring flowers which looked lovely against the grey bridesmaids too.

 

Special touches…

 

The main special touch of the day, which no one predicted for a spring wedding, was snow! It was absolutely beautiful, the grounds of Glemham Hall looked incredible as if covered in icing sugar and of course matched our white and grey colour scheme perfectly!

 

Most memorable moments…

 

Our most memorable moment of the day was the time we spent having our photo’s taken outside in the snow. Because it was so cold we didn’t have the usual trail of family members behind the photographer so it was a really intimate time and created some incredible shots.

 

Any ‘wish I had not dones?…

 

My only thing that I always say is that I wish I’d kicked my shoes off and had more of a dance in the evening, I’ve always been someone that would rather stand in killer heels than take them off, but it’s such a long day, I should have just gone for it!

 

Money saving methods…

 

We were lucky enough not to worry too much about sticking to a budget, having said that we didn’t go over board at any point, we went with suppliers that we felt had the same relaxed approach to weddings as us and everyone from Abigail’s to the venue to the caterers gave us this feeling. My money saving tip though is definitely the cake. I got an M&S one which looked gorgeous and we had loads of comments on how tasty it was too.

 

Advice for Brides to be….

 

My main piece of advice would be to stay hydrated, sounds boring but you don’t want to risk having a lull in the evening. If possible have some money behind the bar before hand for your drinks too, hanging around the bar waiting for someone to offer to buy you a drink isn’t the best look for a Bride!!