Spencer proposed on a short break away to Sardinia on my 30th birthday, we set a wedding date that would be almost 2 years to the day, May 19th 2018. Little did we know at the time that it was to become one of the most anticipated dates of the year.. the wedding of Prince Harry to his bride Meghan Markle.
Spencer and I have very similar tastes which made planning together a lot of fun. We both wanted the day to be simple, elegant and classic, with not too much fuss. We went for a white and gold scheme, with the only splash of colour coming from the beautiful foliage arrangements by the florist. We had an outdoor civil ceremony on the stone terrace of Burton Court on what was one of the most glorious days of the year, it couldn’t have been more perfect.
My advice to any bride, particularly those who are planning their own big day, is do not bite off more than you can chew! It might sound a bit obvious but there’s a real temptation to try and recreate all the wonderful things you’ve seen at other weddings you’ve attended, or on the internet, and the whole thing can become a chore. I come from a background of art and textiles but I very early on decided I didn’t want too much of the ‘handmade’ in the day. I focused my efforts on creating a huge mirrored seating plan and welcome signage for the entrance hall and that was all. It allowed us to really concentrate on geting the fundamentals, such as music, food and drink, and flowers; just right. And with a setting as beautiful and characterful as Burton Court, we didn’t need much else to make our perfect day perfect for us.