We caught up with the lovely Jace to find out all about her sunny Springtime wedding in a classic bridal gown by St Patrick.
How did your partner propose?
It was at home, just the two of us. He wasn’t working and he’d been texting me all day acting really weird. When I got home, there was a note on the front door saying how much he loved me and couldn’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together. When I walked through the door there was a big bunch of flowers. Further into the house there was a glass of wine and then on the living room door there was another note saying Welcome Home. When I went into the living room he was dressed in a suit and he instantly got down on one knee.
What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to the big day?
Not to tell anyone your guest list. Best piece of advice. Friends of ours who had already got married had a few horror stories about people getting involved in the guest list so we tried to keep ours as private as possible to avoid stress.
How did you go about finding the perfect wedding dress?
My Mum actually walked past the shop window and loved the dresses on display so went in and asked for a card. I didn’t do a lot of research as I wasn’t really sure where to start.
How many dresses did you try on before finding The One?
I was actually quite lucky and only tried on 6 dresses in one shop and I ended up choosing the first dress I tried on - the Leanna dress by St Patrick.
What made you fall in love with the dress you chose?
It was so simple and fuss free. I’m not a huge dress wearer so thought I was going to struggle to fall in love with one but my dress was perfect. I have hips so didn’t want anything to hug me too tight and the dress I chose fit me in all the right places and was super comfortable and light.
What bridal accessories did you choose?
I went for very simple accessories. I had an L shaped diamond necklace (my husbands called Luke) and a small pair of dangly diamond earrings. I wore a veil so didn’t have anything in my hair.
Tell us about your wedding day.
It was absolutely amazing. We had the best weather for March. It was 23 degrees and very little wind. Everything ran smoothly which was surprising. Everyone looked absolutely amazing and it was really lovely having both families in one place.
What was your favourite moment from your big day?
I have 2. The moment I saw Luke standing at the end of the aisle was my first. We very rarely spend a night apart so spending the night before our wedding apart was really hard. But it helped as I wasn’t really nervous to walk down the aisle, I was just super excited to see him. My second is just after we had walked down the aisle as a married couple. We went away from everyone and took 5 minutes to be together and be excited. We knew it was going to be a long day and we weren’t going to get much time just the 2 of us so spent those 5 minutes together.
What theme did you pick for the wedding?
We didn’t really have a strict theme but we aimed for a spring theme. Our wedding favours were mini eggs in small jars and our colour scheme was green.
What advice would you give to other brides-to-be?
It’s never too early to start buying things. As soon as we had a venue and a colour scheme, we started buying. We were planning for about 18 months and we just instantly started buying the smaller items to spread the cost out. Most suppliers take payments 6 months/3 months etc in advance so by getting all of the smaller items out of the way early, we were able to focus our money into the larger payments.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Mexico for 2 weeks.
Who were your suppliers for your big day?
Cake - We used a lovely lady called Tina. Her company is called Sprinkles and Swirls. She is great because she drew our wedding cake so we were able to see what we were describing to her. Flowers - I have a friend who is a florist. Her company is called Seafloral. Photographer - We used someone called Hannah Rowsell. She was amazing and really fit in with everyone. Venue - The East Sussex National in Uckfield Hair & Make Up - I work in an opera house so had some friends from work who were able to do my hair and make up.