Marion's English Rose and French Lavender Wedding in Justin Alexander

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Aug 09, 2021

How did your partner propose?

One knee down on holidays in the south of France, with the ring in his hand.

 

What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?

Get organised 1-2 months early to see what little details are left for you to do for the big day after checking the main things off the list. And on D-day, enjoy every minute (even if you get nervous) because everything goes so quickly! And don’t worry if you get emotional - you won’t be the only one! Keep smiling and you will feel better!

 

How did you go about finding your wedding dress?

I saw one I loved on Pinterest, found the designer, and contacted his UK retailers in my wider area. 

 

How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

Maybe 4 or 5. But there was only 1 serious competitor. 

 

Do you know the name of your dress designer?

Yes. Justin Alexander.

 

What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

Unique, I felt like myself in it, and it matched my personality to a T. 

 

Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?

No veil. Just a hair piece. 

 

Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.

The theme was “English rose and French lavender”. My husband being English and me French, I wanted a theme to reflect both cultures, and I love flowers. The decoration was done accordingly, same for all print-outs (menus, table plan etc). I grew up by the mediterranean sea, so getting married in from of the sea in Eastbourne was fantastic!

We organised a couple of games to entertain our guests, as from experience I know how boring or long drinks receptions can be while the newlyweds get their pictures taken. 

We also hired a caricaturist for 2 hours and it was great fun! All the guests are going to frame their caricatures.

 

What was your favourite moment from the day itself?

Too many great times to pick one. But we still cannot believe the luck we had to have such great weather from sunrise to sunset!

 

Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?

Get organised 1-2 months early to see what little details are left for you to do for the big day after checking the main things off the list. And on D-day, enjoy every minute (even if you get nervous) because everything goes so quickly ! And don’t worry if you get emotional - you won’t be the only one! Keep smiling and you will feel better!

 

Are you taking a honeymoon and if so when (in relation to your wedding, ie, immediately after, or sometime later) and what are your plans?

Yes, right after the wedding, in Crete. Highly recommended place!!

 

What suppliers did you use for your big day? 

Photographer - Murray Clarke Photography | Venue - Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne | Shoes - Rainbow Club | Accessories - Hairpiece from John Lewis, jewelry from Swarovski | Groom's Suit - Mos Bros | Bridesmaids - | Flowergirls -  | Page boys -  | Florist - Buds That Bloom, Eastbourne | Cake - Leading Lady Cakes, Eastbourne area | Transport -  | Entertainment - Groves Caricatures | Rings - Beaverbrookes | Catering -  | Stationery - Canva and Etsy | Hair Stylist - Coco Hair, Eastbourne | Makeup Artist - Make-up by JC, Eastbourne | Honeymoon - TUI