We caught up with Fross bride Hannah to find out all about her relaxed countryside wedding day in a gorgeous Stella York bridal gown!
How did your partner propose?
In his classic understated style, Ed went downstairs to make me a cup of tea in bed one morning and came back with a cup of tea and an engagement ring. I woke up to see him down on one knee!
What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to the big day?
To take a few seconds away from guests on the day to just take it all in and look at how wonderful everything is because the day will pass by in a flash and you’ll regret it if you don’t take that moment to yourself.
How did you go about finding the perfect wedding dress?
I did some online research then decided to try a few on to see what suited me. I went to my first dress appointment on my own so I could try on some dresses without having to think about other peoples’ opinions. I loved trying on dresses at Fross because the girls were so honest about what did and didn’t suit my shape/colouring etc which was really refreshing!
How many dresses did you try on before finding The One?
I tried on 8 dresses in total but actually bought the first dress I tried on (I loved it even more on than I had on the hanger). ‘The One’ was a romantic lace gown from Stella York with an illusion neckline.
What made you fall in love with the dress you chose?
I loved (still love!) the silhouette, vintage lace appliqué and the train. Some of my favourite wedding photos are of the train laid out in all it’s glory.
What bridal accessories did you choose?
I had a mid length plain veil and wore my mums diamond bracelet and earrings. And flat shoes for dancing in!
Tell us about your wedding day.
Without doubt the best day of our lives! We had a traditional wedding in Rotherfield church then an enormous party in a marquee in the field at the bottom of our garden. We cooked half a cow on a spit, drank several kegs and the dancing went on well into the small hours.
What was your favourite moment from your big day?
Ed and I driving home from the church in our old Land Rover and getting a few minutes between the service and reception to chat to each other – we were buzzing!
What theme did you pick for the wedding?
It was a traditional and informal country wedding.
What advice would you give to other brides-to-be?
Don’t stress about anything, enjoy it and don’t worry about what other people think! We planned our wedding in under 4 months and loved all the planning as well as the day itself. At the end of the day it is just one day in your life together – as long as you have fun that’s all that matters!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We stayed in a friends’ completely off grid cottage in Brittany for 10 days – it was bliss!
Who were your suppliers for your big day?
Cake – Made by my Aunty Trudy
Flowers – Kerrie at Highgate Florist & Growers
Photographer – Confetti & Toast Photography
Venue – Marquee from Manor Hire
Hair & Make Up – Hair by Kat Andrews Hairdressing and Makeup by Sophie Jane Makeup Artist
Our caterers Sussex Chef were fantastic.