We are so happy for Waverley as she was able to have an intimate wedding with her close friends and family during coronavirus. With so many brides having to cancel or delay their wedding date, we are celebrating for Waverley and so happy you were able to marry the person of your dreams! We loved getting to hear all about the details of her big day.
How did your partner propose?
We were camping at the Herstmonceux medieval festival, and he had planned to propose in front of the castle, however we were rained into our tent for the 2 days that we were there. So after waiting for a break in the rain for 24 hours, he finally gave up and got down on one knee in the tent and popped the question.
What’s the best piece of advice you received in the run up to your wedding?
Don’t get stressed. For the lead up to our wedding we had awful weather and upcoming announcements about changes to the Covid restrictions. Both were out of our control, so as soon as I decided not to stress about them, I sincerely enjoyed all the planning.
How did you go about finding your wedding dress?
I googled wedding dress shops in my area that had plus size dresses.
How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?
Do you know the name of your dress designer?
What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?
It made my waist look small!
Did you wear a veil and/or any other bridal accessories?
I wore a veil, necklace and earrings.
Tell us a little about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc.
At the time the restrictions were 30 people, so we had 22 of our closest friends and family. We had already sneaked off and got legally married a week earlier, so we just had the reception on 22nd August which worked perfectly for us and I highly recommend doing it this way, cheaper too!
I work at the best wedding venue (not at all biased – Shoutout to The Pilgrims Rest), so they arranged for my husband and I to get ready in their two dressing rooms in the morning, and they booked in a photographer to take our pictures as a wedding present.
We then had our wedding reception in a marquee in our friends field, and the whole day was very festival style. We just had a sit down meal in the marquee and the whole night was perfect.
What was your favourite moment from the day itself?
Getting ready at The Pilgrims and having our pictures.
Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides?
If you do decide to have your wedding right now with all the restrictions, don’t be discouraged. Our day was perfect because we didn’t have to invite 100 guests that we barely knew, we didn’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on things that weren’t necessary, and the whole event felt like a big family dinner.
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?
We are saving up for a big honeymoon once covid disappears.
Who were your suppliers for your big day?
Photographer - @sarahwilliamsphotography | Venue - @pilgrimsrest_battle | Shoes - @irregularchoice | Groom's suit - @dapperm_battle | Cake - @chrissyscupcakes247