Real Wedding Inspiration on Bewildered Bride

Category Archives for "Real Wedding Inspiration"

Joe & Sarah’s Relaxed Nottinghamshire Wedding

Sarah and Joe were married at The Carriage Hall in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 26th July 2015.
Nottinghamshire Wedding
Joe and Sarah met through a mutual friend about 6 years ago. They spent two years as good friends in part of a wider circle and got know each other really well. At the time Joe lived in a house shared with a couple of other friends. Sarah needed to move from where she was living and so decided to take up the spare room in the house. It wasn’t until she moved in that her and Joe’s relationship changed and gradually they found they had grown closer than ever.

Continue reading

Lianne & Simon’s Quirky North Yorkshire Wedding

Simon  and Lianne were married at All Saints Church, Settrington followed by a reception at The Orangery on Settrington Estate on Saturday 6th September 2014. Lianne was walked down the aisle by her father in the beautiful traditional church “It was a lovely moment when we left for the church in the rather quirky cycle rickshaw we had as wedding transport (the church was a stones throw from where we stayed and the reception venue). ”

North Yorkshire wedding

Lianne and Simon have known each other since they were 14. They were ‘childhood sweethearts’ before Simon joined the Air Force and Lianne went off to university. They stayed in touch intermittently and got back together in 2011 . Their first date was at an Italian restaurant in Central London.

Simon proposed on Christmas Day. Lianne said “I was absolutely shocked and surprised. I was suffering with really awful  flu at the time and I hardly looked my best, full of snot and feeling sorry for myself. Despite this it was perfect. He asked me after we had opened all our presents and my parents (whose house we were at) had gone to get showers and start the dinner.”Continue reading

February 6, 2016

Alex & Sarah’s Elegant South Causey Inn Wedding

Alex and Sarah were married in a Civil Ceremony at the South Causey Inn, Stanley on Saturday 23rd May 2015. Sarah was walked down the aisle by her dad “I am such a daddy’s girl and it was brilliant to see how proud he was.”

Elegant South Causey Inn Wedding

Sarah and Alex have known each other since school, but it wasn’t until Sarah’s 22nd Birthday when they exchanged numbers while in The Empress Bar in Newcastle. They had their first date in The Black Bull in Blaydon shortly after.Continue reading

Jade and Ben’s Festival Wedding at Maylands Golf Club

Jade and Ben were married in a civil ceremony at Maylands Golf Club, Romford on Wednesday 18th March. Jade’s dad, John Coverdale, walked her down the aisle and gave her hand in marriage to Ben.

Jade & Ben Wedding - by Gemma Lawrence Photography

They met working together at a Law Firm in London back in 2006. They were good friends and didn’t start dating until years later. Their first date was in Croydon in 2009 and they went to a Thai Restaurant for dinner and then to the cinema to see Marley and Me.

Ben proposed during their summer holiday in Gran Canaria in 2013. They were taking an evening stroll on the beach before dinner and stopped to take in the view of the ocean on some rocks. Ben got down on one knee and proposed. Jade said “I was so surprised and hadn’t seen it coming at all! It was the perfect romantic setting as the beach is my favourite place.”

Jade and Ben chose their wedding date because they celebrate their anniversary on 18th September but they wanted a spring wedding so chose 18th March; it’s exactly 6 months between their anniversary and wedding anniversary. They liked the idea of their relationship being celebrated more than once a year.  They were married on their  5 and a half year anniversary.

They chose Maylands Golf club as they loved the exposed beams and features inside for the festival themed they had chosen. They also wanted to get married in Romford as Ben moved from Surrey into their first home together in Romford which was close to the venue. Jade said “Romford will always be special to us as we spent 2 years commuting between Essex and Surrey and when we moved in together we both knew that we could finally have the future we dreamed about.”

The couple chose a festival theme and their colour scheme was yellow, pink and blue. They chose a festival as they wanted a laid back relaxing day for everyone to enjoy. Both Jade and Ben love of music but have different tastes and over the years they have both introduced each other to new music going to gigs, concerts and festivals. They thought it would be fun to combine all the music they love into their big day. “We had the whole day planned out in set times which were put on lanyards for guests and also on the tables so everyone knew what was happening and when.”

Festival theme wedding -Photography by Gemma Lawrence Photography

Continue reading

Jess and Rob’s DIY East Sussex Wedding

Jessica and Robert Elliott were married at The Powdermills Hotel in Battle, East Sussex on Friday 1st August 2014.

Jess & Rob - Powdermill Hotel

They first met at secondary school when they were both 16 years old. They were friends for 2 years before Rob plucked up the courage and asked Jess out; so you could say they are high school sweethearts!

Rob proposed exactly a year after first asking Jess out, which also happened to be Christmas Day!  He let her open all her other presents and then got her to sit down next to him and pulled out the ring from behind his back. Jess said”I was so surprised and happy and immediately said yes – whilst crying!”.

Choosing the venue for their wedding was an easy choice. Jess explains “For my 19th birthday Rob surprised me by taking me on a weekend away to the Powdermills Hotel.  It was such a magical time for us in terms of our relationship – we had been together for 6 months and it was that trip that made me realise that he really was the one for me – so we had to have the wedding there.  It helped that the venue was stunning and perfect for the intimate wedding we envisaged!”

Jess & Rob - Powdermill Hotel Continue reading