A few weeks ago, I attended my first wedding in England.
And well, after thinking about it, it was the first wedding I’ve been to in at least ten years… besides my own of course!
Tom’s dad got married to his beautiful fiance, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day– both weather-wise and “wedding-wise”!
The wedding was held at a beautiful hotel in Sussex, at which we stayed the night before and the night of the wedding (no drunken cab rides home thank goodness!)
The grounds were just stunning, and the sun made them even more beautiful.
The lighting was so nice at this point that I had to stop my parents and my aunt for a quick picture.
I decided not to get snap-happy during the wedding ceremony, as I wanted to enjoy it and appreciate every bit of it. I also didn’t want my loud shutter disrupting the peace…
I didn’t really get around to taking some photos until a bit late in the day, which you’ll see in a bit.
But first… here’s what I wore…
I was on the hunt for a dress for the wedding for quite a while but couldn’t seem to find anything that I loved or that fit the right way. So when my friend Amy gave me this beautiful dress from her boutique J’Adore Style to wear, I was the happiest girl in the world– especially because it fit PERFECTLY and was exactly what I wanted in a dress. It’s a great dress for a wedding, you can see it on her site here.
The shoes are from Asos— another thing that it took me a while to find, but when I did, they fit perfectly, were comfortable (relatively speaking) and we’re only £20!
Now, enough pictures of (just) me…
After the beautiful ceremony (yes, I shed a tear) and cocktail hour, we sat down in the tent (or marquee as the English call it) for a lovely dinner.
Too much fun with the camera…
After dessert was served, the speeches began. Sam started it off…
And then the star of the show– the best man, Tom!
Tom was quite nervous before he got up to speak (the only time I’ve EVER seen him nervous was for this and to speak at our own wedding) but as soon as he started, everyone was already laughing. I was so proud of him– people were practically crying from laughter! I wish I had recorded it but Tom didn’t want me to (although after the fact he wished I had too.)
Some of our friends came a bit later in the evening to celebrate with us as well! We all started to get a bit silly at that point… could have been the wine? The champagne? The love in the air?
Cupcakes are the new wedding cake.
This is the last of the photos from the night– as soon as the band started playing, I put my camera back in our room and started dancing!
The day was just perfect and I was so happy to celebrate not only with Grant and Sam but to have my family there as well!