What girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess at some point in her life? For Amanda Newman that moment came when her very own Prince Charming, Richard Jervis, popped the question at Disneyland Paris.
“Richard had had it all planned, he nervously carried the ring through Disneyland security… we strolled around the park we ended up standing by Snow White’s wishing well to the side of the castle, I turn around and find my very own prince on one knee. It was perfect!” Amanda, 28, recalls.
“It was private and in the most magical setting and a moment we will never forget.”
On returning home to Chelmsford, Amanda and Richard, 34, began planning their autumn vintage wedding. They chose Chelmsford Cathedral for their ceremony, held on October 14, 2016 in front of 75 friends and family.
The elegant Hylands Estate hosted the reception celebrations, which Amanda says were filled with love.
“I wouldn’t change a thing about it and all of our family and close friends had a great time,” she says.
“It’s a strange feeling on your wedding day, one I can’t describe. I had spent so many hours researching things, making things, painting things, collecting things, but on the day it seemed like none of that mattered. All I cared about was marrying Richard and becoming his wife.”
Photos courtesy of Lorna Newman Wedding Photography.
Amanda looked beautiful in her strapless lace wedding dress.
Amanda and Richard worked in the same building for eight years before they began dating. “One day we spoke and, as they say, that was it,” the bride says.
A gold layer added a touch of glamour to the couple’s wedding cake.
Bomboniere: Cake Cetera / Brides Accessories: Wed2Be, Debenhams / Brides Gown: Christine Dando / Brides Shoes: ASOS / Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS / Cake: Sugar and Spice Cake Co. / Caterer: Roamers Catering / Ceremony Venue: Chelmsford Cathedral / Flowergirl Dress: BHS / Flowers: Flower 4 You / Grooms Attire: Marks and Spencer / Hair: Betty's Rock and Rollers / Invitations: Dewinton Paper Co. / Makeup: Lucy Jackson Makeup / Photographer: Lorna Newman Wedding Photography / Reception Venue: Hylands Estate / Rings: H Samuel / Transport: Arrow Vintage Cars / Venue Decor: The Event Hire Co., DIY