Laura Betts, 29, and Simon Nazar, 30, dived into their romance after meeting as teenagers at the local swimming club.
The pair were competitive swimmers, Laura explains. “After seven years together, a large proportion of which was long distance, Simon proposed while we were on holiday in New York visiting my sister,” she says. “It was a beautiful, sunny, but very chilly, day…it was unforgettable.”
Their garden wedding on August 28, 2014 was held in Norfolk. The stunning castle-like building at Narborough Hall Gardens was covered in greenery – providing the ideal backdrop for their beautiful ‘old Hollywood’ styling.
Guests were served a summer buffet of salads, quiches and cold meats, and later a barbecue was lit for dinner in the marquee, all provided by the venue.
Laura’s six bridesmaids were dressed in two different dresses, three in long green gowns by Phase Eight and the others in long champagne gowns by Debenhams. Laura wore the ‘Jessica’ gown by Sassi Holford.
The pair made the most of the grounds and the building to create their old Hollywood glamour-style photos.
Laura and Simon honeymooned with a safari and beach holiday in Tanzania.
Photos courtesy of Rob Dodsworth Photography.
Laura’s gorgeous bouquet contained white roses, lilies and gypsophila – sprayed gold!
Narborough Hall catered the event, with a summer buffet of salads, quiches and cold meats during the day, and for the evening, a barbecue.
Laura and Simon’s reception marquee was styled in a fresh mix of white, green and gold.
Brides Gown: Sassi Holford / Brides Shoes: Charlotte Olympia / Bridesmaids Dresses: Phase Eight, Debenhams Retail / Entertainment: The Story band / Grooms Attire: Slaters / Groomsmen Attire: Slaters / Hair: Gemma Holiday / Honeymoon: One World Safaris / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: Melissa Abel / Photographer: Rob Dodsworth Photography / Rings: Fraser Hart / Venue: Narborough Hall Gardens / Venue Decor: Narborough Hall Gardens / Wedding Night Venue: Narborough Hall Gardens