When 28-year-old Kirsty was a little girl she dreamed of a traditional wedding.
She planned exactly that with beau 30-year-old Drew, marrying at their classic big white wedding on June 8, 2019 with 200 guests. “We wanted something that was modern with a hint of history behind it too,” she explains. “I remember watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and loved how the pews were facing inwards in the church,” she recalls. “When we saw the Abbey at Stanbrook had the same traditional look, we were sold. Our vision was very natural colours, white, ivory, peach – my nan’s favourite colour.”
Their grand ceremony at the Abbey was followed by a reception at the same location – a must for the couple who didn’t want guests to have to be ferried between venues. “During the drinks reception we had a caricaturist, who went round drawing our guests as cartoon characters which was really funny and different,” recalls the bride.
Photos courtesy of Nicholas Rogers Photography.
“My something borrowed was the bracelet my mum wore on her wedding day that she had sewn onto my garter,” smiles the bride.
“Me and Drew love the film The Greatest Showman so we picked A Million Dreams to be played as I walked down the aisle,” says Kirsty.
“The first thing we wanted was a venue that could have the ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception all at the same venue, so our guests could turn up, relax and stay over for the weekend,” explains Kirsty.
“Nick was so professional and goes the extra mile to get the perfect shot. He made us feel at ease the whole day and honestly he is now more like our friend than just our photographer,” Kirsty says of their photographer.
The bride found her gown at Georgina Scott Bridal.