Bridal Indulgence bride Laura met the love of her life Stephen in a New York bar when the pair moved to the Big Apple the summer after university. We love the sustainable angle Laura and Stephen had when planning their wedding, as well as her gorgeous dress, of course!
How did you choose Yocelyn by Wtoo?
“I tried on a lot of Watters wedding dresses and knew that I’d choose one from one of the Watters brands. I tried the Yocelyn at the Bridal Indulgence truck show and walked out of the fitting room beaming.
“I fell in love with it instantly! I loved the soft blush pink, the detailed embroidery and the cascading layers, they all made the dress feel so unusual. I had most of the underskirts removed to make the dress floatier and I felt so comfortable on my wedding day. I just loved being in it!”
If you’re loving the pink tones in this Yocelyn by Wtoo, check out how Bridal Indulgence real bride Imogen looked in her cashmere- and chardonnay-coloured Wtoo design.
How did you accessorise your dress?
“I had a cathedral white veil from Bridal Indulgence. I bought bold shoes from Christian Louboutin – they had a royal blue trim and floral lace. My maid of honour bought me a delicate bracelet with a four leaf clover charm, a homage to Stephen and his Irish roots.”
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, you have to check out our lace wedding dresses.
Where did you get married?
“We got married at the Inn on the Lake in Kent. It is my family hotel which I now manage and was the perfect place to hold our two-day wedding and host all the guests that travelled so far, including 70 from Ireland!”
Who’s responsible for your dreamy wedding photography?
“Rebecca Douglas photographed our wedding. I had found Rebecca through Instagram and had followed her on our work page for a while now – she takes stunning photos. As soon as I emailed Rebecca, I cancelled my other appointments – I knew she was the one!”
And how about your flowers?
“I found Gwenda at Bohotanical online and loved her style and her views on sustainability. We chose lots of spring season flowers and mixed bold and pastel colours.
My mum made the planters that ran up the aisle last year and we reused them for the meal, in front of the top table and around the room. We were very lucky that they bloomed at the perfect time!”
Who did you have in your bridal party?
“I just had one friend as my maid of honour but had a bunch of school friends get ready with me as my ‘honourary’ bridesmaids.
I also had Stephen’s three nieces as my flower girls. Emma’s dress came from Dessy. I needed a simple, elegant dress to go with my dress.”
Tell us about your wedding stationery
“Our wedding invites were made online from seed paper. This means that after the wedding everyone was able to plant the invite which should grow into wildflowers. We picked leaves from the garden and wrote people’s names for the name cards.”
“The table plan was an old palate and we bought vintage photo frames for each table. We have reused the photo frames and given them as gifts with pictures of our wedding day.”
What’s your most memorable moment?
“Walking down the aisle. I thought I’d be nervous and a blubbering mess, but I loved every second of it and couldn’t stop smiling!”
Finally, what’s your wedding advice?
“Part of my job is running weddings, so my advice comes with a lot more experience than just being a bride! Leave out the small details – people don’t remember these, let your wedding coordinator handle the setup – they know what they are doing and finally, don’t over plan – this will lead to killjoy.”
“Follow these steps and you will have the best day of your life!”
Want more? Check out our gorgeous Bridal Indulgence bride Stephanie who chose the perfect Wtoo dress her summer South African wedding.