Leona by Watters: Real Bride Ali’s Story

The lovely Bridal Indulgence bride Ali met her husband Tris at work. Tris asked Ali out for a drink, and the rest is history!
We wanted to learn a little more about this lovely couple’s more recent past, so we caught up with Ali to find out more about her wedding-planning and big day.

Ali came to Bridal Indulgence and fell in love with the stunning Leona by Watters, which she chose for her rustic, bohemian-themed wedding.

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Shopping for the Dream Dress

“After speaking with Kerri at a bridal fair held at Bury Court Barn, I was completely blown away by the few sample dresses Kerri had with her and I loved the relaxed yet beautiful vibe the dresses had to them.

“The experience shopping at Bridal Indulgence itself was just wonderful. I took my mum with me and I felt so comfortable, not only because of the warm welcome I received but because of the privacy the barn offers.

“I was a bit nervous that the dresses may not suit me so I felt so much better being a private appointment. It turns out I didn’t need to worry anyway because all the dresses, especially Leona by Watters, were amazing!

“Kerri is naturally so knowledgeable, professional and caring so it was a wonderful experience and I found my dress that first time!”

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Finding Leona by Watters

“I was drawn to Leona by Watters because of the simplicity of the gown and the gorgeous silk fabric,” Ali told us.

“I chose the dress because as soon as I put it on I felt amazing! I felt like a bride! I know that sounds silly but what I mean is that I felt relaxed, happy and beautiful in Leona by Watters, which is everything I wanted to feel.”

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Accessories to Match Leona by Watters

After she chose Leona by Watters, Ali completed her look with, “A beautiful, waist-length veil with lace edging which I got from Bridal Indulgence. I got my shoes from Dune, they were glittery silver, heeled sandals to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit.

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“My favourite accessory was my artificial half flower crown that I wore at the back of my head, it added a more bohemian edge to the overall look. I got it from Lillybee Flowers on Etsy, they made it bespoke with the same flowers that were in my bouquet.”

The finishing hair and makeup touches were completed by Patricia Soper. “P was just amazing,” explained Ali. “My trial was nearly five hours and I came away very happy that P would make me look the most beautiful version of myself on my wedding day.”

The Wedding Details

Ali and Tris chose a relaxed and rustic theme for their wedding. The pair got married in a barn decorated with glistening fairy lights, and Ali chose to have a bouquet of wild flowers.

The semi-naked wedding cake was decorated with foliage and flowers and made by a family friend. Ali’s four bridesmaids in their full-length multiway Debenhams dresses and the groom and groomsmen chose grey/blue tweed. All outfits, including Ali’s bohemian-style Leona by Watters wedding dress, added to the relaxed vibe.

The stunning photos were captured by Laura from LJ Photographics. “I had previously met Laura when she had been the photographer at my best friend’s wedding. She was our natural first choice and made Tris and I feel so comfortable throughout, even though I was nervous about having my picture taken!”

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Ali’s Favourite Part of Her Big Day  

“I actually loved the ceremony,” explained our real bride Ali. “We were lucky enough to have an outdoor ceremony and it really was so special to get married in front of all our friends and family.

“I also had a lovely night before the wedding with my bridesmaids – we had pizza and champagne and was such a really special way to spend my last night as a “Miss”!

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Ali’s Wedding Advice

If Ali could offer brides-to-be a couple of pieces of advice, it would be…

“Enjoy every minute! We would love to do it all over again.

“Also, it’s true what people say… Don’t sweat the small things – on the day you will have the most amazing time – it won’t matter if you cut the cake at the wrong time, forget to turn on the fairy lights or put the wrong decorations out – it will still be magical!”

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Image credit: Laura from LJ Photographics

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