This really isn’t meant to sound boastful of showy-offy in any way at all - that’s really not my style – but, we’ve received a real flurry of emails of late from readers – newlyweds and ‘about-to-be-weds’, thanking us for Love My Dress® and telling us what a great job we do of inspiring readers. It’s so wonderful when that happens, so rewarding and a great reminder that what we do is more than just sharing beautiful imagery. We’re influencing, inspiring, uplifting, pleasing and educating too (have you read our recent discussion posts?). The reason I’m telling you this this morning is really only because as I was preparing this feature, I was reminded how darn lucky we are; who would have imagined just a few years back that we’d have been as privileged as we are today, being able to share an insight in to the precious, personal wedding photographs of so many couples? It’s something I never take for granted, and feel appreciative of every single day – so when those lovely ‘thank you’ emails roll in from our readers, it’s wonderful for us because it reminds us that you really value what we do and the content we share too.
The wedding I’m sharing this morning is a classic Love My Dress® celebration – Alice, a Doctor, married Martin, an Acoustic consultant, on 28th June this year, with a delightful DIY ceremony held at Farm Adventure in the North Yorkshire Dales. I hope that you love browsing through these lovely, natural photography – and do drop us a ‘hello!’ on one of our social media channels if so – we really love to hear from our readers.
Photography Copyright (c) 2014, The Twins
Alice and Martin sound as though they were always destined to be…
“Martin and I met two years ago and fell head over heels during a romantic weekend away to Whitby and Scarborough. It was love over the two-pence slot machines and we both realised we’d found ‘the one’ pretty quickly after that!
We decided to get married after being together one year. Martin still managed to make the proposal a surprise during a trip to Istanbul by unexpectedly giving me an engagement ring we’d looked at just a few days before. Neither of us much like grand gestures so a heartfelt proposal sat on the end of the bed was just right for the both of us. We got married just over a year later.”
“We didn’t really have a theme, but wanted something to tie in with the rustic venue we’d chosen as well as incorporating all the things we like. In the end it turned out to be a bit of an ‘English Country’ style affair, complete with our favourites: afternoon tea, gin and tonic, and a little visit from HRH the Queen herself (via cardboard cutout)!”
“I wanted a dress that was romantic, graceful and, most importantly, easy to wear. I always had a very clear idea of what I didn’t want, and something satin and boned was never going to be for me. I tried a few wedding dress shops but was disappointed that I either couldn’t find a dress I loved, or that the prices were unfeasibly high. I set out searching Etsy and found the Australian wedding dress designer Grace Loves Lace, which sells their made-to-order dresses at wholesale prices. I bit the bullet and bought a dress that I had never tried on, would take 6 months to arrive and was non-returnable. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to the faint hearted! The Grace Loves Lace team however were wonderful throughout, including changing my order several months into the process after I realised I had picked the wrong dress.”
“In the end I got the gorgeous Loren dress which, despite coming from the other side of the world, only needed a few alterations to fit perfectly. For the daytime I added a delicate cap sleeved lace top to add a bit of a vintage feel to my dress. This was another made-to-order Etsy find from Carousel Fashion.”
“Our bulldog Alfie wore a very dapper bow tie for the big day. He was also gifted with a bespoke collar corsage, matching the groomsmen’s boutonnières , by Sue and Wendy from Holme Flowers (who had obviously taken a bit of a shine to him at our earlier meetings!)”
“We chose Caroline and Kelly from The Twins Weddings to do our photography and we’re so glad we did! On our tight budget, we almost decided not to get a photographer, but in the end we decided to splash out and go for it. I have to say it was the most worthwhile thing we paid for out of our whole wedding. The dress, the food and the party are all over now – but what we do have are gorgeous pictures of our wedding day, all captured in the natural and artistic style of the Twins’ photography.
It was an absolute pleasure to have The Twins there on the day and I couldn’t recommend them enough.”