Victoria and Andrew booked their dream wedding venue before their official engagement. They then spent 1 year planning their special day and welcoming their baby girl to the world.
Booking the Venue Before the Proposal
As a wedding photographer herself, Victoria had photographed a couple of weddings at Cain Manor in the past. Amongst all of the venues she had previously worked at, she knew that Cain Manor was definitely the venue she hoped to celebrate her wedding at one day in the future. The couple were expecting a baby and decided they wanted to get married, so Victoria took Andrew to visit Cain Manor hoping he would love the exclusive use, country house wedding venue as much as she did. Luckily, he agreed! The couple then booked the venue almost exactly a year before their wedding date, leaving them time to welcome their new addition to the family and plan their dream day at the same time. On the day their daughter was born, Andrew got down on one knee by Victoria’s bedside and proposed; it certainly was a special day and a double celebration to share with friends and family.
Finding the Dream Dress
Victoria tried on about 8 different designs before finding “The One,” at luxurious bridalwear shop in Fleet. The Ivory MGNY wedding dress was scattered with sparkling crystals on the bodice and the top layer of the skirt, which made her feel amazing. Victoria teamed her beautiful gown with a pair of bridal shoes from Rainbow Club, although she changed into a pair of Toms for the evening so that she could dance the night away in comfort. Victoria’s close friend styled her long hair up in curls for the day, and her makeup was done by artist Helen Andrew.
The Wedding Party
Victoria had 5 bridesmaids, including her 10-month old daughter and step-daughter, who were all dressed in navy. She also had her son and step-son as page boys. Andrew had his five closest friends as ushers who all wore hired suits from Stafford Tailoring in Fleet. Gregor Cuthbertson-Pell at Nicci-Gs Flower Studio created all of the floral arragements for the day. Victoria’s bouquet featured included roses, calla lilies and gypsophila. The groom's party wore roses, and the young boys had gypsophila, while Andrew had a unique calla lily button hole in order to look slightly different.