Victoria and Michael planned each and every elegant detail of their October wedding at Notley Abbey to perfection.
About the Couple
Victoria and Michael had known each other for three years, before Michael decided to pull out all the stops to create the ultimate surprise proposal abroad. The couple flew out to Las Vegas, with Michael surprising Victoria with first class tickets and a luxury limo ride to the Bellagio Hotel. Little did Victoria know, but Michael was about to propose with a ring made specially in Dubai, as he knew exactly the style Victoria would like. Once up in their luxurious room, Michael got down on one knee and surprised Victoria with the beautiful ring in front of the backdrop of the stunning fountains outside.
Finding the Dress
Victoria’s gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown was in fact the first dress she tried on and she completely fell in love with it. The lace and diamond details, the sweetheart neckline, and the long train were all perfect for her vision of the day and suited the elegance of Notley Abbey perfectly. The look was finished with a matching lace veil, and a stylish pair of Jimmy Choos.
When it came to her bridal beauty, Victoria hired Louisa Day to create the most stunning half-up, half-down hair style with loose curls.
Choosing Notley Abbey
As well as falling in love with the first dress she tried, Victoria also fell in love with the first venue the couple visited; the enchanting Notley Abbey. As they drove up the spectacular tree-lined drive way, they both new that this wedding venue was truly special. The house continued to charm them and its unique character was exactly what they were looking for. What’s more, Bijou’s proprietary online planning tool took all the stress out of their two-year planning experience, allowing them to get excited for their special day.
The Bridal Party
Victoria had a host of bridesmaids to lead her down the aisle, so had plenty of dresses to shop for. The bridesmaids all wore matching grey gowns, with her chief bridesmaids having an embellished sparkly belt added to complete the look. An additional three flower girls were dressed in adorable ivory dresses. The bride’s bouquet was made up of gorgeous avalanche roses, hydrangeas, peonies, and gypsophilia. The groom’s party also wore roses and gypsophilia in the button holes of their morning suits from Country Men, again matching the smart and sophisticated theme of the day.