What are your first names?
David and Jennifer
Where and when did you get engaged?
On a bridge in Brugges October 2010
What was your wedding date?
Where did you get married?
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Why did you choose your venue?
We wanted somewhere with a relaxed feel about it, where guests could relax feel at home. The Bridge is a privately owned hotel so it has a very personal feeling to it, plus the staff were really accommodating and friendly every time we visited.
Did you have a “theme”?
Not really, although the tables were all named after our favourite chocolates, Malteasers, Rolos etc and we used boxes of the chocolates as favours. We went through about 40 Chocolate Oranges before the day- it was so hard having them in the house!
What was your wedding colour scheme?
Why did you choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers and what were they like to work with?
Alex really listened to what we wanted and worked with us to make sure the colours were an exact match, and she also came up with loads of new ideas we hadn’t thought of to decorate the tables. The chair covers looked amazing on the day, making the room look very elegant, and we received lots of compliments.
What sort of dress did you choose and where from?
It was a fitted lace dress with a very vintage feel to it and a fairly long train- the complete opposite of the dress I had in mind when I set out.
What did your bridesmaids wear?
Knee length cornflower blue dresses by debut at Debenhams, we went for something quite simple to suit their three very different shapes and personalities.
Who was your photographer?
Charlotte Hedgecock of Baroque photography and her partner, they were excellent- we hardly knew they were there but they managed to get loads of natural shots of us and our guests.
What “special touches” did you add to your day?
A family friend provided flowers for the church and did a great job, while another decorated the decking at the venue- it was so touching to have people we knew helping out in those ways.
What was your favourite part of the day?
Walking out following the ceremony and seeing all our guests for the first time (I was in a daze on the way in!)
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We had 2 weeks in Vancouver, Canada, a lifelong dream destination
What would be your top tip for another bride to be?
Make sure you have some alone time with your new husband on the day- it’s so easy to let it all fly by and hardly see each other!