Rebecca and Stuart were close friends until their relationship slowly grew into something more. "We met at work," says Rebecca. "We got on really well and just clicked."
Stuart popped the question during a day trip to London. "We walked along the South Bank and had a drink outside the Royal Festival Hall," shares the bride. "We were enjoying ourselves when he asked me to marry him. It was the biggest and best surprise ever."
"We decided to get married at our local church," explains Rebecca."St Andrew's Church is a beautiful and distinct venue and is part of our local community. We had our evening reception at Twickenham Rowing Club. It holds lots of happy memories for me as I was living in the area when we first started dating."
The love birds purchased their flowers from a market in Covent Garden. "I chose craspedias, sunflowers, peonies, ranunculi, eucalyptus, peonies and daisies," shares the bride. "For our centrepieces, we placed small orange trees on each table and wrapped them in pink ribbons."
The couple's big-day bake was made by Terrie's Creative Cakery."It was decorated with sugar flowers to match my bouquet," shares Rebecca. "We opted for a variety of flavours, including lemon, elderflower, orange, passionfruit and Victoria sponge. We chose unusual fillings to match the décor and vibe of our day."Rebecca and Stuart decided to hang pom poms from the venue's rafters and use ribbons to tie back the curtains.
They hired a classic Triumph Herald from Webb's of Weybridge to transport them to the reception venue. "We decorated it with colourful ribbons and tied white cans to the boot," shares the bride. "It caused quite a stir when we driving through Richmond Park.""We wanted to create a relaxed atmosphere, so we decided to serve our guests Mexican street food from Margo & Rita," explains Rebecca. "Our friends and family loved it and could eat as much as they wanted."
Rebecca had her dress made by her friend Kathryn Ross Atelier. "It took me a while to get a clear idea of what I wanted, but I knew it had to centre around some lacethat I'd seen in Kathryn's studio," shares Rebecca. "She made a corset and under skirt that I paired with bright pink Sophia Webster flat shoes. I accessorised with Oliver Bonas earrings to mirror the lace and pearls on the gown."
Stuart wore a navy custom suit from Suit supply with a matching pocket square.
"The bridesmaids chose lovely ice blue dresses from Monsoon," says the bride. "Each design had sequin details, and the girls looked amazing."
"On the morning of our nuptials, I felt excited and overwhelmed with joy," explains Rebecca. "Everything was perfect from start to finish. We loved having all of our loved ones with us, and our first dance was magical."
"We went to Venice and Lake Garda for a week," reveals Rebecca. "It was the best holiday we've ever had and was extremely romantic."
"Relax and make sure everything is exactly how you want it to be and don't feel the need to conform to tradition." - Rebecca.