We couldn’t agree with the best man any more when he said “Being perfect is irrelevant. Being together is the most important.” We will go on to say, however, that not only are these lovebirds together after a very romantic wedding, but it was pretty perfect too. So maybe you can have your cake and eat it too. The highlight film from Ever After is so sweet – a perfect start to your Saturday!
If you would have told me I’d be meeting my future husband in the middle of a busy airport terminal I’d have never have believed you! Just another day, wheeling my trolley bag through the hustle and bustle of a very busy airport on my way to work as an air hostess. And through the crowd there stood a very tall, handsome young man wearing a pilot’s uniform, one of which I recognised as the same airline as I worked for.
There Niels stood looking around, so my instant reaction was to go and say hello and to ask if he was ok and if he was lost. To my embarrassment Niels answered in a Dutch accent “No I am not lost , I am just thinking of whether to get a sandwich or not?”
I was very embarrassed and felt quite silly, but I guess he thought this was sweet. It started with a few nights out, dinner and soon we moved in together. Before I knew it the air hostess was to marry the pilot, very cliché but I never saw it coming.
Ever since I was little girl, with a mum owning a wedding dress shop, I knew exactly what I wanted for our fairy-tale wedding. We wanted a classy, romantic, traditional wedding. Niels being Dutch and being used to very different weddings let me take reign and decide on most things.
After looking at numerous venues we came across Fawsley Hall: a beautiful idyllic country hotel with 700 years of history, surrounded by 2000 acres of rolling hills. As soon as we drove through the grand entrance of Fawsley and stepped out of the car we just knew this was the perfect venue for us. The fields were filled with sheep and there in the distance was a small very quaint church set amongst the acres of farm land. The church we were to marry in. Very quickly we booked this magical venue and soon after St. Mary the Virgin church.
For me the most important part was finding the dress. Unfortunately for Niels I was spoilt for choice. I chose two dresses by my favourite English couture designer Ian Stuart. Then came our theme: my dress and my beautiful pink sapphire engagement ring. The flowers seemed the obvious choice when looking at my dress so our wedding was filled with a very floral feel sprawled with candelabras and urns full of peonies, hydrangeas and pink roses. To carry on the elegance, our tables were full of diamante buckles and vintage tea light holders. A string duet played so elegantly as my brother walked me down the aisle (as my father just passed away two years ago).
All our friends and family from both England and Holland gathered in the beautiful vintage chic Knightley Court for the wedding breakfast. A swing band set the mood for the evening and the night would not have been complete without the fireworks, which was set to music by Queen “Don’t Stop Me Now” which was in remembrance to both our fathers. Afterwards the night carried on in to the early hours.
The whole day from me getting ready early in the morning to every small intricate detail would never have been captured if it wasn’t for Ever After wedding films. Their friendly professional manner and assistance was amazing and from the moment I met them they put me at ease. They captured every tear, every laugh and the whole atmosphere of our very special day. I often say to Niels I wish we could do it all again and his reply is “let’s turn on the DVD.”
Cinematography: Ever After / Photography: Darren Cresswell Photography / Ceremony venue: Church of St. Mary the Virgin Fawsley / Reception venue: Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire / Wedding Dresses: Ian Stuart / Wedding Shoes: Gina / Make-up Artist: Rochelle O’Brien / Florist: Hayford and Rhodes / Invitations: Ghost Orchid Designs / Bridesmaid dress designer: Ebony Rose / Mens fashion: William Hunt / Jewelry: Halo and Co. / Band: Campbell Bass