An Autumn Bride inside a Long Sleeved Lace Dress

This gorgeous late was the backdrop towards the most gorgeous and laidback wedding – the type we can all anticipate later this very year, fingers very firmly crossed.

Joanne, a Cryptography Researcher, married Sam, a Probation Officer, on 1st November 2019. The bride wore an awesome AF Grace Love Lace dress, which she discovered in the Grace Loves Lace flagship store in London.

"I also liked the thought of having an outfit with long sleeves since I was getting married in Winter, but many of the long-sleeved prom dresses I initially found tended to become more modest and demure which wasn't what I was after either."

"The dress I picked exactly struck the total amount of non-traditional but classic that I was hoping for. I especially loved the patterned lace sleeves and also the slit in the front – I never wear long skirts usually and thus it felt just like a nice compromise between a long and short dress."

"I didn't wear a veil, partly because I didn't love that symbolism behind it, and much more so because my dress was backless and I didn't want anything getting into the way, so I decided to possess flowers during my hair instead."

"We met when I was 16 in a 'We Are Scientists' gig, however, were too awkward and teenaged to locate each other attractive in those days. We had mutual friends (who have been among our bridesmaids and groomsmen) but had seen one another only several times since leaving college."

"About annually before we've got together we had each other within the bar where Sam was working in the time and extremely fancied one another, but I was both residing in different places and thus nothing happened until annually later when I'd moved home and found Sam on Tinder and swiped right."

"We had the very best first date ever and I was in love with Sam immediately – but within the middle, of our date, I found out that I'd been accepted to intern in Seattle within the summer, so after just 3 months together we'd to spend the next 3 months on separate sides around the Atlantic."

"We spoke all night on Skype every day (with Sam getting out of bed at four within the morning to operate around the time difference!) and at the end of the three months Sam flew to New Orleans where we reunited to have an amazing three-week road-trip around the States and were virtually inseparable from that time onwards."

"Just over annually later we'd gone to live in London and were living inside a tiny room inside a horrible shared flat above a parade of shops. I was having a very rubbish week and arrived home on a Thursday night to locate Sam waiting with a lot of flowers plus some champagne to cheer me up."

"He produced an incredible scrapbook that he'd come up with full of pictures and mementos we'd picked up on days out and holidays we'd had since we'd been together, and just once we finished looking through it he was suddenly recorded on one knee having a ring!"

"It is romantic and private and completely unexpected and merely perfect. We quaffed the champagne after which went for any prawn bhuna in the Indian restaurant downstairs to celebrate! We got married just under annually afterward – we didn't want to invest too long planning the marriage and liked the thought of a winter wedding, therefore, we wouldn't be too disappointed when the weather wasn't great!"

The bridesmaid's dresses were from FeelTimes.

"We both love traveling to add some personal touches we named each of our tables following a place we’d been together, making our seating plan from the map. For reception hall decor, we bought kitschy retro travel postcards for every place on which we framed, and added a humorous little story by what the place designed to us and what we should wake up to there around the back."

"Sam is a huge fan of salted caramel so he picked chocolate sponge with salted caramel buttercream for that big bottom layer, having a tier of Victoria sponge, after which a tier with lemon buttercream with raspberry jam on the top."

"Sam's dad plays saxophone inside a covers band with a few of his colleagues, who very kindly decided to do a handful of sets for the evening do! They learned a handful of requests for all of us; Burning Love by Elvis Presley which they played first within their set which we decided to cut with the soppiness from the first dance and obtain everyone dancing, and One Step Beyond by Madness Sam woke up on stage to complete the spoken word bits!"

Words of Wedded Wisdom

"As easy as it's to say, do not worry concerning the little things, and particularly those you can't control! I spent the week before frantically refreshing the elements forecast hoping the forecast might improve for the wedding day; in the end, we did possess some rain however it didn't matter a little! No one's likely to notice if small things don't go as smoothly as planned."

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