Ellie was celebrating her three year anniversary to her boyfriend Harry and had booked to go to a spa for the night to celebrate. Harry got up early and told Ellie he was going for a run, he then returned with flowers and champagne. He made Ellie breakfast in bed then got down on one knee and asked Ellie to marry him!
The Wedding Day
Ellie & Harry's wedding took place at Woodhall Manor, a hidden treasure of a manor nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Suffolk Coast. The venue was an exclusive use venue so all of Ellie's and Harry's family & friends could enjoy the day all in one place. The wedding day was absolutely perfect, It was a beautiful sunny day and it couldn't have been better!
Wedding Dress shopping
Ellie had visited about five or six wedding dress shops, mainly in Essex or London which is close to Ellie's home. Ellie couldn't find a dress without not liking something about it, there was always something she wanted to change. She looked through Instagram and Facebook and found a bridal dress designer she liked - Luna Novias by Rosa Clara. Ellie looked for a stockist and found out we were holding a Luna Novias Trunk Show event. Ellie made the 2 hour journey to Annabel Sarah Bridal with her Mum to try on dresses, which is where she found the one!
Ellie fell in love with the Luna Novias dress - Yareth. This wedding dress was a trunk show dress, meaning the designer had shipped it into Annabel Sarah Bridal direct from Barcelona where they are handmade, especially for the event which runs over three days. Yareth is a stunning mermaid-style lace wedding dress with a deep-plunge neckline and V-back. Ellie loved the lace detail on the dress and it made her feel confident and pretty. She liked the train and that she could pair it up with a beautiful veil. There was nothing that she wanted to change on the dress and that is how Ellie knew it was the one, it was the first time Ellie had loved every aspect of a dress, so she said Yes!
Ellie wanted a classic bridal look for her big day. She had her hair done by Dawn Taylor and make up by Victoria Bradfield, they absolutely nailed the classic and natural look Ellie wanted to achieve for her wedding day. Ellie had never felt prettier and so many people on the day commented on her overall look including the dress.
The manor house venue was naturally stunning so it didn't need much decoration from Ellie & Harry. It was an amazing beautiful location in rural Suffolk and the manor house was the perfect backdrop for their big day.
Ellie's advice to future brides
"I would say to start the wedding planning and prep nice and early to avoid the last minute rush to organise everything. I really enjoyed wedding planning because I started so early and gradually did bits and pieces throughout eighteen months. Also just enjoy the process, let people help if they offer it so you can enjoy it as much as possible."
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Kirkham!
Photographer - Happy Moments Co.
Venue - Woodhall Manor
Hair - Dawn Taylor Wedding beauty
Make up - Victoria Bradfield MUA
Florist - Bloom and flower florist
Wedding dress - Luna Novias
Veil - Lace & Favour