Friends from the get go, it wasn’t until seven years after they met in halls of residence at Manchester University in 2006, that they took the next step. Photographed by Alice Jane Photography read on to find out more about Sophie and Adams traditional wedding with a modern twist.
8 Bridesmaids and 2 BridesMEN
Sophie and Adam (often known as AJ) always knew that they wanted their special day to reflect their own personalities; with classic aspects accented with more contemporary flourishes. Walking down the aisle weren’t just the usual bridal procession, but joining Sophie’s eight bridesmaids were two bridesmen – although unfortunately no, we won’t be seeing them in the sky blue dresses from Mix Bridal that their counterparts wore! Instead they sported navy suits from Suits Direct.
Located in Northumberland, from the minute Sophie and AJ walked through the doors at Ellingham Hall they had all but picked the venue. From the stunning space to the luxury cottages located across the grounds, the couple knew that this was the place they wanted to take the next step.
“Wendy, our wedding coordinator, was so helpful and knew exactly what we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble, she answered all our questions and really went above and beyond!” – Sophie
From start to finish the bride and groom both agree that the wedding co-ordinator and the venue couldn’t do enough to make sure that their day was just as they’d dreamed and said that nothing was too much trouble to the staff at Ellingham Hall.
The bride’s dress was another detail that seemed a natural fit. Sophie, who had originally been quite open minded about dresses, saw hers when her mam pointed it out in a wedding magazine and immediately she had known she had to have it. After searching around she had found the Ellis Bridals dress in a shop called Timeless bride in Poynton, Cheshire. As soon as she put on the delicately detailed gown she knew that it was the dress for her – and we couldn’t agree more!
“Have a big think about how you want your day to go – don’t be pressured by anyone else because it’s your day so should be true to you!” – Sophie
Sophie and AJ did a few things differently for their wedding day, such as setting up the top table as just the two of them to spend more time together, and the result was the wedding day of their dreams.
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