Welcome to the amazing Wedding of a beautiful friend of mine, Rachel, who married her beau last Summer.¬† It was an absolutely perfect Wedding set in the Norwich countryside on a perfect Summer’s day. Surrounded by friends and family Rachel and Simon got married in a gorgeous little village church located in the village that Rachel has lived in since she was a child. It was such a personal service in which the mother of the groom read an amazing poem she had written for the couple, such a lovely thought. With tears in everyone’s eyes the Wedding party then moved on to an absolutely stunning private house for the Wedding Reception.¬† It was actually one of the best weddings (and mostfun!) that I have ever been to! I think you will agree Rachel looks absolutely stunning, she made such a beautiful bride and she didn’t stop smiling all day! I will let her tell you the rest, in her own words.


I was lucky enough to meet¬†my now husband¬†through work and even more lucky that my boss was out of the office one day so I could turn on the charm.¬† It worked and he asked me out for dinner.¬† The rest they say is history.¬† After a year he proposed and within 10 months we were married……


I found the planning for our wedding fairly stressful as although I had always dreamed of getting married, that was as far as my planning had gone (other than getting married in the village church).  Eventually everything started to fall into place. I decided that I wanted the bridesmaids to wear dark purple and for the ushers to have matching ties but apart from that I did not want the colour to be used anywhere else.  


There are not many reception venues where I live, however I was lucky enough to find a beautiful venue which had just been renovated and was the ideal setting for the Wedding Reception.

Buying my wedding dress was probably the most fun I had in terms of wedding planning.  It happened like they say. I tried on a dress, felt like a princess and cried.  There was no turning back, I was to wear Ian Stuart on my wedding day.

And this really is a tale of ‘happily ever after’… Rachel and Simon have just had a beautiful little baby boy!

Rach’s Three Top Tips:

1:  Be as organised as you possibly can.

2:  Visit local wedding fairs for ideas and discounts.

3:¬†¬†Don’t loose sight of why you are getting married in the first place.


Venue РKimberley Hall / Dress & Veil РLa Creme bridal shop, Norwich / Shoes РLa Belle Angele, Norwich / Flowers РThe Yard Florist / Makeup РIllusions, Cringleford / Hair Рfamily friend / Bridesmaid dresses РLa Belle Angele / Cake РSelect Cakes, Norwich  / Photographer РAndy Austin