9th Jul 2018

Bryony & James


The Big Question

James proposed at our home in London. We were meant to see my best friend and her husband that evening and I rushed home after work to find him standing in the living room surrounded by candles and with a lovely meal cooking!

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It had to be a good excuse to cancel on her! The cheeky guy had booked the day off to prepare but I scuppered his plans when I didn’t go to the gym that morning so he had to get the train to London with me and before turning around to go straight home so it seemed like a normal day!

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Shop 'Til You Drop

I initially was after a long sleeve boho number but didn’t really find many out there and soon realised that the style didn’t suit my shape! After initially putting a deposit down on one dress on my first day dress shopping, I had an about-turn and looking back at pictures felt that it wasn’t very me!

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We booked the following Saturday to go to White Mischief in Henfield in Sussex which has lovely dresses. I was a bit overwhelmed looking because there were so many beautiful dresses and different styles that I loved . I instantly loved my dress but wanted to keep looking to make sure I got the right one. In the end it was the dress that I couldn’t stop thinking about and compared everything else to!

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The Perfect Day

Our day was just 100% magic! It absolutely flew by. 

My vision was always for a relaxed Spring country wedding full of family and friends, heaps of fun and great food and drink. The vibe was very much English country wedding.

I had a wonderful morning getting ready at my parents house before we got married in the local church where my friends and I went with school when we were younger. We then drove to our venue in my Parents Morris Minor before partying the day away at  the gorgeous Cissbury Barns.

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We were so lucky, we had the first really hot day of the year and it really added to the occasion. We had drinks outside, followed by a sit down meal in the barn, a magician, sparkler arch and an incredible band to wrap the night up.

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Wise Words

Choose a dress you can dance in! 

Balance gorgeousness of a train with your ability to dance in the evening! If your train requires a lot of bustling bear that in mind as you won’t want to leave your wedding for too long trying to sort out a complicated bustle!


Jackets give you multiple looks throughout your day and corsets give you a lovely shape but practice in advance with whoever will do your dress up on the day.

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Leave more time to get ready that you need, you’ll always be running late.

And the age old- step away with your groom on the big day to take in the moment! It’s absolutely magic!

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Photographer: Samantha Pells Photography
Dress: Elise
Location: Cissbury Barns
Stockist: White Mischief Bridal
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