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I love a pretty wedding to swoon over and today’s Lincolnshire real wedding is simply stunning. How gorgeous is this bride?!! Emma and Matthew’s pastel pink and green wedding theme created a soft and delicate day, expertly captured by Mark at MP Media photographers.

Bride Emma was kind enough to give us more details on the day…

Matthew and I got engaged on 3rd December 2012 at the ​W​inter ​Wonderland in Hyde Park. All day Matthew was trying to get me onto the big wheel but I was so excited I just wanted to look around it all first. By the end of the day I was so cold that, when he suggested we should go on it, I declined. I could tell then that he was disappointed; as he got more flustered I started teasing him until suddenly he sat me down on a bench and proposed to me on one knee. Obviously I said yes, but I was so busy being excited and looking at my ring that I didn’t realise he had slipped over trying to get up in front of the little crowd that had gathered!

We went quite shabby chic for our wedding. It reminded me of a secret garden? We had white table linen and white-washed candelabra with crystals and dusky pink roses as the centrepiece​s​. The top table had an ​LED ​light curtain as a backdrop and the whole room was decorated with roses, vines, fairy lights and candles. It looked so pretty and elegant and we wanted it to have that ‘wow​’​ effect. I got the idea from looking through bridal magazines​, cutting different things out and putting them into a scrap book.

I always wanted to get married in the Bailgate and, when I showed Matthew around the venue, he agreed. The first place we looked at was The Charlotte House Hotel in Lincoln​ and just from looking around ​this venue once we knew that’s where we would get married, I loved it. The atmosphere in the orangery is what sealed the deal for us as it was a blank canvas we could dress and make exactly how we wanted it. The area is so pretty with the back-drop of Lincoln ​castle and the ​l​awn area which made for the loveliest photos.

My dress was ​purchased from Jdezire and ​was quite vintage, being a simple design​, covered in lace and sequins with a short train and a little sparkle band around the waist. At first when my mum and myself started looking at dresses, I was panicking as I couldn’t find a style that I thought suited me and that I felt comfortable in. I didn’t want it puffy, with a hoop or with a long train. I just wanted something simple that would still look stunning – one just stood out for me and I knew it was ‘the one’. My hair adornment was ordered online from Flo & Percy.

We used Fairytales to dress our wedding and reception. They also did all of our flowers and bouquets. I could not recommend them enough. They are lovely people and they made our wedding look stunning. I wanted our guests to be wowed by our wedding and it definitely did that, there would be absolutely nothing that we would change about the way our wedding looked.

For the bridesmaid dresses I went to Oxford ​S​treet in London​ along with my mum, aunt and bridesmaids to make a day out of it and found the perfect bridesmaid dresses straight away in Topshop, ​which looked gorgeous on all of our ​six​ bridesmaids.

I decided to do the invitations myself as I couldn’t really find any invitations with the colours that I liked or that would fit in what what we wanted. We created our table place cars and also borrowed my uncle’s old school tuck box and lined it with floral paper to put our cards in. We also made the favours by getting little drawstring bags and filling them with old fashioned sweets. For our seating plan layout, I viewed an idea on Pinterest and got a white shabby mirror and wrote all the guests names on it with a gold marker. It looked really lovely and a little bit different to what I had seen at other weddings.

I think the only thing that I would change would not to have been so laid back on the morning of the wedding. I let all the bridesmaids get ready first and have all their hair and make-up done. I was just having champagne and talking to everyone and wanted my make-up done last so it was fresh, but then all of a sudden the last hour was such a panic and I didn’t get time for pictures with the girls as we were all rushing. 

We chose ​Christina Perry​ – ‘A T​ho​usand Years​’​ as our first dance. We have never really had a song to anything that really meant anything to us which wasn’t something silly. So when we were thinking about it​,​ I said to M​atthew that I can remember just after we got engaged we went for some tea and this was the song playing when we got into the restaurant and has always stuck in my head.

Such a handsome couple! I’m LOVING the dusty pink metallic bridesmaids dresses – traditional with a modern twist! Thanks so much to them both for letting us nosey through their day. I hope it’s inspired you as much as it has me!

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