Jess + Shaun
How did you meet?
We met in our local bar of the town where we live! It’s one of those typically cheesy stories of glancing at each other at exactly the same time as we walked past one another haha he looked at me I looked at him! He then ‘rescued’ me from his friend who was drunkenly talking to me whilst I ordered a drink! From that moment we were inseparable and just like that 10 years have flown by 🙂 (We married almost 10 years to the day that we first met)
When did you know they were the one?
I knew quite quickly that he was the one for me! Previous boyfriends had always played silly games and made me feel really insecure but with Shaun there was none of that! That said we did meet when I was 20 and he was 23 so we have done an awful lot of growing up together and been through so much but I wouldn’t change it for the world- he really is my soul mate 🙂
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner
He is so ambitious, he is generous and he always makes me laugh 🙂
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I came across MWL whilst scrolling through Pinterest one day and knew I loved the laid back look of the designs and that they weren’t the ‘typical bridal style’ once we had our wedding date booked I searched for my local stockist which was Coco and Kate in Warwickshire! I initially went with Stevie in mind but as soon as I tried Harlie on both me and my mum knew she was the one!
Who proposed and how?
Shaun proposed on my 28th birthday in our favourite place- St Ives Cornwall
It was a beautiful sunset and we were walking around the cliffs that overlook the sea and the beach- I remember thinking he had both his hands in his pockets and wondering why he wasn’t holding my hand (as we always hold hands haha) think I was quite annoyed with him until he then got on one knee and I immediately burst into tears and asked him if he was joking! Both hands in his pockets as he was so worried about losing the ring! It was the most perfect proposal after being together for 8 years 🙂
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
Our first dance! We did it outside which was amazing as we got married in the middle of the Cornish countryside so the views were just so beautiful! Everyone came outside and it just felt super magical! We did our first dance to Stand By Me by Ben E King and then had a second song Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and all our guests joined in with that one! I just remember thinking how truly happy and lucky I felt in that moment 🙂
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
When people say its the happiest day of your life I always though yeh yeh ok but it really is I never stopped smiling the whole day.
What advice would you tell other brides?
The morning you wake up just relax and don’t stress as there is nothing more you can do and trust that it will all run smooth 🙂 its YOUR day so enjoy every single moment!
Trevenna Barns- Cornwall
My bridesmaid Liz
Twigs and Greens
Ghost London in colour Boudoir Pink
Flower girl dresses- Angel and Rocket
Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham
Groom- The Henley House
Best Men- Marks & Spencer’s
Page Boys- Next
The Wild Bride
Your MWL stockist:
Coco + Kate