Summer + Harry
How did you meet?
I met Harry almost 8 years ago on Tinder (of all places!!) We hit it off straight away and the rest is history.
When did you know they were the one?
One Sunday morning, we had been dating for around a month. Harry crept out of bed and went downstairs to make us pancakes. I remember watching him from the kitchen doorway thinking “I am going to marry this man one day” – and I did!
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?
Harry and I are a complete team. We look after each other perfectly and I will always be grateful to him for that. Harry is kind, his work ethic and ambition is unmatched and he makes me belly laugh like nobody else could.
Who proposed and how?
We were snowboarding with a big group of friends in Andorra. Harry snuck off and booked us a husky sledge ride around the mountains. When we got to the top, we pulled the sledges over, I turned around and Harry was on one knee. It was truly magical. I then realised why he’d rushed through security at the airport a few days prior, not wanting me to see the ring!
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I fell head over heels for Rosey Crepe at the MWL London store. I had actually forgotten that I had put her on my list, I had two other styles in mind and I was adamant I was going home with one of those. Rosey Crepe was the first dress I tried on and I was completely shocked when I first put her on, thinking surely the first wedding dress I ever try on isn’t going to be the one… but she was! I did try on a few other styles, but I went back to Rosey Crepe and I am so glad that I did. She was everything I had dreamt of and more, the material is amazing and I felt incredible all day.
What was the best moment for you at your wedding?
I have two best moments. The first was seeing Harry at the end of the isle. I was so unbelievably nervous I actually felt I blacked out a little walking down.. it is so true when they say that you do not see anybody else but your partner at the end of the isle. As soon as I reached Harry I felt the nerves wash away. The second favourite moment was our first dance, when everybody came and joined in. It was a perfect moment being surrounded by our amazing family and friends.
What advice would you tell other brides?
Try and take in every single moment. At least once during every part of the wedding, take a moment to look around the room and take it all in, because believe it when they say it goes by in the blink of an eye. Have 5 minutes after the ceremony with your new Husband/Wife, we did it and I am glad we did as it gives you both a moment to compose yourselves and enjoy the moment. And lastly, do not go last for your makeup ladies! Especially if you have a large bridal party. I went last and I wish I hadn’t. Whilst all of my bridesmaids were ready and getting photo’s taken, I was still having my makeup done and I really felt I missed out on the photographs before the ceremony. I only had a couple due to the mad rush to get ready in time and looking back now, I wish I had gone second from last so that I had more time to enjoy the moments before the ceremony.