bride and her bridesmaids wearing mint green dresses

Real Wedding – Emily & Jonathan’s Enchanting & Romantic Newton Hall Wedding

Bride’s Name: Emily Partington
Groom’s Name: Jonathan Sturgess
Wedding Date: 20th May 2017

Emily give us the details

How did you and your partner meet?
Hilariously through my mother! She was a client of Jonathan’s business.

How did he propose?
It was incredibly low key – in the garden of the Goring Hotel, London.

What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
Building trust through being honest, and not being afraid to speak your mind – you have to be comfortable being yourself as you’re going to be spending a lot of time together!

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it?
I knew I wanted a Temperley dress as I love her quintessentially British aesthetic. I only actually tried on around 5 dresses and I knew I’d found the perfect one when my grandmother got so emotional!

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
Traditional and ethereal.

What was your favorite moment from the day?
Gosh I honestly couldn’t tell you! Was all so magical.

Any DIY décor elements?
I wish I could take credit for all of it, but in the professionals, I trust! So, no, they expertly made my vision a beautiful reality.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
Nothing! The day was just perfect, all I wish for is to have been able to enjoy it for longer. The day just went by sooo quick!

Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Ensure you’re working with a fantastic caterer, and enjoy each moment!

Anything else you’d like to add?
A wedding is one day, marriage is eternal! You can always wear the dress to hoover the house…

Who were the team

Reception Venue: Newton Hall
Ceremony Venue: St George’s Church, Anstey
Marquee: Chelmer Marquees
Photographer: Helen Warner

Dress: Temperley London
Makeup: Charlotte Kavanagh
Hair: Jo Morden Hair Design
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Accessories: Clifford Burr
Jewellery: Love On Jewellery
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ghost
Grooms Suit: Chimney Suit Hire

Wedding Invitations: BWedding Invitations
On the Day Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Printing: InkTank Printing
Cake: Emily Jane Cakes
Food: Carte Blanche Catering
Flowers: Through The Looking Glass Flowers
Welcome Sign: Catsy Creative
Marquee: Chelmer Marquees