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Real Bride: A Vision Of Elegance

Living the countryside dream in Berkshire with husband George and their dog, Mews bride Prue tells us how they lived out their dream wedding day on her family farm with all the people they love. Holding a bouquet bursting with peonies, Prue was a vision of elegance in her ‘Roy’ dress by designer Marie Laporte and a borrowed veil from her Mother. Prue takes a moment to talk us through her personal experience of planning the day, finding the dress and the spine tingling moments of their intimate church ceremony. Enjoy…

Photography by – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

Tell us a little about yourself

I live in Berkshire with my husband and dog. I absolutely love hosting friends and family at our cottage, going on lots of lovely country walks and finding a good pub. You will often find me pottering in the garden where I am trying to grow flowers and vegetables.

How did you meet your Groom?

I met my groom through friends when we were teenagers and those friends were our groomsmen on our wedding day which was lovely.

Photography by – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

Tell us how he popped the question?

George and I went out for a dog walk which wasn’t uncommon and I was walking up the hill through the woods when I stopped to wait for him. When he reached me, we had a hug, he kissed me on the forehead and got down on one knee. 

How did you come across The Mews Bridal?

I came across The Mews as my best friend and Matron of honour got her dress from there too, it seemed only right to go and have a look to see what beautiful dresses I could try on!

Photography by – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

What styles were you channelling whilst dress shopping?

When dress shopping I went with quite an open mind but at the same time had a vision of something simple yet elegant. I knew I wanted some sort of sleeve. The styles I picked out were all quite similar I would say!

How did you know when you had found the perfect dress?

When I found ‘Roy’ I knew it was the one as I didn’t want to take it off! I felt so comfortable and relaxed in the dress which was really important. I tried on another dress which was a close contender but would have suited a winter wedding better, so it was an easy choice for me.

Photography by – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

Where did your wedding day take place? 

Our wedding took place on the Somerset/Dorset border on our family farm. We got married in the church I was Christened in and then had a marquee in the field.

Tell us about your inspiration behind the day’s aesthetic?

Because it was set in the countryside, I didn’t really know what I wanted apart from it to be white and green. I didn’t want too many colours so we had green foliage with lamps and candles running the full length of the trestle tables. There were a lot of flower meadows in the church and marquee & we also had silver birch, oak and ash trees in there too. My bouquet was full of white & blush pink peonies along with many other beautiful flowers.  

Photography by – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

What did your groom wear?

My husband and groomsmen all wore morning suits, with dark green ties and different coloured waistcoats. 

What was your favourite detail of the day? 

My favourite detail of the day was seeing everyone together. Having a full church of friends and family singing was also pretty special!

Photography by – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

Photography – Andrew Brannan & Connie Campbell 

Florist – Flower Mouse Floristry

Make up – Spence & Oliver

Hair accessories – Camilla Rose Millinery