Previous Cash Marriage ceremony | Elmore Courtroom, Milla Nova Bride

Hey, thanks a lot for being right here right now, I actually respect it. I’m additionally delighted to be sharing this beautiful outdated cash marriage ceremony you right now as a result of it’s simply so lovely and swoonworthy with a gown to die for.

Clarissa and Oli tied the knot on twenty third December 2023 with a breathtakingly lovely winter marriage ceremony at Elmore Courtroom in Gloucestershire. This divine countryside house set a candlelit scene for this glamorous couple to change their vows in entrance of their family members, earlier than celebrating with a champagne tower and a packed dance flooring, the place all their visitors joined within the celebrations till the early hours.

Clarissa appeared out of this world beautiful in her Milla Nova robe, a improbable discovery at Mirror Mirror London – who we’re so very proud to advocate to all Love My Costume readers. Mirror Mirror is without doubt one of the oldest, most revered couture bridal boutiques within the nation and Clarissa really raves about her expertise there.

I’m going to depart it to this candy bride to share her story from right here on (thanks a lot in your great enthusiasm Clarissa!). Get your Pinterest boards on the prepared my loves – this marriage ceremony is jaw-droppingly fabulous. My honest love and because of photographer Emily Robinson for sharing her superb work.

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Elmore Courtroom

Elmore Courtroom was one of many first venues we got here throughout and liked the vibe and all the things it needed to provide; nevertheless, it was fully totally booked for 2023 so we had disappointingly dominated it out. After visiting many different venues, we had been actually struggling to search out the one.

After months of looking, we noticed on Elmore’s Instagram they’d a cancellation come up for a winter solstice date. Previous to this, we had solely been contemplating a summer season marriage ceremony, however truly there was one thing concerning the Christmas lengthy Thursday date that absolutely aligned to all the things we needed and we thought it might be actually magical. We ended up reserving the date with out even viewing Elmore in individual!

We had been soo glad we simply went for it. 

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Bridal Magnificence & Equipment

I used to be so pleased with the Hair and Make-up staff – they had been so calm and skilled and work collectively quite a bit. I had Juta Zorubiene for my Hair – her model is romantic, trendy, elegant. She simply labored so effortlessly and fully bought what I needed. I couldn’t imagine how nicely my hair stayed in place even on the finish of the night time and thru all of the wind it didn’t price range. Then I had Amy Rose for make-up who was unimaginable and actually cool.

I’ve numerous pores and skin points and she or he made it look nice and created a glance I used to be so glad and assured with.

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I opted for a bow in my hair as they’re romantic, female and enjoyable – very the vibe. I purchased about 5 in the long run as I couldn’t resolve! My plan was to go along with one from TK Maxx, however on the day, my hair stylist Juta and I made a decision to go fairly rogue and use the one my bridesmaids had purchased me for my Hen social gathering. It truly labored rather well because it was fairly delicate. It was additionally very very affordable!

For jewelry, I wore some massive pearl and crystal earrings which I made myself. My inspiration was a Mateo pair – I used to work in jewelry as a purchaser, and knew I may do it myself – and for a fraction of the worth (they value £500+). My jewelry felt extra particular, being made by me – and I bought so many compliments on them. A lot so, that I’ve determined to begin promoting handmade jewelry for weddings and am beginning a small model, Cora & Cleo – it’s a piece in progress however watch this house!

My fragrance was Chanel Gabriel. It was a present from my Mum on the day who all the time wears Chanel fragrance, so it jogged my memory of her and is simply lovely and traditional.

I knew I wanted one thing comfy to make me final the day so I went for a block heeled, pearly sandal pair, from Rainbow Membership.

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My veil was additionally from Mirror Mirror London – Shamel helped me discover the right one. It was very romantic and had delicate little pearls on it which had been so fairly.

A joke about my veil truly – the marriage was a really windy day and as I stepped out of my automobile to the church, the veil blew straight off my head and excessive into an enormous tree! I’ll always remember our Vicar and one of many photographers chasing after it because it blew away. They managed to catch it! It was hilarious and the imaginative and prescient of it should stick with me eternally.

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The Costume

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My principal gown was by Milla Nova, which I paired with a tulle-topper from Tala Daniel. I discovered my gown at Mirror Mirror London as they had been one of many few suppliers that inventory Milla Nova. It felt like destiny as once I got here throughout them, they had been internet hosting a Milla Nova trunk present – and had only one appointment left for me.

My expertise at Mirror Mirror was wonderful. Shamel was with me all through the method, and I liked her – I felt like we had been associates by the tip of it. She actually listened to what I preferred once I was attempting on my attire and helped information me to the right one. 

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Following this, if I had any questions, she was simply the tip of a WhatsApp. All her ideas and opinions had been so invaluable.  I’d 100% advocate Mirror Mirror. 

My Tulle Topper was fairly a big a part of my outfit. As I knew it could be fairly chilly, I needed some sleeves to go over the gown so I didn’t really feel as uncovered and likewise it could give me flexibility to rework the look.

I had a very particular imaginative and prescient in my thoughts and managed to trace down the precise tulle topper I had seen on Pinterest from the Tala Daniel Boutique in London. I used to be so glad when it arrived because it took months to get right here and fitted completely with my gown

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I attempted on A LOT of attire – most likely too early within the course of too, as I bought carried away and was going to appointments earlier than I even had a venue – which most likely was not a good suggestion in hindsight, as venue and time of yr is a crucial issue!

I actually thought initially that I’d go for a really cool and stylish model, nevertheless, I discovered fairly early that the form I preferred greatest was ‘full princess’ robe.  I used to be actually impressed by lovely Berta attire however they had been sadly out of my value bracket. Then I got here throughout Milla Nova and the attire had been so female and exquisite and trendy. Precisely what I needed. After I tried on my gown, I couldn’t recover from how the sunshine hit the sparkles and the dramatic prepare and I knew it could look excellent in a Christmas Church marriage ceremony. 

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The equipment had been additionally fairly necessary being within the winter, I actually needed one thing to put on excessive to cowl my arms however nonetheless exhibit the gown. I managed to supply the precise tulle topper I had in my thoughts and I used to be ecstatic when the look got here collectively.

Individuals had been actually stunned the topper and gown had been two separate objects as they labored so nicely collectively, and it gave me versatility to do totally different seems.

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I actually needed my bridesmaids all to be in particular person attire that suited their personalities.

They had been all black however with totally different textures and cuts like sequins and velvet and so forth, they usually all appeared and felt wonderful. I bought them from Jarlo London, Perpetually New, Meshki, Coast, JJs Home and Vesper

I purchased all of them totally different starry celestial earrings from Muuni Studios. They appeared so fairly with the black attire. Their sneakers had been from Monsoon together with slightly brief furry necked white cardigan which appeared so cute.

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We used Rose & Co Floral Studio for flowers. We needed quite simple, traditional white roses and plenty of candles and we had been so happy with Imogen.

She made the styling of the day completely stress free and dealt with a lot of the aesthetics. The flowers appeared so lovely and we couldn’t advocate her sufficient. She additionally sprinkled so actually cute little mistle toes across the place which visitors liked.

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Our Photographer staff was AMAZING! We will’t categorical how a lot we liked Emily Robinson and her staff. We needed documentary, traditional and classy black and white imagery and a few movie. Emily’s portfolio was lovely and straight from the get-go we simply clicked, and our visions had been fully aligned.  

I used to be slightly nervous earlier than the marriage I’d be awkward or digicam shy, nevertheless it simply wasn’t the case in any respect as soon as they arrived. Their power and enthusiasm made us really feel one million {dollars}. They had been this unimaginable staff of hype girls with such wonderful concepts and visions, they usually had been a lot enjoyable. 

Two days after the marriage, Emily shared so many footage for the preview. The entire expertise was simply magic, and I’m so glad and felt so fortunate we bought to have them there. We had been so fortunate that Emily purchased alongside Milana Jones who captured some actually beautiful and enjoyable moments from the day. She captured some actually enjoyable photographs with our cake that we love!

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How They Met

Oli and I met at Piano Works in London, throughout the dance flooring on an evening out. It was a spur of the second choice for me to exit that night time and it was completely sudden assembly him. I really feel like as quickly as we began courting, we knew right away. We had been so on the identical web page with all the things. 

We bought engaged after 4 years, when Oli took me to the South of France for a shock journey for my 30th birthday – in a Winery over a bottle of rose and a picnic. We had been engaged for a yr and a half earlier than the marriage. 

Oli wore a customized white tux from Zebel. Oli had an inspiration look that he was capable of get made and we had a good time trying by way of the supplies, monogramming and choices selections of their Dean Road retailer. We had seen a lot of bow ties, nevertheless it was nice to get a method reduce to the form and elegance that Oli needed.

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We bought a big neon signal of our final title ‘The Ferrimans’ from Planet Neon. It was a improbable, easy backdrop to our meal and speeches.

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Night & Dancing

Our first dance was ‘Some Sort of Fantastic’, by the Drifters. I’m such a fan of music from the 60’s and 70’s and it labored superbly with our vibe and the dance we did.

Our band was The Alley Catz as we had seen Katie acting at a membership in London and she or he is an absolute powerhouse who actually will get the group going. 

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Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

We did do price range planning and I stored numerous Excel tables with guides of what we anticipated to pay. Total, we did land roughly the place we anticipated at round £40k. We tried to weigh up what we needed to spend money on. For instance, we opted to not have a marriage automobile and as a substitute spend the cash on a bus to take visitors to and from the church. We additionally did numerous the stationery ourselves and printed it on however then invested numerous our time in it. 

I discovered quite a bit about myself through the planning. Some issues I didn’t like a lot like how a lot on a management freak I’m! However please benefit from the technique of planning all of it, working collectively as slightly staff on all the main points is basically enjoyable. 

Get what you’ll be able to completed as early as attainable, to keep away from final minute stresses the week earlier than attempting to supply final minute bits. We had been so glad we did this.

Lengthy it out! We liked having a meal the night time earlier than at Elmore with our nearest and dearest. It meant we may all get into the spirit of the marriage the night time earlier than and added to all the joy. Additionally go together with your intestine and concentrate on the issues which can be particular to the 2 of you. Like meals! For instance, we love lasagne so had that for our starter and it was a large hit. 

Have the very best day ever and revel in each second!

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Love My Costume was such a good looking listing and inspirational information to assist us obtain what we needed from our marriage ceremony. Studying about all the true weddings was my favorite. It offers you confidence in your choices and helps you realize what works.

For the night, I made a final minute choice to alter right into a feathery, sparkly and rented 16Arlington gown which gave me a bit extra maneuverability for dancing. I additionally bought a last-minute pair of pointed bow heels from ASOS to go along with my night gown which had been tremendous cute and so so affordable.

The gloves I wore within the night had been from The Glove Woman on Etsy. They’ve a tremendous choice. 

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Founding father of Love My Costume. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire along with her husband and enterprise companion Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves images, meditation, strolling, being outside and star gazing. She is fierce in the case of championing expertise inside the marriage ceremony trade and when she’s not engaged on Love My Costume, she helps her husband Philip within the working of the household’s sustainable flower farm and floral design enterprise, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she grew to become a printed creator.

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