Heather is Senior Press Officer in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Josh runs a London-based tree surgery business. They were married around the 21 December 2019 – the wintertime solstice – inside a church ceremony and then a reception at a luxury country retreat, in South West Devon.
"We both love Christmas, so choosing to get married only at that special season helped shape your day, and we went for green and gold tones. We had the vision of candlelight everywhere, Christmas songs, mistletoe, mulled wine, and sloe gin."
"The bridesmaids' dresses were from FeelTimes and were long-sleeved, glittery, and incredibly festive. They sparkled within the candlelight within the church and looked amazing."
Once Heather and Josh had determined a winter wedding, Heather began the search for any long-sleeved dress. She also wanted something easy and classic and located just the right dress by in Elephant and Castle, South London.
"The dress I loved was one from Justin Alexander, but it had been from several seasons ago, so my mum rang up searching for stockists within the UK, and one from the few shops to have it had been London Bride UK in Elephant & Castle."
"I wanted so that you can wear a veil for that church service and am glad I did – it felt very traditional and separated my outfit in the church towards the reception."
Heather was accompanied on the aisle by her dad, Neil, plus they walked to Florence and also the Machine's song, The End of Love performed.
"We met in school, sitting alongside each other in Maths in year 9. We remained friends throughout and lastly became a couple after Josh finished university in Leeds, and I am in my final year at Cardiff this year. We got engaged around the Isle of Skye, Scotland in July 2018 at Dunvegan Castle – the home from the McLeod clan, my loved ones' name, which would be a very nice touch."
"The church service was my favorite part during the day, which I wasn't expecting. Walking into the church to 1 of my favorite songs being played through the choir, and also seeing Josh and all sorts of our family and friends in the candlelight was probably the most amazing feeling. It just set a dark tone perfectly for that rest during the day, that was the best day in our lives."
Words of Wedded Wisdom
"You can plan and plan and plan, but around the day before, and the day itself just attempt to let it all go. After your day, I remembered lots of tiny stuff that I had forgotten to use to brighten, but I wanted to enjoy the weekend so that as everyone began to arrive those small things didn't matter. My advice is always to go with the flow and don't lose yourself within the organization."
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