Natassja, a lawyer, and Conrad, an airline pilot, married within their local village church, in Cuckfield, West Sussex on 2 June 2018, having a summertime reception afterward within the grand but relaxed setting of, Horsham. Their day would be a true summer celebration, having a classic English countryside theme along with a dainty color pattern of blush pink, white, and silver. The couple met in 2013, and despite a preliminary attraction producing a happy 'swipe right', their relationship was slow to begin.
"We went for white and blush pink flowers to choose our color theme. I love peonies so chose white peonies; our florist said hello was touch and go whether they would be accessible at this time of the year and luckily these were, coupled with pale blush pink sweet avalanche roses and deeper pink Miranda David Austin roses."
"I saw it within the shop window and instantly fell deeply in love with it. It was precisely what I had pictured wearing; sleek, figure-hugging, classy, delicate lace detail around the bust along with a long train. When I used it on I felt so comfortable inside it and it just felt enjoy it was made for me."
"I tried on about twenty more dresses, including some big princess dresses which my bridesmaids had me put on, but none of these felt much like me; I just felt like I was playing liven up. I knew nothing would top that dress. Everyone around the day said hello was precisely what they had pictured me in, which I think is a great thing."
Natassja's selection of blush pink for the bridesmaid dresses is really elegant; they wore floor-length halterneck gowns, worn using their shoes along with pearl or silver earrings.
A sheer white, cathedral-length veil looks perfect drifting behind her, and her blonde hair was ornamented with handmade silver and freshwater pearl hair pins. For the day, the hair stylist left it cascading around her shoulders in glossy ringlets.
"Our relationship would be a slow burner; we had each other off and on for about 6 months and then Conrad (eventually) inquired about being his girlfriend in April 2014. We moved right into a rented flat in November 2015 after which bought our first house in October 2016. Conrad booked a surprise visit to Iceland for my 26th personal gift in November 2016. I had simply no idea of his intention to propose; actually, he had almost convinced me he never desired to get married so I wasn't expecting it!"
"He had the ring hidden in the hand luggage also it went off at airport security, so he explained to go and perform some shopping to ensure I was out from the way. His first plan ended up being to propose in front of the Northern Lights when they made an appearance. We continued a late-night trip to see them, however, they didn't appear until we'd all got back on the bus. We continued a tour from the Golden Circle the following day and he proposed my experience in front of the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. It's all a blur but I keep in mind being on cloud nine and apparently, I kept asking if it would be a joke (as I am shocked) before saying yes!"
Whilst the girls got ready, Conrad and the groomsmen were preparing for that ceremony, donning crisp blue suits paired with patterned waistcoats.
"The moment whenever we walked in the aisle and out from the church as a couple with all our guests cheering and also the bells ringing stands out like a moment which will forever possess a place in my heart. The sun arrived on the scene in full force just once we stepped outside also it was wonderful, it was precisely what I had hoped and pictured. Also away from church whenever we did the confetti walk, you can just feel all of the love from your guests."
"We decided on a four-tier cake having a white marbled effect and also the second from top tier would be a gold leaf wrap, with handmade white and blush pink flowers cascading on the side, the inspiration that I found on. I love anything marble and thought it had been quite a unique idea as I hadn't seen a cake enjoy it. It was topped with this personalized cake topper which we'd made with; a miniature replica of Conrad in the pilot's uniform and me in my wedding gown. They got the detail spot on also it's something which we will keep forever."
"We also hired casino tables (one roulette and something blackjack) from and set up one from the rooms as 'Las Vegas, as that's where we both continued our hen and stag do's. We had 'Bank of Hanlon-Gouveia' dollars printed with these faces on and also the winner won a bottle of Champagne. It transpired very well using the guests. We also hired a photo booth, which is always a success."
Words of Wedded Wisdom
"Try and revel in every bit of planning and don't wish it away, even when your wedding feels as though ages away. I remember thinking in the start I wish the wedding would be quick and I just couldn't watch for it, but attempt to enjoy all of the planning because that's a part of it so when it's over you will likely miss that."
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