Q&A with Faye
Were there any unexpected challenges or surprises you encountered while searching for your dream wedding outfit?
Yes, I am a UK size 16 and in all wedding dress shops there were no dresses available for my size. It made me feel awful about myself. I had been looking at your dress online for weeks and because of that experience thought it would not fit, but I went for it and ordered it and it was perfect !
Did you have any sentimental or personal elements incorporated into your wedding outfit, and what made them special to you?
Yes - my dad died in 2015 and I had his initials embroidered into my veil along with some stevie wonder lyrics. That is another reason I wanted the dress to be quite simple so that this would stand out.
If you could describe your wedding theme in three words, what would they be?
Faye = Fun, untraditional, memorable.
Sean = A good party.
Have you discovered any quirky or unique wedding traditions that you incorporated into your ceremony or reception?
Our best friend Buster was our flower man, which was a surprise to Sean who found it hilarious. Our dog Mack was also our ring bearer. I did a speech. Sean took my last name. We were having too much fun so cancelled cutting the cake to have more dancing time with our friends and family.
What's the funniest or most amusing wedding-related mishap that has happened during your planning process?
Our car was broken into a few nights before the wedding and had been loaded with all the decorations for the venue which were all stolen ! Not funny at the time but quite a crazy story now.
What was the most memorable part of your wedding ceremony for you and your partner?
I walked down the aisle on my own to honour my dad which was incredibly emotional and special. We also wrote and read our own vows and they were very similar which was funny and again emotional.
The Hedy Gown
Photographer : Kristian Leven
Hair & Makeup: Done by Faye's sister
Florist: Lydia @ lumen_floral
Cake: Brownies made by small bakery called bakedworthing
Shoes: Borrowed from Faye's friend
Accessories: Veil embroidered by Jennykingembroidery
Venue: Family friend’s house in Surrey