Honeydew Moments

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Rainbow Club


Amy Wears Tosca II

Our latest #InOurVeils blog comes from the gorgeous Amy. She married the love her life Sean at Berwick Lodge in Bristol, her wedding is just stunning, and we think she makes a beautiful bride!



Amy chose our Tosca II wedding veil to perfectly compliment her classic lace fit and flare wedding dress. Their day looked full of love, laughter and fun and was beautifully captured by their photographer Honeydew Moments.

Amy has some really lovely memories of her wedding, and some great advice for brides to be, so if you need some inspiration, sit back, relax and enjoy!

How did he pop the big question?

14th September 2016 – It was our 7 year anniversary. I had been in work all day, but Sean was at home. He kept texting me asking what time I was planning on getting home and I kept telling him ‘the usual time’! Which in hindsight was a bit of a clue something was up!!!

I arrived home to see the blinds drawn (which usually means Sean’s still in bed!). Walking in through our front door, I found a lantern on the floor with a card saying ‘read me’. It was an anniversary card with a long, beautiful message inside. At the bottom of the card, it read ‘If you’re ready for the next chapter, come and find me’. So I opened the living room door to hundreds of tea lights (it was the hottest day in September, so a wall of heat hit me as they’d obviously been lit for a while!) There was also a path through to the kitchen made with a timeline of photos of us through the years and red roses.

I followed the path to the kitchen to see Sean down on one knee surrounded by yet more candles. He gave a little speech, none of which I can remember as I was blubbing at this point! He then asked if I’d marry him – it was perfect. We celebrated the evening with a lovely meal and lots of alcohol!

When and where did you get married?

We got married in a beautiful venue called Berwick Lodge in Bristol. I saw an incredible promotional video for weddings at the venue on the internet and immediately called to book an appointment- I knew at that point that was where we were going to get married!

We got married 7 months later on 8th April 2017 on an idyllic, sunny Saturday – there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

Did you have a specific theme or colour scheme?

Our theme was ‘classic’ we didn’t have one specific colour, but tried to keep to a palette of ivory, champagne and dusky pinks. When I suggested this colour scheme, Sean didn’t know at the time that the dress I’d set my heart on was a gorgeous vintage champagne!

How did you feel when you said yes to the dress?

I’d been dress shopping the day before with my mum and Sean’s mum. I’d shortlisted 3 very different dresses, but looking back none of them really gave me that feeling!

I went to a boutique bridal shop with one of my bridesmaids the day after, just out of curiosity (I certainly wasn’t planning on finding my dress that day!) The shop was holding a designer event, with the dress designer in attendance.

His designs were being shown for that weekend only as a sneak peak and after that wouldn’t be on sale until the January. I tried on a stunning strapless, lace fit and flare dress. (Not at all what I’d imagined I’d get – I thought I’d go for something more 1940’s inspired, with a birdcage veil) but the dress was so classically beautiful, I fell in love.

The only problem was I had to make my mind up there and then otherwise it would be gone until January! I frantically called my mum to come and see it, as I couldn’t choose my dress without her approval… She arrived 30 minutes later and I said yes to the dress!

How did you choose your veil?

I spent a lot of time looking at veils. I even drove 2 hours to a veil boutique to try on a style I’d seen online. When my dress arrived in store, the shop owner had actually ordered in a beautiful elbow length ivory veil, which complimented the dress perfectly.

I appreciated her professional input as the veil I’d previously chosen just wasn’t right with the dress. It made me realise it’s really important to have your dress on when you’re selecting your accessories!

Where did you buy your Rainbow Club veil from?

The bridal shop owner had bought in the Rainbow Club veil specifically to go with my dress. The pencil edge was a perfect match with the embroidery on my dress.

What was the most favourite and memorable part of the day?

Two parts of my wedding day stand out… I just loved the whole morning getting ready. Having my two oldest friends with me getting ready was so much fun. We had a really relaxed morning with bubbles and music. When my hair stylist finished my look by adding my hair comb and veil, I started to feel nervous but excited – when the veil was in, it all felt real! I looked in the mirror and saw a bride.

The ceremony was also incredible. Coming around the corner with my dad to see my husband-to-be crying uncontrollably (happy tears – I think!) was just a moment I will never forget. For the whole ceremony it was a struggle to hold back the tears, I just about got through my vows. Hats off to my make up artist – my eye make up didn’t budge!

Do you have any advice for brides to be?

My advice to brides would be to allow yourself to enjoy every moment of the day! I’d previously worked in weddings and I’ve seen so many brides worry about everyone else – if they’re having a good time, are they enjoying the food etc etc. But Sean and I just zoned out and allowed ourselves to truly be in the moment.

Also, make sure you trust and like your suppliers! We were lucky as everything went so smoothly – all the suppliers involved in our day were fab and everything was more than we ever could have imagined it to be! It’s hugely important you get on with your photographer as you spend so much time with them on the day (more than some of your guests!!) We just hit the jackpot with ours!

Congratulations Amy and Sean, thank you for sharing your day with us and we wish you all the happiness for the future!

Blog Credits

Photography // Honeydew Moments
Wedding Dress Designer // Eternity Bridal
Bridal Boutique // Bridal Lane
Wedding Veil // Tosca II by Rainbow Club
Hair & Make-up Artist // Bristol Bridal Hair & Makeup
Wedding Venue // Berwick Lodge
Florist // Wild Bunch
Cake // Cake Smiths

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