Natasha and Ray met through friends and were together for 10 years before Ray popped the question. “It was on my birthday which was lovely and a complete shock,” says Natasha. They fell in love with The Elvetham because it offered the perfect backdrop for their cosy candlelit wedding, outdoorsy garden theme and navy blue colour scheme. Read on for Natasha's account of their big day...
As I work in the wedding industry, I didn't want a traditional white dress so I chose a shorter Justin Alexander style in an alternative colour to stand out.
Ray and his best man wore navy suits with tweed waistcoats and flowery ties to complement my dress.
I knew my shoes needed to make a statement as they'd be on show, so I went for blue Jimmy Choos.
I showed my dress to the florist so she could choose the flowers to go with it.
A friend made our blue cake to go with the colour scheme.
We went for seasonal flowers arranged to look like they'd just been picked from the garden.
The centrepieces were tall vases filled with branches and decorated with hanging glass tea light holders.
My cousins sang while we were signing the register; we loved the songs and it really made it special for us.
No Strings Attached
Bride's and bridesmaids' dresses
Amaryllis Bridal Boutique, Alton
Hannah Berry Flowers
Hair and make-up
Senior Mac Photography