A black-tie affair

Georgia and Joe's big day married the best of the old with the new

Georgia and Joe met at school but didn't start dating until after they left and were both in their late teens. Georgia was attracted to Joe because, "He made me laugh and was confident and very persistent!" Joe says he fell for her because, " She was gorgeous, had a great sense of humour and kept me on my toes."

Joe proposed on February 20th, 2017 while they were on holiday in the Maldives. "We had dinner and then he took me for a walk along a private beach, we'd only gone a short way before he popped the question! It was a complete surprise and the perfect place for a proposal," adds Georgia. Read on for her account of their big day...

A black-tie affair: Image 1 We fell in love with Milton Abbey from the moment we saw it.

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As I'm super fussy I had an ivory bespoke wedding dress made for me! I chose a fit and flare style with a heavily embellished corset and a cathedral-length veil.

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The main focus of our ivory colour scheme were the beautiful blossom trees. We had them lining the aisle for the ceremony with two large ones at the end and ivory rose petals scattered around.

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The centrepieces were blossom trees with hanging tea lights in glass globes and hurricane vases in floral rings on every other table.

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We had a blossom tree arch at each end of the top table.

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My bridesmaids wore ivory dresses in a similar stye to mine but with a cowl neck.

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Joe chose a black velvet tuxedo jacket as he wanted a classic look. All the groomsmen wore the same suits and our one-year-old son Jude had an outfit to match.

A black-tie affair: Image 5 We had a string quartet to play us down the aisle and during the drinks reception.

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The design of our ivory table plan was reflected inthe table names, menus and place names.

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Our cake was decorated with ivory floral rings between each tier and faint blush pink and peach coloured flowers.

A black-tie affair: Image 7 We had a seven-piece Motown band as we wanted something different for all our guests to enjoy. The music was brilliant and kept everyone on the dancefloor.

Georgia and Joe's contact book

Band

Bride's dress

Chantelle Sophia
www.chantellesophia.com

Bride's hair

Coleese Hair and Beauty
www.coleesehairandbeauty.co.uk

Bride's hair

Chloe Molly Hair
www.chloemollyhair.co.uk

Bridesmaids dresses

Lipsy at Next
www.next.co.uk

Bridesmaids' hair

Chloe Molly Hair
www.chloemollyhair.co.uk

DJ

Mark Palmer
hello@luvwed.co.uk

Magician

Magic By Alfie
www.magicbyalfie.com

Make-up

Photography

Hannah Lovemore Photography
www.hannahlovemorephotography.com

Stationery

String quartet

Sorrentino String Quartet
www.sorrentinostringquartet.co.uk

Top table and mantel flower arrangements

The English Florist
www.theenglishflorist.co.uk

Trees

House of Trees
www.houseoftrees.co.uk

Venue

Venue décor

Videography

Roam Wedding Films
www.roamweddingfilms.com