The Forgotten Bride
Second marriage or getting married later in life, why is it expected to be a small affair?
Often brides & grooms we work with are celebrating their big day that is either later on in life or it is a second marriage. The wedding industry regularly markets to brides and grooms in their 20’s and 30’s but they seem to be forgetting about couples outside of this demographic. With couples we meet who are getting married in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, we often hear the same line of ‘we just want a small day; don’t want any fuss’ but why is that the case? A wedding for any couple is a momentous occasion showing their commitment to each other and surely every bride should be able to feel her best?
December 13th 2014, we photographed the wedding of Sheryn & Peter; a couple celebrating their wedding at Maunsel House, Somerset. They had the day that they wished for; a relaxed, happy & romantic day celebrating with their closest friends & family. They organised a candle lit ceremony & wedding breakfast with dozens of stunning touches that oozed a classic and timeless style with modern twists. They had the best of the best: Sheryn wore a Sassi Holford dress accessorised with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Hermione Harbutt headpiece with Amy Elizabeth styling her makeup to suit. Dinah at Inspiration Wedding Flowers decorated Maunsel House and a string quartet walked Sheryn down the aisle; it was gorgeous. Sheryn & Peter spent their time concentrating on the parts of the day that mattered to them & it was completely worth it. From the larger ideas to the tiniest of details Sheryn & the team of suppliers that she surrounded herself with thought about everything. By choosing these suppliers, Sheryn & Peter were in safe (and lovely) hands and boy does it show.
Every bride & groom should look & feel the way that they have dreamed of & this couple are the perfect example of this. Regardless of the situation, age or other people’s opinions, it is your day & no one else’s. Thank you both for sharing your day with us & we wish you the happiest of marriages together.
Love MHP x