"Having known – and been interested in – each other for about six years, the only thing keeping us apart was the distance between Chepstow and Milton Keynes,” says Tom. It was a charity masquerade ball at St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club organised by Meghan's mum that first sparked the romance. Having kept his arrival a secret, Tom surprised Meghan by turning up in a tuxedo and black mask and she blew him away in a stunning ballgown. “That night I realised that I didn't want anyone else. All of a sudden, the two-hour car ride and 114 miles each way to be with each other didn't seem so much of an issue,” he adds. “Three years later we married in the same place we first got together.”
Here, Tom shares the details of their vintage-inspired nuptials, which they planned in 12 months…
“My bouquet was made up of ivory and pink roses, with white berries and daisies for a romantic, country feel,” says Meghan.
“I chose the very last dress I was shown, and I tried on about 20!” says Meghan. “The champagne colour suited my skin tone and I loved the vintage corset and princess-like skirt. I felt really special in it.”
"“Mari Lewis, a family friend, achieved the perfect colour and hairstyle,” says Meghan. “I wore a veil which hooked to the back of my waterfall plait.”
"I was so happy with how my make-up matched the champagne hue of my dress, my hair colour and the flowers". – Meghan
As the room was naturally so beautiful, we kept the décor simple and made the focus our centrepieces, made up of birdcages, distressed baskets, vintage candelabra, a cake stand and lots of blooms for a mismatched look.
We loved the idea of swirling the ivory and pink buttercream to create a multi-toned ombre effect. It looked amazing – the strawberry and white chocolate tasted out of this world too.
Bride's dress and accessories
All About Eve
Country Flowers Caldicot
Tel: 01291 430 562
Groom and best man's suits
Nick Murray Photography
Videographer and entertainment
Gavin Smith of Front Row Productions
St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club