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Monica & Alex's Timeless Wedding at Gosfield Hall

An elegant and glamorous wedding that championed timeless décor, sustainable capsule wardrobes and Parisian chic… read on to find out how it all came together so effortlessly on the day.

Photography by The Vedrines

A Date to Remember

After a successful sushi and champagne proposal, setting the date was simple for these two lovebirds… "We had our heart set on the 21st of September for two reasons, one being that our first dance was 'September' by Earth, Wind & Fire and the other was that it fell on the same date as my grandparent's wedding. We felt honoured to pay homage to them during the speeches, it was a really special moment."

Parisian Chic

As a longtime lover of opulent French décor and a student of the language, Monica was so excited to select Gosfield Hall as her wedding venue. "It's a stunning location bursting with original features of the French monarchy, with high ceilings, gold gilt edging and chandeliers… It made a statement and that's exactly what we wanted for our day." The pair had 80 guests for their big day, "we wanted a number that is enough for a party but still be able to connect and speak with them all."

Timeless Elegance

The theme for this wedding focused on timeless décor and a move away from trends: "We wanted to focus on good food, music and company, not follow trends that wouldn't age well. Everything was as sustainable as possible using lots of vintage pieces and accessories that I could use and wear again. This ensured everything united under our elegant theme, from our simply gorgeous silky cake to my sexy YSL platforms!" Monica stunned with help from her suppliers, with Dolecka Bridal's tiara and Mirror Mirror's handmade veil, she fit right in to her royal surroundings.

Music Maestro

This couple had a range of music throughout the day with the whole family getting involved, she even started her day off with calming music and scented candles in the bridal suite while the wedding party got glam, but one in particular stood out for the bride... "The most special part of the day was my gift from Alex, he wrote me a song and performed it for us in the Grand Salon, it was total magic. We chose a variety of music throughout the day to suit the setting and time, with our friends Chris and Abby Eaton singing 'Ribbon in the Sky' as I walked down the aisle and an acoustic duo performing with cocktails outside later on." Apollo Music led the couple onto the dancefloor for their first dance with a showstopping rendition of 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire which simply wowed everyone.


A Bespoke Bride

After working in the bridal field for 5 years, Monica had a very specific dress in mind and collaborated with designer Emma Beaumont, a northern-based luxury atelier, to realise her dreams. "It was amazing to have my very own vision brought to life and I was excited for Alex to see me in my dress and for me to see him, I wish I could wear it every day!"

Top Tips

From changing into a second evening dress to guests staying at the venue and handmaking custom gifts for each guest, the couple had lots of advice for future newlyweds. "We had a handmade leather polaroid guest book from Mills & Brown filled with funny messages and pictures and it always brings a smile to our faces to see it sat on the coffee table now. We wish we could do it all over again!" The couple jetted off after the celebrations to Cocoon Luxury Resorts in the Maldives for what Monica dubbed "the best trip of my life", we wish them every happiness together!


The Dream Team

Photography The Vedrines Bespoke Dress Emma Beaumont Veil Mirror Mirror Bridal Couture Handmade Crown Dolecka Bridal Earrings Chanel Shoes YSL Hair Doll Creative Makeup The Makeup Labb Venue Gosfield Hall Cake Sue Hurst Cake Design Nails Urban Retreat Florist Stock Florist Bridesmaid Hairpieces India Grace Bridesmaid Jewellery IJ Avenue Aisle Music Abby Eaton & Chris Eaton Reception Music Alex Hollingworth & Emily Craig Music Evening Music Apollo Music

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