Eleanor and Edward Morgan enjoyed a Cathedral ceremony followed by a country mansion reception for their Essex wedding on 25th May 2012
Where did the wedding take place?
After Ed proposed during a surprise trip to Rome in 2010, we tied the knot two years later at the beautiful Cathedral of St Helen & Mary in Brentwood, followed by a reception at Gaynes Park, a converted, contemporary barn in Epping.
What did the bridal party wear?
I wore an Amira A-symmetric, taffeta dress by Hollywood Dreams, which had amazing crystal detailing, ruched bodice and sweetheart neckline.
As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the dress for me. I also wore a cathedral-length veil hand decorated with Swarovski crystals.
The bridesmaids wore strapless, full length chiffon dresses from Dessy's After Six range.
Ed wore a slate grey traditional morning suit with cream waistcoat from Slaters Menswear.
The best man, ushers and our fathers wore the same but with ties bought from Dessy to match the bridesmaids’ gowns.
What was your theme?
As both the cathedral and Gaynes Park were stunning in their own right, we wanted to keep the flowers and decorations simple yet stylish.
Poppies Flowers created beautiful bouquets of calla lilies and the theme was carried throughout the day with lilies arranged in glass bowls and in vases as table centerpieces.
We had a three-tier fruitcake made by Ed's Mum and iced by his Aunt; each tier was interspersed with fresh calla lilies in Perspex cylinders, in keeping with our theme.
How did it end?
With a megamix medley Ed had put together - it got all his fellow London Blitz American Football team on the dance floor and definitely tested the foundations of the barn.
We couldn't resist going to The Marriott Hotel where all our guests continued the party!
Where did you go on honeymoon?
Canada, from Vancouver up to Calgary and through the Rockies, staying in eight locations over 18 days.
It was definitely an adventurous trip, we packed in glacier hiking, white water rafting, zip lining, whale watching, fly fishing and even saw bears.
Photography by im-art Photography, 01992 619601, www.Im-Art.co.uk