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“Jonny is completely trustworthy and we loved that he captures all the funny things. He honestly became part of our friendship group.”

Charlton House Hotel & Spa | Somerset | UK

How did you two meet and is there a proposal story?

I had recently moved to Bath and was busy making friends so we were introduced through some people over Sunday lunch (I immediately fell in love, Justin took some convincing)! The proposal was amazing. I had booked my sons birthday and took the 3 of us to Rome for a weekend. During the tour of the Colosseum, Justin asked my son to take a photo but whispered “put the video on, I’m going to propose to your mum” then he got on one knee and proposed in front of everyone. The whole place cheered when I said yes and it’s all on film!

What was your wedding inspiration?

The month of May! Lots of green and pink flowers and beautiful peonies. I had a bouquet of peonies and even had my Jo Malone peony perfume. The bridesmaids were in navy Phase 8 dresses and flower girls in beautiful Monsoon pink dresses. The boys wore navy suits with pink ties from Moss Bros. We had a 3 tier naked cake with fresh flowers on a beautiful wooden engraved board made by my dad. Nikki at Charlton House organised everything and we can’t thank the team at the spa hotel enough.

Why choose Charlton House Hotel and Spa as your venue?

I have been visiting Charlton House for over 12 years as a hotel and Spa guest. I immediately feel happy when I walk through the door. It’s an oasis with beautiful blossom trees and a lovely lawn with huge trees. So it seemed the perfect place to have our reception. We only visited 2 places but this is where I had always planned to get married. My best friend and I used to look through the wedding brochure in the hot tub!

Tell me about the dress. Why did you choose it and what did you love about it?

Wedding dress shopping wasn’t easy but the minute I walked into Krystle brides in bath Krystle put me at ease. She spent a long time with me getting me to try on a number of dresses, she had so much patience. At the end of our time she asked if I would mind trying on a dress that had recently come into store. I put it on and immediately fell in love. Krystle loved it too and call all the other ladies in the shop to have a look. I bought it that day on my own! My maid of honour was mad haha! My dress was a Maggie Sottero Charlene.

Any advice for those planning a wedding

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Have a few things that are important and focus on those. Leave room for things not to go to plan. Make the wedding last as long as possible by turning other “things to do” into events. I loved going shoe shopping with my flower girls

Photography is art. Think of it as buying a picture that’s going to be on the wall forever. It’s worth investing! We loved that Jonny captures the funny things and he honestly became part of our friendship group. I kinda felt like he chose us as much as we chose him! Jonny is completely trustworthy, he just takes care of everything and when the photos came through I was able to relive the day in a different way.

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Charlton House Wedding Photos Featuring:

Make up artist: Nina Norman www.ninanorman.co.uk | Florist: Cottage Flowers Ilminster  www.cottageflowersandmore.co.uk | Rings: Vera Wang  www.verawang.com | Shoes and bag: Sophia Webster www.sophiawebster.com | Cake: Sandra Monger www.sandramongercakes.co.uk | Entertainment: [email protected] | Cars/Transport: De Gournay Wedding Cars www.degournaymotorcars.co.uk

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