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Invitation to a Real Wedding: Kerri and Chris

by Kloe Forster

How He Asked…

“Chris proposed to me after a romantic dinner on the beach in Egypt. It was amazing.”

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The Ceremony Details…

We invited 80 guests to join us for the ceremony. The Groomsmen did a hilarious Winnie The Pooh reading which got everyone laughing.

Our Maid of Honour also read – ‘Falling in Love is like owning a Dog’ by Taylor Mali.

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real wedding dog

The Reception Details…

Our reception was held at Sopley Mill.

We had a delicious 3 course meal consisting of: Bacon and Camembert Tart to start, Chicken wrapped in Bacon with Chive Mash and Vegetables for the main course and we served wedding cake for dessert.

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The Wedding Party…

Kerri chose her best friend and work colleague – and asked with a home made scrabble tile picture.

She also asked her 2 younger sisters – after presenting them with a small necklace and poem asking to be bridesmaids.

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The groom asked all of his childhood friends as his Best Men/Groomsmen – he asked them all in a WhatsApp group.

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The Bride and Grooms outfits…

Kerri wore a Justin Alexander dress and Irregular Choice shoes – she chose her veil from Brides of Southampton.

Chris hired his suit from Moss Bros.

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The Finer Details…

Kerri chose roses and gypsophilia for her wedding flowers, because they are pink and grey and white – in keeping with her colour scheme, and quite natural looking.

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For favours, the bride and groom opted for Cancer Research pins.

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There was a literary theme to the wedding decor, all of the tables were named after a book, and each table had a cute quote and a prop from the book on top of a rustic log piece.


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What stands out most about your big day?

“When Rick, one of our groomsmen, ripped his trousers posing for a photo!

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Also as we were signing the register – the photographer asked us to kiss and our dog joined in with it!”

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What advice would you give to other Brides / Grooms to be?

“Don’t worry about the small things, in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter and nobody will notice anyway.”

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Is there anything that you wish you knew before you tied the knot?

“That you have to sign the register with your maiden name… I had to ask!”

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bride and groom just married

All photographs credit: Sarah Lafford – Assassynation.

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