tell us your wedding story so far… Ellie and Joe

Meet the lovely Ellie and Joe. I was delighted to make contact with Ellie through a mutual friend and discovered she has been a fan of for years, and now as a bride-to-be cannot wait to use pieces from the site to style her chic seaside wedding.

How did you get engaged?

While having a dreamy holiday in Ibiza, we decided to go for a meal in the old town one night. Being dressed up for the meal and wearing some unfeasibly high heels, I wasn’t too pleased when Joe suggested climbing to the top of the old fortress there. Despite a large amount of moaning on the way about my poor old feet, when we sat down at the top in the dark to look up at the stars, Joe began a meticulously prepared little speech and produced a beautiful wedding ring. After my euphoric hysteria subsided (some time later – it may have been hours!), he explained that he had several engagement ring brochures with him, someone back in the UK was waiting for my email on exactly what kind of ring I liked and it would be ready by the time we returned. What a sweetie!

Is there a theme/style for your wedding? Why did you choose it?

The wedding reception will be by the sea in Brighton. Joe and I met while at university in Brighton so it feels like a fitting place to get married some seven years later! While there isn’t a theme as such, the tone will be laid back and simple, with a beachy feel. I’ve always wanted the wedding to be fabulous and fun but without any pomp or formality.

My four gorgeous bridesmaids will be wearing floaty navy blue dresses and carrying bright coral coloured bouquets – the colour scheme will be continued in table centres and chair decorations. I’ll be adding some pretty touches from of course; such as the Wild Flower Paper Heart Bunting, Mini Heart Bunting , the large Wrought Iron Bird Cageand the Personalised Wedding Direction Signs .

What are your key gift list items?

Having lived together for some years we feel we have everything we need and more so we’re asking for honeymoon contributions for our month long tour of America.

Is your wedding turning out as you dreamt it would?

It certainly is! Our venue has been fantastic and I wouldn’t change a thing we’ve chosen yet. Holding the wedding in a place that is so special to us makes me all the more excited to have all of our nearest and dearest friends and family gathered together there.

What is your one wedding tip?

Stay calm, think through everything very carefully and ask yourself – is this what I really want? It’s your day so ensure that everything you do is for you two and no one else!

Thanks to both of you for sharing your wedding story with us. We are so looking forward to hearing more about your wedding plans and seeing photos of the day itself soon.

The weddings team x

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