This week’s Behind the Bride is with Sarah from Kippers and Curtains.
Hi Sarah. First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
Thank you. We got married on June 6th, 2015.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
My name is Sarah and my husband is Lee. We met in the September of 1997, I was 16 and had just started sixth form college and had gone to the pub with a friend, she’d been invited out by work colleagues and didn’t want to turn up alone.
I saw Lee standing at the bar, I instantly though he was good looking but didn’t think we would even notice me, let alone come over and speak to me. Well, he did come over and sit with me and we just hit it off – we’ve been together ever since.
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
Initially he mentioned it a few times whilst I was still a teenager and I declined, saying we were too young.
He then asked me again when I was 23 – he’d saved up and bought a white gold and diamond ring, he was so nervous to ask that he just blurted it out at home.
We then decided to go out and do it properly so we went to a local restaurant and he asked me there.
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
By the time we actually got married we had three children and not a huge amount of money. We opted for a registry office for the ceremony and had the reception in a local field which we hired off of some friends, it was a DIY outdoor ceremony.
I made all of the decorations and even picked my own wedding flowers, we put up a small tipi and hires a marquee and had a hog roast.
Thankfully the weather was kind to us. It was very relaxed, no speeches or anything like that. We had a mint green and cream colour scheme with bright pops of colour every where.
What was your favourite memory from your day?
The relaxed vibe – everyone commented on how chilled out it was and it was more like a little festival.
I also loved the ice cream van – when he arrived he had a whole line of children chasing after him.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
Not really – we managed it all on a very tight budget and we had a blast – my dream would have been to maybe have a live band but we were happy enough with a Spotify play list.
Thank you for sharing your big day with us Sarah!
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Photos taken by Anarchy Photography.