This week’s Behind the Bride is an extra special one as it is with my sister-in-law Becky and I was her maid of honour!
Hi Becky! First of all, congratulations on your marriage!
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When are where did you first meet?
My name is Becky and my husband is James Parry. We live in Chester-Le-Street County Durham. We have a little girl called Isla. We first met by chance when I went to visit a friend of mine at her student accommodation where James was staying also. We ended up going for drinks together and hit it off straight away.
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
It was a very romantic proposal. James took me to Paris for the weekend. We went for a nice meal and then a walk around the Eiffel Tower where he proposed.
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or colour scheme?
We got married in a local church – St Marys and St Cuthberts. My family have celebrated many occasions in that church and it is very special to me.
Our wedding reception was held at Beamish Hall, a lovely country manor. We went for soft pink colours and creams for our colour scheme. The bridesmaids wore off the shoulder soft pink maxi dresses – I loved them.
What was your favourite memory from your day?
My favourite memory from the day is probably when James and I were in the wedding car going to the reception. It was the only time we had together to take everything in and start to relax.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
The only thing that didn’t go to plan was my flowers. Some of my bridal party’s flowers got delivered to the wrong place and then the flowers on tables and top table were the wrong colour. I got some purple flowers instead of pink, but it didn’t affect the day at all.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
My advice to other brides is don’t worry over every small thing, everything comes together in the end. The day goes so quick, you just have to enjoy every second of it.