For Brides looking for inspiration – here you have it.
Sometimes organising a wedding can be stressful, but Inés and George make it look effortless and simple, with style. Strip away the lavish big-wedding extravagance, and here you have the essence of the day; two people in love who want to share the rest of their lives together.
Inés answers some questions below …and a very nice footnote- thank you Inés!
Inés, you chose a unique classical look for your wedding day, a touch of 1950’s glamor – it was refreshing and lovely! What make/brand was your dress, where did you get it from and what inspired the look?
It was in the window in Nautilius Mill Street in March the year before the wedding. I walk pass the shop every morning to work. I wanted to prepare for the wedding the year before hand at the same time of year to decide what it would feel like and what I would feel like wearing. As soon as I saw the dress in the window one morning, I tried it on in my lunch hour and asked them to set it aside for me (I needed Mum’s approval too!).
Despite looking like a dress it is in fact a top and a skirt. This made it more appealing to me as I pictured wearing the items separately, and it wouldn’t just sit getting dusty in a wardrobe. A lovely set by Tara Jarmon. I particularly like the broderie anglaise.
We had always wanted a relaxed and reasonably small wedding, and the initial plan was for us to pop on the plane in our wedding outfits, so I wanted something I could travel in also!
Where did you get your hair classic upswept hairstyle done?
Josef of Switzerland.
Who did your delicate pastel pink flowers?
The New Rose Bowl
Those yummy cupcakes, who made them?
Sweet Petite – Not only did they look and taste good, the lady there was lovely and made them with raspberry purée to reduce the refined sugar content!
Why pink? I saw some blush peonies and this inspired me. It is also a very gentle and loving colour. George wears lots of pale pink shirts also, and suits it well!
You both chose a small intimate wedding, can you tell us what appealed to you about this approach to your day?
We are both pretty reserved and so didn’t want to be too much in the lime light! We wanted to share the special day with our closest family members, but not spend a fortune!
Would you like to tell us about the reception, and choice of venue?
We love the Old Government House Hotel, and it’s close proximity to the Greffe Registry Office was ideal. We also liked the ease of The Greffe for the ceremony – no need for any preparations.
Would you like to say a little about ‘your story’ or how you met?
We went to primary school together, and later met in our twenties in Gatwick airport, and finally found ourselves in the same Guernsey pub.
Who proposed to whom?
Georgie proposed to me, with a little hinting on my part!
What was it about your spouse that made you realise that they were “the one?”
Difficult to describe – I suppose you just know. The day after meeting Georgie I told mum I had met my future husband!
What would you have done if it rained?!
Got my umbrella out. I had planned for it!
Where did you honeymoon?
Iceland (10 days driving around the perimeter) and 3 day stop off in Toronto to see the city and the Niagara Falls.
Would you have done anything differently, or was it the ‘Perfect Wedding?’
Nothing differently at all. There were amazing moments that happened that we couldn’t have even planned for. That for me made it that extra special.
Also to say Yasmin, you were perfect on the day too. So glad you enjoyed yourself. We were so relaxed that we didn’t even notice you during speeches etc.. and you picked up on some lovely moments.