Alexandra & Matthew’s Real Wedding

Alexandra and Matthew celebrated their big day at a beautiful restored 17th century barn in the Cotswolds. After five years together, Matthew proposed to Alexandra after they had both completed the New York marathon and they married one year later in November 2010.


The Bride with her Bridesmaids

After doing a lot of research online, Alexandra went to bridal shops with a good picture in her mind of what she was looking for – a strapless, A-line gown. After visiting four wedding shops and trying on over 20 different dresses, Alexandra fell in love with a dress from Caroline Castigliano in Bath. The dress was their “Beauty dress” from the signature collection. Alexandra’s tiara was made by Halo and Co and was complemented by Swarovski crystal stud earrings and her sister’s crystal brooch which was her “something borrowed”.


Alexandra’s younger sister was Maid of Honour with her two best friends as bridesmaids. Their dresses  – from Gillian Roberts Bridal in Eltham – were a navy blue satin with straps that had beautiful crystal detailing – in keeping with the crystals on Alexandra’s tiara.


Matthew & Alexandra’s supplier list
Wedding Dresses by: Caroline Castigliano
Photography by: Mango Photography
Tiaras and Veils by: Halo & Co Ltd
Bridalwear Shop by: Gillian Roberts Bridal
Bridalwear Shop by: Caroline Castigliano