Heather & Daniel’s Real Wedding

Eighteen months after falling for one another playing tennis, Dan proposed to Heather during a snowy weekend break to New York.  They chose the engagement ring together at Bernstones in Hatton Garden and on July 2nd, 2011, Heather and Dan tied the knot in front of their one hundred and forty-two guests at the stunning Down Hall Country House Hotel based in Essex.

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The Blushing Bride with Her Bridesmaids

After gathering inspirational dress ideas online and trying on eight different styles, Heather eventually found an elegant wedding gown by designer Johanna Hehir, which she chose because of its beauty and simplicity. 

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Having had one trial prior to the big day, Heather’s makeup was professionally done and her hair was curled and tied back.

Heather chose three bridesmaids; her best friend from Hockey Club, Rose and university best friend Shani, as well as Dan’s niece Megan. Her three-year-old flower girl (who turned three on the day of the wedding) also followed her down the aisle.

Heather and her bridesmaids chose the tea length dresses together.  Purchased from Dessy, the dresses were sailor blue silk numbers, to tie in with the blue and white colour theme.

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Daniel & Heather’s supplier list
Bridesmaids Dresses by: Dessy Collection
Wedding Dresses by: Johanna Hehir
Photography by: David Islip Photography Ltd