Hilary & Alex’s Real Wedding

Hilary and Alex met through a mutual friend when Hilary moved to London. The couple started out as just friends, but a few dates soon led to love. Alex popped the question after a friend’s wedding in the Cotswolds, and they began planning their special day.

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Bridal Beauty

Hilary initially let her practical side take over when it came to choosing her wedding dress. She decided that it made sense not to spend a fortune on a gown she’d only wear once, so she began her search in Oxfam Brides in Southampton. However, practical Hilary couldn’t find a design she liked, so accompanied by her sister Liz and best friend Sarah, she headed to Cloud Nine Bridal, where Sarah had bought her wedding dress from.

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It was here she found the one – an elegant strapless gown from Ellis Bridals, which flattered her curves and highlighted her creamy skin tone.

On her wedding day, Hilary had her make-up done at the salon in the Bristol Royal Marriott, where they were staying prior to the wedding. She opted for her dark hair to be styled in a chic side swept bun, accessorised with sparkly clips, borrowed from a friend.

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Alex & Hilary’s supplier list
Wedding Dresses by: Ellis Bridals
Bridalwear Shop by: Cloud Nine
Photography by: Neil Cox Photography