Real Life Wedding at Lainston House

Hear all about James and Joy's big day!

How did you both meet and how did the proposal occur?

We met at another friend’s wedding! The proposal happened in New York, although it was a little bit rushed as it took us a lot longer to get into Manhattan than anticipated, the plan was to propose before we went to see a show, but by the time we got to the hotel, we only had about 10 mins to spare!

What did you love most about Lainston House?

The setting, and the architecture/décor, the rooms and the Dawley barn are all incredible.

Did you have a theme your your special day?

No real theme, just a colour theme of light blue, which all the bridesmaids wore, was present in the flowers, and on the groomsmen’s outfits.

Tell us about the dress...

Dress was a bit of a drama, alterations were still being done (not by the dress shop themselves!) the day before the wedding. It all came good in the end.

What do you remember most about the day itself?

Watching Joy walk down the aisle

Were there any special moments or surprises on the big day?

Our cat was immortalised on top of our cake!

What tips or advice would you give to future couples?

Don’t stress, it will all work out on the day!

Images courtesy of Sam Gavin's Photography