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Rachael and Carl: Real Elizabeth Kate Bride Wears Elysee Etoile Wedding Dress

Real bride Rae wears Elysee Etoile Adrianna Wedding dress at Elizabeth Kate Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire

How did we meet

Plenty of fish dating app


What about your proposal, how did it go?

Haha, not very romantic, Carl asked me for a serious chat whilst on our balcony on holiday in Alcudia, August 2022. I didn’t see it coming but was over the moon when he popped the question.


Tell us about your venue?

Sandburn Hall in York. We attended a wedding there in 2018 & I fell in love with it then. When we went back in October 2022 I knew it was the venue I wanted to get married in. It was our first & only venue we viewed as I knew it was the one.



What was your wedding style/inspo?

I knew the colour scheme I wanted to go with & thought it was very fitting for Sandburn Hall. I knew I wanted sunflowers & roses as part of the styling & in the bouquets. Carl chose his suit which was also very fitting for Sandburn Hall. We just went with what we liked & thankfully it all paid off.


Tell us about your dress!

My wedding dress ended up being the complete opposite to what I thought I’d go for. Holly was amazing when I came in for my first appointment. She put me at ease & her knowledge on all the dresses was amazing! Both Holly & Kim have been fantastic at every appointment I had after saying Yes to the dress. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I felt a million dollars on my wedding day.



What was your favourite part of your wedding day?

Saying I do. The ceremony was great, the build up of nerves, tears (happy ones) & once I walked down to carl I felt relaxed. Even though we were in a room full of people it felt like it was just the two of us. The evening reception, everyone was in great spirits & danced the night away. The whole day was just amazing.


Any changes? (Things you wish you’d done or wish you hadn’t!)

No, we wouldn’t change anything & we want to do it all again!



Any tips for brides to be?

Be organised, get your suppliers booked in early as the good ones are in demand & will be snapped up quickly. Make lists, get yourself a wedding book to keep a check of everything & even make a spreadsheet to keep a track of costs. Enjoy the day & soak it all up cos it flies by!


List your fave suppliers

  • Elizabeth Kate - of course!

  • Unity Rhodes Bridal Hair

  • Kate Marshall Make up

  • Gingersnaps Photography

  • Shindig flowers & styling

  • Sandburn Hall Venue


Real bride Rae wears Elysee Etoile Adrianna Wedding dress at Elizabeth Kate Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire

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