The love story
When Angie met Dag, she fell so madly in love that within a year she signed up for a university course to learn his native tongue, Norwegian. <p>The proposal itself was a complete surprise. Angie says, "We had spent the day together in town, having lunch and shopping and finished at the The Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge where Dag called my parents and asked my Dad for my hand in marriage - he then came back in the restaurant and proposed to me!"<br /><br />In fact, Dag went the extra mile and proposed a second time when Angie returned from a family holiday, "He met me at Gatwick airport and proposed with the ring!"</p>
The bride knew <a href="http://www.gaynespark.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Gaynes Park</a> was 'The One' as soon as she visited it with her mum, "It was the perfect setting for my partner's family and friends who would be travelling from Norway."
The wedding dress
Angie knew she wanted a fitted and elegant gown, and she found just the one at <a href="http://www.pronovias.com/gb/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pronovias</a> Bond Street: "As soon as I put this on with the huge veil I knew. It was everything I had dreamed of and more! It was covered in clear delicate sequins, so had a subtle elegant sparkle in the summer sun."
<p>The matching cathedral length veil also had lace and sequins along the edge. The creative bride finished off her look with a <a href="http://www.jennypackham.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jenny Peckham</a> crystal headband which she'd customised by removing the headband so that it could sit on my hair bun. </p>
The wedding shoes
Sparkly peep-toe heels finished off the look beautifully.
In keeping with the dress, the white flowers by <a href="http://www.poppiesdesignerflowers.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Poppies Designer Flowers</a> were paired back and romantic.
Dag kept things classic in a black Armani suit, with grey waistcoat, and white tie. The best bit? They were all embroidered with the couple's name and wedding date.
Angie also took inspiration from her beautiful dress for the stationery by <a href="http://www.roseandruby.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rose and Ruby</a>, which mimicked the lace around the edging of her mantilla veil and dress.
The bridesmaids dresses
In keeping with the strikingly pretty lavender and silver colour theme, the bridesmaids wore pale purple dresses by <a href="https://uk.dessy.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dessy</a>, each in a different design to better suit their figures.
The flower girls
The two younger bridesmaids had matching gowns and the flower girl wore a pretty ballerina, also from Dessy.
<p>Their romantic ceremony took place in <a href="http://www.gaynespark.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Gaynes Park</a>’s orangery, set amid a flower- filled walled garden that was decorated for the occasion with lanterns<br /> and hearts in the trees.</p>
The bridal party
The table plan
<p>A beautiful silver and lavender theme ran throughout, with luxe details including a personalised monogram of the couple’s initials, mulberry-toned lacy stationery and a diamante´-trimmed cake. </p>
Crystal trees made for a dazzling table centrepiece.
<p>The day wasn’t without its homemade touches. “Dag and I spent about 18 hours baking, icing and individually wrapping 120 cookies as favours,” explains Angie. “Luckily, we thoroughly enjoy baking together!” </p>
The wedding cake
The glamourous cake from The Wedding Parlour featured a diamanté trim round each layer, and a lace pattern to match the dress. Each tier had a different flavour to satisfy even the pickiest of guests: chocolate and ganache and lemon with lemon curd.
Words of wisdom
<p>Angie has these words of advice to offer other brides, "Start well in advance, be organised and create a check list and budget. Make plenty of time to search for suppliers and quotes and styles!"</p>