Real wedding: A Reem Acra wedding dress at The George in Rye

As soon as Fiona and Sofian walked into the ballroom at The George in Rye, they knew they’d found the perfect setting for their classically romantic day. “We fell in love with the exquisite silk wallpaper and stunning chandeliers,” explains the bride. “It needed little decoration because it was so beautiful in its own right.” The couple added refined details, such as beaded glass charger plates and sequin table runners, in a palette of golds and greys. “We chose a neutral colour scheme because we wanted the day to be as timeless as possible. Grey tied in with the curtains in the ballroom and worked so well against the gold.” Fiona and Sofian also enhanced the space with arrangements of fragrant white flowers. In keeping with the oh-so-elegant wedding look, Fiona chose a silk gown with delicate, beaded cap sleeves and a pleated bodice. “It was the first wedding dress I ever pinned on Pinterest,” she says. “I just knew it was mine before I had even tried it on.”