Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…
Owen and I met at University of Edinburgh at one of the Student club nights. About 5 months after meeting, Owen moved to Kenya for 2 year’s but we still stayed in touch. When he came back, we finally got together then and have been ever since! At the time I lived in London and Owen was in Exeter; we commuted for a year and then decided to move to Newcastle to buy a house and start a life together!
How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?
I was nervous but super excited as Y.A.P was my first bridal visit and, although I had in mind what I was looking for, this would be the first time I had properly looked at dresses!
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?
I loved the idea of a full skirt, lace, off white, sleeves with, ideally, a high neck. Grace Kelly’s wedding dress is my favourite of all time so was inspired by her look.
Tell us about your bridal stylist and how the ‘You Are Precious’ consultation helped to find the perfect dress for you...
The service from start to finish was amazing. My bridal consultant, Louise, really listened to me, understood what I was looking for. What I liked about YAP was that they advised me to try on dresses I would have never considered, and this really helped me narrow to the right 'one'. They made me feel so comfortable and were so warm and friendly. I tried on 4 dresses and number 4 ended up being the one for me!
How did you feel when you found your precious gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?
I just knew it was what I had envisioned, the detail and the shape were beautiful, and it made me feel amazing so knew it was the one for me!
How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?
I felt beyond amazing – perfect for me.
What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey?
Friendly, relaxed and UNFORGETTABLE
Tell us about the perfect accessories …
I wasn’t sure I wanted a veil as I wanted quite a high neck dress but as soon as I saw my Ian Stuart veil, I knew I had to have it and tied the whole look I was going for together. I also had a custom-made jacket by Anne at Diva Designs who created a beautiful bespoke piece for over my dress to add sleeves and high neck. I loved my finished look.
Talk to us about the location and how you styled your day …
We got married in the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art in Newcastle. We loved this venue as, since neither of us are from the North East and most of our guest were coming from far and wide, it is such an iconic building for the region and loved how it represents the area. Our style was to be simple but classic with a modern twist.
Any colour schemes/ themes for your big day?
For the day, all our guests wore black which looked amazing! Everyone looks so classy and immaculate and made the Bridal party stand out which was lovely. Also it looked incredible in the pictures
Tell us about your chosen suppliers and how they made your day perfect …
We used Sprig and Thistle for the flowers – Jess was amazing and we adored the look on the day – from the bouquets and flower crowns to table settings and button holes, they all looked gorgeous.
Our DJ was Steven Maddison – he was perfect. We are super into our music and wanted to make sure the music on the day was us rather than generic wedding playlist. Steven smashed it and we have had so many people since telling us the music was the best they have heard at a wedding.
James Grieves: M&J Videos was our Videograher. We chose him as he makes excellent bespoke videos which were nothing like we had seen before. On the day, James was great and the finished video is something we will cherish forever
Victoria’s Paperie was our choice for invites and signage on the day. We loved our invites and the table plan was one of my favourite things on the day. We named our tables after our favourite music artists - we had many complements on how amazing it looked.
We absolutely adored looking after you throughout your totally unique and personal bridal journey Rebecca. We wish you and Owen a lifetime of love and happiness! Forever a part of the Y.A.P team!