We had known of each other, truth be told more so via social media, and occasionally passed each other in the street and acknowledged one another. Then John asked me out on a date; we hit it off straight away and the rest is history!
I always thought that it was going to be a huge challenge, however I am an open minded person so that’s how I went into my first bridal appointment!
I had modelled wedding dresses before, so for all I thought I would settle on a ‘princess cut’ wedding dress having thought that what suited me best when I had worn them in the past, I knew as soon as I’d find ‘the one’ it would all feel just right!...and really the dress I ended up choosing was pretty opposite to what I had in mind, but I just knew it was 'the one' instantly!
Danni and the girls at Y.A.P are truly the most beautiful, welcoming, accommodating and just all round fabulous people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. They make you feel like a million dollars from the second you walk in, and make sure you feel that way until your wedding day. I really wish I was getting married over and over again, just so I could have the experience I had at Y.A.P and feel the way I did many more times to come!
From the second I walked into Y.A.P, it was amazing. Unbeknown to me, the appointment I had made happened to be when 'Savin London’s' designer was actually holding a trunk show there, showcasing some new season designs that weren’t in boutiques yet! Andrey Savin himself also helped me find my perfect dress. I had tried on three in total, the third being ‘the one’ which seemed to be a combination of the first and second dresses...they were all incredible though! Savin actually made my gown slightly bespoke which felt truly unique to me. I came away from my appointment feeling like I’d just won the lottery, it was one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced!
One word... Perfect! My dress did have an over skirt, which I chose not to wear given the fact we had a very small 'lockdown' wedding! However one day in the not so distant future, my over skirt will be worn because it is out of this world and deserves some attention!
Special, personal, perfect! (I could write so many more words down, three words aren’t enough!)
Tell us about the perfect accessories …
I chose the most beautiful ‘Lori’ Savin veil, and then began trying on accessories. As soon as I tried my Richard Designs hairvine I knew it was the perfect choice, it was a lovely bright silver that sparkled in all the right places. For my shoes, I dreamt of a pair of Aquazzura heels and luckily my dress was the perfect excuse to purchase them! I didn’t wear a necklace or a bracelet, I only wore earrings. These were aquamarine diamonds (something blue!) that was a gift to me from John’s Grandma, so they are extremely special and sentimental to me.
Talk to us about the location and how you styled your day …
Truth be told, there really wasn’t much styling in the church itself, as it was so beautiful anyway! However the church florist did add a few final touches, which we left behind for future services. As for our back garden reception, my Mum and Aunty decorated it with bunting and balloons, the flowers were planted especially which all perfectly bloomed in time! Our garden never looked so good!
If you could give one piece of advice for future Y.A.P brides about to embark on their bridal journey, what would it be?
Enjoy every single moment of it! These things only happen once in your life, and who knows that if the pandemic lingers, you could be planning your quick lockdown wedding - something I absolutely do not regret! My motto is “Everything happens for a reason” and I truly believe the way our wedding day ended up, was the way it was always meant to be! And now we have a baby on the way a lot sooner than we had planned, however we wouldn’t change this for the world!
Rebecca thank you for sharing your utterly perfect 'Lockdown Love Story Wedding' with us! We have absoultely adored looking after you throughout your bridal experience and we wish nothing but love and happiness for you and John, and a safe arrival of your little one on the way.
You Are Precious always,
Love, Y.A.P xoxo