A beautifully understated day full of calming greens and whites, plus a striking long train wedding dress, set the scene for these newlyweds. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more…

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

Charlotte and Mark met in 2014 and five years later, in 2019, Mark proposed while the couple were in York.

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

A dramatic long train wedding dress

Charlotte headed to Wed2B’s Fleetwood store in Lancashire to find her dream dress. “I chose the stunning Cambridge dress,” says Charlotte. “It was amazing quality and definitely a showstopper, thanks to its fabulous long train. It was just perfect!” (for similar styles try Violette, Bruna or Pierette)

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

The perfect venue

“We got married in the Coaching Barn at Bartle Hall, Preston,” says Charlotte. “An intimate venue was perfect for us, and the grounds were beautiful with the country house and then a modern twist with the barn. It was an ideal mix of traditional yet stylish. There were also lots of fairy lights!” 

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

The big day

“Our wedding day was perfect,” says Charlotte. “Weather-wise it started off with small showers but brightened up by mid morning, just in time for our ceremony.”

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

Rustic greens and whites

“We loved the idea of a rustic feel and our colour scheme was sage green with lots of whites and green florals to match throughout,” says Charlotte.

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

“Favours were alcohol miniatures, personalised cookies and ‘Mint to Be’ packets. We also had a cocktail hour to kick off the evening reception and enjoyed a good boogie to some classics later on!”

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

My top tips…

“Try to take in every moment, as it’s soon over,” says Charlotte. “Also, take some time out with your groom during the day to just gather your thoughts. Enjoy every second with family and friends. Finally, don’t worry about the small things, your day will be perfect!”

Real bride Charlotte's long train wedding dress

Charlotte’s Dream Team 

Photographer: Daisy Bell Photography 

Videographer: NLV Films 

Venue: Bartle Hall 

Florist: Bluebells and Daisies 

Venue dressing: Eventique and Creative Venue Stylists

Cake: Mel’s Cakes 

Makeup: Natasha Archer Makeup 

Hair: Estelle Jade Hair

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