Jessica and Sam met in primary school. “We're both laid-back and have a great sense of humour,” says Jessica. “We just clicked and knew right away that we were meant to be together.” After six years of dating, Sam popped the question at the top of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix while skiing. “It was a complete surprise – he was really worried about dropping the ring through the gaps in the decking,” laughs the bride. “He actually bought the ring a year before he proposed, but he was waiting for the perfect moment to ask me.”
Here she shares some of her favourite moments from their big day...
For our favours, we gave our guests homemade jam, made from raspberries that my mum had picked at Blencowe Hall. Sam's mum made shortbread filled with Nutella, which went down a treat with our friends and family.
My grandparents made our gorgeous cake. It was made up of lemon, chocolate, fruit and Victoria sponge.
I chose a Pronovias gown from Mia Sposa Bridal Boutique in Newcastle upon Tyne. It had a sweetheart neckline, mermaid skirt and gemstone embroidery. It looked stunning, and I instantly fell in love with it.
My veil was my something borrowed, as my mum had wore it on her wedding day.
I was actually early for the wedding, so I had to hide in the Campervan in the sweltering heat while the rest of our guests arrived! It did result in enjoying a bottle of prosecco prior to the ceremony while we waited.
Sam opted for a blue checkered tweed suit from Marc Darcy. He wore a dickie bow tie to help him stand out from the groomsmen and they all looked great.
For the evening, we hired a local band called Squeeze Box. They were great and ke pt everyone on the dancefloor.
One of the main things that stood out for me was the speeches. Everyone was laughing and crying, and it was amazing being able to share our special day with so many amazing people.
Mia Sposa Bridal Boutique
The Beauty Loft
Chair covers, bows and runners
Simply Bows & Chair Covers
Fairylight backdrop, aisle runner and décor
The Memory Knot Company
Flowers by Lisa Penrith
Groom and groomsmen's suits
The Hair Loft
Le Petit Salon
Tel: 01768 862 066
Naomi House Photography
Brooklands Wedding Cars
Venue and accommodation
The Heather Glen Country House