The January blues are most definitely setting in with everyone returning to work this week, so we thought we would cheer you up with our first real Ellie Sanderson bride of 2017!  Isn’t she just gorgeous?!

Laura and her dapper hubby Oakley, were married at The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham, Rutland in October.

halfpenny bride

Laura rocked an ultra cool and relaxed vibe on the day, combining a luxurious Halfpenny London A-line slip with an off the shoulder Sassi Holford lace jacket. The warm tone of the slip creates such a stunning look when overlaid by the ivory of the lace. Team that with some gypsophila in the hair and the biggest smile ever(!), and you have one incredible wedding look!

halfpenny bride

The couple had an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast with just 30 guests, all family. They then invited 60 friends for the evening with a more informal party, what a great way to do it! Laura was especially pleased with the format of the day: “This worked brilliantly as we wanted our families to get to know one-another and spend quality time together, and it felt really special and intimate. It was then great to have fun and celebrate with our friends that evening. It was amazing having the whole day in the same venue – it worked perfectly.”


For a personal touch the couple grew their own flowers, dahlias, which they used on the tables and the cake. Then for all the other flowers they used Mrs Umbels. A gypsy jazz swing band called Swing Gitan played for them in the evening – sounds amazing!


Laura reports “It was a truly happy day!” – we think her beaming smile definitely gives this away!

Congratulations to Laura and Oakley!

Love from Ellie and the girls x

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