Our gorgeous Maddie got married at the stunning Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire, described by the bride herself as “the perfect summer’s day in August.”
Maddie  explains, “The wedding had a summer garden theme, with soft pinks and purples throughout with hydrangea filled birdcages as the table centres and wildflower seeds as favours. Our personal highlight was serving our guests gin and tonics in vintage floral china tea cups!”

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“I went to the National Wedding show thinking I had an image in my head of my perfect dress – full lace and figure hugging. I tried on several dresses that fitted that bill, but was beginning to become unsure the style suited me. I had an appointment with Ellie Sanderson at the show, and Acacia handed me a Suzanne Neville dress which was nothing like what I had in my head, but I tried it on and became an instant Suzanne Neville fan. The corseting is amazing!”

Maddie Suzanne Neville

(And comfy by the look of it Maddie!)

“I made an appointment at the Ellie Sanderson boutique in Oxford with the intention of buying the dress I had tried on, but once there I discovered their Suzanne Neville treasure trove and spent a wonderful afternoon trying on dresses until I found The One! I fell in love with the ‘Stunning’ dress as soon as I tried it on. It had everything I wanted – the gorgeous corseting, the light organza A-line skirt which turned out to be perfect for a summer’s day, and most importantly, it still had the lace back I had my heart set on.”

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“The team at Ellie Sanderson were wonderful – they put me completely at ease and made the whole process so enjoyable, giving advice on my accessorises and whether ‘to ribbon’ or ‘not-to-ribbon’ (I chose ‘not to ribbon’).  Particular love to Acacia who was so calming during my final nerve wracking dress fittings.”

We are absolutely thrilled you loved your time here at Ellie Sanderson Maddie; we loved sharing your journey with you! We wish you so much love and happiness in married life.


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