Real Bride


Rachel and Mark were married last April at the beautiful Oakley Hall Hotel in Basingstoke. It is a luxurious Georgian manor house set in 315 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside. Rachel remembers that the day itself started with some quite dreary weather, but it soon brightened up in time for some magical outdoor photos.

Rachel wore a full lace fishtail gown by So Sassi, the diffusion label from the award winning designer Sassi Holford. She made it her own by adding tiny crystals all over the lace and a crystal & pearl detail along the empire line. Not forgetting the groom, Mark’s suit was from Anthony Blay in Wokingham.

Mark & Rachel
Full Gown
Their chosen photographer was LJ Photographics who began in 2008 and have captured many weddings since then all over Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.
With Mum
Rachel’s florist was Anna from Buds Floristry. The bouquet was an easy decision for Rachel, who knew that she wanted it to be a simple ivory posy with lily of the valley, the same as her grandmother had on her wedding day.
The hair and make-up were taken care of by Lolo & Co, who were fabulous at keeping the bridal party calm and relaxed in the morning.
Rachel’s best buy -
“My wood candle holders and centrepieces, because they were all made by my dad”

Rachel’s favourite moment -
“It has to be seeing Mark at the end of the aisle, and just being surrounded by all of our friends and family”

Rachel’s top 3 tips -
1) Keep yourself fed & watered
2) Don’t stress about the little things
3) enjoy every moment because it’s over so fast.
Thank you so much, Rachel and Mark for sharing your big day with us, and may we wish you a very happy 1st wedding anniversary in a few weeks xx

Boo Bridal
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High Street,
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RG27 8NZ.