Claire And Dave On Steps

My Best Friend’s Wedding…

This blog is especially special to me as this Noble and Wright bride is one of my best friends! I was over the moon when Claire found her dress with us and even happier that we designed and made her a bespoke dress. I have known Claire since I started primary school so when it came to designing her dress I hoped I would be able to make her something perfect. Claire would admit herself that she isn’t one for shopping at the best of times but she had some amazing ideas when it came to her dress and it was such a pleasure to design it alongside her and ultimately make her feel  fantastic.

Here is the story of their beautiful wedding and some amazing ideas for all brides to be.

The Setting…

Claire and Dave live in Cambridge so this set the location of the day. They found the most beautiful little pub opposite the river near where they live called the River Mill. “It is somewhere where we spend a lot of time together, eat regularly and often stop with the dog on dog walks.” The greatest thing about this location Claire explains is that “we will continue to visit here and spend time here with family and friends.”

They were married outside next to the river. The weather was perfect and it was so beautifully relaxed and romantic.

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My best friends wedding

my best friends wedding

The feel of the day & colours…

“We wanted it to be relaxed and enjoyable with as little formalities as possible but still reflective of a wedding. We wanted to involve those closest to us and the day was more about family, friends and enjoyment as opposed to doing what is expected.” A great few examples of this is that Claire got two of our other closest friends to make their wedding cake. Which I can say from personal experience was utterly yummy! Her brother played guitar at the ceremony and Claire’s dad’s band played in the evening. Claire’s mum also made all of the wedding favours so it really was a lovely joint effort by all those they love.

Colour themes included Navy and Grey, which both by the Groom and bridesmaids wore. All other tones were greens and whites.

my best friends wedding

my best friends wedding

my best friends wedding

What was unique…

Claire says one of the things people commented on the most was that guests had “never been to a wedding where it was such a relaxed style and they loved it.”

my best friends wedding

Flowers…

Claire’s flowers we simple and beautiful. Gypsophila and roses simply tied with some subtle foliage. The perfect style for Claire’s effortless dress.

my best friends wedding

Hair and Make up…

Claire’s hair and makeup was done by Georgina Milsome. “I just went for a relaxed look, restricted by having a fringe and make up that covered a scar so she used air brush make up.”

my best friends wedding

my best friends wedding

Shoes…

“Classic wedding shoes in Ivory with a t-bar from John Lewis.”

Accessories…

In keeping with the simplicity Claire wore Earrings brought by her sister by Stella and Dot “and my now husband brought me a bracelet to wear on the day.”

my best friends wedding

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen…

The bridesmaids wore “short dresses as my dress style was short at the front. These were found online along with the accessories and shoes which luckily all went well together.”

The Groomsmen wore 3 piece suites by Moss Bros.

my best friends wedding

How did your dress make you feel…

“My dress was just incredible and I genuinely never ever thought I would say that. You guys did amazing and are so talented at what you do. It started as a bit of a chit chat over a glass of wine with Hannah on a Friday night and progressed into what was just perfect. I love it so much and love looking back at the pictures now. The experience at Noble and Wright is also second to none, every visit, me, my mum or bridesmaids were made to feel very special and offered assistance on many other aspects of the wedding.

Claire’s dress really was designed to suit her perfectly! There is no better compliment than when one of your best friends trusts in you to design their dress from scratch. What an honour and the result was amazing. Claire’s dress was a stylish short at the front and long at the back skirt with a soft sweetheart top and lace jacket style overlay. One bespoke piece ill treasure making forever.

The Noble and Wright Team xx

Photography by Mark Nortcliffe