Beautiful bride to be Alexandra Spry and handsome finance Jonathan Gates have had a fairytale romance, they share their beautiful story with us:
“After meeting at a wedding three and a half years ago, we knew that we always wanted to get married.
“One Thursday evening in October 2015 before I had to go to work on the Friday, I found a note telling me to pack my bags for a weekend trip away to my favourite place and that we were to leave in the morning.
“I knew straight away we would be going to Cascais in Portugal, a place I grew up in and have so many wonderful memories of. Whilst there, Jonathan organised many of my favourite things to do and places to go, one of them was to visit Monseratte Palace in Sintra, where to my excitement, he proposed.
The wedding sounds as dreamy as the engagement:
“We are getting married on 1st October this year in Sintra, Portugal and couldn’t be more excited. The ceremony and reception will be black tie and will take place in Quinta da Arriaga, in the hills of Sintra in the evening.”
Of course every fairytale bride needs her perfect dress:
“My beautiful dress is being made by the wonderful Sarah Barrett at Lyn Ashworth. Having always known in my mind what I wanted, my friend recommended Lyn Ashworth to me knowing what style I loved and as soon as I looked at the dresses online I knew I had found the place I was going to buy my dress.
“My appointment was wonderful, Sarah made it the most magical and personal experience, not only for me but for my father too. We sadly lost my mum a year before and Sarah was aware and so kind in so many ways to us both and I look forward to catching up with Sarah and her amazing team on every appointment I have.
“I have decided on a bespoke dress, this way I can have every inch of the dress perfect to me and the dream I’ve always wanted. Sarah listens to all my ideas and gives me great advice too, I feel very lucky to have found such a talented designer who is also such a wonderful person and I cannot wait to try my finished dress on.”