Real Bride Steph shares her engagement story

We are excited to introduce our latest bespoke bride, Stephanie Haslam. We catch up with Steph who shares her journey to her surprise abroad engagement and why she has chosen to go for a bespoke Lyn Ashworth wedding gown:

“After meeting each other in December 2011, Matt and I moved in together in May 2013 and have since then enjoyed some amazing experiences as a couple. The highlights have been going on some amazing holidays to places we have never seen before. We decided that in September 2015 it was time for our next big adventure holiday to America.”

“On the 4th September 2015 we started our 3 week holiday in San Francisco… what an amazing place. Matt headed off early doors to go and get a picnic for lunch as we were planning on a full day of cycling the Golden Gate bridge and spending the afternoon exploring Sausalito. The cycle was amazingly breath-taking and the end result, sat in a park, overlooking the bridge was perfect. Before we could even break open the picnic, Matt suddenly got down on one knee and proposed, accompanied by some sneaky champagne. It couldn’t have been more perfect! We decided to have a long engagement to give us plenty of time for planning and will be getting married on the 7th July this year at Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire.”

“I was on the hunt for my perfect dress for a while and from the moment I spoke to Sarah on the phone I knew she would be able to create ‘the one’ for me! After visiting the studio in August 2016, I came away feeling so re-assured that I had finally found something perfect for me by being able to have a bespoke dress and the ideas and experience provided by Sarah and her team were just amazing. It was so lovely to have unlimited, dedicated time at the studio with Sarah and the team, trying on so many different styles and fabrics and really helping me to see ‘outside the box’.”

Steph & Matt just after he popped the question! Bubbly at the ready xx