Real Bride: Jennifer & Patrick
Jennifer and Patrick Forster
Our engagement story:
It was on my birthday. Patrick managed to get all my friends together at Hotel du Vin in Newcastle as what I thought was a birthday surprise. He played me a cameo video message from my favourite singer from boys 2 men who said Patrick had something to ask me... I turned around and he was down on one knee. All my friends screamed cried and cheered. I did not expect it and immediately said yes.
Our love story:
Patrick threw a boat party for a work anniversary and I attended as a friend's plus 1. Initially, I didn't want to go as I didn't know him but I'm so pleased I did. We chatted a bit but nothing major. I then went on holiday to Vegas with friends the following week and Patrick messaged me saying he hadn't stopped thinking about me since the party and could he take me out when I get back from Vegas. We went out on our first date and the rest is history. ♥️
Bride's wedding dress:
Tori Topper & Tara Skirt with Chelsea Veil Oyster
What it means to be a Catherine Deane bride:
I love it, it's the perfect brand for me. modern but so classy. understated yet so glamorous it's the perfect fit for me.
Falling in love with my Catherine Deane gown:
To be honest I hate shopping even for my wedding dress. I knew I wanted a top and skirt and so I looked online and saw the perfect set. I bought it instantly also in 2 sizes smaller and a year to get into it... which I did
Did you go to a CD showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience:
I bought the top first as the skirt was out of stock. I rang up and spoke to Anna Triffo at CD who was so helpful and sourced me a skirt from abroad. My mother-in-law-to-be then went onto your website and bought me the veil.
Club L bottle green satin cross
Tell us about your Wedding Venue:
The Graceland wedding chapel in Las Vegas Nevada
we all got limos and a party bus (there were 27 of us) to the venue, it is in downtown las vegas and is a little white chapel. Then we all headed back to the cosmopolitan hotel and had drinks in the luxury Chandelier bar then private dining in STK my favourite restaurant dining.
We wanted a traditional vegas wedding getting married by Elvis in a little white chapel and then the afterparty to be elite and extra which it was.
Wow, our photographer is amazing. He's also a great friend and we were so lucky he came to our wedding. He's super talented and I felt honoured to have him photograph us.
Our Honeymoon destination:
After Las Vegas, a few of us went to Miami for a few days to continue the party. then Patrick and I went to the Bahamas for a week and it was amazing we swam with the pigs
Our most memorable moment:
After our wedding party, Patrick and I snuck away for a private drink just the two of us. We went to Caesar's palace sat at the bar and both looked at each other and said "we are married!"
Our funniest moment:
There is something I can't write about but the wedding party knows exactly what I mean. other than that I would say the entire ceremony we all laughed from start to finish.
Wedding Venue: Graceland wedding Chapel
Dress: Tori Topper & Tara Skirt & Chelsea veil
Photographer: Lee scullion
Florist: the Graceland wedding chapel
MUAH artist: Sahara Spa at the Cosmopolitan hotel and Casino
Bridesmaid's dresses: CLUB L
Groom's suit: Hugo Boss
Wedding rings: earnest jones