A stunning aeroplane inspired wedding with a Mark Lesley Wedding Dress

Today I am thrilled to share this stunning aeroplane inspired wedding with a Mark Lesley Wedding Dress.

Helen and Matt were married at Royal Agricultural University and chose to celebrate their background in flight with pretty details throughout their Big Day.

Images were captured by SilverStar Photographic.

SilverStar Photographic are Michelle and Richard, a dedicated husband and wife team who are Wedding Photographers based in the Solihull and Birmingham area.


I hand you over to gorgeous Bride Helen…


How did you meet? 

“We first met when we both worked for a freight airline in Coventry.”

“I was in the crewing department and Matt was a cadet pilot.”

“I moved away to live in Vancouver and Matt qualified as a commercial pilot here in the UK.”

“We actually started dating almost four years later.”

Tell us about the Engagement? 

“We got engaged in Febuary 2014 on the morning of our flight to Norway to see the Northern Lights for my 30th birthday.”

“Matt proposed at home – it was super early…. He was terrified of taking the ring to Norway and losing it and/or me seeing it!”

Tell us about your wedding planning journey  

“Well, our wedding planning stopped almost immediately after it started.”

“Five days after we got engaged (and three days after my 30th )I ended up in hospital with septicaemia due to my Crohn’s Disease.”

“I spent three months in hospital sadly but was kept entertained with a steady stream of wedding magazines from family and friends!”

“Following this everything else was pretty relaxed.”

“I sorted all the big things like venue, dress and photographer as early as we could and then everything sort of fell into place as I went along.”

“We were so chilled we only bought the gents ties/pocket squares a few days before the big day!”

“Speaking of our venue, we literally stumbled across it. We were initially trying to get married at the Cotswolds Airport but we couldn’t come to an arrangement.”

“However, upon driving home we drove past the Royal Agricultural University.”

“I had seen it on the list of licenced venues and on a whim we turned in the gate.”

“It turned out to be their graduation day, nevertheless they happily welcomed us in and allowed us to have a wander about! Their friendliness, relaxed attitude and that tree lined drive sold it!”

“I unfortunately became ill again due to the Crohn’s Disease in the months before the wedding.”

“Worrying over the small details at this point seemed trivial and I think this helped us be so laid back.”

“I made the table centre pieces, we decided on vintage airline posters in frames as our table names (which we now have hung up the stairs!) and we hired a company to do chair decorations and our flowers.”

“The day before the wedding they contacted me to say they’d not been able to get all the flowers we had chosen.”

“After a brief panic, I just let them get on with making bouquets etc with whatever they had available.”

“Turns out the new flowers were yellow/pink which coincidentally matched the last minute ties we had bought the gents!”

What was the best bit of your day? 

Helen: “Making it down the aisle.”

“In the months before the wedding I was becoming more ill and there were doubts as to whether it would be able to go ahead as planned.”

“Thankfully with the help of a nurse for the day, fabulous hair and make up lady and awesome photographers I don’t think anyone noticed…!”

“The relief and joy at actually making it down the aisle will stick with me forever.”

Matt: “We had an hour or so before the evening reception where guests had chance to meander about and explore the grounds/have a sit down before the dancing began.”

“We had a chance to mingle and properly catch up with friends & family who had come to celebrate the day.”

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

“Do what makes you happy on your wedding day. Not what you think you should do.”

“We played The Lego Song as our ‘leaving the ceremony’ song and had an aerobatics display.”

“That certainly left an impression with the guests as they hadn’t a clue it was about to happen.”

Wedding Suppliers  

Venue – Ceremony and Reception – The Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester

Photographer –  Silverstar Photographic

Dress – Designer – Mark Lesley Bridalwear (Designer) from Bea’s Bridal Studio

Bridesmaid Gowns – Little Mistress dresses bought in Aspire Style

Suits – Slaters

Cake Maker – Patacake

Florist – Event Style

Stylist – Event Style

Stationery – Homemade

Make up/Hair stylist: Jules Make Up Artistry & Hair Design

Air Display – Rich Goodwin

Rings – Bought after a day trip to the Jeweller Quarter in Birmingham


To Contact Silverstar Photographic

Website – http://www.silverstarphotographic.co.uk/

Email – services@silverstarphotographic.co.uk

Phone – 07875 705 204

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