When we featured the wedding of Samantha and Lee Dodson in the last issue of the magazine, we knew that we had to share more of their amazing photos with you, courtesy of the super talented Debbie Stogden.
Sam and Lee held their bright, bold and playful ceremony and reception at Judges Country House, Yarm on 27th May 2013 complete with four-tier pink glitter cake and THOSE Louboutin shoes! Be inspired!
After a Las Vegas proposal, the pair themed their reception tables around the party city. Featuring large vases filled with white ostrich features and naming their tables after their favourite Vegas hotels.
Sam: We wanted a bright, colourful wedding and more fun rather than a traditional wedding. The cake was amazing; a huge four-tier pink, glittery cake filled with chocolate and vanilla sponges with LOVE spelt down the side of the tiers. My accessories were pinks, blues, greens and purples to keep a young and vibrant theme rather than traditional silvers and pearls. I also wore cobalt blue Christian Louboutin Dolly shoes!
“As soon as I woke up I was so excited, I ran into my bridesmaid Helen’s room and said oh my God I’m getting married! I wasn’t nervous just very excited.”
Lee: My best man Jack made the special trip back from Australia for the wedding and helped by taking me for breakfast to calm my nerves. We got ready with our suits from Bakers in Middlesbrough. My favourite and most special moment was seeing Sam walk down the aisle towards me, I remember thinking “this is really happening, I’m so lucky!”
Sam: My dress was beautiful, it was a layered organza fitted fish-tail dress with a sweetheart neckline. It was the sixth dress I had tried on, I just grabbed it off the rail without paying it much attention, but as soon as I put it on I loved it and my bridesmaids and mum thought it was perfect.
Sam: I am a hairdresser so my friend from Watkins-Wright hairdressing came to do my hair. It was amazing and perfect and exactly how I pictured it. I always wear my hair down, so I wanted it to be down but more special than usual!
Our wedding in five words: Happiest day of my life!