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The Real Wedding of Sophie & Mike at Braxted Park, Essex

We share some stunning shots of the happy couple, and a little insight into their big day journey

The venue you tie the knot in is integral to the experience you and your guests will have on the big day. And if the experience you want your loved ones to have at your wedding is an elegant, sophisticated and fun one - then you can't go wrong with the venue our real bride Sophie chose! Braxted Park, near Witham, is one of the finest wedding venues in Essex, set within acres of private, pristine land.

real wedding at braxted park essex

Braxted Park is blessed with multiple outdoor areas to host your ceremony, raise a glass or backdrop your portraits. While inside, you'll find so many stunningly well appointed rooms, perfect for evening receptions and dancing the night away!

It's these serene indoor and outdoor surroundings that immediately made our real couple, Sophie and Mike, fall for this wedding venue. Knowing just how wonderful it would look in their photo album. And they weren't wrong!

The perfect complement to their romantic setting was Sophie's gorgeous gown, a mesmerising style from Étoile. A sweeping, sensual number that hugged her silhouette in all the right places, and subtly sparkled under the moonlight.

The Real Wedding of Sophie & Mike at Braxted Park in Essex

We are so delighted to be sharing the beautiful photos from Sophie & Mark's big day, along with a few words from the bride herself.

How did you two meet?

We meet in Vegas in 2018.

How did you get engaged?

Mike proposed at the Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall

What was your favourite moment(s) from the wedding?

Seeing each other for the first time, the speeches and having a crazy party!

Tell us all about your wedding dress!

I loved all the embellishments and how it complimented my figure. ⁣

What was the general decor for your big day?

White and very classic.⁣

Do you have any advice for future Bellissima Brides?

Make sure you use your bustle!! I completely forgot mine!

Do you have any local suppliers you would like to recommend?

Wedding Venue - Braxted Park

Florist - Charmaine Taylor

Saxophonist - Jonny Poole⁣

How was your Bellissima experience?

It was amazing throughout and the team always went above and beyond to ensure my experience was special - thank you so much.


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