When Alexandra entered Velvet, a bar in Wakefield, and first set eyes on Luke, the thing that struck her most about him was how good looking and manly he was. It was love at first sight and she knew immediately that she wanted him to notice her.
We asked our beautiful Limelight bride to share the story of their romantic family wedding with us. These stunning photos were taken by Lauren Twigg.
How did Luke propose?
He surprised me by flying out and joining us in Tenerife on a family holiday with my Mum and Grandad. He then took me up Mount Teidi and proposed to me there.
What was it about your venue,Waterton Park Hotel, that made you choose it for your wedding day?
It gave me butterflies from the moment we pulled up to the venue. The moat made me feel like princess.
What was the best bit about your hen do?
Just being with all my favourite ladies drinking fizz, cocktails, laughing and chilling in our giant bath/pool.
Tell us a little bit about how you prepared for your wedding – which things were the most important to you?
Gifts for our wedding party were really important to me and making my Grandma and Dad, who are no longer with us, part of our special day. I wanted the wedding to represent me and Luke through and through.
You looked amazing on your wedding day. What were you looking for when you set out to find your wedding dress? How did you know it was THE ONE?
Originally I thought I wanted something quite plain, stiff fabric, pockets, definitely not strapless, very Audrey Hepburn. My beautiful dress, Paradis by Ian Stuart, was the wild card and, theoretically everything I didn’t want… but yet so so me. I knew the minute I looked in the mirror that it was for me. It made me feel so beautiful.
If you had to choose three favourite memories of the day which would they be and why?
My mum dressing me and my brother entering the room. We have always been the three musketeers and being with them and seeing their reactions fills my heart with joy even now thinking about it.
Seeing luke for the first time, he looked so nervous and so handsome the whole ceremony was beautiful and I never stopped smiling.
After the wedding breakfast I went into the bridal suite with 8 of my favourite ladies with two bottles of champagne and they helped me get ready for the night do. I loved every minute of it.
Were there any unexpected surprises that made you laugh on your wedding day?
In Luke’s speech, he started off by giving my brother a gift which was an adopted camel. When Luke asked Joe for my hand in marriage Joe had said he was offered 12 camels for me when I was younger. He said he would now accept 2, he even brought it up in his own speech saying that the marriage wasn’t official until he got that. It was so funny as we were all in shock!
Which song did you choose for your first dance as a married couple and why?
John legend all of me, it has always been our song and the lyrics are so beautiful. Luke cried through most of the song…
How did you chose your honeymoon destination?
We are doing an American adventure with our little boy, taking him to Disney
What advice would you give new brides to be who are planning their wedding?
Don’t dwell on the minor details and everything will come together. Take time on your wedding day to reflect on everything around you, watch the people you love, kiss your husband lots, drink lots of water, eat your meal, drink lots of fizz and dance, dance, dance.
For once lap up all the compliments – you will never have another day like it and it goes so quick.
Hire a videographer so you can remember and watch your day over and over again. I have watched ours every week since we married!
We wish Mr and Mrs Norbury a lifetime of happiness and laughter. With love and thanks from everyone at Limelight xxx