Rebecca and Luke’s big day flutters by....

16 May 2011

Rebecca and Luke’s big day flutters by....

Rebecca and Luke had a butterfly and antique theme to their day and loved every moment

Rebecca Alley, 24 from Toddington and Luke Wilkins, 26 from Milton Keynes were blessed with glorious sunshine on their big day in May.

The couple tied the knot on Saturday, 22 May 2010 at Toddington Church and had a reception for the guests at Luton Rugby Club.

‘The whole day was just perfect,’ says Rebecca, the new Mrs Wilkins. ‘I know everyone says that but I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about our day. The sun shone, everyone danced and we both had so much fun.’

Rebecca and Luke’s wedding day had an antique theme with a touch of butterflies. ‘The theme came from my dress,’ explains Rebecca. ‘It was a Maggie Sottero dress and had a touch of gold through it to give it a slightly vintage look.’ The bridesmaids shone in sage green long dresses. ‘I chose them because they had a two-tone effect which I thought would look lovely catching the light. Luckily we had the sun so it worked.’

The theme carried through to the flowers and Rebecca chose to include the vintage looking Old Dutch roses in both her bouquet the table flowers with butterflies scattered throughout. ‘We had the flowers in large vases with gold twigs to bring out the antique feel.’ A family friend made the wedding cake and sat butterflies made from icing on top which carried the theme through.

After the ceremony the guests sat down to a large buffet. Rebecca says, ‘We had so many things I can hardly remember it all but people loved it – I remember we had lovely new potatoes which were just in season.’

Rebecca and Luke met in Milton Keynes nine years ago. ‘I told her dad I thought she was beautiful and he passed my number on,’ says Luke. ‘But I’m not sure if she knew which one I was. Luckily she called.’

They got engagement in 200x on the Isle of Wight. ‘Oh it was lovely,’ says Rebecca. ‘He walked us down the promenade and there were fireworks.’

‘There were so many little things about the wedding day that made it special,’ says Rebecca. ‘My mum and friends dressed up and did a surprise song for us which I loved. The band were great – they played songs from every era and dressed up to match each decade – everyone was up dancing all night.’

‘In fact,’ says Rebecca. ‘The only thing I would have changed was the honeymoon as it rained for five days! But saying that we still loved it.’

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