Emma & Nathan’s Wedding Story | Bridal Shop in Stourbridge | Eliza Jane Howell Dress

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal we love nothing more than hearing stories from our brides and grooms, whether they be funny, sad or soppy! We love them all! We get to meet our couples in the middle of their journey together, so we become curious about the beginning; such as how they met and how the all important proposal went!

We get to know our brides so well, many become friends, and some of their beautiful stories bring us to tears. Happy tears of course!! And we wanted to share some of them with you. Whether you smile at them, cry or just have comfort from them, hearing from brides themselves that weddings can be full of ups and downs but all in all there is no need to stress… it all works out perfect in the end.

Here is the story of the fabulous Emma & Nathan (and little Felix!)

The Beginning & the Proposal…

“We’ve actually known each other for the best part of 10 years but only to say “Hi” to, we only met up properly after matching on Tinder of all places! Both Nathan and myself hated the app but happened upon each other on day, which was quite lucky as we’d never have approached each other otherwise as we’re both quite shy. Nathan had always been in relationships so i’d never actually looked at him in that way until that fateful evening on Tinder. We found out almost a year later on New Years Eve we were having a baby and our little Felix was born the following August. The July after we got married!”

“We’d spoken about getting married numerous times and i always said that id have to pick the ring as I’m ridiculously fussy! So one day Nathan suggested we go and see a jeweller we know in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham to have a look at rings to get an idea. Whist there i found the most amazing ring made with a Mandarin Garnet, which was really unusual but it was the only ring i felt actually suited me. So after a few tweaks off we went whilst the ring was being made. A few weeks later whilst i was changing Felix’s nappy (of all times he could have chosen!) Nathan got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, the response was of course yes!”

The dress…

“I had it in my head that i wanted a Pronovias dress and saw that Georgina Scott Bridal stocked the brand so booked an appointment and tried on pretty much every dress in the shop but after having a baby my body shape totally changed so the dresses i thought would suit me no longer did. After one unsuccessful visit, albeit with some super helpful staff who were more than happy to let me try on dress after dress, i left without my dream dress. We were told to have a look in their Kingswinford store, which we did and i found my beautiful Eliza Jane Howell Dress”

“I hadn’t actually picked it out to try but my sister-in-law made me try it and it was one of the very few dresses i felt truly comfortable in. The pearl beading was exquisite and i really felt like a bride in it. Over the next few months i had numerous fittings and adjustments made, i even had the entire back of the dress redone but nothing was ever too much hassle for the ladies at Georgina Scott Bridal, Tracie genuinely wanted the dress to be as perfect as much as i did, which was really lovely.”

The Wedding Planning…

“I was on maternity leave at the time so did pretty much all of the planning in only 6 months whist feeding, changing and entertaining a young baby. I was adamant i was going to do it all by myself as i had a pretty exact idea of how i wanted everything but i realised a few months down the line that it would be virtually impossible to coordinate everything on the actual day myself so at that point i got the amazing wedding planner Krysta on board (@fortheloveofweddings) she was an absolute godsend and i really couldn’t have done it without her.”

What we would have done differently and our advice…

“I have to say that i wouldn’t have changed much as the day was beyond perfect but i maybe would have looked into the cost of things more (!) as i don’t think anyone realises just how expensive EVERYTHING to do with weddings is. Don’t try and do everything yourself. Its near enough impossible to coordinate all elements of a wedding on your own, no matter how organised you are. Wedding planners are a godsend, good ones are invaluable!”



Venue: Garthmyl Hall, 14th July 2018

Hair: Daniellelbm

Make up: Makeup by Roseanna

Flowers: Pheasant Botanica

Photos: Petal and Blush Artistry

Dress: Eliza Jane Howell from Georgina Scott Bridal


Click here to see a video of their wedding story, more stunning photos and their wedding video by the amazing Les Vaques