Charisse and James met in 2013 when a mutual girlfriend invited them to go karting for her birthday. As it was organised at the last minute, they and her boyfriend were the only ones who could make it. She told Charisse beforehand that James was single and tall :-) She then spent the day doing her utmost to match make. It worked! James contacted Charisse on Facebook and then he took her to Chessington World of Adventures for their first date. And last October, they got married at the stunning Cain Manor.

I still remember how nervous Charisse was during her engagement session. But I was really surprised and pleased to see her so relaxed and happy on her wedding day. I arrived early in the morning to the suite and she was having a laugh with her aunt, who was doing her hair. And you can image, lots of people coming and going, a little bit of champaign and some make-up. As you may know, the getting ready is definitely my favourite part of the day, when you can feel the excitement and the bride and bridesmaids are having fun 😁.

Charisse is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, so many of her family and friends flew to England to be with her. Although, the weather wasn't kind enough that day the wedding was really beautiful. Classy, relaxed and fun. Cain Manor was beautifully decorated. The main room has high ceilings, huge windows and lots of character which makes it airy, bright and charming. The ceremony was really emotional, we all could definitely see some tears and lots of laughs.

Charisse was wearing a Mori Lee wedding dress and a couture french lace bolero in rose gold. Also, she wore her mother's pearls (her parents gave them to her for her 21st birthday). She was truly stunning!

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Venue: Cain Manor
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee, 6831, Bride to Be Reading
Shoes: Rainbow Club, Annie, John Lewis
Rings: Jeremy France Jewellery
Earrings: Ernest Jones
Flowers Bouquet & buttonholes: Longacres
Groom's suit: Lounge Lizard by Ted Baker
Groom's shoes: Base Spice Winged Gibson, Tan, Schuh
Tie: Silk Dupion, Mauve Glow, The Cravat Company
Wedding cake: Tea Party Tower, Le Papillion
Band: Spill the Whiskey

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