Morning!!!! Did you have a lovely weekend??? Did you watch Downton?! I feel complete again now it’s back on. Did you see I attempted macarons? They were so bad, any tips very much appreciated. The batter was rather runny and the browned very quickly?
On to today’s beautiful bride and groom, Rebecca and George. They were actually lucky enough to get married twice, once in Australia and for a second time in London. Rebecca’s beautiful Pronovias gown was worn at both (why wouldn’t she, it’s stunning!) There is some excellent hair inspiration in this post as well. Enjoy!
Grooms suit and shirt came from John Lewis. Shoes were his own.
Make up by Caitlin Scott from Beauty call (email@example.com 07581269441) and Hair by Stephanie Ohayon, Styled by Stephanie (creativehairlondon.com)
Bridesmaids dresses from Coast, shoes were the bridesmaids own shoes and hair accessories were bought on ebay. Fur coats & shrugs were borrowed from my bridesmaid’s mum in New Zealand
Bouquets and button holes came from Angel Flowers – we wanted to keep things simple and as close to what we had in our Australian wedding which was a beach wedding. The Church flowers were made and donated by a close family friend and were bought from Covent Garden flower market. Flowers for the tables at the wedding reception came from Covent Garden flower market and were bought and collected by family and friends.
The ceremony was held at St Mary’s Islington on Upper Street– our family church and the reception was held at the Bleeding Heart restaurant in the Crypt– St Etheldreda’s . A beautiful medeival church dating back to the 6th Century near Farringdon tube station. The staff were extremely helpful and were an absolute delight to work with. They were able to help whenever we had another question. We used the London Bus company to help our guests get from the church to the reception.
My husband made me get the giggles during the ceremony which at the time I was worried about but is now something that makes me smile every time I think about it. We both really enjoyed the speeches and the dancing part of the night.
Miss Gen Photography. Gen was fantastic. She fit in with our day perfectly and captured the atmosphere and all the little moments. The day went by in a blur so I’m so grateful to have such stunning images to remind me of how amazing it was. I can’t recommend Gen enough, she has a great eye and her images are so creative and beautiful!
The invitations and order of service, table plan and name cards were home made by myself and the help of my bridesmaids. The menu for the reception were printed by the Bleeding Heart.
We were aiming for classic- simple and clean so we opted for white and candles where possible. Vases, candle sticks and candles came from Ikea. We used white hydrangeas in the vases.
Around £8000 (this didn’t include my dress as it was paid for with the Australian wedding)
All food and drink were providced by Bleeding Heat- we had Ballotine of confit duck, maise-fed chicken with pistachio, apple and cinnamon compote, as a starter, slow roasted fillet of scottish beef with beef cheeks and sauce Bourguignon and chocolate marquise dome with passion fruit sauce and salted caramel ice-cream for pudding. The food was amazing!
Dave Pryce from Dave Pryce Entertainments– fantastic DJ that had the dance floor going all night long!
Get the big things booked early (venue, church, etc) and then enjoy looking for all the little bits to make it a special day. The day goes by so quickly and before you know its all over so try to enjoy as much as you can and don’t worry about the little things.