Paz and Laila’s Kensington Roof Garden wedding was a really really stylish W-day. And pretty. So so pretty folks.
If you wrote it all down on paper, bright red accents, mismatched maids, bright pink flamingo’s, a gothic cake, feminine florals…..I just wouldn’t be able to visualise how it would all work together. But let me tell you, it so does. And all captured to perfection by Polly Alexandre.
It just goes to show, you don’t need to conform to tradition or indeed spend a small fortune to completely rock your wedding.
I did not want my best girls to have to spend money on dresses that they may not wear again so I opted for everyone wearing a black dress with a red polka dot corsage.
I knew they all had a black dress and every girl looks good a lil black number, so that made my mind up! The best boys wore their own suits, we didn’t want them to be uncomfortable.
Our wedding was in spring – 7th March 2010. The venue was the Kensington Roof Gardens complete with flamingo’s!
White and Fresh
I got my flowers from two different places. One was Kensington flower shop where I got my table flowers from. I am not sure what the flowers were I just knew I wanted white and green and fresh as it was a spring wedding and I wanted them to be in season. My mum helped pick them as well, it was great getting her advice. I had my best girls to hold a small bouquet and I know they had rosemary in them and smelt wonderful!
The Corpse Bride
Chocoloty cup cakes did my my cake. We had a tasting and we could not decided on the flavours so we had a selection. Like lemon, rose, soooo good. The icing was so yummy!. My husband suprised me with a corpses bride themed cake he had arranged it with out me knowing and I loved it, such a great surprise! I had cup cakes and then one bigger one on the top for us to cut.
My amazing photographer was Polly Alexandre. I can not tell you how good my photos are they are just amazing. She really is the best. And it’s the thing that you have for the rest of your life from the day so I am glad that she did it. I was her assistant and a good friend. GO POLLY!
We didn’t really have much of favours exactly. We had little pink flamingos as the roof gardens had them walking around and people could take them home if they wanted. We also had sweetie jars that people could help themselves to.
My stationery were done by an illistrator and good friend Lydia Starkey. She designed all my stationary and table plan and also my name tags. She drew them for us. I am so lucky to have so many talented friends.
Love Gets Sweeter
We had a DJ who played through the ages music starting with 50’s all the way through. We let out guest make requests as well on the night. I wanted music that everyone would like and not just some people as there were all my family and all ages.
My first some was by finley quaye love gets sweeter every day. Because get ready for it…its true ha ha!
And my one piece of advice for all brides? I would say relax and really enjoy the day!
Stationery - Lydia Starkey
Photographer – Polly Alexandre
Venue – Kensington Roof Gardens
Cake – Chocoloty
I know I know, such a heap of gorgeous this week already and we’re not even finished yet folks.
With huge thanks to Laila, Paz and Polly Alexandre for sharing the pretty with Rock My Wedding
Big Love DOES get sweeter every day Love