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Nic and Rob married in June at Cowley Manor Hotel, a venue with a relaxed atmosphere and modern decor which contrasts beautifully with the grand old exterior.
Nic said that the first time they visited the venue they knew that if they were to ever get married this would be the place to do it.
Well… They did get married, and they did it in style. Charlotte was in fits upon seeing the amazing florals… And this was before the Vera Wang was spotted
A Strapless Sweetheart
My dress was from Vera Wang at Browns, london. The dress is called Gemma, a strapless sweetheart mermaid gown with blush beading on the blossom hem, I decided to finish it off with a black sash to match my bridesmaids.
I went to my first appointment at Vera Wang with my parents with an open mind, I never had a clear idea of what I wanted and so tried all sorts of styles on, all of which were beautiful. However, as soon as I came out of the dressing room wearing the Gemma, I knew pretty instantly that this was the one for me, my dad’s face said it all!
My now husband bought me a beautiful pair of diamond clustered earrings and matching necklace for the big day, they were very simple, the dress was such a statement, I didn’t feel I needed to dress it up with anything else.… View the full post.
…and then all of a sudden I was walking down the aisle. I say walking, I mean clinging on to Nick (legend of a friend) for dear life, heart-booming, knees knocking desperately trying to look composed. And then I arrived at Nick (the soon-to-be husband) and everything was silent and peaceful (which is strange as all our friends and family were belting out Oh Come All Ye Faithful!). And then Nicky (stick with me, this one’s the vicar) welcomed us, married us, advised, encouraged and teased us, prayed for us and blessed us. It was beautiful and poignant, faith-filled and glorious… then the ushers pelted me so hard with my home-made confetti, I thought I was going to fall over!
The rest is a blur of the people that we love, dressed in the colours that I love (oh yes, there was a dress code of “monochrome and metallic”), in the city that we love, celebrating…
I know it’s usually one of us from Rock My Wedding who leads into a real wedding, but those words from Calandre made for such a perfect introduction.
Nick and Calandre married on a sunny Saturday at St Augustine’s Church, South Kensington, London.
Now, back to Calandre…
An Old Family Friend
The Rev Nicky Lee married us. He’s an old family friend, the vicar at our church and he and his wife, Sila, were our marriage prep couple on the Marriage Course.… View the full post.
Joanne and Ronan married in the garden at Villa Pitiana in Tuscany, Italy.
I am so pleased to be able to bring you all a well deserved ray of sunshine this morning. Prepare for pinks and ivory, romance and relaxation and a plethora of rustic chic. And prepare too for 34 degree heat (not outside in the real world unfortunately).
Photography today is by Anushe Low. Pop your sun glasses on and we can begin.
A Bit Of Wang
My dress was by Vera Wang, Diane.
I originally wanted a very plain Priscilla of Boston dress which I found online, however it could only be purchased in Boston in the US. My sister and I decided to have the full wedding experience and booked a day at Browns Bride in London.
Walking out with the dress on and looking in the mirror, I could for the first time imagine how my wedding day would be like, from the surrounding of the venue to the flowers. The Dress was the piece that connected everything for me.
High Street Accessories
We used a local florist. They provided me with a list of roses available in September. I picked the flowers and had them put into vase with water. We also had Mini Eden, Large Roses and Cala lilies. It was very simple. In my bouquet I had Sweet Avalanche.… View the full post.
We have talked a little bit about wedding transport recently at Rock My Wedding and I must admit that Rebecca and Chulanga’s choice of a Bentley S type would certainly have made it onto my top 5 wedding car list, if only I had seen it in time. It is simply one of the most elegant looking cars I have ever seen, and in that gun metal metallic finish it just looks awesome. I can so see myself tootling back and forth to RMW towers everyday in one of these beauties.
So, anyway – I’ve bought myself a lottery ticket!
It’s not just the car that is noteworthy here – the attention to every single detail of this rustic english country garden affair is staggering, from the recurrent Wuthering Heights theme to the bespoke yorkshire ale labels created for favours.
Oh, and of course then there is the teepee… But I suppose I ought to let Rebecca tell at least some of the story…
England Vs Australia
Chulanga was born in Sri Lanka and has lived in Zambia, England and Australia. I am a simple Yorkshire lass living in London! So when it came to deciding where we would get married the world was our oyster however we both love the English countryside and decided there was no better place to have our wedding than Yorkshire, not to mention it would make life easier for one side of the family to attend!… View the full post.
Aside from talking about being married this week, I couldn’t help but start by sharing this story with you… the story of why I chose my dress, and I guess lots of other decisions in my own planning.
In a way this post is cathartic… my love/hate relationship with my dress has been well documented on here through various articles. I live vicariously through the selection of glamorous and elegant dresses we post about, with lace, beading and relaxed style, but in a way I feel like I have finally come full circle and made peace with my choice.
I’m not going to talk too long about the mistakes I made in my dress (the short story is that it was too long and the skirt was too big to do anything sensible in, so consequently when I wasn’t triping over it, Pete was standing on it. The lesson? It’s no fun wanting to throttle your new husband on your wedding day ! )
The moral of the story? Always walk around in the dress before you buy it. In my case, I don’t think anything would have stopped me buying that dress and you’ll see why later, but if I hadn’t spent all my alterations appointments in a tiny seamstresses shop which was (and I jest not,) about the size of my skirt width, I would have realised it was too long. Stood still in my heels it perfectly met the floor and I was paranoid about it being too short, but it took me about three steps up the aisle to realise it was too long – very bad timing.… View the full post.
Welcome to part 2 – I guess that means we have about 50 moments left to get through this morning so lets jump straight back in…
A friend of my aunt’s baked our cake – two tiers of chocolate. I sourced ribbon from VV Rouloux in London that matched the colours of the wedding and posted it to her. I didn’t get to taste any (how did that happen?!) But I am told it was a fabulous chocolate cake – it certainly looked fantastic. Planet Flowers provided some bright pink hydrangeas to decorate.
As our service was in a garden, we chose Apollo String Quartet, in which a friend from school is the cellist. It was fantastic to have a personal connection and they were outstanding on the day, particularly as the weather was erratic and they (and their precious instruments) were outside. They are very talented musicians with an extensive repertoire, and apparently a sideline in groom psychology as Dan has commented often on how they helped him get through the 30 minutes I kept him waiting. At night we had The Elliot Murray band, another personal connection through my mum. They were outstanding – a great selection of music and the dancefloor was filled from start to finish.
I Want To Rock Your Gypsy Soul
This was a bit last minute. Dan and I love music, but don’t have a particular song. We went for Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” for the first dance, which is a gorgeous and chilled song.… View the full post.