Each of the RMW team will pick out something entirely different from each real wedding we feature as their “favourite detail” or their “favourite moment”, I 100% guarantee it. That’s not a bad thing of course, it simply goes to show that we are all individuals with varying requirements for what makes us tick. Much like you gorgeous lot in fact, and why we endeavour to showcase as much variety as we possibly can.
When I first saw Lucy and Chris’s Big Day it was the dress that first caught my attention, so swishy, so elegant, so glamorous. And then it was the blooms. Peach, pink, lilac and spring green, a ray of sunshine all tied up in one ribbon wrapped bouquet.
Of course all that pretty is easy to admire, and as much as I love the obvious aesthetics, my favourite part of this London soiree has got to be when Lucy is walking up the ailse. The way Chris is looking at her. The anticipation of Lucy looking at him. The way they look at each other …..
All of the beautiful images are courtesy of Christian and Erica at Christian Ward Photography.
A 1930’s inspired Natural Look
For my hen party ‘Emma Dennis’ did all my friends hair and make-up for a 1930s themed evening. She did a fab job so I asked her to do my wedding hair and make-up. I went for a fairly natural look so I looked like an improved version of ‘me’ it was definitely worth having a make-up artist because it stayed on all day and night!
I looked at Jenny Packham head pieces but I decided it would have been a bit too much with all the detail in the dress so I decided on a simple cream flower with wavy hair for a soft look.
The Dream Dress
My dress was from Morgan Davies in Islington. It was Papillon by Jenny Packham. I had thought I would pick a very simple grecian style dress but I fell in love with the detail, sequins, beading and beautiful 1930s style of Papillon. It felt amazing when I tried it on. After one day of dress shopping I knew I had found my dream dress.
My engagement ring is an antique Edwardian cluster ring. I wanted to fing some earrings to match but on a budget! I found exactly what I wanted on Etsy.
My shoes were peep toe heels from Monsoon. They had some beading at the front and matched the dress perfectly. For a girl who is not usually drawn to jewels and beading I had turned into a magpie!
An Honourable Maid
My maid of honour was a trooper and we went dress shopping on Oxford Street when she had given birth only three weeks before! We picked a long navy dress from Coast to match the grooms suit, she looked stunning. Our flowergirls were our three year old nieces they looked very cute in pretty Ivory dresses from John Lewis with big net skirts which they loved and matching handbags.
A Subtle Vintage Theme
Juliet from Kensington Flowers did an amazing job. I described to her that I wanted a soft vintage look using pink, peach, cream and different greens. She came up with exactly what I hoped for.
My Mum provided lots of different glass cake stands for the table arrangements and small glass vases for the ceremony table they fitted the vintage theme perfectly.
In The Navy
Chris picked a lovely three piece navy suit with a fine pinstripe from Ted Baker. His Best Man also had a navy suit from Ted Baker with a slightly different pinstripe.
Photography – Christian Ward
Brides Gown – Jenny Packham at Morgan Davies
Shoes – Monsoon
Bridesmaid – Coast
Florist – Juliet at Kensington Flowers
Grooms Suit – Ted Baker
A bit of a tear jerker no?
And just wait to you see part 2 lovelies, a whole heap of W-day ideas to steal!
Do tell us what your favourite bit was…
Big Jenny Packham Love