Emily the Bride:
We met through a friend in an East London boozer a little over 5 years ago. It was very instantaneous and we fell for each other very quickly. We’re both proper idiots and make each other laugh loads, a recipe for success. Joe proposed on New Years Eve. We were staying in a gypsy hut in the New Forest, we’d been drinking whiskey cocktails dancing around a fire pit listening to The Doors. It was mega. When we woke up the next morning and opened the door 4 wild horses had gathered outside.
We threw about a few options but decided on Spain as we had come across Paloma Cruz
and wanted her and Eugenio to bring our wedding plans to life. Our requirement was a large villa we could stay in with 20 of our closest friends for a week, having the wedding in the middle and a big pool party/BBQ the following day. Visually we wanted it to have a faded grandeur, think Wes Anderson. They helped us to find our place.
I had a day trying on dresses in traditional bridal shops with my now mother in law Fruity. She was brilliant, she really understands clothes and fabrics and massively helped me figure out the sort of thing I should go for. Once I had figured out the shape, my friend Giles and I began formulating ideas for the dress he made for me. I think it was finished on the wedding day. The dress had a ballerina feel to it, but the detail was hundreds of stars cascading through the back. Giles surprised me by adding in 2 very subtle pale blue stars to represent my Mum and Grandpa who are no longer with us. I wore gold shoes from By Far
, Linda Farrow sunglasses and custom J and E earrings, which were a stunning gift from Becca Jewellery
Joe had a trip down Saville Row with our friend, and most stylish bloke in London, Richie Biedul. After some deliberation he went for an off the peg (he’s blessed with very good proportions) from Richard James
, which was then tailored to his specifications. He wore a super skinny tie from YSL and blue half brogues from Paul Smith.
The bridesmaids all wore different dresses, 3 of them were from Reformation
and 1 was Revolve
. I personally think a ‘one size fits all’ bridesmaid dress scenario is a bit dated. We wouldn’t all wear the same dresses on a night out! My flower girl Sophie wore a dress from Tutu du Monde
and some fluffy Zara sandals.
The Hair and Makeup
Joe had a wedding morning spruce with the wonderful Ben of Agents Barbering Saloon
. He’s a dear friend and incredible talent who very kindly came round and fixed Joe up before a quick outfit change to attend the wedding. In the run up to the day Joe was having regular cuts with the brilliant Jody Taylor
Another legend, my friend Lauren Dunn
did all the girls hair. She is the best of the best and also coloured my hair pre wedding, no one does blonde like she does.
My matron of honour @lipstick_lille_makeup
was a total hero and did all the girls makeup. Being a makeup artist
I did my own face and nails. I was super calm on the wedding morning, perhaps being part of those stages for so many clients over the years meant the usual jitters didn’t appear. Feel free to get in touch if you’re planning your own nuptials!