Georgia The Bride:
We met when we were 19, just leaving school and preparing for gap year's and university. After 6 months of friendship we finally made it official. For our 10 year anniversary we decided to take a trip to Marrakech. On our actual anniversary we went to a berber village just outside the city, it was an outdoor restaurant in the middle of the desert overlooking the Atlas mountains. Max proposed at sunset on top of a hill at the foot of the mountains just before a traditional meal under the stars. It was perfect. We got engaged at the end of August 2015 and got married 9 months later.
We wanted it to be local, personal, uncomplicated and most of all fun. We are both born and bred Londoners so getting married in London was a natural choice. We moved to South East London the year before we got engaged, it's where we were always planning to stay and raise a family, so getting married in the area became really important to us. After not much googling around, Max stumbled across One Friendly Place
which was a perfect mix of a blank canvas whilst having all the charm of an old warehouse. Dressing the space was easy as the venue doubles up as a photography studio so our "styling" budget was dramatically reduced! We booked it immediately. I had been recommended Asylum Chapel
by one of my bridesmaids who had been to a wedding there. The moment we saw it we knew it was the one. 5 minutes from where we lived and absolutely beautiful.
The venues really set the tone for the day and from there we knew we wanted to keep everything pretty simple. White and green flowers, family style catering with big sharing platters of really good food, a couple of our favourite cocktails behind the bar, photobooth so people can take something from the day, great DJ playing all our favourite songs and enough fairy lights to set up Heathrow's 3rd runway!
The Fashion & Beauty
I thought I had an idea of what I wanted, or at least what I didn't want...no lace, not too fitted and not strapless. Well, that all went out the window. Searching online and saving on Pinterest is not the same as trying things on in the shop itself, nothing fitted the way I thought it would, I had to abandon all my weeks of online planning and just go for it. Trying everything and anything I finally found something that made me feel good and was easy to wear. I made the decision then and there (I sort of had to, I was out of time!) But luckily liked it a lot and it was by far the best thing I had tried on out of the five shops I had already been to. I was done searching for The One, this would do just fine. I bought an epic veil to go with it and suddenly I felt like a proper bride. I went for simple, low heel John Lewis
wedding shoes, more comfort over style and on the morning of the wedding Max gave me a beautiful gold Alex Monroe
necklace with matching earrings, they were perfect.
Max's suit was an easy find, he knew he wanted dark blue, three piece and Paul Smith
was the perfect fit for him. His tie and the ushers ties were from Reiss
, we also gave all the ushers pocket squares which were monogrammed with their initials. As a wedding gift I gave him a rose gold Dunhill
tie clip and a watch from Uniform Wears.