Laura and Grant are proof that sometimes less is more. They had each other, a few family and friends, and DIY decor honouring their East Asian heritage. Their outfits were purposely chosen so they could wear them again. I mean who wouldn't want to wear Laura's floral dress and cape combo? I know I would! And her simple gypsophila wedding bouquet complements her look beautifully. With an abundance of happiness on display, you'll be hard-pressed not to smile whilst reading this micro wedding.
Intimate Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding with the bride in a short floral wedding dress, cape coat and gypsophila wedding bouquet
We kept things simple with no fuss. An intimate affair so we could really enjoy the day with our family and close friends. The decor and cosy atmosphere just fell into place thanks to Carousell handling pretty much the whole event. They made things very easy for us and we had complete trust in them. They produced a beautiful setting that was elegant and unique. Because the day was so intimate we were able to enjoy each individuals company properly. We also managed to address each guest individually in the speech to really celebrate the importance of these people in our lives.
We got married at Old Marylebone Town Hall and celebrated afterwards at the nearby Carousel restaurant in the beautiful outdoor enclosed dining area with planting. Carousel married the food with the atmosphere so well, using seasonal produce. The food ended up being the main event! Laura's sister is a dentist with many skills and made the groom's traditional Chinese blazer and the wedding cake, which was Grant's favourite: chocolate and cherry. Laura also made the wedding favours out of Chinese red packets with traditional Chinese sweets inside.
Gypsophila Wedding Bouquet
I wanted to wear something meaningful so I wore a vintage jade necklace and earrings from Singapore (a gift from my sister and mum). My shoes were a gift from my dad when I was 19 and I was happy I could still wear them!
Both Laura and Grant's favourite moment was when Laura spoke Chinese during the wedding vows, and Grant crying (happy tears) as a result. Jessica (Laura's sister) also cried three times! There were lots of happy tears all around.
Laura proves not all superheroes wear capes, and you don't have to wear white to look like a bride.
The biggest DIY project was probably Laura's Chinese lanterns and wedding favours at their family home to keep things traditional with a modern twist. I chose a wedding dress that could be worn again and I wanted a high neckline to mirror a traditional Chinese Qipao to match the traditional look of Grant's blazer with an ethereal touch. I think the dress fulfilled all that criteria! The food went down very well with all the guests. Victoria (our photographer) probably stole the show after the wedding when we saw all her incredible photographs that captured the day perfectly.
Laura and Grant's advice for other planning couples is to "Keep things simple and intimate, and above all enjoy it!" We think that's pretty solid advice, and when it comes to wedding bouquets, there's nothing simpler but more effective than a gypsophila wedding bouquet.