Hooray for gorgeous Bride Kaj bringing some pretty colour to her Bridal look. The lovely lady wore two gowns, and neither one was ivory or white. The first gown was a pretty shade of dovetail grey, from Coast and her second gown, for the evening party was a No.1 by Jenny Packham number with blush skirt and a black lace overlay on the bodice – both totally divine.
And both perfect for her intimate dinner wedding at the stylish Brunswick House. This wedding is the perfect combination of fashion, fun and family and we just love the images of the couple captured by Katy & Co – Groom Ed, just has the sweetest grin on his face all day!
Kaj The Bride: I knew I didn’t want to wear a traditional wedding dress from the beginning and wanted something a little bit different. During bridesmaid dress shopping, this was the first dress I tried on and I really liked the colour and fit of it. When looking for bridesmaids dresses, the No 1 Jenny Packham dress caught my eye and I took it into the changing rooms just for fun. After trying it on, I had the idea to have a second dress for the evening of the wedding which was a bit more dramatic and fitted nicely with the venue. I wanted some quite simple jewellery for my ceremony dress and I own a lot of marcasite jewellery. I saw a marcasite pair of earrings teamed with a simple pearl on notonthehighstreet.com and bought these. For my evening dress, I thought something a bit more art deco would look nice, so bought these silver chunky earrings from Accessorize.
Ed wanted a blue suit which could be worn again and dressed up for the wedding with a waistcoast. We went to Bicester Village and bought the suit from the Hugo Boss store. The shoes were from Dune and had funky blue laces. We liked the pale pink colour of the tie which was from Alexandre of England.
We had lived near the venue in Vauxhall for a long time, but had never gone inside. A friend suggested going for a drink at the bar and restaurant attached to the venue and I really liked the eccentric and quirky antiques there which were all available to buy. We then decided to have dinner there and loved the food which has a seasonal menu that changes daily. When we found out that the restaurant also has a venue next door with spaces to hire out for events, we looked around and really liked the distinctive and ever-changing décor inside.
The bouquet was made by Gardenia of London in Surbiton. I loved gypsophila and knew that I wanted to incorporate it into the bouquet. The roses were called amnesia roses which had a dusky colour and a vintage feel. My mother-in-law helped me create the arrangements for the tables. We bought them wholesale at Covent Garden Flower Market and went for a simple arrangement of gypsophila and white hydrangeas.
The bridesmaids all wore navy dresses from Coast. I love the fit of the dress and thought they all looked stunning!
Ed’s brave 4 year old nephew Jack performed the only reading at the wedding. He learnt the simple poem ‘Some Things Go Together’ by Charlotte Zolotow by heart and was a great crowd pleaser!
The food at Brunswick House was one of the main reasons we wanted to have the reception there! We love lamb and this was our main course, which was served family style on big platters to which everyone helped themselves. Dessert was a chocolate and caramel tart which was the highlight of my dinner!
I researched and contacted a lot of different photographers but Katy & Co really caught my eye as the photos were relaxed, fun and distinctive all at the same time. Throughout the preparations Katy had great ideas about locations, shots and how to structure the day which helped put us at ease about the day. On the day, Katy and Wayne were the perfect photographers – relaxed, professional and knowledgable. They captured the day beautifully and the photos really shows how much they care about their clients. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!