We don’t see many Red Weddings here at Rock My Wedding and I’d venture to say that Red has been done a bit of a disservice over the years, with a time in the recent past when there was a monotony of deep red maids in stiff satin and roses….
This wedding however is a breath of fresh air – bright, airy and modern with a simple, slightly preppy vibe and lots of London cool. All Photographed beautifully by Jodie Chapman.
Chris & Nicola were married on 27th March at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey.
My dress was by Chandrika Thomas.
I wanted something very simple and although I tried on a few bigger and fussier dresses I knew that simple and sleek was for me. My bridesmaid who is very nifty and creative made the distressed flower which was clipped to the dress at my hip to add a unique touch.
My headpiece was again made by my bridesmaid Liz who is a fashion design lecturer and maker of all little crafty bits and bobs!
I knew from the start that I wanted something like this rather than a veil, especially with my short hair, I knew it would give a different look which was what I was after.
As Liz doesn’t live nearby all the additions such as this where quite last minute and we were still fiddling with the headpiece and cutting pieces of it when we should of been in the wedding car on our way! I then opted for simple additions – tiny pearl studs and a silver bangle.
Working in magazines and arranging photo shoots as part of my day to day job meant that when it came to choosing hair and make-up artists I did already have some people to hand! I decided on Lou Morgan who I have worked with on several occasions over the years.
I wanted someone I would feel comfortable having around on the day and Lou was perfect, so calm and relaxed and it was great to have her as part of my wedding day.
Ladies in Red
For the bridesmaids the dresses were a lovely bright ruby red with a red ribbon sash and flower (you can guess who made them!) These dresses were absolute bargains, I am hesitant to reveal where they are from and how much of a bargain they were!
All the groomsmen wore hired grey suits from Moss Bros with cream waistcoats. As a thank you for the day we treated them all to a silver Ted Baker tie with a cool ornate design.
Chris decided that if ever he would buy himself a nice suit then it would be for our wedding day! So he opted for a Paul Smith suit. Also with a cream waistcoat and tie to match the ushers.
Good old Marks & Spencer! We didn’t want to spend a fortune on a fancy cake, as long as there was a cake and it looked nice that was fine for us : )
We customised it with bride and groom figures that my husband made. Long story but wedding related!…Chris is a toy designer for Wow Toys.
All the toys he makes come with little figures, so prior to the wedding he adapted two figures to look like him and me. It took quite a lot of sanding, filing and painting but it was worth it!
Photography – Jodie Chapman
Venue – Pembroke Lodge
Dress – Chandrika Thomas
Grooms Suit – Paul Smith
Cake – Marks and Spencer
I have totally saved the best for last here with the modern and chic florals bound to wow you all tomorrow. Come back soon peeps 🙂
Yours (Loving the Clean Modern Wedding) Truly,