Inspiration

Have you ever seen a bridal gown move so fluidly? Every pleat and ruffle of Stephanie's Lanvin wedding dress has us transfixed. The perfect choice for a sleek city wedding planned in 7 days. With portraits around London with, Recommended supplier, Will Patrick Wedding Photography, at the couples favourite spots. Including where they shared their first kiss.


Intimate London city wedding with a stylish bride in a Lanvin wedding dress that moves like a dream.

We planned our entire wedding in a week! We had initially planned an epic wedding at Amangiri in the Utah desert earlier in the year, but with the pandemic scuppering our plans the first time and a 2nd lockdown looming, we didn't want to wait to tie the knot.

Stephanie & Sten

CITY WEDDING

We wanted a classic London City wedding. We're both romantics at heart, so we visited the location of our first kiss; the steps of St Pauls cathedral, en route to Claridge's. The streets were very quiet and the few people we did encounter were showering us with the sweetest well wishes and smiles. Our ceremony at Islington Town Hall was held in the rarely available, beautifully ornate Council Chamber(thank you social distancing requirements) it felt like we were the only couple marrying that day and all of London was available to us.

LANVIN WEDDING DRESS

I never saw myself as a bride. I visited bridal boutiques and tried on a myriad of dresses, none ever feeling quite right. It wasn't until I abandoned that route and instead explored fashion designers that I really started to enjoy the dress shopping process. I went to Paris, calling ahead to some high-end boutiques to set aside dresses. I managed to buy my Lanvin wedding dress, shoes and lingerie in one afternoon on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. All making alterations and shipping to my London home within 3 days. Truly a stress-free, champagne-fuelled experience!

It's your day, so make sure you're spending your budget on the things you care about.

We were a tiny party of four, but we had the most epic day together. Laughing, drinking, toasting and sharing stories. People say you'll remember how you felt on your wedding day, not the tiny details. We both felt so alive and excited for the future. The whole day exceeded expectations!

Stephanie & Sten

Stephanie went all the way to Paris to find her Lanvin wedding dress. Purchasing her shoes and lingerie on the same trip. Getting your bridal underwear right can sometimes be key to nailing your wedding look. Listen to our underwear podcastwith advice from chief Lingerie stylist Kelly of Rigby & Pellar.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Featured suppliers

Photographer: Will Patrick Wedding Photography | Venues: Islington Town Hall, Claridge's | Florist: Angel Flowers | Wedding Dress: Lanvin | Earrings: APM monaco | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Natalie Landale | Suit: Roderick Charles | Grooms Shoes: Barker | Tie: Liberty at Favourbrook | Bridal Shoes: Miu Miu

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