We’re back in London this afternoon with an gorgeous engagement shoot from Hayley Savage Photography. Rebecca and Fang are a truly well travelled couple and having lived in Melbourne and travelled across Europe, they decided on their home, London, as the backdrop to their shoot.
And I have to say it looks lovely, very smart and grand – a city to be proud of.
Rebecca and Fang have certainly dressed for the occasion too. I have no doubt that you’ll be coveting some of Rebecca’s wardrobe after you’ve looked at these images.
I’m lusting after that pretty green skirt and those sparkly silver shoes. Those Chanel earrings would probably come in handy too…
Rebecca The Bride:Fang & I met 9 years ago in Melbourne, Australia, through a mutual friend, but it wasn’t till September 2007 when we bumped into each other at a function that I actually took notice of him! We started chatting and next thing I knew, we were on our first date the next day, and the rest as they say, is history.
Since then we’ve been inseparable. We spent an amazing 5 more years in Melbourne, before Fang convinced me to move to London, and explore what Europe had to offer. It has truly been an amazing adventure and when he proposed to me in Majorca, with the beautiful sunset and our own private beach as background, I really couldn’t say no!
We chose London as the location of our photo shoot, as it has been home to us for the past 2 years and is where our current adventure began. We chose the sights around Southbank, the Houses of Parliament and Hyde Park to capture what is the quintessence of romantic London. As I am an avid baker, I love checking out nice cafes and bakeries during the weekends, and Peggy Porschen has got to be one of my all time favourites!
The London weather was really kind to us that day as well, as it was such a warm and sunny day! I spent ages trying to look for a photographer that would fit our budget and yet have the type of photography style which we both like (natural, relaxed pictures with great natural light). When I stumbled upon Hayley’s work on Rock My Wedding and had a browse through her pictures, I knew we had found the one!! We loved her photography style – she has an amazing ability to really capture precious moments and create natural breath-taking images!
We didn’t have to think hard about what to wear – I am such a girly girl. I love my dresses and flowers, whilst Fang sticks to his plain but stylish basics, which we think seem to complement each other. We decided on three different outfits, each to match the three distinctly different settings of our photoshoot. Hayley was amazing! She captured the colours, background, mood and moments as we wanted to a tee, and laughed with us throughout this fun and lovely photoshoot. Thank you Hayley! It was perfect and the memories will last a lifetime.
We registered our marriage at the Mayfair Library on 11 April 2014, witnessed by our closest family and friends as we signed our lives away! It was a low key ceremony, set within a relaxed yet lovely atmosphere. We were glad to have Hayley there to capture the moments during and after our registration at the park next to the library, where she once again was able to do it beyond our expectations!
We then had our ceremony and reception on 29 April 2014 at Chateau Lagorce, on the outskirts of Bordeaux, where we had 66 of our family and friends flying in from all over the world to attend! We were initially looking for venues in Spain and Italy (particularly Florence) but nothing really caught our eye. Somehow (I put it on serendipity!), we stumbled upon the Chateau Lagorce wedding website and we knew straight away we had to have it there! We booked the entire chateau for 4 days and 3 nights and it was the best week of our lives. Great venue, amazing food, beautiful local wine from the chateau, but most importantly perfect company!