Lucy the Bride:
We wanted to involve as many friends and family in the planning of the wedding as possible. A huge number of the elements to our day were provided by them, which made it a truly unique and personal experience.
My best friend’s mother is a designer called Eponine London
and she designed and made my dress for me. I was nervous of the process but loved every second of the fittings being surrounded by people I knew, and more importantly, knew me so well. I had even confidence that the dress would be perfect because of this. I wanted the dress to be a similar style to how I dress usually – floaty and soft. I didn't want a corset or too much fussy lace.
I had a second dress that I changed into in the evening, which was vintage and shorter so easier to dance in.
My shoes were from Dune
. I wanted a low heel and nothing traditional. I loved the sparkle and they were a bit kitsch in comparison to my traditional dress. My tiara is a family heirloom. My make-up and hair were done by friends who live near me in Norfolk.
James was given a suit by his best man as his wedding present. The designer is called Charlie Casley Hayford
, who is an old friend. He decided to have a traditional tail suit but preferred a contemporary dark blue, rather than black.
The ceremony was held Hardingham Church, close to my house in Norfolk.
The reception venue was Kimberley Hall
, who are our neighbours. We have been going to their house for parties and festivals for years so it was only fitting that we got married there. We wanted to have the perfect set up for the light display
given to us as a wedding present from our friend Rupert Newman.
Rupert's show was incredible and we had the added surprise of fireworks at the end. Just amazing. The fireworks and production was designed by the best man who owns Contakt Productions
, with the help of Anna Oldham-Cooper who designed the set.
We wanted the day to be simple and elegant. The ceremony and reception venue were all very natural and soft. We used greenery where possible – lemon trees in the church and ivy and evergreen trees with fairy lights kept things simple and elegant during the day. However, when it came to the evening party, we wanted a contrast – it was held in the basement and had a totally different feel – themed décor, vivid colours, and reflected our love of Latin America.
I wanted to have a very simple bouquet, my style is generally understated and felt something simple would complement my dress well. I didn’t want to introduce a specific colour so went for pretty white daisies.
We rented the trees and arch at the church for the wedding, we especially love lemon trees. The centrepieces were different chilli plants, which the tables were named after, as James especially, loves chillis!