Readings & Music
Our ceremony was at Stoke Newington Town Hall and we had three readings: 'Wedding Day' by Robert Palmer, 'Cosmos' by Carl Sagan (reflecting the fact I’m a science/space junkie) and 'If She Hadn't Been There' by New Zealand poet Brian Turner (a nod to Duncan’s Kiwi heritage). They were all very touching. We also tailored our vows to include a reference to supporting one another's rugby teams given the England-New Zealand rivalry, which got a laugh from our guests. Our first dance was to ‘Hey Ho’ by The Lumineers for no reason other than we liked it.
Metallic Confetti CannonsWhat better way to ensure your wedding goes off with a bang than confetti cannons? They are great fun for guests and make for some seriously cool photos. Extra points for pairing with sparklers as Julia and Duncan do; have you ever seen bigger smiles? Glitz is a recurring theme in this wedding, with the bride in a beautiful sequin and embellished shoulder dress by Eliza Jane Howell, and the night ending with a glitter artist and candle-lit paper lanterns. Who's with me in wanting to petition for every day to involve some sort of sparkle?
The Vibe Of Our Day
We wanted our wedding to be relaxed, sparkly, happy and fun. We went for a neutral palate, accenting with different greys, for a shabby chic London celebration. The speeches were one of my favourite bits of the day, not least as we indulged and had six! I also enjoyed stopping for a pint in the Rose and Crown after we got hitched. I loved every minute and don't think I stopped smiling all day.
No blushing bride is ready without her accessories, and Julia's 1920s style headpiece - designed for her by Gillian Million in a complementary style to her dress - is the perfect finishing touch and a stunning style upgrade. If you're wondering where to start - or finish - when it comes to bridal accessories, the latest episode of RMW's podcast covers everything from capes to crowns and hair vines. Have a listen!