I don’t know about you guys but planning just one wedding was quite enough for me, can you imagine planning two?!
Well that’s exactly what Becky and Joe accomplished last summer when they married at Westminster Registry office followed by a family dinner at the Goring Hotel….. and then held a stunning second soiree in sun-shine filled Ibiza just 4 days later.
I guess the trick is to keep it fairly simple and intimate, with a clear focus on not getting too wrapped up in the small stuff and instead just concentrating on the two most important Rock My Wedding rules 1) You are actually getting married to the person you love and want to spend the rest of your life with 2) Celebrating this fact with those you genuinely want to celebrate it with.
Everything else is just decoration 😉
All of the lovely images are courtesy of Caro Hutchings.
Recycling The Pretty!
I wore the same Katherine Swain hair comb that I wore in Ibiza so it was great to use things twice! I didn’t want to wear a veil as wanted to save that for the wedding in Ibiza.
I also wore the ivory Jimmy Choo peep toe heels that I wore again in Ibiza, great value for money I say!!
A Bouquet And A Button Hole
My bouquet and the button holes were from Wild at Heart on the Pimlico Road.
I had my hair done in the morning at Errol Douglas while Joe had a massage, a great tip he said for any nervous grooms!. I did my own makeup on the day.
Short And Sweet
I knew the shape and style I wanted for the day and that was plain and knee length with a 1950’s type look. After searching on a lot of designer sites it was actually from Theory on the high street. I made an adjustment to the belt and pinned a broach I found on ebay to the front to give it a bit of sparkle!
Suave And Sophisticated
Joe wore a black tailored suit from Marc Wallace with a grey and white flower pattern shirt underneath, the same shirts that our ushers wore in Ibiza as we loved the print so much.
Capturing The Big City
We looked at a lot of photographers but we really wanted someone who was a bit unique to take our London photographs, we knew they wouldn’t have many people to work with so we wanted someone very creative and worked with the London style well.
We found Caro Hutchings and she really stood out to us and we both immediately wanted to book her.
I think she creates a real atmosphere and feeling with her work and we loved what she did with our wedding day.
It was great fun going to some sites in London after just getting married, we walked through Trafalgar square and had some photographs as it was where Joes parents had got engaged. One of our favourite photos is on the steps in front of the National Gallery surrounded by loads of tourists!
We had some drinks back at the The Goring hotel and played some croquet on the lawn, then all sat down to a gorgeous dinner in there dining room.
We didn’t have a cake or any favours or a first dance as we only had our parents with us on the day which was fantastic as we got to share it all just with them. We felt so lucky that we were off to do it all again with all of our friends and family in Ibiza a week later so we really didn’t mind that our day was over.
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Bouquet – Wild at Heart
Dress – Theory
Hair Comb – Katherine Swain
Groom’s Suit – Marc Wallace
Photographer – Caro Hutchings
Evening Drinks Reception – The Goring Hotel
And you lovelies will get to see all of the Ibiza gorgeousness in part 2, ’tis a real treat. Promise.
Anyone else planning two affairs? if you are we want to hear all about it and how on earth you are coping, your organisation skills must be OUT OF THIS WORLD.
Big Planning Love