There is style, and then there's real bride Lauren's style, who absolutely kills it in a short wedding dress for her COVID wedding planned in just 4 weeks. By her side is her wonderful new husband Robert and their son, Albie, who look equally stylish in light blue blazers, chinos and loafers. Together they are pure family goals and after hearing weddings could take place again couldn't wait to say their vows at Chelsea's Town Hall. They are surrounded by their nearest and dearest, pops of yellow, including sunflowers and Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps; and the captures of this intimate London wedding by Rock My Wedding recommended supplier Elena Popa Photography will knock your socks off. Just wait until you see the colourful confetti exit!

What Made Our Day Unique

Intimate ceremony and venue - amid the corona crisis. I had little nuances and additions from where we live Leigh on Sea as well as LONDON links and places we love. We love Soho, so I was elated to find a hotel (we could be with the melee of people. We also had an iconic London Black Cab to take us to the town hall. My son Albie walked me down the aisle which was very special.

Lauren & Robert

Short Wedding Dress

If we had legs like Lauren we wouldn't hide them either. She absolutely nails it in a stellar short wedding dress for her city wedding. The fitted silhouette, long sleeves and low back design elements suit her down to the ground. She completes her look with a yellow bouquet and Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps and swaps her short veil for a bow headdress. Her and Robert, also don stylish shades as they roam around London for couples portraits with the fabulous Elena Popa Photography, standing in front of flower-filled doorways, posing on bridges and casually sitting on steps. They were literally born to do it! They culminate their day by heading to the pub where they listen to a cheesy playlist and enjoy finally being Mr and Mrs!

Inspiration & Styling

Laidback luxe. I decided on all the yellow accents right at the final moment. I’m a Leo, and the August flower is the sunflower, the rest kind of happened by chance. It was all extremely last minute - Boris announced beauty could work from the 15th so five days before my wedding I was booking tanning and makeup! The pub - The Phene I was alerted to by my cab driver and it ended up being a brilliant punt! I’d never even visited, let alone taste their food! I wore Le Labo 13 perfume (13 is my birthday) mixed with Jean-Paul Gauthier which I've worn since I was 15. When I met Rob I wore 13 and it reminds him of me :)

Lauren & Robert

Inspiration & Styling

Don’t let anything hold you back, don’t sweat the small things. For once in my life I wasn’t a complete control freak - I just worked with the time/days I had and it all fell together naturally

Lauren & Robert

Lauren and Robert certainly prove that if you want to get married quickly you can, if you're planning to have a registry office wedding we've put together an article with everything you need to know. We also have a COVID hub where you can keep up to date with government guidelines and see more of our socially distanced real weddings.

Did you know Lauren sold her dress?

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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Videographer: Joe | Wedding Venue: Chelsea Town Hall | Table Favours: Crosstown Doughnuts | Cake: Cutter & Squidge | Florist: Sunsnroses | Name Tags: Leigh Calligraphy - Heather | Planner/Stylist/Bride: Lauren Maybank | Decor & Hire: Phene Pub Chelsea | Table Flowers: Flo Jo Flowers | Transport: Mr Cab Driver | Buttonholes: Penny Jane Flowers | Dress: Alex Perry | Bridal Boutique : Net-a-Porter | Grooms Jacket: Reiss | Grooms Chinos: Topman | Grooms Loafers: Gucci | Bow: Aura Bridalwear | Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair: Bradley King | Makeup: Lucy Heath Makeup | Nails: Meg’s Nails | Tanning : James Harknett

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