You may be familiar with this couple's name pairing, Rose and Jack, the tale of two souls that came together in an epic love story (Titanic, of course!) and stole all of our hearts?! Well, how about Rose and Jack the couple who married in a small intimate wedding in Chelsea Town Hall, London, now that's the love story we are obsessed with today! A day that was filled with so many personal touches and such emotion that we can feel the love just oozing out of the images captured by Rebecca Carpenter Photography. Wearing the white suit that her beloved late mother wore to marry her father years earlier, Rose looked sensational and with her brothers by her side she walked down the aisle to the voice of her mother singing.
Small Intimate Wedding with Personal Touches and a Family Focus
In 1995 my mother Lisa Jane Mahoney married my father Fredrick Walter Sheppard, a woman of great style she wore a cream clean cut suit with stunning embroidery detailing. Mum left this world 20 years later leaving behind a family who's love cannot be explained. She is at the heart of all we do. Fast forward 25 years, I Rose-Marnie Sheppard married Jack Elliot Davies in the very same suit she married my dad in, it was my way of having her by my side on a day I never could have imagined not having her by my side. Instead of her sat in front of me her arms were wrapped around me in a metaphorical sense. Going from a 180 person wedding to a 23 person wedding was certainly not what we had planned, this was our 4th attempt at becoming Mr & Mrs Davies due to the pandemic. My goodness we would not change a second.
There were so many truly special moments at our small intimate wedding, every second was electric. If we had to pick one it would be our first dance, under the festoon lights looking into each other's eyes listening to our song 'Better Half Of Me' - Tom Walker, being played on guitar by our wedding singer, Todd. We were surprised by a firework display that lit up the sky, put on by my darling brothers. It was such a shock that bought us both to tears and when I looked out at our family the tears in my brother's eyes are something that will stay with me for the rest of my days. The bond I have with them is so strong, our mother instilled that in us and I know they wanted to give me the perfect day. It was the best ending to the best day of our lives. Starting our married life with the love and support of those dearest to us.
It was all about family, honestly. We have the most incredible unit and after losing 80% of our funds in our original wedding due to the pandemic we ran with a much more personal approach. Our day was truly intimate, magical and so full of soul, we waved goodbye to traditional values. Every single detail of our day was handled by family or family connections, meaning the utmost care and love poured into it. More than anything we wanted every person that attended our day to feel a part of something special and that was achieved with our numbers. We had a very clean and relaxed aesthetic with pastel hues throughout our florals. our reception venue was my brother's home which backs onto farmers fields so we went with quite wild florals in keeping with the location.
The night before our small intimate wedding I stayed at the Franklin hotel with my Maid of Honour/best friend/cousin we were ordering dinner and in walked my two brothers, I had no idea they were coming to stay too, it meant the world to have them there with me for the morning of the wedding for support we listened to The Dixie Cups Going To The Chapel and sung at the top of our lungs. It's important to us to both note that this day was put together in such a short time, Paul & Carlena my brother and sister-in-law totally renovated the outdoor area of their home. It was all hands on deck an outdoor bar area complete with festoon lights was put together by my brother's and Jacks dad Russ. Jacks beautiful mum handled the bouquets and cake with close friends of hers. The morning before our day myself and my sister-in-law's were cutting stems for the florals and the three of designing the table lay out.
Sentimental Wedding Suit for Stylish Bride
Mum had a beautiful voice and I am lucky enough to have a recording studio CD of her singing so she sang me down the aisle, the song we chose was her version of 'Shania Twain - You're still the one' which really if you listen to the words was even more poignant after 4 wedding attempts - 'Looks like we made it, look how far we've come my baby'.
Wow, we definitely are feeling all the emotions right now after reading those beautiful words from Rose about her and Jack's small intimate wedding. If you are thinking of having a garden wedding, then check out this amazing DIY garden reception including the bouquet of dreams!