The Couple: Lizzie and Joe
The Wedding: 2.11.11 - Chelsea Old Church - London, United Kingdom
What adjectives best describe your wedding? Glamorous and romantic
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? My inspiration has always been Chanel so I stuck to the classic white and black theme but we incorporated a touch of red for Valentine's Day. The church was filled with flowers and we had an eight piece choir with an organist and a trumpeter which really gave some ‘umph’ to the hymns! The choir sang my grandma's favorite song - Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. We love good food, so choosing the Belvedere, a Marco Pierre White restaurant as our reception location guaranteed us good food! We chose a cheese cake rather than a traditional cake and it was important for us to have lots of flowers along with lots of candles and mirrors to portray a very romantic feel to the day. Joe and I are followers of fashion, so both my dress and his suit were classic but with a stylish edge. Also, we created table names and a table plan to reflect Joe’s love of cricket!
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? The bridesmaids and best men looking stunning and very co-ordinated was one of my favorite memories! I cried all the way through the choir singing Wonderful World, it was one of those moments where you get goose bumps all over! We had the wonderful opportunity to have the Astin Martin and London Red Bus to take us from the church to the reception at the Belvedere restaurant. I think it was so rewarding to see how my hard work had paid off, especially the restaurant looking so beautiful, it just all came together perfectly. Also, it was thrilling to sneak away from the party with my husband for a quiet 20 minutes in the grounds of the park to reflect on the wonderful memories of the day.
What was your wedding color palette? Black and white, with a touch of red.
Photographer: Lime Leaf Weddings
Ceremony Venue: Chelsea Old Church
Reception Venue: Belvedere Resturant
Officiant: Rev David Reindorp
Invitation Designer: Leeming Brothers
Catering: Belvedere Resturant
Florist: Mary Jane Vaughan
Wedding Cake: Teddington Cheese
Wedding Dress: David Fielden
Bridal Hair Piece: Jenny Packham
Bridesmaids' Red Dresses: Hobbs
Bridesmaid's Black Dress: Damsel In A Dress
Groom and Groomsmen's Apparel and Accessories: The Cad & The Dandy
Hair Stylist: Cobella
Make-Up Artist: MAC make-up
Live Music: MODE band
Transportation: City of London Black Taxis
Dance instruction: Jess at Start The Dance
Favors: Charbonnel et Walker truffels
Rings: Grays Antiques
Videographer: S8 Films
Thank you Lizzie and Joe! What a romantic day!
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