The focus was on keeping everything classic, fresh and easy with a subtle old Hollywood vibe which the bride couldn’t resist. A spring wedding at Spring restaurant, meant there was no better time or place for the best flowers – and London floral designers Jam Jar Flowers supplied the most sublime and elegant floral design.
Ella wore a Pronovias gown that she discovered at Mirror Mirror in Islington and the incredibly talented Maja Tsolo, captured these gorgeous images. Both boutique and photographer are much loved, highly recommended Love My Dress suppliers – you can see much more of Maja’s gorgeous and inspiring modern wedding photography here.
My dress was ‘Adrienne’ by Pronovias, from Mirror Mirror in Islington. Meb was my stylist and she just understood what I wanted from the get go. We made quite a few alterations to my dress as it was originally much more revealing than I wanted and she did them all perfectly.
I would absolutely recommend Mirror Mirror. They have something for everyone and they made some brilliant suggestions.
I knew I wanted it to be classic but not too traditional or stiff. I’ve always loved the ‘old hollywood’ look but didn’t want to look like I was playing dress up and I think the silhouette of the dress achieved that but it was so simple it kept it modern too.
Thirty minutes before we were set to leave, my dad realised that he’d left his trousers at home. Cue chaos. Luckily we were staying at The Nomad in Covent Garden (which might be the most beautiful hotel ever) so someone put him in a taxi to Oxford street where he quickly bought another pair. He walked into Moss Broshalf dressed and just shouted “HELP”. He didn’t make it in the taxi that drove me to the ceremony, but he met me there and no-one was the wiser until he admitted it in his speech. THE BRIDE
Bridal Beauty and Accessories
I wore the ‘Mother of Pearl’ veil and ‘Dita’ hair comb by Dolecka Bridal. I was really set on wearing a veil and never thought I’d pick something like the pearl veil that I wore, but it ended up being my favourite part of the whole look. I also wore the ’Dita’ Comb by Dolecka Bridal.
Alex surprised me with a pair of Rachel Boston diamond studs on the day which I couldn’t resist wearing. We pinned my great grandmother’s earrings to my bouquet as my ‘something old’ and borrowed’.
My shoes were Manolo Blahnik Hangisi – the blue buckle was my something blue.
My perfume was Rose of No Man’s Land, by Byredo. The light floral scent went perfectly with the Spring vibes of the day and was strong enough to smell when close but not overpowering at all.
My hair and Makeup Artist was Jo Clayton.
I gave my bridesmaids a budget to buy something they’d like and would wear again. I couldn’t bear the thought of wasting a dress they’d never wear again. They all toned beautifully with each other and I think it helped them all feel confident.
I had a vintage white London taxi take me to the ceremony – the photos in the taxi were some of my favourite!!
My dad walked me down the aisle to the sound of ‘God Only Knows’, by The Beach boys (a live, paired back version).
Francesca Khan from Westminster Registry Office officiated the wedding and she was so warm and personal, it was perfect. We chose a more traditional/ romantic script. We didn’t want to worry about saying our own vows and nerves getting the best of us.
One of my bridesmaids read an extract from Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I know about Love’. I asked her to surprise us with her choice. It was really personal and grounded, and meant a lot to us.
Our rings were from Rachel Boston Jewellery. I had a bespoke trilogy engagement ring and the gold knife edge ‘curve’ wedding band. I tried lots of sparkly bands on but I didn’t want anything to take away from my engagement ring that I love so much. The curve in the band adds a bit of interest without taking away from the engagement ring at all. Alex wore a yellow gold D shape band in a matte brushed finish.
The ceremony. It was obviously amazing to have everyone there with us but we both said we’ve never felt more connected. It was like we were the only people in the room.