Fleur held her ceremony at the gorgeous Orangery in Holland Park, London. The gorgeous space floods with natural light which oozes charm and elegance and is situated within a beautiful rose garden & lawns. Following the ceremony Fleur and her guests were taken to The Thames Rowing Club in Putney in a classic British Red Bus where their reception took place.
Fleur went for a neutral colour palette with splashes of green foliage which perfectly complimented her elegant look. It was important to Fleur and her now husband that the day reflected them as a couple- “we had a pick n mix stand, made our own website with all the wedding info (instead of lots of paper in the post), a polaroid camera for the guest book and even wrote our own ‘pub quiz’ “
PLANNING THE WEDDING
“We only had 10 months between getting engaged and the wedding. Planning the day took a LOT of my time and energy. I truly enjoyed doing it although I don’t think I could have done it for much longer! I got to do everything my way and therefore managed to book everything I wanted down to all the small details. The day before the wedding our close friends and family came together and helped set up the venues – I loved seeing it all my visions together. -. When watching our wedding video back, I said to my husband that I wouldn’t have changed a thing – I was so happy with how everything turned out and it was worth all the effort!”
FINDING THE DRESS
Fleur began the search for her dress with an idea of the style she wanted – something classic and elegant. Fleur tried on at various boutiques until deciding on ‘the one’ – The stunning Verity by Maggie Sottero which she looked utterly radiant in!
HERE IS WHAT FLEUR HAD TO SAY:
“I had sort of had an idea in my mind of the style of dress that I wanted. The dress I ended up with was one I tried on the first day of trying dresses. I popped by Go Bridal at the end of the day just before it closed – Laura already had another customer, but kindly let us have a quick look round the shop and I found the Maggie Sottero.
However, when I first tried it on, I didn’t feel like I had tried enough dresses to be 100% sure that was the one – so a few months went by after visiting more shops and when we came back I had a much better idea! Laura was great and so patient with me! She also helped with the veil and hair accessories, and when I had a choice of shoes, I popped back in again to try it with the sample dress whilst mine was being made. Nothing was too much effort for Laura.
Once my dress had been made and arrived in the shop, I went over to Miss Kay to be fitted – a few appointments later it was absolutely perfect and fitted like a glove!”
A FAVOURITE MOMENT
“So many moments to choose from, but anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good game and I was thinking about how this could be included in the day – we decided to have a quiz and so wrote our own in the style of a pub quiz and it was hosted by my two Bridesmen. It was so much fun, brought everyone together and broke the ice on tables of people that may not have known each other. There were even prizes at the end before the speeches happened.
I also loved the moment just AFTER we got married and walked back down the aisle together – the first time I could properly chat to and kiss my new husband!!”
ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE
“Do exactly what YOU want to do. Don’t worry about pleasing your family/friends – it’s YOUR day and you won’t ever get it back again so don’t live with any regrets!”