Good afternoon everyone – and hoping this 'hello!' finds you well Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings ) I love featuring elegant weddings on Love My Dress, and Bride Lucy here, has done a beautiful job of fulfilling her personal brief to create a chic, elegant and timeless style on her wedding day.

Lucy and Brandon Hibben tied the knot with a London city wedding on 28 August this year at The Capital's trendy boutique hotel, The Andaz and Lucy looked the picture of bridal elegance in her Jenny Packham 'Sorrento' wedding dress – a purchase from The Tailor's Cat in Cambridge

"I love Jenny Packham, she's a genius.  I had seen this dress and always thought it was beautiful, the detailing, the fabric, just a gorgeous and unique mix of elegance and vintage.  Also, Brandon proposed to me is Sorrento in July last year so this dress was meant to be!"

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Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )


Just look at the dress here, doesn't it look beautiful? Jenny Packham sure knows how to do embellishment on her gowns; always just enough to create that wow factor!…

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Lucy's hair was styled by Paul from the Aveda Academy in Covent Garden and she styled her own makeup…

"After spending two hours putting my hair up on the morning of the wedding, I decided that, actually, I wasn’t that keen and wanted to have it down instead… he didn’t even flinch, just did exactly what I wanted!"

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Lucy chose not to wear a veil, but sport a pretty headpiece by Richard Designs instead and her beautiful earrings were by The Tailor's Cat in Cambridge

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Stepping into a sparkly pair of shoes from Dune… fabulous!

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Lucy's Bridesmaids wore dresses from Coast, shoes from Dorothy Perkins and pretty hair accessories from Accessorize

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

The couple chose the Bishopsgate room at The Andaz for their ceremony, followed by room 1901 for their reception…

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

"I brought rose petals and lots of candles from Confetti.  Andaz had lots of snowball tea light holders which created the beautiful atmosphere in 1901.  In the ceremony room, I had Hurricane lamps lining the aisles and lots of candles on the windowsills all of which the hotel provided…."

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Somewhere, over the rainbow…

Lucy walked down the aisle to a cover of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole…

"Brandon said a few years ago when he heard the song that he could imagine me walking down the aisle to this song.  I think it's one of the most beautiful songs ever and so it was easy to choose that one…"

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

The beautiful flowers on the day were supplied by London Florists, Moyses Stevens…"They were brilliant, they excelled on the brief I gave them which was floaty and elegant.  Hydreanga's and Peonies are my favourite flowers and were included in all the bouquets and table arrangements as well as the two large arrangements…."

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

"We just wanted something chic, elegant and timeless, so that when we look back on the photos in years to come they will always look wonderful.  Once we found 1901, we knew the type of wedding we would have.  It's the most amazing room, very glamorous and we just built it from there…"

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Crumbs and Doilies…

Crumbs and Doillies supplied these pretty, celebrator edibles…

"Their cakes are so cute and they will lieterally do any colour scheme you ask for.  Cupcakes are a favourite in our household so it had to be the giant cupcake and lots of smaller ones too.

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

I adore these rings shots below – "My ring is Brandon's grandmothers engagement ring which is very old and has a lot of sentimental value to us.  Brandon's ring was from Carlo's in Hatton Garden…."

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

"On our top table I had a cute little sign saying "Mr & Mrs" which I got from Selfridges and I also had a picture of our two dogs, Indy and Cooper so that they could be there in some small way!"

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

For the couple's first dance, Brandon chose Otis Redding, These Arms of Mine – a song loved by both the Bride and Groom…

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Give yourself lots of time – as much as possible.  Aim to have everything wrapped up a week or two before the big day so that you can relax and enjoy the run up.  Do lots of research and create a mood baord, we found this really helpful because we didn't want a particular theme, but wanted to create something timeless and elegant.  Shop around…it's amazing where you can save money. Get multiple quotes on everything, and always ask for a discount, if you don't ask, you'll never know!

At the end of the day, a wedding is about two people becoming one and I think it's very easy to lose sight of that.  We were so lucky to have such a beautiful wedding, but the most important thing about the day for me was Brandon and becoming his wife.  We also both have the support of incredible families.

All I remember thinking on the morning of the wedding was how "right" it all felt and when Brandon's mum came to see me after having lunch with him, she told me he said it felt "right" to him too.  I don't think I could ask for more than that.  I feel incredibly lucky to have such an amazing husband and best friend."

Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

What beautiful thoughts to end on Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings ) Thank you so mucy Lucy and HUGE congratulations to you and Brandon on your beautiful wedding – have a very long and happy life together you beautiful people Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Thanks also to London Wedding Photographer, Marianne Taylor for sharing her wonderful work with Love My Dress Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz... (Weddings )

Tell us about your wedding plans. Are you planning a chic city wedding?

Much love,

Annabel xXx

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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9 thoughts on Chic, Elegant and Timeless ~ A London City Wedding at The Andaz…

  1. I LOVE that dress!!! I so love Jenny Packham, she is a genius! I haven’t a clue which it will be yet and I’m still saving but I will definitely be wearing one for my 2012 wedding. Gorgeous wedding – I’ve been to Andaz and it’s a stunning venue x

  2. Gorgeous Wedding!
    Same wedding date, dress designer, bm designer and head piece designer as me!
    Bride looks absolutely stunning. Love the venue too x x

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