Morning! I love a wedding with gorgeous detail shots and this is no exception – the whole day is peppered with pretty pink details an the Bride looks truly radiant in amidst it all.
Today's wedding was photographed by the expertly talented Husband and Wife team and London and Destination Wedding Photographers, Segerius Bruce. This is the wedding of Anthea and Daniel, that took place on 31st July 2010 at All Saints Church in Maiden Bradley, followed by a reception at Bradley House Maiden Bradley. Photographer Chanelle told me, "Anthea & Daniel booked us after seeing a previous wedding that we had shot at Bradley House. They secured the date without meeting us in person and so with just two months to go prior to their wedding we had a meeting at The Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking where we live. They had some exciting news to share, they where now expecting a baby! Anthea was still able to fit into her original dress and I really feel that she was positively glowing on her wedding day. Pregnant and beautiful!"
Anthea told me why she opted for this pastel pretty colour combination, "We wanted a really traditional wedding – something timeless and classic in styles and opted for shades of grey and shades of pink. I put a mood board together and the pictures I had picked were predominantly pink. I wanted something to contrast with this so I decided to go with a theme of shades of pink and shades of grey. This allowed me to play around with different combinations the add depth and interest without the pink becoming overwhelming!"
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Anthea opted for Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel as her wedding day Fragrance…
"I had initially planned to have my dress made by a friend of mine who is a dress maker. She recommended that I go and try lots of different styles so that I could narrow down what it was that I wanted. I decided to book an appointment at Harrod’s Pronovias boutique just to have the opportunity to try on the fabulous designer dresses. My dress was one of 8 different styles I had picked to try. It was the first one I put on and I just couldn’t stop smiling. It was everything I had imagined being a bride would feel like. When I came out of the changing room both my mum and my best friend burst into tears- that’s when I really knew it was the one!
The dress was made from silk dupion and had a very unusual origami effect to the front and back of the bodice. It looked like a paper rose that had been folded flat against the dress."
Anthea wore a beautiful pair of cream leather peep toe courts by luxury handcrafted shoe designer, Aruna Seth…
Joanna Shipp at Flower by Passion provide the beautiful florals for the day, which included this stunning bouquet of roses, sweetpeas and lily of the valley…
"Sweetpeas have always been a particular favourite of mine and what bride can resist roses!"
The State of Grace…
"I found my jewellery at a specialist wedding boutique in London called The State of Grace. It is original 1940’s costume jewelry made by an American company call Bogoff. It was so beautifully made and glamorous and I loved that it was a one off."
Watch out for a feature on The State of Grace coming up very soon on Love My Dress…
"The bridesmaids outfits were designed and made by a close friend of mine who is a dress maker Danielle Meiners. Each dress was tailored to my bridesmaid’s personalities by having different tops. One was strapless, another halter next and the other two were different one shoulder designs.I chose a different piece of jewellery for each bridesmaid to reflect their individual styles. I gave two girls bracelets, one a ring and one earrings."
"My veil was also from Pronovias and was cathedral length. It had tiny crystal flowers scattered across the veil that really caught the sunlight…"
Daniel wore a grey morning suit hired from Neal and Palmers of London. He had a linen waistcoat with a pink back and a pink tie...
"We spent several months looking at venues, but we just didn’t like the ‘package’ concept that it seemed most venues used. We found Bradley House after searching for large houses that you could rent out for the weekend. Bradley House allows you complete flexibility to put together your day exactly how you want it. They have a list of suppliers you can use but you don’t have to. The best bit is that we had the house for the whole weekend (Friday – Sunday) and there was room enough for the wedding party (family, bridesmaids etc) to stay in the house…"
"As a music teacher I needed to have at least one musical link in the wedding so we named each table after sections of the orchestra…"
"The decoration was mainly flowers, with a theme of sweetpeas and roses. At the church we had all white decoration and at the reception we had shades of pink. The table centre pieces were mirrored boxes of sweet peas, placed on a flat tray mirror with tea lights in between. The mirror reflected the flicker from the tea lights beautifully."
"Consider looking abroad for wedding supplies. The bespoke stationary available in America is amazing and very cost effective. I had bespoke stationery designed for me in America by Jamie Konet whom I found on Etsy.com. I wanted something that was simple but really stood out as unusual. I loved the idea of having something designed especially for us…"
Pink Sweetie Buffet…
"Instead of favours I put together a grey and pink sweetie buffet. I hired lots of different shaped vases and jars and filed them with pink sweets. I also had bite size cupcakes from The Little Cupcake Company and hand made French macarons in pink and silver…"
Fancy Nancy Icing…
Andthea and Daniel's cake was made by Fancy Nancy, "It was a three tier cake covered in grey icing. Over the icing there was a Victorian lace design piped in a very soft metallic pink. The bottom layer was lemon cake, the middle was chocolate and the top tier was fruit…"
"When we first met Daniel used to tease me for having such dark hair and pale skin. My retort was always that I was a true English Rose! It just so happened that Paul weller was one of Daniel’ favourite musicians and so his song English Rose became our song and the natural choice for our first dance.
Bradley House has converted the stable block into a bar and dance floor so we had everyone up and dancing all night long…"
"Getting ready in the morning with my bridesmaids was so fun and walking to the church with my dad was very special. Seeing Daniel waiting for me at the end of the aisle made me cry!"
Oh so beautiful! I wonder if Anthea's bump is pink too, or was it her secret 'something blue'?
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Have a lovely morning everyone