Keep Calm, We Are Getting Married! ~ A Trafalgar Hotel Engagement Shoot, London…

Hello lovely people 🙂 Here is part 3 of 3 blog posts today that I'm treating you too. This time a lovely lovely engagement pre-wedding shoot, to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Lucy and Greg, who are set to tie the knot in June this year at the Trafalgar Hotel in London 🙂

Vintage Wedding Planner Tiffany Grant Riley styled this lovely photoshoot and told me about the experience of working with Lucy, Greg and the whole creative team…

"I absolutely love working with Lucy and Greg and seeing how they are with each other. Their wedding in June is set to reflect both their love of London and other personal touches I hope to share with you after their wedding.

When we got together to discuss their engagement shoot, Lucy mentioned she had two wedding dresses, one that she'd decided not to wear on the day, a breathtakingly beautiful Jenny Packham number that I knew we just had to use. So I suggested we work a 'First Look' into the shoot whereby photographer Lisa captured Greg's reaction as Lucy entered the hotel and I think you can tell how well it went down! It's not often that Greg is short for words so this was rather unusual!"

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"The Trafalgar Hotel used to be Lucy's local when she worked in the area and with the stunning view from the Vista Bar it was without doubt the perfect location for them and we had a fun and creative afternoon taking inspiration from London and her very British style.

We included their own invitations in the shoot, based on the Keep Calm and Carry On posters with crown motifs (the props kindly lent to us by the fabulous Cutture) and there's a heavy Union Jack influence there too, some of which were still flying left over from the Royal wedding…"

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"I wish Lucy and Greg every happiness for their big day which is set to be full of laughs as well as happy tears…and I'll try my best not to cry!

Thanks to all involved, including Lisa for her incredible photography, Rich at FX Films, Cutture and of course Yvonne and her lovely team at The Trafalgar Hotel…."


Huge thanks to the fab Brighton and Sussex Wedding Photographer, Lisa Devlin.  See more from Lisa on Love My Dress here.  And see more pretty love shoots here.

Finally, if you are looking for one of the best Wedding Planners around, take a peek into the styling and planning services provided by Tiffany Grant Riley.  Tiffany is resident Wedding Planner at The Trafalgar Hotel in London – and you can see more of that cool London wedding venue on Love My Dress right here! 😉

Lucy, Greg – I hope you have a truly beautiful wedding day next month 🙂

Much love all,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.