A Short Temperley Wedding Dress for a Retro/Quirky London Wedding…

Hi All, how does this blog post find you? I am feeling so rubbish today. The lurgy bug has consumed me again and I'm fit for nothing but bed, and it's gorgeous outside!! Good job I have blog content like this to cheer me up 🙂

These photographs were submitted by Dorset Wedding Photographer Greg Thurtle of TP Photography.

They capture couple Irina and Lorenzo on their wedding day in November last year, where they tied the knot at Chelsea Town hall, and followed with celebrations and a reception at Ishtar Restaurant, which according to the couple, serves the best Turkish food in London.

I love the 60's vibe of this wedding.  Irina wore a fabulous short Temperley dress

"I was looking for something that Audrey Hepburn could wear and something I could use after the wedding.  I also wore a Michel Uffie miniature top hat and veil, and shoes by Kurt Geiger and my jacket was from French Connection…"

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Short Temperley Wedding Dress

Michel Uffie miniature top hat and veil and Short Temperley Wedding Dress

Michel Uffie miniature top hat and veil




Michel Uffie miniature top hat and veil


"Lorenzo and I met at Xmas party, turned out we lived 5min from each other, the next date happened 4months after and in another 4months we were engaged!

Our wedding was more of a  mad UN conference as we had people from different countries, guess 'international wedding' was the main idea as Mr Fraquelli is half Italian-half Turkish and I'm Russian…"


Michel Uffie miniature top hat and veil

Short Temperley Wedding Dress

"We hired a Routemaster bus, and had a great time there, going from Town hall to the restaurant – we had some champagne on board…"



"We used place card as wedding favours – little sails from Kate Aspen  We also got some single stem vases from Habitat, some flowers. The venue gave tea candles, my friends did posters with our pictures…"









Short Temperley Wedding Dress

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Words of Wedded Wisdom..

"Remember why you're doing it. Have no-wedding -talks days, say every Saturday. Find some forum or community where you can complain about close friends and family because believe me at some point you'd want to. Have a plan B, C and D. Delegate.

Relax. Enjoy every moment of it. Plan something to do after the wedding so everyday life would be fun too. Oh and try to relax!"



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Brides Dress – Temperley + French Connection Jacket
Groom – Moss Bross Hire
Brides Veil – Michel Uffie miniature top hat
Brides Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Photographer – TP Photography + Tim Churchill Photography
Venue – Chelsea Town hall + Ishtar Restaurant,
Cake – Crumbs & Doilies
Flowers – Kensington flowers 

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Big congratulations to Irina and Lorenzo on tieing the knot 🙂 Many thanks to to TP Photography for sharing these lovely photographs 🙂

So cute! You can view more 1960's style wedding inspiration here, and more fabulously short wedding dresses here too.

Much love,

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.