Oh how I've been looking forward to sharing this one! Sarah and Adrian got married on 8 December 2012 The Holy Trinity Church in Cookham, followed by a ceremony at Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire. The couple, who met through mutual friends on a night out in London, were together for three years before Adrian proposed to Sarah on a surprise trip to Seville. They were engaged for 14 month before the wedding.
I think the first thing that drew me to these photographs, apart from how absolutely beautiful Sarah is (those waves in her hair and that smile!), was her dress. With the bride working in fashion, the fashion and styling aspect of the day was very important to the couple, and so a trip to Browns in London was in order…
"My wedding dress was designed by Reem Acra and I bought it from Browns in London. I adored the overlay with all the embroidery and beading. The design was classic, but it also had that vintage feel…"
Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2013, Marta and Adi at Contemporary Wedding Photography
"My bridesmaids wore strapless long dresses with a sweetheart neckline in navy blue from Dessy. Via a friend, I managed to hire four mink pastel fur stoles for my bridesmaids to wear over their dresses."
"Our Florist, Yannik Pascal Gabory
and I worked together. He created the amazing flower displays and Wish
Tree centre piece and I provided all the props and other little extras
to style the room. Yannick used lots of gorgeous flowers…a mixture
of roses, some retro flowers such as carntions, lots of Gypsum and also
sprayed lots of greenery silver, to give it that vintage winter
"I wore a pair of cassic silver open toe, kitten heeled, slingbacks from Prada."
"I wore a diamante hair comb, made from 5 vintage brooches from UrbanBride. My parents bought me a beautiful pair of Rose Quarts drop earrings from Butler & Wilson."
"The year leading up to the wedding I spent researching and
collecting lots of little extra bits….tealight holders, candleabras,
vintage signs, pictures and paddle signs for fun and to make it more
Words of Wedded Wisdom…
planning as soon as possible, so that you can balance it out over the
time you have allocated – and remember it is worth it on the day!"
The couple's friend XX recorded this lovely little film on the day…
Film Copyright (c) 2013, Adam Abusweder (Lighting and Cameraman)
How fabulously stylish and glamorous, what a beautiful dress and bride *sigh*.
Huge thanks to Adi at Contemporary Wedding Photography for submitting this glamorous wedding day celebration and sending love also to Sarah and Adrian.
Anyone else suddenly finding a Reem Acra obsession is bugging them?
Photographer – Marta and Adi at Contemporary Wedding Photography
Venue + Catering – Stoke Place
Wedding Dress – Reem Acra and I bought it from Browns in London
Headpiece – UrbanBride
Brides' shoes – Prada
Grooms Suit – Thom Sweeney + bowtie from Mr Start
Bridesmaids – Dessy
Florist – Pascal Gabory
Cake – The Ginger Pig
Cars/Transport – Berkshire Cars
Favours – Podshotz
Rings – Jacobs of Reading
Hair Stylist - Keiichiro Hirano
Makeup Artist – Emma Miles at Emma Davies Agency