What a fabulous day so far, full of love and Lovettes! For our final feature today, we’re pleased to be able to share the chic and elegant wedding of Luann and Chris. Luann who works in Finance and is in the middle of taking professional papers to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, and Chris, an aircraft electrical engineer at Rolls Royce, tied the knot on 11 December last year at Luton Hoo Hotel. We're already familiar with this stunning wedding venue – it’s where we filmed our beauty tutorial series (must see make-up and beauty video tutorials for any red lipstick/smokey eye obsessive). It's also good to share a wedding where the bride chose to wear a shorter, less formal bridal design – we know that lots of our readers prefer this style too.
"All of my family live abroad so we will be having a second wedding in Penang, Malaysia end of 2014, therefore we wanted the wedding in the UK to be a very British celebration and couldn’t think of anything better than afternoon tea! We tried to make every element as British as we could find, including my Timeless Couture dress, which was made in England."
Photography Copyright (c) 2014, Binky Nixon Photography
“Chris and I met seven years ago through Chris’s brother (I attended the same college as him). We’ve been together for six years and were engaged for just over a year.
Our wedding was held at the Luton Hoo Hotel – we chose this venue simply because it is gorgeous and perfect for an afternoon tea party."
"I wore a dress by Timeless Couture. I was looking for a dress with a difference, especially since we were having afternoon tea for our reception. I was keen on having a 2 piece with a body and skirt and started researching wedding dresses before coming across Timeless Couture and fell in love with their unique style. At the first appointment I knew straightaway that Astra at Timeless Couture would be perfect for making my dress – she was just so passionate!"
We started off with the design I had in mind and evolved the design as the body came together. I love how different and perfect it is, thank you Astra!"
"We also had a dessert table with the wedding cake in the centre. The whole table was inspired by the wedding cake which was duck egg blue with white lace and dusty pink roses. I chose this cake because it was everything I love made into a cake – vintage and lace! Asma from The Sugared Saffron Cake Company did brilliantly with every single dessert on that table which looked and tasted fabulous!"
“Our photographer was Binky Nixon Photography. We are so happy that Binky was a part of our day, she did a fantastic job capturing beautiful pictures and every emotion felt that day. Binky is such a lovely person and a pleasure to have around that she definitely helped the day to go as smooth as it could have. We highly highly highly recommend her if you are looking for amazing wedding pictures to treasure forever!"
“After discussing flower options to create a winter/vintage looking bouquet, Liz from Wedding Venue Decorators recommended old fashioned English roses which were a perfect fit for the theme of the wedding!”
Words of Wedded Wisdom…
“Plenty of research and go with a theme that reflects you! Plan and prepare as much as you can, but relax and let go on the day! Enjoy it, it all goes too fast!
I found blogs particularly inspirational and helpful. Although I already had a theme in mind when I started researching, there were so many wonderful weddings out there to help develop my ideas further. Blogs also really help with finding amazing vendors!”
What a chic and elegant wedding, so very beautifully captured in that gorgeous natural winter light by Binky Nixon.
Friday Valentine love all,
Photographer – Binky Nixon Photography
Venue – Luton Hoo Hotel
Brides Dress – Timeless Couture
Brides Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Brides Accessories – Gama vintage inspired earrings
Grooms Suit – Reiss
Florist – Wedding Venue Decorators
Cake – The Sugared Saffron Cake Company
Transport – Allerston Taylor & Regency Carriages
Frame and easel from Fleur De Lace
Rings – Cartier
Hair Stylist – Sabrina & Co
Personalised Unique Puzzle Wedding Guestbook – Made Lovingly Made
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