Lawyers Rosie and Alex tied the knot on 25th August at Fitzrovia Chapel in London, followed by a reception at Milk Beach in Queens Park.
Rosie wore a beautiful Anna Kara wedding dress, with elegant botanical lace motifs and chose to carry a gorgeous blue hydrangea wedding bouquet.
This effortlessly elegant and romantic city wedding was captured beautifully by Osman of Wolf & Co. Photography. You can see more Anna Kara bridal gown inspiration here on Love My Dress.
An Anna Kara Wedding Dress
I had a wonderful time choosing my dress. My mum and sister came down to Brighton, where Alex and I live, for the day and we went around bridal boutiques in the Laines.
We ended up finding my dress at White Leaf on Trafalgar Street.
White Leaf is run by Blanka who was so helpful in helping me choose my dress – I must have tried at least ten before I put the Anna Kara design on and I loved it straight away.
The botanical motif looks magical and I love the asymmetry and the romantic style. Definitely an experience I would recommend to other brides. I did not really know what I wanted other than something I felt good in that would be comfortable all day. I loved the dress straight away.
The botanical motif looks magical and I love the asymmetry and the romantic style.
Bridal Beauty & Accessories
I wore Le Labo Santal 33 because its a fantastic long lasting scent and Alex bought me a bottle for Christmas which I’ve hardly had the chance to wear. My best friend and bridesmaid Sian kindly lent me the garter worn by her granny and her mum – it was the best something ‘borrowed’ I could imagine.
My bridesmaids and I had our hair done by Guy Parsons, at Gorgeous Salon in Kensal Rise, and my sister and I did a bridal make up lesson together at Paintbox London a few months before which was brilliant. We were then able to do our own make up on the day which felt more fun and intimate.
Alex’s mum, Nicola, very kindly bought my shoes for me and I chose a pair from Australian label Essen – the Elevated Essential in sand. I love them it as they are so timeless and chic.
A Blue Hyndrangea Wedding Bouquet
Our florist was Phillo Florist on Chepstow Road near Royal Oak. We chose them because they’ve won an RHS award and create beautiful arrangements.
I knew I wanted hydrangea bouquets, blue for me and white for my bridesmaids, because I like the way hydrangea have a vintage look and create lots of volume to a arrangement while being quite robust.
The flowers look fabulous all day.
A Sunspel Suit
Alex’s suit came from Sunspel and was tailored to fit him by Hugo Morris in Brighton.
Alex’s shoes were Trickers which is a timeless English brand made in Northampton where my mum is from!
A Fizrovia Chapel Wedding Ceremony
My mum walked me down the aisle to Vivaldi’s Spring 1 recomposed by Max Richter. We chose our ceremony songs quite carefully together to make a big impact in the chapel and that piece of music worked beautifully.
We had a Westminster registrar who had been a senior registrar for 30 years. She’d even married Paul MacCartney once upon a time.
Photography by Wolf & Co
We were lucky to have found Osman of Wolf & Co Photography, through our wedding venue Instagram page. We loved Osman’s intimate, relaxed style of wedding photography as he seemed to capture people having fun and ‘off guard’ rather than posing for photos.
It was great to have Osman there on the day as he put us both at ease and took some amazing photos for us to treasure.
A Champagne Reception
My favourite part of the day was seeing Alex at the altar of Fitzrovia Chapel and the champagne reception we had after the ceremony. It is such a beautiful space in the heart of London and it was lovely to share it with our friends and family.
Alex says his favourite part was “seeing rosie’s face (and dress!) for the first time. all the nerves fell away and she looked incredible. its an image that will stand out in my memory forever.
I didn’t wear a veil, but my dress has these whimsical ‘wings’ at the back which trailed in a similar way when I walked down the aisle.
How They Met
Alex and I met at law school in Chancery Lane in 2015. We were in classes together and became pretty inseparable (at first as friends) on the course and in life more generally. We would go out ostensibly to ‘study’ and end up, a few drinks later, dancing until the early hours.
I decided to propose to Alex during a celebratory meal at the City Social in 2020. We had discussed marriage and knew we both wanted to take that step and I thought Alex would appreciate me taking the initiative – and the swiss watch I gave him!
We were engaged for two years before we got married. Partly because of covid-19, but also because we wanted time to enjoy the engagement and to plan the wedding ourselves.
Our reception was at Australian bar and restaurant, Milk Beach, on Lonsdale Road catered for all of our guests on the day. Milk Beach printed us an event poster which we love. It’s a great memento( which we’ll frame when we get round to it!)
We opted for two cakes from Punk Cake Rocks and they were both delicious. We had one traditional floral sponge cake with blueberries and lemon curd and the other was a beautiful biscoff flavour creation.
We also had a cheese tower of English cheeses that we sourced through Cheese Please near where live in Lewes.
Evening & Dancing
We hired Pocket Jukebox – Louis and his band were absolutely fantastic! Guests kept telling us they were the best band they’d seen at a wedding
Our first dance was to Elton John’s ‘Crocodile Rock’, because it’s fun to dance to. g
My favourite part of the day was seeing Alex at the altar of Fitzrovia Chapel and the champagne reception we had after the ceremony.
It is such a beautiful space in the heart of London and it was lovely to share it with our friends and family.
Alex says his favourite part was: “seeing Rosie’s face (and dress!) for the first time. all the nerves fell away and she looked incredible.
It’s an image that will stand out in my memory forever.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
Our words of wisdom would be try not to stress about the day and enjoy planning it together – if there’s something you’re not that bothered about or feels forced, whether it’s table plans or fancy cars, then don’t worry about cutting it from the day. Your guests are there for you and will have a brilliant time whatever you decide!
Our words of wisdom would be try not to stress about the day and enjoy planning it together – if there’s something you’re not that bothered about or feels forced, whether it’s table plans or fancy cars, then don’t worry about cutting it from the day.
Your guests are there for you and will have a brilliant time whatever you decide!
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I chose a sky blue linen shade from Linen Fox and asked my four bridesmaids to choose the style they wanted. I was so pleased with how the colour looked on each of them and that they were comfortable in the August heat.