Twenty-seventeen undeniably kicked off to a beautiful start last year…
Dear friends and kindred spirits of mine, Hannah & Adam, had me venturing down to the heart of the capital, The City of London itself, for their shining, colourful wedding day.
I’ve gotten to know London fairly well over the years but rarely visited this part of town. It turns out the magic is it’s unusually peaceful in the city when business closes down for the weekend! The spacious and impressive Devonshire Square felt exclusively theirs and besides being an amazing backdrop in it’s own right (and having the gherkin in proud view from the terrace!), brought us close to loads of quirky little alleyways and graffitied scenes for us and their guests to explore.
Who doesn’t love a good mix of grand and grungy urban architecture?
The day began for Hannah getting ready at the nearby Andaz Hotel though, with a generous posse of ladies besides both parents and stepparents helping out in any way they could. I always love arriving at this stage in the morning to share everyone’s anticipation, see the encouraging smiles and just get a sense of how the whole occasion is about the unfold!
Hannah’s gorgeous flowers really set the tone for all their little details, with brightest protea and ranunculus (some of my favourites!) crowned with gilded succulents; A pretty lush creation from Flowers by Kirsty… And the bridesmaid’s bunches of gypsophila carried this metallic highlight on, matching up with their eclectic array of gold-to-champagne heels and contrasting with the bright mixed blues of their Jolie Moi dresses.
The dudes did not pass up on the fun however. Adam’s Ted Baker suit revealed some bright botanical prints and his fellow Irregular Choice shoes flashed a limey neon trim!
These guys just had a totally glowing day though, with especially kind sunshine for March pouring into that courtyard. From Adam’s first warm hugs hello and on through the ceremony, over laughs, happy tears, fist pumps and confetti. Matching everybody’s smiling faces in equal measure.
Around the terrace and scattered inside the restaurant, folks found nods to other loves of the happy couple too. From the thousand paper cranes, embracing the old Japanese tradition, to the records and gin bottles decorating the tables. And where friends had shown love back, a prime example was the succulent laden, copper cake made by their friend Jessica, with a surprise rainbow hidden inside!
It then had to be live music, for these two, to play out the evening and I was lucky enough to join in the dancing and merriment before long…
A beautiful day indeed! Have a scroll.. I’m sure you’ll agree.