CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUES
Rupert is Australian and his entire family flew in from Melbourne. So we wanted to give them a traditional English spring wedding.
WEDDING PLANNER/EVENT MANAGER
We used Sarah Softley at Kimberley Hall who was extremely helpful and coordinated everything for us.
I found my dress at Le spose di Gio (81 Ebury Street, London). The ladies who helped me in the shop were lovely and made the whole experience very special. They gave excellent advice in choosing the dress and style to suit me and my personality. The dress was made in Italy using gorgeous fabrics and was actually a blush pink colour which went very well with my colouring.
Gemma Holiday. Gemma was amazing and listened to exactly what I wanted. We went through some magazine photos I had collected and she translated these in to my wedding hair style exactly. She is extremely skilled and came up with some of her own little twists. She also did my bridesmaid's hair on the day and Tansy and I were thrilled with the result.
Emily of Love Moi Makeup. I could not have asked for a better make up artist. Emily created my makeup so that it was such a natural look and, like Gemma, listened to exactly what I was after and also gave some really good advice of her own as she is so experienced. She also did my bridesmaid's and mum's makeup and did these efficiently and quickly with a cool head so we had plenty of time to get ready.
Having Gemma and Emily there on the day made the morning so relaxed and I didn't feel my nerves at all. We all enjoyed having them there and feel that the morning was a lovely run up to when we all started to leave for the church.
Sarah at Bramble and Berry. Sarah helped us create our English spring wedding look so well, I will forever be grateful to her for the wedding she created for me. She liaised with my mum and me from the very beginning and knew exactly how to create the look. We wanted an abundance of flowers to show off Kimberley Hall and the arrangements she did for us were quite spectacular. I would not hesitate to recommend her. She also created a beautiful and original hand tied bouquet for me with eucalyptus for Rupert's Australian connection. She also put eucalyptus in the buttonholes and it was all of these personal finishing touches which made it all so special.
A friend made this for us.
Bespoke Events . Rebecca and Stephen and their team produced a fantastic meal for us of English food. It was delicious and so many people complimented us on the quality of the catering, starting with the canapés and finishing with the impressive cheese board they prepared for our guests. The whole evening ran very smoothly and they were also extremely professional.
We stayed at the Viceroy resort in Anguilla which we booked through Kuoni.