Today’s gorgeous pair Jessica & Rhys were married at Chelsea Old Town Hall in September, describing their wedding as “a magical day surrounded by our favourite people in the world.” They both love classic styling, but most importantly wanted a relaxed affair with no stress about specific styling themes – the most important thing was to enjoy the moment with their loved ones.
Jessica’s bridal look is just stunning: “I knew I wanted to wear separates as it was a more relaxed affair. I had been searching high and low for the perfect full length silk skirt and found the one I wore on Instagram via Belle & Bunty who have the sweetest little shop in Kentish Town. I ended up pairing the skirt with a matching silk cami and lace long sleeved top, both also from Belle & Bunty. I loved the contrast of this outfit with my Mallorca dresses and the lace made me feel like Grace Kelly on her wedding day! Elegant and sophisticated.”
“I paired my co-ord with something blue from Jimmy Choo… the Romy 100 pointy toe pumps with crystal tiara. My jewellery was all from Cartier which my father has gifted me over the years. The night before the wedding, we dined out as a family and he surprised me with the most stunning diamond choker to match my ring and bracelet in rose gold- the perfect final touch!
Rhys’s suit was from Reiss. His cufflinks were from his time as a Captain in the Parachute regiment.”
Wedding photographer’s website:
I wanted a documentary wedding photographer who can can capture some natural yet emotional photos.
I found Emis on Instagram and fell in love with his style.
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Emis was phenomenal – I couldn’t recommend him enough.
Emis made me feel so at ease on the day, I didn’t even know he was there half the time which I think is so important when you are already a nervous, blushing bride!
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We both cried ! Emis captured so many amazing moments and the feelings just came rushing back. So happy.
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
I work in PR and Events so always felt quite confident that I can plan our day using recommendations from my work friends.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
I think my advice to couples would be to focus more energy on the aspects of the wedding that will create real fun on the day, rather than obsessing too much about all of the tiny aesthetic details.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The dress! The most important thing to me was that I felt confident and beautiful. It may sound cliché but Rhys is the love of my life so I knew, I only had one opportunity to wear the dress of my dreams.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
My sister wore a bespoke, soft pink top and skirt we designed with Harmur https://www.harmur.co.uk/
We bought hair accessories for the wedding from Fenwick in London. It has a fantastic section with lots of pearls and bling!
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
I decided to have it down for the more casual London affair. Mason from Josh Wood worked to create soft Hollywood glam waves before we popped the pearl headband on top. I was going to do my own makeup but nearer to the time, I decided to get in touch with my gorgeous gal pal and talented MUA Stacey. I am so glad I did as she massively settled my nerves the morning of the wedding and made me feel like a pampered princess.
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
men wore white calla lilies through their buttonholes and I carried a bouquet of long stem calla lilies down the aisle. I had seen Monica do this in Friends when she got married and always knew I wanted to replicate hers. https://www.arsfestum.com/
In London, I carried white gypsophila which perfectly complimented the lace of my top. My mother tied the flowers together with a silk ribbon and added pearl pins to match my pearl headband and earrings.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Don’t sweat the small stuff…Things will inevitably not go to plan but try your best not to let it upset you. Focus on each other and your guests (because I promise they won’t have noticed). It really does fly by!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Saying your vows, and knowing you’re marrying your best friend.