I like to feature something a little special on a Friday – the day deserves extra happiness as we finish the working week… and so Ahram and Tom’s wedding is just perfect to share today. This gorgeous pair were married in Surrey last summer and their day is elegant, romantic and beautiful.
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How did you choose your photographer?
We searched on Instagram.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
We were very pleased with Charlie and his two colleagues. The photos are absolutely amazing. We wanted to avoid cheesy posed photos, preferring candid ones that showed our personalities, and since he specialises in that style Charlie was the natural choice.
Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?
The venue, Nonsuch Mansion was a short trip from London so it was easily accessible for all our guests. The park surrounding it was beautiful and the building itself had its own character. Not having blank white walled rooms meant we didn’t have to decorate each room ourselves, so it came basically ready made for the wedding.
Also, Ahram’s parents are from Korea so they were able to experience a historical English building for the first time, which they enjoyed a lot.
Did you love wearing your outfits? How was the dress / suit shopping experience?
Ahram wanted the most simple dress possible, and found a really elegant white one on a visit to Seoul. It had a detachable tail which she wore with it for the ceremony and then removed for the reception. Tom wore a blue Paul Smith suit. Although it wasn’t a fitted suit it was perfect and very comfy.
Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness
We worked with Yoko of Wabana Flowers who did the arrangements for the tables and the ceremony room in a green and white scheme which we loved. Plus we had a bouquet made by our friend Woojin Lee who had recently completed a flower arranging course.
As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?
The cake was from Gaya’s Cakes, and it was delicious with a simple and elegant design that matched the rest of the wedding. Sadly we didn’t get to eat much of it ourselves as we were so busy, and went away for two weeks the day after the wedding.
Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves
Ahram is Korean, and over there it’s a modern tradition for the couple to ask a favourite university professor to perform the ceremony. Since we met while studying on an MA we asked our course leader Penny Hilton to perform our ceremony (we signed the register privately a couple of days before the big event). She thought we were joking but was happy to do it, which was really fun for all of us.
Did you personalise your vows or have any wedding readings? What were they?
We wrote our own vows together and made sure to include a promise to keep trying new tasty food together, which is one of our favourite things to do!
What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?
Pink Moon by Nick Drake. We both like good acoustic singer-songwriters and Nick Drake was one of the best ever.