Just over 6 years ago Alex and Lucy met for the first time at a cricket game, which’s ironic as Lucy has no interest in sports. After the game, they attended a party and “something clicked.” Fast forward to 2014 and the couple were as happy as ever but decided they both needed a change in their lives. They felt that living in London had run its course, and they were excited to move to Marshwood as it was something they both wanted. During the moving process, Alex and Lucy decided to make the most of London and its’ touristy treats. They spent their weekends soaking up the culture, attending markets and spending the evenings with friends.
One chilly morning in January, Alex and Lucy were walking along the river past Battersea Helipad, which has been right on their doorstep for 3 years, when Alex announced that they were going for a helicopter ride. Lucy thought he was joking as she has an absolute fear of flying, but to her disappointment – he was being serious. She had no idea that his intention was to propose to her at 1100ft!
Of course, Lucy had thought about her wedding dress prior to the proposal – just as any woman does. She had always described herself as a solo shopper and one thing was certain, Lucy was going to pick her dress alone. What she didn’t expect was to fall in love with a dress in the first shop that she went to. She was one of the last in her group of friends to get married and she had seen a lot of dresses in the past, but this one stood out! It was easy to move around in and completely different to what she’d seen before – it felt fun and different with its polka dot lace and bolero.
Alex and Lucy had never discussed the possibility of a themed wedding, but Lucy has always loved 50’s style – it took her back to her childhood when she would dance around the kitchen with her father. Due to the fact that their parents were contributing to the wedding, Lucy and Alex wanted to make sure that they would enjoy the day too – which is why they hired “The Bluebirds” which brought the 50’s theme into play! The music was always going to the one thing Alex and Lucy wanted to make sure was right, they struck gold with the band, who were incredible! When thinking about the theme, music and décor are huge elements that need to be considered. The couple opted for very simple and classic décor. Everything was white with splashes of colour from their gorgeous flowers by Charlies Flower Shop.
Alex and Lucy were in two minds about their wedding favours as they can be expensive and the guests end up leaving them behind anyway. They wanted to come up with something because wedding favours are such lovely little personal addition if you get them right. They had the idea of matches with a personal touch and design – these are perfect for men and women, and if they get left behind, the couple won’t mind having a little stash!
The day was absolutely gorgeous, with the bride and groom explaining their favourite part of the day as being alone in the car from the church to the reception – acting like two teenagers in disbelief over their marriage. Getting that small moment of time together was perfect before the madness of the party kicked in!
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Bridal Dress: Cutting Edge Brides // Bridesmaids Dresses: Pretty Dress Company // Flower-girl Dress: Debenhams // Hair Stylist: Reflections Axminster // Make-up Artist: Claire Bowring // Florist: Carole Clapson at Charlies Flower Shop // Catering: Gideon Hitchin // Entertainment: The Bluebirds