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Classic wedding, created stunningly by fashion designer bride.

Charlotte & Dilip hosted their classic wedding at the stunning setting of Christ Hospital, the boarding school that the groom attended.

Charlotte, a fashion designer, was able to create a stunningly classic wedding with the most amazing attention to detail. For more images and details, visit the feature on Rock My Wedding.

Bride getting ready at Tor Hatch, she wore Mira Zwillinger and gianvito rossi shoes.

The bride chose to get ready at Tor Hatch, the most amazing house which housed all of her maids and parents. From my perspective it was ideal as it was light, airy and spacious!

Bride getting ready, Tor Hatch.

Classic wedding stationery, designed by Jo Glover.

“I wanted everything to be white and quite minimal with a touch of romanticism. The invites, menus and order of service were textured white cotton card with gold foiled letter press. The envelopes were sealed with a white DC monogrammed wax seal which I also used on the confetti cones and cake boxes.” 

Bride getting ready at Tor Hatch, she wore Mira Zwillinger and gianvito rossi shoes.

“As a fashion designer I had always planned to design my own wedding dress. However during a dress appointment (obligatory bridal tasks) at Browns Bride, I fell in love with the ‘Charlie’ dress by Mira Zwillinger, I decided it was perfect and it would save a lot of work!
 
I wore a diamond bracelet, earrings and necklace. They were a very generous and beautiful gift from my mother in law, which she gave to me the week of the wedding.”

Bride getting ready at Tor Hatch, she wore Mira Zwillinger and gianvito rossi shoes.

Christ hospital school, wedding venue, surrey.

“Dilip had attended Christ Hospital boarding school and we had discussed this being a contender for our wedding. We visited the school in February 2015 and as soon as I walked into the chapel I knew it was the place we had to get married. The emotional attachment he felt towards the school was very evident and I knew it would be very special to get married there.”

Church details, christ hospital chapel.

Groom greeting guests.

Guests were asked to wear black tie to add to the classic wedding look, with Dilip choosing to head to Savile Rows Gieves and Hawkes, he bought a very dark navy tux with a black lapel. His shoes were from Churches.

Bride arriving at church, Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

Bride and groom at church, Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

“Dilips god mother, Dr Judy Evans, organised the choir which were wonderful, they sang three beautiful anthems Mozart ‘Ave Verum Corpus k618’, John Rutter ‘This is the day’ and ‘The Lord bless you and keep you’ and of course led the way with the hymns. 
We had readings by Dilip’s sister, Pia Abraham who read 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 and my close friend Emma Jones read ‘Scaffolding’ by Seamus Heaney. 
The service was so special since it incorporated the Kerelan Christian tradition, giving of the minnu and manthrakodi.”

 

Bride and groom leaving church, Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

“I wanted a mix of white flowers- hydrangeas, orchids and roses mixed with green foliage. I had a mixed bouquet and the bridesmaids had a slightly smaller version of this. The table runners were hydrangea arrangements  alternated with mixed posey arrangements. Helen (Bloom Room) created the wonderful floral arches from willow, hydrangeas, roses and orchids at the entrance and altar of the church.”

Classic wedding details, confetti cones.

Bride and groom confetti shot, Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

Bride and groom couple shots, Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

Bride and groom couple shots, Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

Bride and groom couple shots.

Table plan chalk board.

Classic wedding details, Christ hospital school

“I had decided on long banquet style tables with flowers and candle sticks running down the middle. In the year leading up to the wedding, 70 brass candle sticks were sourced from various antique markets and shops. I designed and hand wrote the signs, table numbers and name cards. The favour boxes were white laser cut boxes which were filled with hand made gourmet marshmallows topped with real edible rose petals.”

Classic wedding tablescape and stationery.

Classic wedding cake by Nadya's cakes and bakes.

Bride and groom entrance to Christ Hospital school.

Wedding guest during speeches.

Bride and groom during speeches.

Head table during the speeches.

Christ Hospital School speeches. Guests candid shot.

Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School with bride wearing Mira Zwillinger.

“We had a three piece jazz band, ‘The hot swing gentlemen’ during our champagne reception who played fantastic up beat jazz. 
For the evening we had an 8 piece band, ‘The Super Rollers’ and a great DJ. We also had an additional singer, Spencer (from The Arts Club band) who joined in with The Super Rollers which was fabulous. 
Dilip and I performed a surprise first dance which was especially relevant as it began with a slow waltz to ‘At last’ by Etta James and then into Bollywood song ‘Tune Maari Entriyaan’, which we had learnt a choreographed dance.”

 

Classic wedding at Christ Hospital School.

Classic wedding as featured on:

Rock My Wedding

Suppliers:

Dress designer: Mira Zwillinger
Brides jewellery: Diamond tennis bracelet & diamond earrings were a gift from her Mother-in-Law, bespoke design made in India.
Bridal shoes: Gianvito Rossi from Net-a-Porter
Veil: Browns Bride
Bridesmaid dresses: Designed by the bride.
Flower girl dress: Designed by the bride.
Grooms attire: Gieves & Hawkes
Father of the bride: Jaeger
Florist: Bloom Room
Venue: Christ Hospital boarding school
Cake: Nadyas Cakes & Bakes
Catering: Christ Hospital School
Pop up Gin bar: Gin & Bear It
Stationery: Designed by Jo Glover printed by Clarendon Press
Jazz Band: The Hot Swing Gentlemen
Evening band: Super Rollers
DJ: DJ Matman
Singer: Spencer Kennedy
Transport: Bentley Silver Cloud

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