Real Weddings

Garden wedding at the brides family home in Putney.

Sophie & Chris hosted their English Country garden wedding at Sophie’s parents home in Putney, London. It really was the perfect setting for them. Now living in Portland in the US it was hugely evident how important family is to them and it was fantastic to see 2 families join and traditions merge to create a truly personal day.Brides Martina Liana dress and wedding shoes

Marquee garden wedding.

The garden wedding

When having a home wedding there is always the temptation to become involved in the logistics on the wedding morning, however Sophie & Chris took a step back and wisely hired an ‘on the day’ wedding planner, Jenna Hewitt.

Clock detail. Bridesmaids getting ready.

Bride getting ready and wedding signage.

Bride hugging mother of the bride.

Bride getting ready.

Sophie wore a beautiful Martina Liana dress which she purchased in Portland at The White Dress. She chose bridal separates which were sewn together – so clever!

Bride hugging father of the bride and putting her wedding shoes on.

Brides bouquet and chauffeur.

With half of the guests having travelled over from he US, Sophie & Chris wanted to add an iconic London element to their wedding day and did so by using a Routemaster bus to transport the guests. The bride and groom had a super cute vintage VW Beetle to travel from the church to the reception.

Bridal portrait and getting out of wedding car.

The 8 bridesmaids wore the multiway dresses from Debenhams all styled in a different way.

Bride walking down the aisle and floral display in church.

Bride and groom during ceremony.

Bride and groom kissing.

Formal photo of bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Bride and groom in wedding car.

Bride and groom outside church and in the gardens.

Bride and groom in Chiswick house gardens.

After the ceremony at St Paul’s Church in Chiswick, I spent some time with them in the gardens of Chiswick House which provided the perfect backdrop for the bridal couple photographs.

Bride and groom in Chiswick house gardens.

Bride and groom in Chiswick house gardens.

Bride and groom confetti throwing.

Groom talking to wedding guests.

Wedding guests chatting.

String quartet.

Wedding guests during drinks reception.

Wedding guests chatting.

Canapés.

“We used the wonderful Two Many Cooks and I couldn’t recommend them enough. The food presentation was amazing, but the food tasted even better.”

Table plan and wedding cake.

Tablescape and floral details.

Floral details and flagpole.

Napkin and place setting.

The styling

The garden wedding was styled using a subtle colour palette with soft pink napkins, cream table linen and a touch of gold with the candles in the marquee.

The stunning floral archway to wow guests at the church, bouquets, button holes and table displays were all designed by the talented Liz from Blue Sky Flowers.

A special mention must got to Sophie’s sister, Chen who made that incredible wedding cake!

Bride and grooms entrance to the wedding breakfast.

Bride talking to guests.

Bride and groom listening to speeches.

Bridesmaid listening to speeches.

Head table listening to speeches.

Groomsman listening to speeches.

Bride listening to grooms speech.

Bridesmaid listening to speeches.

Mother of the bride and maid of honour.

First dance.

First dance.

It was a pleasure to work alongside talented videographer, Rupert Ward-Lewis again. Sophie & Chris’ wedding video is below.

Head over to the full feature on Rock My Wedding to read the gorgeous words from Sophie & Chris themselves. I guarantee goosebumps! These two really are a dream – I need to pinch myself – how lucky am I to have such amazing clients that turn into life long friends.

Suppliers details:

Dress designer: Essense Martina Liana
Shoes: Aldo
Earrings: BHLDN
Hair/MUA: Beautiful Brides
Bridesmaid dresses: Debenhams
Groomsmen: Selected Homme
Planner: Jenna Hewitt
Marquee: County Marquees
Florals: Blue Sky Flowers
Catering: Two Many Cooks
Piza van: Van Dough
Routemaster: Rent A Routemaster
VW Beetle: Buttercup Bus
String Quartet: November Quartet
Band: The Supreme Collective
Videographer: Rupert Ward-Lewis
Photo Booth: Harry & Edge

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