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.
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.
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.
The 8 bridesmaids wore the multiway dresses from Debenhams all styled in a different way.
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.
“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.”
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!
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.
Dress designer: Essense Martina Liana
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