AUTUMN THEMED WEDDING
The dress and the look
Initially I wanted a modern, chic short dress and my mum found out about Indiebride via Instagram. I booked my appointment at Indiebride but ended up trying the Minna dress on and instantly fell in love with it! So I had a complete turnaround and ended up with a long, boho-romantic dress instead! I wore my hair down with a real flower crown made by my florist. As it was an autumnal wedding, the flowers I had in my bouquet were warm autumn colours of reds, yellows and rusty oranges.
The groom's outfit
Alistair wore a fitted navy blue suit with a burnt orange tie to fit the autumn theme!
Our wedding venue was the grand Trafalgar Tavern on the River Thames in Greenwich. The stunning backdrop of the River Thames flowing in the background against the expansive and wide windows of the pub combined with radiant light they brought to the ballroom in the day is what attracted us to this venue. We loved the idea of having a laid-back pub wedding in a setting which we usually spend a great deal of time in with our friends and family! Plus the bonus of having the ceremony and reception added an ease to the day and meant more time for celebration!
As our wedding was in the midst of autumn we chose to keep the event seasonal with an autumnal wedding. Our incredible and fantastically talented florists, Ellie and Anna from The Flower Appreciation Society, chose seasonal autumn flowers in burnt oranges, rustic greens, deep reds and mustard yellows. We wound autumn garlands up the staircase and dotted every other step with numerous odd-sized pumpkins.
The flowers were the most important element of the wedding for me, so I spent a lot of time deciding on the direction for the theme. As well as wanting autumn colours, I wanted the flowers to be loosely and haphazardly combined in a fresh and modern wild-flower way – a style which drew me to Anna and Ellie in the first place.
Pumpkins also featured on every table along with three cut glasses with the florist’s beautiful autumn flowers and also were incorporated into our beautiful wedding cake design. The cake was created by Bethan from Spooned – a brilliant cake business for exquisite cakes! We briefed Bethan on our October-themed wedding and it was her idea to include mini pumpkins and harvest fruits upon our semi-naked cake. The flavor was actually pumpkin too!
We had a very talented pianist, Ben McGettigan – a student studying at the Greenwich Music College to play contemporary music for us on his keyboard and then also on the grand piano at the venue. This really lifted the mood and celebratory feel during the drinks reception and meal.
In the evening we booked a band called The Hot Keys, along with their additional extra 6 brass players as we wanted to have the big band effect so that everyone could dance their night away in true style!
Eleanor Joy took our photographs and she was simply wonderful! A pleasure to work with but most importantly I loved the natural photos she took capturing the magic and smiles of the day without any cringe-worthy or forced shots! I would love to have the opportunity to work with Eleanor again and would recommend her to everyone.
- Rebecca -