Where do I start! Lucy & Brandon’s wedding at Andaz Liverpool Street in London was beautiful, not only because it was at one of my favourite venues, but also for the gorgeous little touches Lucy had created, and all the emotions that flowed on the day.
Lucy’s morning started a bit unusually, when she had a complete change of heart at the hairdresser’s. ‘My hair was done by the wonderful Paul at Aveda Academy on High Holborn. After spending two hours putting my hair up on the morning of the wedding, I decided that, actually, I wasn’t that keen and wanted to have it down instead… he didn’t even flinch, just did exactly what I wanted. He rocks!’ Personally I think it was just the right decision as Lucy looked really sweet with her curls. It also goes to show why you should reserve enough time for hair and make-up, you never know how much longer they might take!
How much do I love Lucy’s fab Jenny Packham gown, which she got from The Tailors Cat in Cambridge along with her earrings! Here’s what Lucy told me about finding her ‘Jenny’ and other accessories: ‘I saw the dress, tried it on, burst into tears and so did my mum. I didn’t even try on any others. Then the lady in the shop told me the name of the dress was “Sorrento”, which is where Brandon actually proposed to me last July, so I just knew it had to be that dress! When I left The Tailors Cat after finding the dress, I walked straight into Dune where I found the sparkly shoes. The headpiece was a gift from my cousins wife, who works at Richard Designs. The bridesmaid’s and flower girls wore off-the-rack dresses from Monsoon and just looked amazing.‘
Lucy wasn’t the only thing looking stunning on the day, I especially loved all the flowers and the cutest cupcake cake I’ve ever seen! Here’s what Lucy had to say about these: ‘I was bowled over by the flowers on the day, Lisa Carney at Moyses Stevens took my brief and just excelled in executing it. It was better than I could have imagined! My giant cupcake and the mini cupcakes were from Crumbs and Doilies in Wandsworth. Again, they took my brief and just delivered such a beautiful display. It was cute and fun, and although the surroundings are very chic and elegant in 1901, I loved the fun aspect the cakes brought.’
Lucy and Brandon love their little dogs, and as they weren’t able to have them there to share the day, they had a photo of them up by the top table so that they could attend at least in spirit! I thought that was really sweet.
When the evening drew closer DJ Jason Dupuy from Platinum Promotions got everyone on the dance floor. And that’s where we left them, as we packed up our gear at the end of the night, and jumped into a black cab to take us home.
Thank you Lucy and Brandon for having us share your day, it was a privilege!