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Charity employee Abi married Solicitor Charlie on twenty first October at RSA Home in London – a venue they found by Love My Costume, because of this stunning marriage ceremony.

The couple have been impressed by different metropolis weddings that they had seen on social media and needed a day that felt trendy but consistent with the attractive historic townhouse they’d chosen as their venue.

Abi visited the Morgan Davies Bridal boutique – one other discovery through Love My Costume and there, she found London primarily based designer, Freda Bennet – and selected a costume that appeared prefer it was made only for her.

The extremely gifted and great Jamie Dunn captured these pictures and we hope you like them as a lot as we do.

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We additionally noticed Keiran and Rachel’s stunning RSA Home marriage ceremony on Love My Costume which actually clinched the concept we needed to view the venue!

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Charlie is from Cornwall and I’m from Hertfordshire, however a countryside marriage ceremony simply didn’t really feel like ‘us’. My household and grandparents all stay overseas so we felt like we had free reign with wherever we selected.

We’ve been dwelling in central London since 2016 and nowhere feels extra like house. We love the excitement of town and needed that to be mirrored on our marriage ceremony day. We additionally needed the day to really feel like a celebration and be as simple and manageable for our company as potential, as most stay in London.

We noticed a handful of venues in London however RSA Home simply felt proper. We fell in love with the unbelievable work within the Nice Room and all of the completely different areas the Home offered, just like the underground vaults for the night. We needed a venue that provided all of it however allowed our company to stay inside, in a single place, heat and dry, and RSA did simply that.

We employed Hannah Rose Weddings as an on the day coordinator.

The Costume

My costume was by Freda Bennet and I purchased my costume from Morgan Davies Bridal, who I found by Love My Costume. I labored with their great Senior Stylist, Bouquet Estelle.

The second I met her she felt like one other member of my bridal celebration, she hyped me up, took footage from each angle so I might bear in mind precisely how the clothes appeared, and recommended plenty of completely different types. 

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I discovered costume purchasing fairly troublesome, every thing I wore felt like a dressing up, however she actually listened to my considerations and went to lengths to tug clothes that simply felt proper for me.

I needed my costume to really feel enjoyable and girly whereas nonetheless consistent with the simplicity of a metropolis marriage ceremony. I liked that the costume felt like me, and was simple to put on, sit down in and hug everybody!

Once I was instructed that Freda Bennet was a London designer all of it felt prefer it fell into place for a London marriage ceremony.

I knew I needed a second costume as I needed to have the ability to put on an enormous costume for the ceremony however not have it get in the way in which of having fun with myself afterward. I fell in love with my second costume, Alex Perry’s Elyse, a few years in the past after I noticed it on Internet a Porter. The construction, boning, and corset have been so divine. I checked out and tried on so many different second costume choices nevertheless it all the time got here again to Elyse.

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Bridal Magnificence & Equipment

My bridesmaids purchased me a fantastic Monica Vinader bracelet which they gifted to me the evening earlier than. It was engraved with the marriage date and is so particular to me.

I wore classic Oscar de la Renta earrings which I sourced by Vestiaire Collective.

Kat on the Make Up Labb did my make up and Zara at Portraits Bridal did my hair.

I gave my bridesmaids a steer on their clothes, that I needed them to be flooring size. Between them they actually appreciated the thought of black clothes and it felt becoming with our city-vibe. All of them shopped for them individually, and I did some barely dodgy work on Canva to ensure all of them complemented one another. With considered one of my bridesmaids becoming a member of from Australia I needed the method to be as simple as potential for them.

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A few weeks earlier than the marriage we each went looking for our marriage ceremony scents. We needed one thing a bit completely different to what we often put on and made certain to put on them day by day although our marriage ceremony month and on our honeymoon which means that each time we odor them after we’ll be transported to that point. My fragrance was Gucci Flora – Beautiful Gardenia and Charlie wore Gucci Responsible

I purchased stunning blue Manolo Hangisis, however due to the rain I didn’t put on them to the venue. We had a little bit of a nightmare caught in street closures and dangerous climate on the way in which to the venue and I ended up being late, and fully forgot to alter my footwear! So I truly ended up getting married and having all my footage taken in a really previous pair of M&S footwear. I solely remembered after I become the second costume and broke out the Manolos for the primary time for dancing.

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We knew we needed a black tie marriage ceremony and my bridesmaids have been eager to put on black clothes so we used monochromatic components by the day.

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Images

We selected our photographer, Jamie Dunn, as we liked the fashion of his photographs, he had nice evaluations and our preliminary conversations with him have been good. He instantly understood our vibe, was genuinely excited in regards to the day and was completely happy to remain to the very finish to ensure he captured all components of the day.

While we took some formal photographs we (and he) desire photographs in situ and listening to how he deliberate to get these all through the day gave us nice confidence we’d get the photographs we needed with out having to overlook half the day!

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How They Met

We met finding out overseas at Utrecht College within the Netherlands in 2013/2014. Considered one of my associates (and later, considered one of my bridesmaids!) through the alternate, April, lived with Charlie and we’d see one another out and about at numerous bars and on nights out. April recommended we frolicked extra figuring out that I’d simply gone by a break up and Charlie had a smooth spot for blondes.

We bought engaged the evening earlier than heading to New York in April 2022. To have a good time every week off work and a few surprisingly good April climate we cycled to the Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London to look at the sundown and Charlie proposed on the bandstand. We flew to New York the following day and spent the entire week celebrating with associates within the metropolis. 

Charlie wore a bespoke Reiss go well with and stunned me with an embroidering of our marriage ceremony date and initials contained in the jacket. I gifted him a Tom Ford bow tie earlier within the 12 months on our 9 12 months anniversary.

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Night & Dancing

We employed Graeme Smith from Marriage ceremony Jam and MasterSax. Each have been unbelievable, learn and responded to the temper, and didn’t bat an eye fixed at our fixed requests for Pitbull.

Our first dance was the Waterloo Sundown by The Kinks. It’s considered one of our favorite songs about considered one of our favorite locations, it felt like a no brainer.

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We truly solely anticipated to bounce to a couple of minute of the tune, as we’d employed a shock saxophonist to seem mid-way by because the tune switched to Pitbull’s Fireball to get the celebration going.

However because the tune began, our company began singing alongside and joined within the dancing. It was essentially the most excellent second, and our DJ knew to play each second of the tune. It was by far our favorite – and most surprising – second of the day.

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Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

Rejoice each step! A marriage is made up of tons of of small selections – have a good time making each.

Each time we ticked one thing off our checklist – venue, costume, sending out invitations – we went out to dinner, to the pub or simply cheers-ed a beer in our front room.

Marriage ceremony planning is extremely worrying, nevertheless it’s additionally a privilege not everybody will get to expertise. Hold your perspective, do not forget that you selected to do that, and each step is a celebration of your relationship – not simply the day.

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Annabel

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Founding father of Love My Costume. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire along with her husband and enterprise companion Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves pictures, meditation, strolling, being outdoor and star gazing. She is fierce in terms of championing expertise throughout the marriage ceremony business and when she’s not engaged on Love My Costume, she helps her husband Philip within the working of the household’s sustainable flower farm and floral design enterprise, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she turned a printed creator.





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