A relaxed London Pub Wedding

Mark Daly Events

Mark is a friend of a friend and now one of ours too. I think I’ve waxed lyrical enough about how amazing he was – so generous with his time, friendly and clearly loves what he does. Nothing was too much to ask and he tolerated all our indecision with such grace and charm. We couldn’t have done it without him.

Anesta Broad Photography

We both love taking photos so the photographer was really important and we spent a long time choosing. Anesta is also a friend of a friend and when I saw a photo of me on her wedding site and couldn’t remember it being taken or indeed, remember the photographers at that wedding at all, we knew she was the one for us. Anesta and Jay were amazing and totally listened to what we wanted. They integrated into our day so well, some of our guests thought they were friends of ours who just happened to be taking photos too! The end results speak for themselves – they captured every moment of the day so well, it’s like being there all over again. We couldn’t be happier.

Funthyme catering

We were actually speaking to another caterer but Mark got a couple of extra quotes from the venue’s suppliers and Funthyme undercut them all as well as providing the most personal service and excellent food. Matt couldn’t have been more helpful, enthusiastic and friendly, going out of his way to recreate our favourite Malaysian dishes which even my mum couldn’t fault! His staff were also amazing on the night and our guests commented how professional and helpful they were too, making sure the bowl food reached everyone and running the bar super efficiently. I would recommend these guys in a heartbeat.

Bride’s dress Temperley London, Mayfair

Bride’s underwear Rigby and Peller, Mayfair

I had always wanted to get measured for a bra properly and thought what better time than for my wedding day. R&P didn’t disappoint – I had the most wonderful service from Simona who made me feel completely at ease and helped me to pick the perfect underwear for my dress. It made all the difference in the way I felt on the day too. A highly recommended experience!

Bride’s hair Sarah Howard Hair – Insta: @sarahhowardhair Alix B Hair Stylist – alixb@mac.com My fabulous long term hairdresser, Alix, had cut my hair the week before but wasn’t free to blowdry on the day. I uhmed and ahhed about whether or not to get someone in to do my hair on the day as I knew I didn’t need anything complicated. I have been with Alix since I was a teenager and his haircuts speak for themselves. But my friend recommended her hair stylist, Sarah and I was so pleased that she was able to do it. Sarah is so lovely, listened to exactly what I wanted and styled my hair beautifully. I felt completely safe in her hands and was really pleased I didn’t try to do it myself! She even took the rest of the time to help a few of my friends with their hair too.

Philippa Louise Makeup

Again, Philippa was recommended by a friend and was amazing from start to finish. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do my own make up or not but I was so glad I didn’t have to worry on the day. From the trial to the wedding day itself, Philippa listened to what I wanted and delivered, making me feel amazing and creating a look that genuinely lasted all day.

Flowers by Samantha May Floristry

Sam is a friend of a friend – we once went to a Take That concert together and I have been following her floristry journey ever since so knew straight away who I wanted to make my wedding flowers! Sam was amazing – all I had to do was send her a few Pinterest images and have a chat on the phone and she designed exactly what we wanted on the day, including a massive sprig of misteltoe for the evening venue. They were the most beautiful, perfect flowers. Amazing.

Kaiser Saucy/ Julien Davis, DJ  Insta: @houseofjjd

Julien DJ’d at our friend’s wedding so we knew exactly who we wanted when it came to the all important music at the party. We knew this could make or break the evening so Julien is who we booked first! He was so so generous with his time and obviously enjoys weddings in spite normally DJing at much cooler events! He did a stellar job and even let the kids DJ early on in the evening which they loved. The dancefloor was filled all night and we trusted him to read the room and choose accordingly whilst also listening to us about what styles of music we liked. Just fabulous.

Groom’s hair Claire Senior Stylist @livetruelondon, Insta: @clhair_ Phil had his hair cut a week before the wedding at Live True Vauxhall by Claire. Claire gave him lots of great tips for the day and even demonstrated what products he should use and how he should use them to style and keep his hair maintained on the day. Apart from making my husband look great on the day Claire is also on Instagram providing lots of inspiration if you are in need of a change of style.

Groom’s suit Reiss Personal Tailoring

Phil dealt with Alberto at Market Place and found exactly what he was looking for. He was able to seat down with Alberto and design his suit within a set Reiss Personal Tailoring template however the choices he could make were extremely varied from the style of suit and type of material to the colour of the thread around button holes. Every part of the suit was designed. It was all very relaxed and further fittings were included along the way to ensure a perfect fit. Alberto even approved of the Axel Arrigato Clean 90 trainers (Navy with embroided Bee Catcher Birds) once he had seen them with the suit. Alberto also give Phil tips on where to buy any extra accessories if he needed them such as cuff links and there was no hard selling just good advice.

Charles Tyrwhitt

For his shirt (and tie) Phil went to a Charles Tyrwhitt shop and asked them to measure him properly! They very quickly provided the right shirt size (collar, sleeve length, fit) and had a plethora of differing styles and colours on hand. Plus a great range of ties and socks.

Cheese cake by Paxton and Whitfield

We had a cheese wedding cake and thought we could look no further than Paxton & Whitfield since they have been selling cheese since 1797. They have a shop you can visit but we did it all online. They have lots of advice on the website about cheese, how to store it, how many people it will feed etc. Everyone loved the cheese. We had the Boadicea cheese cake but they have other versions and will also help you put one together from scratch. We had it delivered the night before the wedding and stored it on the balcony.

PSD Ice Art

We had an Ice sculpture made of the Chinese symbol for double happiness which also doubled as a vodka luge. We emailed them a picture of the Chinese symbol (very important for a wedding in Chinese cultures) and they came up with a couple of designs. These guys were great from start to finish. The design stage was effortless but even more so the set up on the day. They were extremely professional and blended seamlessly into the day.

Haven Events photobooth

Haven were amazing to deal with – the team were so friendly and set up on the evening with no fuss. The keepsake book and USB of photos were a great touch and our guests absolutely loved visiting the booth all night.

Dunn’s Bakery, Crouch End

We didn’t want a wedding cake but seeing as it was my 40th Birthday four days after the wedding, Phil arranged a surprise birthday cake with my favourite character, Snoopy on it. Phil found a picture of the cake online and Dunn’s recreated it perfectly and the cake was delicious!

Wedsite – Really easy to use and design – does most things you’d expect a wedsite to do including creating maps of accommodation choices and linking to gift sites etc.

Invites – We designed our own invites, order of ceremony handouts and display poster for the day using this free site, Canva. It was easy to use with plenty of ready made designs and printing and postage was quick and very reasonably priced, in spite of being sent from the States.

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