Are you ready for a seriously styish London wedding? Complete with red bus, red telephone box and the cutest doggy page-boy you ever did see, Alex and Shaun got married at St Raphael’s Church in Kingston followed by their wedding reception at The Hurlingham Club in London. The fabulously fun day was captured by Clare Tam-Im.
Clare says: “This was such a stylish, beautiful, elegant wedding. I loved this wedding as Alex was a guest at a wedding of her friend’s that I shot a couple of years before and so it was like going back to seeing old friends. Everyone was just so warm and friendly, and despite the rain that hammered down on the bus ride over to the reception, it didn’t stop everyone having an amazing time. With hilarious (and embarrassing) speeches to a brass band surprising the guests that evening, it was just a jam packed day full of fun. Even their dog Louie made an appearance at the end of the ceremony to see his mummy and daddy get married!”
I love the traditional London touches and the timeless elegance of Alex and Shaun’s day. Now let’s hear from the bride, Alex.
The Meeting, and the Proposal!
“Shaun and I were friends for over 10 years. And at a friends wedding we realised our feelings for each other and so begun our journey …. ( very Monica and Chandler bing !) we began dating following the wedding and most of these special times were spent in and around Putney where Shaun was living. So it was only right he got down on one knee and proposed to me on Putney Embankment. We then flew to NYC the following day to celebrate the proposal and my 30th Birthday !
Shaun and I always wanted a London wedding. There was never any doubt. Whilst out walking our dog in our then local park we spotted The Hurlingham Club. We got in touch and for us it ticked every box !
What we loved most about The Hurlingham Club was that it had beautiful grounds overlooking the Thames in central London! We initially thought a venue like this would be “stuffy” however they couldn’t have been more relaxed and accommodating. Our wedding planner Anna was absolutely fantastic. They hold a lot of events so they’re extremely experienced.
“We sought a lot of advice from friends who got married. We also read a lot of blogs and followed suppliers on Instagram to get a feel of what we wanted. I also cannot rate Pinterest enough when planning a wedding. I’m a very visual person so this helped massively when pulling all my ideas together.”
“The biggest tip I would give couples is to remember to take time on the day just you two to take it all in. The day comes and goes so quickly. This was advice given to us by our friends and I couldn’t agree more.”
Venues- St Raphael’s Church & The Hurlingham Club Photographer- Clare Tam Photography (Just wow!! I couldn’t recommend her enough!)
Hair – Sharon Roberts Hair
MUA- Becca Gray MUA
Music- New York Brass Band
Dress- Ellie Sanderson Boutique Beaconsfield