Amy and Alex just celebrated their first anniversary, which makes it extra fun to feature their wedding today. Plus it’s lovely to have photographer Polly Alexandre back for a visit!
The traditional church ceremony took place in London’s Dulwich Village.
Amy and Alex had a little adventure after their ceremony. Says Amy, “After the ceremony, Alex and I raced off ahead to meet Polly in a vintage navy blue 1958 Bentley SI. Alex and I had spotted one on a garage forecourt one afternoon and just knew that it was the car for us. Unfortunately, we didn’t arrive at the venue in it – we arrived in an armored police van instead, with a dozen policeman! Our car ground to a halt outside the Houses of Parliament and the police came to our rescue instead. Tourists cheered and clapped us on our way. We arrived at our reception venue in style with a dozen policemen, and a great story to tell everyone.”
Centerpieces mirrored the bride’s bouquet: textural green flowers and foliage including hydrangeas, viburnum, chrysanthemum and seed pods.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We chose the venue because it had a fabulous roof terrace with lots of lush green plants. Alex particularly loved this space as he is a landscape architect and loves being outdoors. We were also getting married in mid-August and we wanted our guests to have the opportunity to enjoy some of the great British summer sun if it happened to fall on our wedding day – the roof terrace had a roll on/roll off roof so even if it rained we would be able to use the space. The venue was also in central London, which is where we wanted to be, since it was easy for everyone to get to.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? There were so many memories from the day. The first was arriving at the church – I was so very nervous and had found the rehearsal tough and extremely emotional. I was fraught with nerves. As my father walked me to the entrance of the church, I had a quick peak round the church door to see if everyone was there, and they were. I instantly went from feeling anxious to excited and elated and I almost ran down the aisle to meet Alex.
What advice do you have for other brides? It’s an overwhelming and emotional day that goes so very quickly, I think that the most important thing a bride and groom can do is to steal a few moments away on their own at some point during the day and to try and capture a moment to take everything in.
Photographer: Polly Alexandre / Venue: Century Club in Soho, London / Bride’s Dress: Lusan Mandongus / Bridesmaid Dress: Caroline Couture / Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply / Flowers: Jane Packer / Cake: Abigail Bloom Cake Company / Vintage Bentley: Ashley Wedding Cars / Transportation: Traditional Travel
Happy anniversary Amy and Alex!