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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]White, blush pinks, and emerald greens with pops of gold[/field]
[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]Rose and Scott wanted their wedding day to be romantic, elegant and sophisticated. Their guests were at the heart of their planning. They envisioned a classic and intimate ceremony followed by a fun and memorable party, with good food and even better company. [/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]Quite literally a high-flying couple – Scott is a pilot for British Airways, Rose an online entrepreneur – they are ambitious and aspiring, but also romantic at heart and exuding genuine warmth and kindness. The two met on a night out while Rose was at university and Scott had just started his piloting career. They have shared a passion for travel and adventures since, leading to Scott proposing to Rose in the middle of a starry night in Chile’s Atacama desert. The newly engaged couple flew back to London and then to Durban the following weekend (with him flying!) to try and find a ring (“he
knew better than to choose for me”, Rose said) – it was a really amazing few weeks for the two.[/field]
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]Rose wore a stunning mermaid wedding gown designed by Maggie Sottero. Featuring lace spaghetti straps and a plunging neckline and back, it was both romantic and sophisticated. She paired this with a delicate diamond pendant necklace from Boodles.[/field]
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]Rose’s bridesmaids wore matching blush off-the-shoulder dresses by TH&TH. Made from soft tulle, they were elegant and fluid, and the perfect dress to dance the night away in. [/field]
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]Scott and his groomsmen wore traditional three piece morning suits, exuding timeless elegance.[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]Rose and Scott wanted their guests to have an incredible reception, with ample food and drink. After the reception, guests were invited to a cocktail hour of canapes and classic English summertime Pimm’s cocktails in the inner courtyard of Syon House.
For the reception, Tapenade Catering planned a delicious three-course menu for their guests. It included nduja arancini and glazed figs, beef wellington fillets with potato fondant, and a choice of a chocolate tart or a rum roasted pineapple and blood orange yoghurt, topped with candy floss meringue. [/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Andri, from Always Andri Weddings created a modern and elegant wedding design for Rose and Scott. The florals were wild and romantic, with shades of blush pink and white blooms. Blue Sky Flowers created two stunningly sculptural arrangements to frame the ceremony space using garden roses, peonies, and sweet peas. Dark green foliage adorned the ghost chairs in the ceremony space, adding contrast to the soft yellow walls of Syon House. Rose and her bridesmaids’ bouquets were organic and full of movement.
For the reception, Rose and Scott wanted the focus to be on the elegant open structure of the Great Conservatory. Three long tables were decorated with clusters of bud vases of blush and white flowers. The table was set with modern gold and white cutlery with blush napkins on a white table cloth. Ghost chairs elevated the overall look. Elegant gold candlesticks set with blush tapered candles created a soft light as the day turned to night. A stylish lounge area was also set up for guests to rest their dancing feet.
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Sugar Plum Bakes created a showstopper cake decorated in a textured buttercream, to look as if it was hewn from the stone used to build the conservatory. There were several neutral shades and colours of buttercream in ivory, cream, dove grey, taupe and beige and the cake was finished with touches of edible gold leaf as well as handmade rice paper sails to give a feeling of movement and tiny pale pink rice paper flowers to tie the cake into the colour scheme. Its three tiers featured a lemon cake with lemon curd and buttercream, a vanilla and raspberry cake with cream cheese frosting and raspberry jam, and a chocolate cake with salted caramel and chocolate ganache. [/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]Rose & Scott’s close friend, who was meant to conduct their symbolic ceremony, fell ill and couldn’t attend on the day of their wedding. Thankfully their wedding planner, Andri Benson, is also an experienced officiant was able to step in at the last minute to write and conduct their ceremony.
Their ceremony featured “Love is an Adventure” by Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, read by one of Rose’s bridesmaids.
The ceremony and cocktail hour featured music by string quartet, Chiqas. They played a bespoke arrangement of classical and pop music. [/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #1″]After dinner, guests were invited to the Cactus House in the Great Conservatory for espresso martinis and cake.
While the guests were having cocktails and cake, Andri and her team transformed the Great Conservatory into a romantic dance floor, with a romantic line of candles and floral buds. Music by band Brand New Groove got the guests onto the dance floor for a memorable night of dancing under the glass dome of the Great Conservatory. [/field]
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Photography: Kernwell Photography | Floral Design: Blue Sky Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Sugar Plum Bakes | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: To have and To hold bridesmaids | Catering: Tapenade | Lighting: Yes Events | Band: New Groove | Officiant: Andri Benson Ceremonies | Wedding Venue: Syon Park | Beauty: Kristina Gasperas | Musicians: Chiqas | On the day assistant: The Tiny Planner | On the day assistant: Carmela Weddings | On-the-day Stationery: Lilac and White | Planning: Always Andri Wedding Design | Rentals: Options great hire | Rentals: The W Studio