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Liz & Jack
30 August 2008
They Met The couple first met at a bar in London. Jack proposed to Liz on a surprise trip to Sorrento on the Amalfi coast in Italy after organising time off with her employers.
Wedding Venue After phoning around various venues in Surrey, the couple decided on having their reception in a grand marquee in Liz’s parents’ garden. They liked the control they had over decorations as well as entertainment and food and wine!
The Theme Liz and Jack opted for a classic summer wedding theme with lots of flowers and summery additions! The garden was dotted with candle lanterns, which were lit at night and the tables were decorated with trusses of country flowers, adding a summery touch to the white tablecloths and blue ribbon details.
What They Wore The bride looked gorgeous in a simple, elegant A-line gown by Jenny Packham, with crystal brooch detailing, leading to a flowing skirt. She accessorized with discreet vintage pearl jewellery to finish off her classic look as well as ivory heels.
The groom wore a mohair suit from Richard James in Savile Row with a white shirt and vivid pink tie. The outfit was topped off with a matching pink rose as a buttonhole and smart Prada shoes.
Liz had two bridesmaids who wore halter neck, dusty pink dresses from Karen Millen with embroidery detail and a revealing back. They paired them with strappy heels and flowers in their hair. The flower girl wore a simple ivory dress with a ribbon sash and flowers in her hair.
The Flowers The flowers were a mix of traditional English country flowers from pale pinks to dusky purples and a splash of bright pink. The church was decorated professionally with wild country flowers while the reception was decorated by Liz’s mother with baskets of flowers on each table and flowers draped over lanterns. It gave a fresh summery feel to the whole day!
First Dance The newlyweds enjoyed three first dances with their friends singing and playing saxophone to ‘My Baby Cares For Me’ by Nina Simone, followed by ‘Ole Devil Called Love’ by Alison Moyet. It was topped off with ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse with the Valerie changed to Elizabeth!
A Moment To Remember The most memorable moment for Jack was seeing Liz walk up the aisle.
Honeymoon The happy couple jetted off for a month-long honeymoon in Bali, via Singapore. They travelled extensively, visiting various parts of the island as well as Lombok and the Gili Islands.
Any Advice? ‘Enjoy the day and work the roomm!’ advise Liz and Jack. They also comment that it’s important to ‘stay calm and just enjoy it.’
Liz & Jack’s Contact Book:
Photographer: Ed Clayton
Dress: Jenny Packham
Groomswear: Richard James
To see more photos from Liz & Jack's wedding click on the PhotoShare album
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