Just knowing that Rebecca and Stephen are childhood sweethearts makes us love their black tie wedding all the more. A day overflowing with sentiment, sweet moments, and some seriously chic details, Weddings By Nicola And Glen captured every single second to share. We’re deeming it the ultimate happy ending love story and it’s all waiting in THE VAULT!
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From Weddings By Nicola And Glen… Childhood sweethearts Rebecca and Stephen’s wedding at Botleys Mansion over the summer was heartfelt to the core. There were so many touching moments right throughout the day that we were privileged to witness and capture. The morning started with our Bride and Groom getting ready at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel.
We’ll never forget when our Bride opened two gifts from Stephen while she was busy getting her hair and make-up done. The first, a stunning pair of earrings that she would wear for her wedding. The second, a hand made book of all their memories together as a couple and as a family. Stephen had arranged for their son Leo to deliver these gifts to her. Rebecca tried her best not to cry but it was only with plenty of encouragement from her mum and girlfriends that the tears of happiness were kept at bay.
Before our Bride stepped into her dress, she spent a few moments with her gorgeous little girl Ava. It was the sweetest thing when Rebecca encourage Ava to step into her Jimmy Choo heels! Rebecca and Ava were not the only ones to melt our hearts. Stephen and their son Leo spent their morning together too. With a tuxedos to match his dad’s, Leo look simply adorable by his father’s side.
Soon after our beautiful couple were wed in a tear filled ceremony at their family church in the heart of London. The rest of the celebrations continued with a fabulous black tie wedding reception in the English countryside. All the guests were transported on a double decker red London bus to the reception location. On arrival at Botleys Mansion they were greeted with vintage cocktails and ice creams and the sweet sounds of a live string band. The atmosphere was laid-back yet glamorous. As the day continued the sense excitement and emotion simply intensified. Our Groom and all their guests were surprised as incognito singing waiters burst into their musical performance before serving desserts. Then after their first dance Stephen surprised everyone with a fireworks display!
The whole day was filled with timeless style and elegant monochrome detailing. From white floral decor, platinum Bridesmaids dresses and ivory invitations every touch was classic and feminine. With such an unsurpassable combination of heart and style Rebecca and Stephen’s wedding day really had it all!
I’m convinced this Bride had a fairy godmother because her Naeem Khan wedding dress is way too beautiful to be real. And, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a little magic sprinkled everywhere at this fête. From the dress and Manolo Blahnik heels to the chapel ceremony and garden reception, every inch of this wedding from Bianco Photography deserves to be pinned. See it all in THE VAULT!
From Bianco Photography…There are places in which I feel immediately enraptured by the atmosphere, the taste for details and all the history that those houses treasure. That’s why I was immediately enthusiastic when Lynn and Joe asked me to take pictures at their wedding at Sibton Park, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever had the chance to work in. More, Lynn was wearing a stunning gown by Naeem Khan, one of my favorite bridal fashion designers ever and the most loved Manolo Blahnik (you might remember them in blue from Sex & The City’s wedding? I know you do). What on earth could I desire more than this? A special thanks to Sarah of Softley Events as well, for the beautiful planning!
From Weddings By Nicola And Glen…Joanna and Richard’s Cotswold wedding embraced the romance of the autumn season. Their November nuptials took place in the gorgeous English countryside setting of Lower Slaughter Manor. Our Groom had the most amazing vision for their wedding day and basically planned the whole event which made a lovely change! Above all Richard wanted his wife to be, two sons and all their family and friends to have an amazing day in fabulous surroundings that captured the magic of the setting and time of year.
The Manor house with its old stone fireplaces and comfortable lounges was simply perfect for a relaxed yet luxurious ambience. The equestrian details dotted throughout the venue subtly paid homage to how our couple met and fell and love through their shared interest in horses. The main surprise for all the guests would be when they entered the reception space for dinner. Hundreds of twinkling candles wrapped in bark and berries and softly dimmed chandeliers illuminated the room to create a magical atmosphere. Tall clear vases fill with dried harvest fruits held orbs of fiery coloured florals, berries and foliage creating elegant centre pieces for each table.
Richard and the two boys dressed to impress with the children in blue three piece suits to match their father’s Alexander McQueen attire. Joanna undoubtedly stole the show in a stunning British designed Alan Hannah off the shoulder dress. Her classic chignon and paired back details highlighted our gorgeous Bride’s natural grace. The most beautiful aspect of the entire day (and my goodness there were many!) was how the Joanna and Richard and their two boys celebrated our couple’s marriage as a family…