Lisa and Earl’s pink and purple wedding was super sweet, with cool candy floss cart to match…
Lisa was certain that Earl was going to propose to her while they were on a romantic spa break. “I spend all weekend waiting for it, and even contemplated having ‘yes’ painted on the nail of my ring finger!” laughs Lisa. In the end, though, Earl took his bride by surprise by asking her to marry him a whole three months later. “I woke up on Mother’s Day to see him holding an engagement ring,” Lisa recalls. “As we have a child together, I think he knew how special it would be to propose on that day.”
The bride’s outfit
Lisa looked breathtaking in her full-skirted Ronald Joyce gown from Berketex Brides, which she found on her very first day of looking. “I didn’t have any plans to buy anything that day, and tried a few dresses on but didn’t like any of them,” she explains. “I decided to try the Ronald Joyce dress just in case, even though I wasn’t keen on how it looked on the hanger, but when I put it on I felt fantastic and fell in love with it straight away.” Lisa added a crystal and pearl tiara from Rocks for Frocks, and elegant pearl jewellery.
The groom’s outfit
The groomsmen wore grey two-piece suits from Debenhams, with ivory Marks & Spencer waistcoats. Earl teamed his with a fuchsia cravat, while the other groomsmen wore purple. “I was stunned when I saw Earl,” says Lisa. “He looked so shard, with not a single crease of crumple anywhere – absolutely pristine.”
Lisa’s four bridesmaids looked beautiful in ivory prom-style dresses from Forever Yours, with extra petticoats and fushsia or purple sashes. The two flowergirls – the couple’s daughter and goddaughter – wore princess-style gowns from Just Dresses. “My vision was for them to look like mini brides,” Lisa explains.
The couple were married at their own church, Holy Trinity in Sloane Square. “It meant everything to us that we were able to get married there,” Lisa says. “Father Graham made the service so personal, and we also took Holy Communion together, which was really special for us.”
The reception, at London’s Wetlands Centre, had a vibrant colour scheme centred around the bold and beautiful flower arrangements. The guests dined on a Caribbean menu, and the couple’s friend DJ-ed and played their favourite songs. “We also had a candyfloss cart, which was a huge hit,” Lisa adds.
The couple asked their guests to contribute to their honeymoon fund, and travelled to Phuket in Thailand several months after the wedding.