This vintage wedding was full of pretty pinks and creams to celebrate Rachel and Kieran’s special day, it was everything that beautiful bride Rachel had always dreamed of…
When Kieran woke Rachel at 5am one Saturday morning and told her they were off to London for the weekend, Rachel had no idea what was to come. “We always go to London just before Christmas, so I didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary,” says Rachel. “But after afternoon tea, we went for a walk in Hyde Park and Kieran got down on one knee. It was the perfect proposal moment.’
The bride’s outfit
Rachel wore a romantic Mori Lee strapless gown in lace with a long train, asymmetric waistline and diamanté detailing. “I loved it the first time I tried it, and while I tried on others afterwards, my thoughts kept going back to it,” Rachel says. “I felt classy and elegant and a bit sexy.” The bride accessorised with a side tiara and veil, jewellery from Glitzy Secrets and peep–toe Jimmy Choo shoes.
The groom’s outfit
Kieran hired his suit from Slaters, and wore tails with a matching waistcoat and silver cravat. “He looked so handsome, and all day, I kept thinking how lucky I was to be the one marrying him,” smiles Rachel.
Rachel chose five bridesmaids including Kieran’s triplet sisters. They wore strapless chiffon dresses in rose from Dessy, with pearl jewellery. The little flowergirl wore an ivory dress from Debenhams, with Converses customised with diamantés and ribbon laces.
Rachel and Kieran tied the knot at the church near the bride’s parents’ home. “It was important to us to have a religious ceremony,” says Rachel. “I was so nervous about saying my vows, especially during the rehearsal I couldn’t stop giggling, but on the day I focused on Kieran and savoured the words. It really brought the true meaning of the day to life.”
The celebration continued at Birmingham’s luxury Hogarths Hotel, with a vintage feel and a dusky pink and cream colour scheme. The tables were dresses with birdcages and candelabra decorated with roses, with pink and lace chair sashes and pompoms hanging from the ceiling. “We had memory photos of people who were no longer with us, and had a light–up dance floor and illuminated letters which really added to the atmosphere after dark,” says Rachel. “Our tables were named after musicals, and the table names were made to look like vintage theatre posters.” The guests enjoyed garden games during the drinks reception, and the couple also provided a photobooth and a sweetie buffet.
Rachel and Kieran spent their honeymoon discovering the delights of Las Vegas, Hawaii and California.