Sunday, 15 June 2008

Real Weddings: Monochromatic Glamour

I had a wonderful day coordinating Rachel and Jon's wedding at the St Julians Club in Sevenoaks yesterday! Just over a month ago whilst chatting to a mutual friend (also their bridesmaid) she mentioned the couple's plans for a June wedding and that they were struggling on top of their very hectic working lives. So, I offered my services to help them get back on track and ready for the big day-and what a stunning day it was.

Here are some unofficial snaps taken before the wedding party arrived at the reception...

   
Rachel (a graphic designer) put together a striking theme of black and white , using black ribbon to tie round the napkins, black candles in silver candelabra and gorgeous white and cream roses with lisianthus in their arrangements, provided by Karen Warrior at Wild Thyme Flowers.

As the couple were big jazz lovers, they named their tables after their favourite artists-Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz being amongst them. The stationery, designed and produced by Rachel herself, was very classy with table names and place cards in matt black with names and a floral motif in white. 

The groom's very talented mother spent a lot of time making the stunning cupcake tower which the couple cut after the wedding breakfast. With vanilla, chocolate and carrot flavoured cupcakes, there was something for everyone and I have to say they smelt incredible!


The St Julians Club boasts a beautiful conservatory with a huge structure of wisteria, supported and hung from the ceiling. In the evening the heady scent of the vine filled the room and a soft hum of bees could be heard as the band, Ark Cubanos, struck up for the first dance.

I look forward to being able to show you some of the official photos, shot by Ian Whitington at Juliette Harrison Photography very soon. He played a blinder yesterday being everywhere at once for those perfect shots-thanks Ian!

A big thank you also goes to the staff at St Julians. The club is a family run venue and has been in the family since the 1950s, so it was a real pleasure to work with the family and their fantastic staff who really worked their socks off to create a truly magical day.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Webb!


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