Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

COFFEE DATE During the afternoon, Millie and Joel revisited where it all started by going for a coffee at Harris and Hoole. “We’d talked jokingly to our photographer, Hannah, about making it happen but never thought we would. It was just the two of us, which was so special and better than anything we could have asked for,” recalls Millie. “The coffee shop was almost empty it felt like it was open just for us,” she adds. “The weather was really nice, so the windows were open and everyone was cheering and waving as they walked by. I still can’t believe it.” A live band performed throughout the day and night. “They started with an acoustic set, played our first dance song, Never Too Much by Luther Vandross, and then picked up the tempo for the party. People were dancing from the moment we arrived, which is exactly what we wanted,” says Millie. All the effort Millie had put in the day before meant that on the wedding morning, she didn’t get the typical nerves. “I mainly just felt excited to see Joel and to see what everyone was wearing. We’d kept our outfits a secret so we were waiting for the big reveal,” she says. THE BEST DAY “Our photographer was incredible. She went above and beyond for us and captured moments we hadn’t thought possible. We don’t really like having our photos taken or being the centre of attention but she made us feel so comfortable and now we have the best memories to look back on,” says Millie. “The whole day was so amazing! We’ve never been people to dream about our wedding day, so it was hard for us to understand when people talk about their wedding and say it was the best day of their life, but it really was THE BEST day of our lives.” REAL WEDDINGS 41