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

Mariam and Charlie are both solicitors and have worked at the same firm since 2014. “We were great friends but that turned into something far more fantastic,” say Mariam. So fantastic that eventually Charlie proposed. “He asked me to marry him on Tower Bridge on our anniversary,” she says. “I wasn’t too surprised to be honest. The first proposal attempt was aborted – Charlie thought he covered it well, but he didn’t!” she recalls. “It was supposed to be by St Paul’s Cathedral where we had our first kiss, but the filming for a DC movie made it impossible.” Soon after the planning got underway, and the venue was decided upon. “We just loved Morden Hall as soon as we visited. The fact that it’s a country house setting, but in London was great and it was large enough for our ceremony and reception, so it was a winner for us,” says Mariam. BIT OF BLING Mariam opted for a classic elegant look. “I found ‘the one’ at Fairytale London in Fulham. I wanted a bit of bling though, so I customised it with pearls and diamante detailing on the waist, cuffs and neckline,” she says. She wore her hair in lose curls and accessorised with a tiered veil and crystal tiara to complement her dress. Charlie and his groomsmen wore traditional morning suits with grey waistcoats and pink ties and their bridesmaids wore pale pink floor-length dresses in various styles, so all of the attire came together perfectly. FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA Their day was brimming with blooms! Mariam’s bouquet was created with roses in various shades of pink and finished with pink gypsophila and the bridesmaid handtied posies were similar in style with green foliage. In the ceremony room, similar flowers were tied to the aisle chairs, a beautiful tabletop arrangement was placed at the alter and a stunning blush flower wall created a backdrop for their vows. “With it being a summer wedding, we wanted bright flowers and we chose a mix of fresh and artificial to keep them going strong throughout the day,” says Mariam. The aisle was also lined with matching petals and a range of pillar candles to create a romantic ambience. REAL WEDDING 51