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

In the reception room, a mixture of high and low floral centrepieces matching the bouquets and ceremony styling, were placed on the tables, surrounded by blush petals and pink napkins finished the look perfectly. The flower wall from the ceremony room framed the top table and the tabletop arrangement was placed in amongst smaller vases of flowers to create a focal point where Mariam and Charlie were seated. SOAK IT UP For the cake, a three-tiered design complemented the summery look of the day. An ombre affect was created merging from cream to pink and pearls were used to add texture and elegance to the finished look. “We chose to have matching flowers cascading down from the top tier and it looked beautiful,” says Mariam. Throughout the service, a harpist played romantic background music and into the evening, guests filled the dancefloor with a DJ playing until late. “Our first dance was just perfect,” says Mariam. “My top tip to all brides is to always give yourself more time than you need. We had very little time to relax or be together until we got to the disco in the evening and it’s so important to soak it all up together.” For their honeymoon, the duo went to Singapore for three days and then onto the Maldives for a week. “It was very much needed after the stress of planning our wedding. The whole trip was amazing, and we loved having that time out together as husband and wife.” REAL WEDDINGS 53