Having met through a mutual friend at a bar in Fulham, Anne-Marie Mould and Jesse Jenkins went on a magical first date. “We had such an incredible time – if it's possible, we fell in love that night,” Anne-Marie tells us. “It's hard not to fall for Jesse's larger-than-life personality. He's so generous and such a gentleman.”
However, Jesse's romantic proposal didn't quite go to plan. “He'd arranged for me to have time off work without me knowing and called one Monday morning and told me to pack a bag of warm things and wellies. I thought we were off on a romantic break to Scotland but to my surprise, it turned out to be Venice,” recalls Anne-Marie.
“After spending the day on a private limo boat around the city, he asked me to play Scrabble, but I refused as I had to get ready for dinner. Little did I know he'd separated seven letters so he could spell out 'marry me' and propose on his go. The ring was hidden in the Scrabble box for the whole trip!” Here Anne-Marie tells us all about their big day…
My beautiful bridesmaids, Polly, Bea, Leo and Bea, each wore a different Alfred Sung dress in pearl pink. My goddaughter Olivia was my flowergirl – she looked utterly gorgeous.
I wore Nathalie by Vera Wang. It's an A-line gown covered in Chantilly lace and was the only dress I tried on. I wore simple diamond and pearl drop earrings and had spray rosebuds in my hair.
My dad and I arrived in a 1955 Bentley R-Type, we hired Mercedes people carriers for the bridal party and our guests travelled in a 1965 Bristol Lodekka bus.
“I wore a navy blue morning suit with a gold waistcoat and tie from Moss.” – Jesse
The ceremony was my favourite part of the day; Jesse shouted 'I do' before he was supposed to, the hymns were played in the wrong order and the rings wouldn't go on. It was wonderfully happy, relaxed and full of laughter.
Our tables were named after types of tea to tie in with the vintage crookery theme, and they were decorated with candelabra surrounded by little silver vases with a rose bud in each.
We had a vintage suitcase with love sweets in.
My bouquet was a hand-tied design of sweet avalanche roses.
Jesse's mum is a chef and she made our amazing cake. Each layer was a different flavour, and it was gone before I had seconds! It was totally eccentric and captured our characters perfectly.
We chose salmon to start, chicken as our main course and for dessert, the boys had chocolate brownies while the girls enjoyed strawberry meringues. We wanted to mix it up a bit and it also allowed guests to try a bit of both puds.
We had a wishing tree decorated with photos of us and little love quotes.
My parents arranged a photo booth and caricaturist as a surprise for us.
The Dukes of Havoc
Bride's dress and veil
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Alfred Sung at Dessy
Candelabra and table accessories
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Joanna Carter Contemporary Flowers
Marilla String Quartet
The Utterly Sexy Café
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