A festival in Hyde Park was the perfect first date for Lisa and Ian who discovered a shared passion for music while working together. “We were already good friends and decided we'd go and watch Battles and Aphex Twin who were playing down in London - it was a great day,” says Lisa.
Described as perfectly unceremonious, Ian's proposal came as a complete surprise to Lisa. “I picked him up from work and wanted to pop to the shop on the way back home. I remember thinking he seemed restless. When we got back I put my bag down, turned around and there he was with a ring. We'd talked about getting married but never in any detail. I later found out that he'd asked my dad's permission a few weeks before when they cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End together,” she reveals.
The big day took two years to plan and here Lisa tells us more about their perfect humanist ceremony.
I wanted a dress that was classic but not too formal. Something that had a Shakespearean 'wood nymph' feel.
I've always loved crowns - I adore flowers, and a bouquet was just not enough.
Our friends played songs instead of hymns during the ceremony. We had Wouldn't it be nice by the Beach Boys, Tender by Blur and Your Song by Elton John.
By having multi-coloured flowers and bunting, we could be daring with a colourful cake.
We had paper flowers on wire to wrap around the poles. I made them over a few months in the lead up to the wedding.
We had embroidered flags for the table names.
Cakes by Rachel Capstick
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