Jenny Helkin, 28, married Antony Meola, 29, at The Reid Rooms, Margaret Roding, on the 29th July, 2017.
My gown was from Temperley and seemed like it was made for me. It fitted like a glove and felt pretty, feminine and elegant. My grandad paid for my dress and I even got to try it on in front of my beloved nan before she passed away a month before the wedding.
Antony wore a navy three-piece suit with an ivory silk tie. He also carried an engraved gold pocket watch, a gift from his mum, and on the inside of his jacket he had a memory pin with photographs of his late grandmothers. He also donned gold jewellery, including a crucifix and an Italian good luck charm. His groomsmen each wore their own navy suits, with matching pastel blue ties.
Our cake was a three-tier creation topped with butter icing adorned with real flowers. Sarah from Heart and Soul Cakes also made a beautiful sweet cart for us including cake pops, cupcakes and sweeties all in pastel colours on vintage crockery.
I accessorised with a vintage Edwardian veil – which was my something borrowed, a precious heirloom from my mum. I also wore a pair of rose gold diamond earrings, which were a gift from Antony. They were a surprise on the morning of the wedding and he'd had them handmade to copy a costume pair I'd purchased for the day – they were so beautiful and meaningful.
We had wild, tumbling flowers, foliage and moss to fit with our theme and suit the whimsical beauty of the meadow wedding. Our florist was up at 5am on the morning and day before the wedding hand-picking wild berries and foliage from local fields to add to the arrangements.
During our reception, we had a delicious Brazilian and Italian fusion of barbecued meats, salads and antipasti by Premier Crew Hospitality. The wine was from the Italian family vineyard in Ponte, with handmade wine labels created by Antony's brother.
Amanda Croke Hair Design
Chi Chi London
Heart and Soul Cakes
Premier Crew Hospitality
Flowers by Marion
Linen, covers and chair décor
Sam & Louise Photography
Moments Wedding photography
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