Congratulations Will and Elena, it’s always nice to see a wedding come together with a personal touch and such thought behind every detail. A lovely and relaxed happy couple. 

We know there is much, much more to a wedding than just the brides dress, but we have to say how truly amazing Elena looked in her bespoke vintage gown. This stunning 1930’s dress was an amazing find, bought in Camden passage for only £100. Elena then had the dress altered and restored by costume maker (Hilary Wili) who also added a beautiful belt, sourced via Ebay.

After a ceremony held in Charlton House, photos were taken in Greenwich park before heading to the reception at a family home; The Pagoda, Blackheath. Elena and Will’s main influences for their wedding were for the day to be as relaxed as possible but with a hint of vintage glamour. Elena said “we wanted it to be colourful, pretty and to include lots of things I had handmade (along with all the friends and family we roped in!)”

The reception looked colourful and inviting with handmade paper bunting hanging from the marquee and English country flowers and vintage china on the tables. Elena certainly has an eye for design and used vintage dinner plates, side plates and vintage linen napkins to make a place setting along with each guest receiving a jar or homemade jam. The tables were decorated with flower displays in vintage glass vases and candlesticks; each being different per table.

“Our photographer was wonderful, she managed to capture everyone and the day so perfectly and most of the time we never realised she was there  Also our friend did the catering and everyone commented on how delicious the food was, and most importantly (for me at least) was very vegetarian friendly!

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