Real Life Wedding
An Elegant Autumn Wedding
With a bold colour palette, beautiful flowers and stylish décor, the autumn wedding of Laura and Alex was effortlessly romantic.
With a November wedding date in mind, Laura and Alex were on the look out for the perfect venue. Choosing the Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon for their ceremony, they fell in love with Morden Hall for their reception and evening party.
“We loved that there were different rooms for different elements of the wedding. It was so beautiful outside too. I could imagine the photographs would be amazing, no matter what the weather.” – Laura
Design and Décor
Dreaming of a classic, relaxed style, the happy couple chose a colour scheme of navy and white, elegantly sophisticated and perfect for the time of year.
White flowers adorned Morden Hall and the sister of one of Laura’s bridesmaids made signs with dance floor rules and romantic quotations.
“We also had giant illuminated ‘LOVE’ letters which our page boy loved! Great food, wine and music were essential to create a celebration where everyone felt happy and comfortable – I think we achieved that.” – Laura
Looking The Part
Laura chose a fabulous gown from Jesus Peiro.
“I tried on some amazing dresses but this was ‘the one’. I knew that I would have long sleeves if we married in a cooler month and I especially loved it because it had pockets.” – Laura
The beautiful bride completed her look with diamond earrings and shoes by Charlotte Mills.
Meanwhile, Alex looked the part in a navy suit by Moss Bros and the bridesmaids were stunning in navy blue dresses by TMFC from ASOS.
“They wore their own silver shoes and carried slightly smaller versions of my bouquet.” – Laura
Wedding Day Details
After getting ready at Morden Hall, Laura and Alex travelled to Sacred Heart Church for their ceremony.
Returning to Morden Hall, the newlyweds and their guests were welcomed with Strawberry Rose Sangria and a selection of delicious canapés.
Moving into the Mulberry Suite to dine, a starter of grilled goats cheese crostini was followed by fillet of beef with dauphinoise potatoes. Glazed lemon tart with raspberry coulis was an exquisite dessert.
“Lemon tart is Alex’s favourite. We used to get lemon tarts from a deli near my parents home when we first started dating so it was a sentimental reminder of the start of our relationship.” – Laura
As day turned to evening, a live singer and a DJ were set to entertain and the newlyweds took to the dance floor for their first dance to ‘You’ve Got The Love’ by Florence and the Machine.
“The lyrics hold a lot of significance to our relationship and we always knew it would be our first dance.” – Laura
Pizza was served from the wood fired pizza oven as a wonderful finale to this most special day.
Laura’s Favourite Moment
“Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Alex turn around.”
“Be smart with your budget. We used the father of the groom’s car to transport the bridesmaids, which allowed us to use money in other ways. Our best man’s mother makes the best cakes, so we snapped up her offer to bake ours!”
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Photography © Lynsey Grace Photography