E & L

Over the course of their enchanting wedding weekend, E&L’s love story blossomed amidst a perfect blend of sophistication and celebration.

Posted on 20.03.24

The Morning

Emily and Liam brought their dream wedding to life, painting a picture of ethereal beauty with soft pastels and vibrant accents. Inspired by their love of the English Countryside, they fashioned a decadent and whimsical wedding weekend at the picturesque St Giles House. Martha and the Meadow brought the garden inside with blush pink roses and delicate white anemones, whilst the emotion of the day was captured in stills by Imogen Xiana and in motion by Jake Burgess.

After enjoying an intimate welcome dinner the night before, Emily arrived at the bridal dressing room to start their big day in a silk, tie-waist robe, surrounded by her closest friends – each in matching sets coordinated flawlessly with the Japan Room’s chinoiserie wallpaper. Monica Vinander jewellery filled the dressing table as gifts for her bridesmaids, while bottles of Bollinger chilled on ice, poised for celebration amidst the delicate fragrance of Diptyque’s ‘Roses’.

The Riding House

Meanwhile, Liam and his groomsmen enjoyed a long breakfast at the Riding House, before heading up to the lounge to don their morning suits and ties amidst a backdrop of soft morning light. L’s look was finished with Hermes cufflinks and a double-breasted orange pastel waistcoat – sitting perfectly with their gentle colour scheme.

With final adjustments made, and after a toast of Champagne, the boys departed with orders-of-service in hand – taking up their position to greet guests at the historic Wimborne St Giles Church.

The Look

Emily’s hair, fashioned into a sleek, low bun, was styled by Ausra Ruk – epitomising understated elegance and directing attention to her gown. Designed by British couturier Sassi Holford, the Victorian-inspired dress paid homage to the 19th century with its cap sleeves and intricate corded lace embellishments adorning a strapless bodice. The sweetheart neckline and keyhole back cascaded into a voluminous skirt, exuding timeless romance.

As the church bells tolled, Emily took a final moment with her bridesmaids before departing for the church. Awaiting her at the threshold was the 1955 St Giles Daimler DE36, a rare breed of only 205 of its kind. With a brief jaunt down the lane, Emily met her soon-to-be spouse, and amidst the embrace of friends and family, they exchanged vows, sealing their love and commitment to a lifetime together.

The Details

With a tender farewell, the newlyweds stole a moment of solitude in the warm glow of the sun, while guests, animated by the infectious rhythm of percussion artists from The White Keys, made their way to the main house. Gathered on the North Terrace, they raised flutes of Bloomsbury sparkling wine, eagerly awaiting the return of Emily and Liam to shower them with cheers as they made their entrance.

When it came to infusing their wedding day with personal flair, E&L spared no effort. Each reception room held stacks of classic love stories, bound together alongside cherished love quotes, while photos capturing the wedding days of their nearest and dearest were dotted around the house – a testament to love’s enduring legacy. For a final sentimental touch, window sills in each of the state rooms displayed pictures documenting the years Emily and Liam had shared together to date, along with snapshots from their travels — an affectionate nod to their unique love story so far.

The Evening

Setting the tone for the evening reception, E&L danced their way into the Wedding Breakfast to the classic noughties hit ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, as napkins were whirled above guests heads and the couple worked the crowd on the way to their seats. Candlelight flooded the Library, and a steady buzz of conversation filled the air over a three course menu of Crayfish Tail, Spanish Marinated Lamb and Manhattan Creams by Bread & Flowers.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, anticipation mounted, and guests eagerly awaited the start of the party – picante in hand. Vibrant uplighters bathed the Great Dining Room in a kaleidoscope of hues, setting the stage for an unforgettable celebration, as music flooded the dance floor; an electrifying mix of Funk, Soul and Disco courtesy of The White Keys.

The After Party

To finish, Emily slipped into her evening look: ‘The Nirva’ silk dress by Khaite. The gown’s V-neck bodice cascaded into a gracefully draped cowl back, paired effortlessly with a pair of gold sandals from Jimmy Choo.

Dressed for the final surprise, E&L unveiled the speakeasy style basement for the after-party. Guests were led in past a bar brimming with tequila shots, and the air hummed with excitement as DJ sets ignited the dance floor, carrying the festivities well into the night – a fitting conclusion to a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories.