A Timeless White Peonies Wedding at the In & Out Navel & Military Club: Emma & Christian
Emma and Christian married at the In & Out Naval & Military Club in central London.
With a classic and timeless vibe the bride looked stunning in her Sottero & Midgley gown whilst carrying a beautiful bunch of romantic and utterly dreamy white peonies…
Words by Emma. Images by Philippa Sian Photography.
I chose my wedding dress as it was really different to what I had originally thought I’d want. I was 100% certain I would want some kind of straps or sleeves and I also thought I’d want tulle.
I tried on quite a lot of dresses but loved how this one made me feel because I could really picture it on the day. At the end I was debating between this one and another slimmer cut dress, after waking up 3 days in a row thinking about this dress I knew it was the one!
My wedding shoes were Kurt Geiger. My something old! My sister had bought these shoes for me when I was a bridesmaid for her. I love them and thought they would be perfect as my wedding shoes.
All my maids wore a ‘knot’ ring I found as a present for them from Etsy (packaged up in a ‘you look lovely today’ bag) and their own sparkly earrings.
I wanted all the girls (me, my bridesmaids and my mum) to have some sparkle in their hair but style it how they wanted. I found some lovely sparkly pins on amazon.co.uk which looked great.
We found Jemma at the Country Flower Co through Rock my Wedding and all the flowers on her website were beautiful.
After speaking with her she seemed to really understand what I was looking for (which wasn’t the clearest brief). Also, my dream bouquet was white peonies and she managed to get them for me in July!
I didn’t want a theme for the wedding, I just wanted things quite neutral and pretty. Some things ended up co-incidentally co-ordinating like my bridesmaids chosing a gorgeous grey dress and then Christian chosing grey bow ties for the Dads and Best Man.
We walked down the aisle to Canon in D as I wanted something traditional but Christian and I left the ceremony to ‘Listen To The Man’ by George Ezra – the lyrics have a lovely sentiment for a wedding but the song has a really fun tune.
We met at work 5 years ago to the month in July (and still work together now).
Christian proposed at beautiful Wrest Park after a walk around their grounds and a surprise champagne picnic (we went back there with Philippa to have our pre-wedding photos)
Christian made some light up ‘LOVE’ letters which were up in the library/ dance floor and are now in our living room!
We had such a beautiful venue it didn’t really need much decoration. We just added lots of white flowers and candles.
Our cake was made by our lovely friend, Claire. After some pinterest searching and seeing a couple of cakes at wedding fairs I dreamt this cake up (bottom layer – chocolate and decorated with spaced out pearls, middle layer – victoria sponge and decorated gold, top layer carrot and decorated all over with pearls.
I think Claire ended up putting over 1000 icing pearls on it!). I also found a notonthehighstreet.com who could make me a gold ‘Best Day Ever’ sign for the topper!
We weren’t planning to do favours but we did have Danish and British flags which everyone waved as we came in to dinner and lots of people took those home with them which was great. We had flags because it’s a Danish custom that flags are used in celebrations!
Our first dance was to ‘Ho Hey’ by the Lumineers.
What was your most memorable moment of the day?
My favourite part of the day was the ceremony. It was a really special moment between the 2 of us and something we’ll remember forever.
If you could impart any words of wisdom to a future brides planning their wedding day, what would they be?
I really enjoyed planning the wedding because we just worked through a list of what needed doing and didn’t get stressed about things. We also kept in mind that it was our day so we really needed to do what would make us happy (if you start asking for too many opinions it will be very difficult to make a decision – too many cooks spoil the broth and all that!).
Thanks so much to Phillipa Sian Photography for sharing this classically beautiful wedding with the WTW blog
wedding credits / photographer: philippa sian photography / wedding venue: in & out club / brides dress: sottero & midgley / brides veil: borrowed / grooms suit: william young / brides shoes: kurt geiger / grooms shoes: church / bridesmaid dresses: jasmine / bridesmaid shoes: their own / hair: julie lilley / makeup: ana ospina / florist: the country flower company / wedding cake: clairey cake