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Intimate London Ceremony

— Georgina & Mark

Date

21 August 2015

Guests

100 people

Photographer

Emilie White

Georgina & Mark by Emilie White
Georgina & Mark by Emilie White

Spilling with old world charm, the ceremony of Georgina & Mark was a beautifully understated affair. The breathtaking archaic walls of the Asylum church as their backdrop, made for an effortless blend of rustic on-the-day details and avant-garde ambience.

Georgina elegant in a delicate broderie anglaise Rime Arodaky gown from The Mews Bridal, accompanied by handpicked blooms plucked from her family's garden. Moving effortlessly throughout venues, an unexpected reception space offered a warm and intimate setting to brings guests together collectively to share stories and celebrate... 

Beautifully captured by photographer Emilie White

 

NAMES: Georgina Ball & Mark Baynes

WEDDING DATE: 21 August 2015

GUEST NUMBERS: 100

HOW WE MET: We used to work for the same company back in 2007

OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY: We got engaged last December. Mark gate-crashed a lunch with a friend dressed as a bear. There was a scene, a lot of champagne followed by more champagne with friends at home and finally the pub. 

WEDDING LOCATION: The Asylum, Caroline Garden's Chapel, We wanted something that was low key, informal and more of a party. A friend had been to a wedding at the Asylum and told us about it so we went along to an open day and absolutely loved the building.  You can no longer hold receptions there after the ceremony so we then spent a while looking into where to go for the reception and after some (what felt like endless) research came across the Roost. After we’d sorted the venues we were pretty relaxed about sorting the rest (if you go by crazy wedding timings)...we found a florist two weeks before the wedding, a caterer 2 months before and my dress 4 months before.

THEME/STYLE: No theme, we wanted something fun and informal in London with close friends and family. We found two great venues and the rest just fell into place.

(Interview continued beneath gallery..)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Emilie White. We loved the natural look and feel to her photos.

BRIDE’S DRESS: A beautiful Rime Arodaky Blush dress from 2015 collection. A very relaxed and unique style of dress.

BRIDE’S SHOES: Jimmy Choo

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Self-Portrait and Ghost 

FLOWERGIRL DRESSES: Stephanie Wolff 

HAIR: Hair down with a beach wave style and a flower crown.

MAKEUP: Natural feel to go with the relaxed and simple style of the dress and hair.

FLOWERS & BOUQUETS: My sister, Candice, made the little flower wall that went in the entrance to the Asylum next to the lanterns. She’d been growing it in her garden and my nieces and nephew had been in charge of watering and checking generally on its progress! We also did all the flowers at the Roost. Mark and I went to New Covent Garden Market the morning before the wedding at some crazily early hour (it’s open 4–10 a.m.) and loaded up the car.

We’re pretty clueless about flowers so my Mum and sisters took over flower arranging when we got to the Roost. Most of the flowers were in jam jars that my Mum had collected and decorated with lace and hessian and they did a few larger arrangements in buckets and jars that were at the Roost already.  My parents, sisters and brother and his girlfriend (with distractions from my nieces and nephew) all helped and decorate the Roost the day before. Georgina got ready in their house, a beautiful and just recently renovated house in south London. It was a relaxed atmosphere with her bridesmaids and immediate family.

WEDDING PLANNER/ WEDDING STYLIST: Natasha Cox is the coordinator at The Asylum. Lucy Turnbull from Street Kitchen is the coordinator for the catering/staff at The Roost.

CAKE: Fiona Morris, the mother of the bride made a beautiful sponge cake

ENTERTAINMENT: My brother-in-law, Dom, performed at the ceremony. At the Roost we had a band called New Frequencies performing in the basement.

TRANSPORT: Rolls Royce to the Asylum and an old convertible MG!

HONEYMOON: Our honeymoon is still to come. South Africa in January but we did a few days in SantorinI immediately after the wedding.

CELEBRANT: Registrar from the Asylum.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT: The oysters...the speeches... the gin & tonic bike...but mainly all of our favourite people being in the same place especially those that live abroad and we don’t get to see as much (including my sister and brother-In-law who live in San Francisco, Mark’s best man, Kerry, who lives in Sydney and Mark’s parents in New Zealand).

ONE THING I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I STARTED MY WEDDING PLANS: We never really appreciated how much stuff there is to organise and we probably made life more difficult choosing two venues where we had to source each supplier ourselves. We had a great day but we were both relieved the planning is over (and that we don’t work in events!).

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  Emilie White and second shooter Christine Wehrmeier 

BRIDE'S DRESS:  Rime Arodaky

BRIDE’S SHOES: Jimmy Choo

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Self-Portrait and Ghost

FLOWERGIRL DRESSES: Stephanie Wolff

GROOMS FORMAL WEAR: Paul Smith and Russell & Bromley shoes

HAIR & MAKEUP: Olivia Newman-Young

FLORIST: Red Eden & Olive

CATERING: Street Kitchen and The Travelling Gin Co. & Oyster Meister

WEDDING VENUE: The Asylum & The Roost

HONEYMOON DESTINATION: South Africa

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