Real Wedding: A Beautiful Floral Themed Wedding Day in London
They adorned their city wedding venue with glorious floral arrangements which perfectly complemented the wood panelled backdrop of their reception venue, creating the perfect style for their May wedding date.
The couple hired wedding planners Knot and Pop to make sure their day went off without a hitch, and we think you'll agree, they did a splendid job.
Photographer | The Curries
Georgie and Scott met by chance at a bar, with Scott proposing while they were staying with his parents in Georgia, America.<br /><br />"Scott asked if I wanted to wake-up early to watch the sunrise, which I thought was a strange request as I am not a morning person, but Scott played it off by saying that the sunrises on the East Coast are beautiful and as we live on the West Coast we should at least see one on our visit," shares Georgie.<br /><br />"When Scott woke me up the next morning I was very sleepy so I completely missed that he had set up a hammock, cushions, and blankets overlooking the lake, so when he got down on one knee it was a complete surprise."
The London wedding venue
Georgie and Scott held their reception at <a href="http://twotempleplace.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Two Temple Place</a> in London, choosing it thanks to the space it has that allows for banquet style seating as this was one element to their day they were set on.<br /><br />"I came across Two Temple Place whilst looking at London wedding venues online and we immediately fell in love with the architecture and history of the building," says Georgie.<br /><br />"The fact that it was built by an American and has views of some of London’s most renowned landmarks just fell prefectly in-sync with our British-American fusion theme."<br /><br />If you're planning on holding your wedding in the capital, check out our round up of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/43-of-the-best-london-wedding-venues-for-city-couples/19904.html" target="_self">the best London wedding venues</a>.
The dramatic wedding flowers
Georgie and Scott themed their wedding around the glorious flowers they chose, created by <a href="http://lavendergreen.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lavender Green</a>.<br /><br />"We just wanted to go big on flowers to create a really lovely English garden inspired look," Georgie explains.<br /><br />"I was very set on a banquet style seating plan so the flower arrangements flowing down the centre of the tables were the perfect complement to the set-up."<br /><br />"Table decoration-wise, we opted for lovely crockery and tableware options to create a wow tablescape, and bring height to flower arrangements."<br /><br />"The Great Hall is such a grand space that we really wanted to go for a statement look that complemented that grand and luxurious setting. It was like a feast fit for kings and queens and really felt very special."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/wedding-table-decorations-and-centre-pieces-25-interesting-ways-to-dress-up-your-tables/22128.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Wedding table decorations and centre pieces: 25 interesting ways to dress up your tables</a>
The pastel colour scheme
Georgie and Scott opted for a pastel colour palette for their big day, giving their early summer wedding a lightness that contradicted the heavy wood panelled interiors.<br /><br />The colour scheme was reflected in all of their stationery, which was created by <a href="http://www.somethingkindacute.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Something Kinda Cute</a>.<br /><br />If you love their pretty table plan, check our gallery of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/diy-and-craft/real-couples-table-plans/19542.html" target="_self">table plan inspiration</a> for even more ideas.
The wedding menu
To reflect their British-American heritage, they served traditional American-South h’oeuvres - cajun shrimp, mini chicken and waffles, crab cakes, followed by a traditional British roast beef for the main course.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/13-amazingly-unusual-wedding-food-ideas/22274.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Amazingly unusual wedding food ideas</a>
The wedding cake
Georgie and Scott's wedding cake was created by <a href="http://www.wildflowercakes.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Wildflower Cakes</a>, and was elegantly decorated with their initials etched onto it in copper.<br /><br />They also had cookies that were in the shape of California (the state where they live) and Georgia (Scott’s home state). <br /><br />"I think all the guests who had travelled to London from Gainesville for the wedding really appreciated the nod to their hometown!" says Georgie.
The wedding dress and bridesmaids' dresses
Georgie's Raimon Bundo was purchased from <a href="http://www.mirrormirror.uk.com%20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Mirror Mirror</a> in Islington.<br /><br />"When I started looking at dresses I didn’t really know what I wanted but when I tried on the Raimon Bundo dress it was both comfortable, elegant, and I immediately knew it was the one," says Georgie.<br /><br />Her bridesmaid wore multi-way dresses, courtesy of <a href="http://twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TwoBirds</a>, chosen so each bridesmaid could choose a style that suited them best.
The elegant wedding dress
Georgie's wedding dress was a classically beautiful number, with an ethereal train, button detailing and <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/40-of-the-best-cap-sleeve-wedding-dresses/20804.html" target="_blank">capped sleeves</a>. <br /><br />The train on her dress leant itself to absolutely gorgeous photos in their classic venue.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/photographers/12-wedding-pictures-you-should-ask-your-photographer-to-take/21236.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 12 wedding pictures you should ask your photographer to take</a>
The groom's suit
Scott and his groomsmen work suave black tuxedos, courtesy of <a href="https://www.jcrew.com/uk/?srcCode=PMG%7CG%7CJCrew-UK-Core-B-Exact%7Cj.%20crew&NoPopUp=True%7CCampaignID=71700000002694537%7CAdgroupID=58700000072410850%7CTargetID=&NoPopUp=True&gclid=CjwKEAjwwevLBRCGy-Sp-fDKjF8SJACpwCb3gZWipcDX3F5fHooW70j650GesnMj9aC6XSxui6zPqBoCZN3w_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">J Crew</a>.<br /><br />If you'd like a more casual style for your groom, click through our gallery of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/grooms/charming-rustic-wedding-suits-for-the-groom/22386.html" target="_self">rustic groom's suits</a> for inspiration and ideas.
Top advice for future brides
"Our biggest piece of advice is to make your wedding personal to you. Some of our favourite moments from our wedding are the little details that we included," says Georgie.<br /><br />"If you can, we absolutely recommend getting a trusted and talented wedding planner to assist you. We couldn’t have done this without <a href="http://www.knotandpop.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Knot & Pop</a>. We really did feel as though we were in the safest, most creative, and organized hands."