Marie and Liam were married at Mayfair Library, followed by a reception upstairs at The Lodge, East Dulwich Tavern in London. A route-master took us all to the pub, the plan was a lovely scenic route for all of their out of town guests to enjoy, but, London did not comply, with road closures, however, we still saw quite a lot and enjoyed a hair-raising twenty-point turn when the bus went down a road far too narrow to accommodate it.
The whole vibe of this wedding was very 40s/50s, it was very intimate with just family and close friends, it was very low key, personal and heartfelt…it felt a little like this is more what weddings would have been like for our parents/grandparents.
I’m going to gush about Marie’s dress for a moment – she made it herself! Yes, Marie made this super beautiful dress and it has sleeves! I love a wedding dress with sleeves – do you think when I get married Marie will make my dress too?! Marie also made their gorgeous wedding cake. Her and her bridesmaids put together their own bouquets and made one of the bridesmaid dresses. The evening music was played by one of Marie and Liam’s friends and it was just perfect – their first dance was a lovely acoustic version of More Than Words.
I like to think that I’m getting better at holding back the tears at weddings nowadays, but, Marie’s speech broke any resolve I might have had! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place, Marie managed to perfectly convey just how much she loves Liam, talking about the butterflies she had when she used to get the bus to see him as a teenager and how she feels just the same now. Marie and Liam have the kind of relationship we can all aspire to and wish them all the happiness for the future.