An Intimate & Laid-Back Lunchtime Wedding at The Savoy: Anna-Maria & Sakhi

July 19, 2011

Anna-Maria & Sakhi had a low key, intimate wedding at The Savoy in London. A small ceremony was followed by a lunch at the hotel with only their closest friends & family in attendance.

Anna-Maria wore a beautiful dress from Traffic People which she’s only decided on wearing that morning, talk about laid-back bride! Her headband was from H&M and her cute vintage-inspired gloves and amazing feather cape were from ASOS.

For wedding rings, both the bride and groom wore claddagh rings – a traditional Irish ring that is given as a token of love or in the past was often by worn as a wedding ring. Sakhi’s ring was bought from Ireland whereas Anna-Maria’s was a family heirloom. “My Dad is  from Connemara which is where the Claddagh ring is believed to originate from, so it was a way to tie in my Dad’s heritage,” Anna-Maria told me. “The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).”

What a beautiful and stress-free day! Thank you so much to Anna-Maria & Sakhi and their photographer Amy Radcliffe for sharing this wedding with us today.

Photography Credit: Amy Radcliffe Photography
Ceremony Venue: Valentine’s Suite, Redbridge Registry Office
Reception Venue: The Savoy, London
Bride’s Dress: Traffic People
Bride’s Shoes & Bag: Kurt Geiger
Bride’s Headpiece: H&M
Bride’s Gloves & Feather Cape: ASOS
Groom’s Outfit: Zara & Thomas Pink


  1. Oh the bridesmaids are so lovely! It makes me wish I had more girlfriends to have a bigger bridal party hehe but no one stands up to my sis for awesomeness so it’ll just be her!

  2. Layla Green

    The cake is so lovely and having afternoon tea style cakes for dessert is a great idea!

  3. Lou Elliott

    Wow, I love the vintage styling and quirky details of this wedding. The bride is absolutely stunning and what a gorgeous dress. Wedding envy!

  4. Alys Carter

    I love the video so much, it made me all emotional! This wedding is so stylish and they make a really gorgeous couple. Congrats!

  5. Ooh ooh! That’s our cake! Well, not our cake- the cake we made for Chrissie and Ian

    It was an absolutely fabulous day and we were really proud to be a part of it!

  6. Ruth freeman

    Hello there,

    I hope you don’t consider this a huge intrusion, but I was wondering if you would mind helping me a little bit.

    I’m getting married in October, and we were thinking of having our reception at the Britannia. Looking online at blogs etc, I found your website in which you said you had your reception there.

    I wondered whether you would mind telling me briefly how your experience of the Britannia was… Were they friendly and helpful? Did you have any problems with the venue? How was the food?

    I’d so appreciate your advice! I’ve never organised a wedding before (!), and although we’re quite relaxed about it it would be fantastic to hear your experience before we book.

    Thanks so much, And congratulations on your beautiful wedding!!

    All the best, Ruth (& Louis).

  7. Chrissie & Ian

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for your congrats! I would really recommend the Britannia for a reception venue and the food was gorgeous. You can pretty much design the menu yourself which was grand. Happy planning!

  8. Rachel

    Where did you get your Scrabble place name holders from? I really love them and am trying to find online but not having much luck! Your wedding looked absolutely lovely. x

  9. Catherine

    I’m looking for a cake stand JUST like this one – where? how? help!


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