Fay and Matt met at a fancy dress party in Chester but their first official date was in London, where they now live. So when they came to plan their intimate wedding in May of this year, London was the obvious choice.
“We both wanted to get married just in front of our immediate family and a few friends”, Fay explained. “We booked our date just four months ahead and our inspiration was to keep it low-key and fuss-free. Both living in London, we also wanted to show our guests a fun day out with a real taste of the capital.”
“We picked Chelsea Old Town Hall for the ceremony because it was an area neither of us were familiar with (plus you get to walk out on those iconic steps). We never got round to visiting it beforehand, so it was a beautiful surprise on the day! Food was really important to us and with a small number of guests we were able to choose a good restaurant. Having booked Merchants Tavern (on a recommendation from a friend), we then joined the dots by booking a private capsule on the London Eye, which was a gift from my brother and sister-in-law, for champagne on our way back. It was such a special experience with amazing views.”
The couple kept the decorations at their reception venue simple, yet personal. “We created a Polaroid timeline of our relationship including a photo of the night we met right to the day we got engaged”, she continued. “My work made the name plates and a lovely friend of mine made our gorgeous cake.”
“Not all weddings have to be for 100+ people”, she concluded. “The number of guests we had was determined by the size of the ceremony room at the town hall. Focus on what you want and what will make the day meaningful. Stay relaxed and enjoy yourselves!”