We had already done the big white wedding and that was great but it wasn’t us. We wanted a ceremony that captured our personality – more colour, more character. We chose things that didn’t appear to fit together at first but actually complimented each other perfectly – like us.
Engagement with a Beautiful Emerald Ring
It was by Limehouse Basin which is one of our favourite spots. I thought we were just going for a walk but before I knew it, Kotey was on one knee with a beautiful emerald ring asking me to marry him. I was so stunned I don’t think I even responded at first. I’d always wanted an emerald engagement ring and I just couldn’t believe he had got one for me. Eventually I nodded and then applause erupted from residents on their balconies above us. To top it off his brother had been secretly following us and captured the whole thing on camera!
Sassy and Unique Detailed Crochet Dress
I wore a Rue De Seine from Leonie Claire and Kotey wore a suit from Zara. My dress was so different to the dress I wore for our first ceremony. It’s so sassy and I loved that about it. The crochet and the back detail, it was just such a gorgeous dress.
Secret Garden Elopement Wedding
We were married in London in St Dunstans-in-the-East. Friends of ours had had their wedding photos taken there. It’s a beautiful ruin and reminds us of The Secret Garden. It just fitted with the vibe we wanted for our elopement – a sort of secret, intimate space.
Photography in the Big City
As far as the ceremony goes, it was just us and the venue. St Dunstan’s is so picturesque we didn’t need anything else. We took the rest of the photos in our favourite parts of London – by the canal was a big feature. We just wanted to capture our special moment in our special places.
Friend Conducted the Ceremony with Handwritten Vows
We decided to have our friend conduct the ceremony because we were already legally married. It made it that much more personal for us. Especially as this time we were reading our own vows to one another. There’s something a bit strange about declaring your love to one another in front of a stranger. Having our friend do it just felt right.