Oh wow I love a Roof Gardens wedding! I know I’m biased as I myself got married there, but if you have ever stepped foot in those amazing gardens above Kensington High Street you will understand what I mean when I describe them as a magical place.
Carole and Adrian, a.k.a the newly wed Mr and Mrs Pharoah, contacted me earlier this year after having booked their wedding at the Roof Gardens. We worked together to create their whole range of wedding stationery, from the invitations, and personalised menus, through to the table plan and favour tags.
Carole and Adrian were an absolute delight to work with and I was so touched when I was sent an email just before their wedding with these words:
“Just wanted to say how amazing you have been. Not just the quality of your fabulous designs but also how responsive and brilliant you are to deal with. You have made everything really easy for us and I will be recommending you to everyone I know!” – Carole Baldwin (now Mrs Pharaoh!) 27th June 2012
The first glimpse I had of how it all looked together was when I was creating their thank you cards and Carole sent me some of their photographs to use.
Wow, they did a beautiful job of putting everything together and their award winning photographer, Anushé Low, captured the whole day beautifully. Her photos are just stunning; so clean, modern and fresh – just up my street! After having begged Anushé to let me show off her gorgeous images, I asked Carole if she would offer a little insight to their their engagement and the wedding. So, without further ado, I shall leave you with Carole’s comments and these stunning photos for you to drool over…remember, this venue is in the centre of London on top of a roof – can you believe it?!
How did Adrian propose?
Down on one knee on the beach during Sandance New Years Eve party at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai earlier this year. We will be on honeymoon in Australia celebrating in Sydney for this New Years Eve – what a crazy, amazing year!
What was your favourite part of the wedding day?
All of it! Seeing each other for the first time, the ceremony was really special and intimate, the speeches and meal – just to see all our friends and family together laughing and enjoying themselves was brilliant.
Is there anything you would change? If so, why?
The weather – even though we had the 1 dry day in weeks of rain, more sunshine would have been great!
Do you have any advice for future brides/grooms?
It can be as simple or as complicated as you make it – we planned the whole thing in 4 months and the day was perfect for us.
We loved all the things that made it really personal to us – writing our own vows, childhood memories for readings, a friend doing our flowers, table names with descriptors of our special moments, sparkling wine from the family vineyard.
Can you give a list of suppliers that you would recommend?