This gorgeous and FUN couple live in the US but tied the knot in London where the bride grew up. The bride has been living in the US for over 10 years but decided a London wedding would be exceptionally fun for all their US friends, but be equally as special for her- and the groom loved the idea of a quintessential London wedding! It was perfect. The wedding at One Whitehall Place commenced at 3pm however, the bride and groom decided to break tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony, and their phenomenal wedding photographer, Kerry Morgan, took them on a London shoot a couple hours before the ceremony. See photographs below, all taken by Kerry Morgan.
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It’s a good idea to have a seating plan at your wedding- especially if your guest list is over 15. Many couples stress about the seating plan as they’re afraid they might upset family and friends. As long as everyone gets a seat, no real disasters are likely to occur. The seating plan should be finalised when you submit final numbers to your caterer however, the reality is that seating plans will not be completely finalised until the actual wedding day. Guests fall ill, unexpected guests show and Uncle Joe insists on sitting at table 8.
You may have heard or seen the words “Escort Cards” thrown around but what exactly are these and what’s the difference between Escort Cards and Table Plans? The escort card is a more modern approach to assigning a table to your guests, the trend starting in American weddings. These are generally handed out at the cocktail reception and assign guests to a specific table for the meal. Once they find their table they will have a place card and seat waiting for them. Escort cards are a great ice breaker as guests tend to walk around with a card in hand asking other guests what table they’re sitting at! They make beautiful decorations as well- see below.
A beautiful testimonial from a Summer bride. Thank you Shannon xo
“Erika is a true gem and excels in all ways possible as a wedding planner. Within about 2 weeks of having made the decision to work with Flutterfly, Erika had already delivered well beyond what I had ever expected. She is a true professional and was so easy and enjoyable to work with. She understood my vision for the wedding day and constantly made suggestions to ensure that our event was first class. Erika was available 24/7 which proved to be amazingly useful given that I work long hours and travel quite frequently. She was always available to discuss anything and to offer her expertise and opinion whenever I needed. Her contacts in the industry were incredibly beneficial as I had confidence and piece of mind that all of the various vendors were well vetted and fairly priced.
Planning a wedding involves an incredible amount of time, organization, and money. It can be very easy to get carried away into the minutia of the detail and Erika was brilliant at ensuring that all of the various pieces of the planning fit together to make for an incredible masterpiece on the day! I was able to enjoy every second of the day without one minute of time spent worrying about any of the details. I could not have had this piece of mind without the dedication to perfection and the endless support that Erika offered. She truly is first class in the field of wedding planning and design and I cannot imagine having gone through the process without her by my side every step of the way.”
Shannon, The BlackStone Group, 2011
American weddings have:
Guests getting up to hit the dance floor between dinner courses
Faster service so less time at the table and more time for dancing!
British weddings have:
Lengthy speeches. It’s tradition!
No dancing during the meal
Longer lunch/dinner service than the American weddings
Earlier ceremonies. The Brits tend to get married mid-day or early afternoon where as American weddings are traditionally in the late afternoon