From friends to newlyweds

Mariam and Charlie are both solicitors and have worked at the same firm since 2014. "We were great friends but that turned into something far more fantastic," say Mariam.

So fantastic that eventually Charlie proposed. "He asked me to marry him on Tower Bridge on our anniversary," she says. "I wasn't too surprised to be honest.

The first proposal attempt was aborted – Charlie thought he covered it well, but he didn't!" she recalls. "It was supposed to be by St Paul's Cathedral where we had our first kiss, but the filming for a DC movie made it impossible."

Couple sitting Soon after the planning got underway, and the venue was decided upon. "We just loved Morden Hall as soon as we visited. The fact that it's a country house setting, but in London was great and it was large enough for our ceremony and reception, so it was a winner for us," says Mariam.

Venue Soon after the planning got underway, and the venue was decided upon. "We just loved Morden Hall as soon as we visited. The fact that it's a country house setting, but in London was great and it was large enough for our ceremony and reception, so it was a winner for us," says Mariam.

Bride's Dress

Mariam opted for a classic elegant look. "I found 'the one' at Fairytale London in Fulham. I wanted a bit of bling though, so I customised it with pearls and diamante detailing on the waist, cuffs and neckline," she says. She wore her hair in lose curls and accessorised with a tiered veil and crystal tiara to complement her dress.

Bride & Groom

Charlie and his groomsmen wore traditional morning suits with grey waistcoats and pink ties and their bridesmaids wore pale pink floor-length dresses in various styles, so all of the attire came together perfectly.

Flowers on Chair

Their day was brimming with blooms! Mariam's bouquet was created with roses in various shades of pink and finished with pink gypsophila and the bridesmaid handtied posies were similar in style with green foliage.

In the ceremony room, similar flowers were tied to the aisle chairs, a beautiful tabletop arrangement was placed at the alter and a stunning blush flower wall created a backdrop for their vows.

"With it being a summer wedding, we wanted bright flowers and we chose a mix of fresh and artificial to keep them going strong throughout the day," says Mariam.


The aisle was also lined with matching petals and a range of pillar candles to create a romantic ambience.

In the reception room, a mixture of high and low floral centrepieces matching the bouquets and ceremony styling, were placed on the tables, surrounded by blush petals and pink napkins finished the look perfectly.

The flower wall from the ceremony room framed the top table and the tabletop arrangement was placed in amongst smaller vases of flowers to create a focal point where Mariam and Charlie were seated.

Cake For the cake, a three-tiered design complemented the summery look of the day. An ombre affect was created merging from cream to pink and pearls were used to add texture and elegance to the finished look. "We chose to have matching flowers cascading down from the top tier and it looked beautiful," says Mariam.


Throughout the service, a harpist played romantic background music and into the evening, guests filled the dancefloor with a DJ playing until late.

"Our first dance was just perfect," says Mariam. "My top tip to all brides is to always give yourself more time than you need.

We had very little time to relax or be together until we got to the disco in the evening and it's so important to soak it all up together."


For their honeymoon, the duo went to Singapore for three days and then onto the Maldives for a week.

"It was very much needed after the stress of planning our wedding.

The whole trip was amazing, and we loved having that time out together as husband and wife."

Holding hands

Mariam and Charlie's contact book


Simply Irresistible



Fairytale London


Surrey Event Services


London Harpist


The Floral Decorator

Jewellery and accessories

Lace and Favour

Jewellery and accessories

Carat London

Make-up artist

Kajol Beauty


Paul Gapper Photography


Stephen Stone


Maison Creations



Table linen


Morden Hall

Table setting The wedding breakfast consisted of burrata cheese to start, slow-cooked beef for mains and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. "It was all really lovely," says Rebecca.


"During the evening we had the most amazing performers who I found on Instagram.

They sung our first dance song and then party music for two hours. I didn't want anything cheesy, and they were fabulous," Rebecca recalls.

Couple in the rain

The day was captured on camera by Heather Sham Photography. "Heather was brilliant.

Even in the rain taking our couple photos we laughed so much, she just slotted into the day without feeling too intrusive," says Rebecca.

Family The newlyweds were nervous on their day but loved every minute. "It was the right time for both of us. We had our children there, had bought our house and this was our next step," says Rebecca.

"A standout part for us both was watching how happy our children were on the day. Our son cried in the ceremony, which was very sweet, and they both danced all night and had so much fun," she says.

"At dinner when we got the chance to sit next to each other and chat, we looked around the room at our close family and friends and we both got emotional at what we'd achieved. It was an amazing feeling."

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