Having met during their first year of university, Holly and Jack's first date needed to go well, as Holly explains, “We'd already committed to a house share for the second year with a group of friends.”
Luckily, the pair's unusual choice for their first date – the Ladyboys of Bangkok show in Brighton – didn't hamper their chances and some 10 years later, on a holiday in Florence, Jack proposed to Holly. “After a day spent sightseeing around the beautiful city, Jack decided to propose in our hotel room while I was peeling a satsuma,” laughs Holly. “It was a complete surprise, I thought he was joking.”
The couple spent six months planning their London-based big day, with Holly taking on the lion's share of the organisation. Luckily, the couple settled on a reception venue straight away, quickly selecting The Peasant for its abundant character, great food and friendly service.
Here, Holly tells us more about their wedding…
I tried on about eight dresses before finding the one. I wanted something suitable for a city wedding and am naturally drawn to vintage styles. Suzanne at Vintage Trousseau was so helpful
I knew I wanted peonies and hydrangeas in my bouquet and arrangements as they're my favourite flowers, but took advice from our florist on which blooms to team them with – alchemilla mollis, parvi foliage and scabiosa.
My friends and I painstakingly painted lots of small plastic zoo animals to act as placeholders.
The food was exceptional – people couldn't stop talking about it – it made the day really stand out
Hair by Jaydean
Aura Rose Cakes and Patisserie
Roots Creative Floristry
Julie Kim Photography
Hearts of London
Lucy Says I Do