Sarah and Simon kept it classic for their Greenwich-based big day.

Sarah McFadyen, 29, married Simon Chaplin, 31, at St Alfege Church, Greenwich followed by a reception at The Trafalgar Tavern on 25th July, 2017.

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We're both teachers and St Alfege is our local church – we take our classes here for music lessons, Christmas services and school trips so it's special to us.

 

All aboard!: Image 2aWe had our first date at The Trafalgar Tavern, but we'd never seen the banqueting suite upstairs. We were amazed at how beautiful and classic it is – and the views are incredible.

All aboard!: Image 2 I was convinced I wanted a tea-length dress and tried on numerous designs. However, my mum convinced me to look at some full-length gowns just to be sure. When I tried on Adelaide by Justin Alexander, I knew it was the perfect style for me.

 

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We hired a Routemaster to transport guests between the ceremony and reception venues. It was great to catch up with everyone on the bus and the photos are fantastic.

 

All aboard!: Image 4aChoosing the bridesmaids' dresses was easier than I'd expected. When two of the girls picked out these pale blue beaded gowns and tried them on, I was sold.

All aboard!: Image 4 We wanted an English-garden feel for the flowers as I come from a family of green-fingered folk. My bouquet was made up of Dancing Cloud roses, eucalyptus, gypsophila and astrantia.

 

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Our band, the FatCats, were amazing, playing rocknroll classics in homage to my nan.

 
 

Sarah and Simon's contact book


Bride's dress and accessories
Justin Alexander at Perfection Bridal and Menswear
www.perfectionbridalmaidstone.co.uk/justin-alexander

Bride's hair and make-up
Leanna Gabriel
leanna.gabriel@gmail.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
Monsoon
uk.monsoon.co.uk

Cake
Simply Scrumptious by Lucy
lucy1409@live.co.uk

Ceremony venue
St Alfege Church
www.st-alfege.org

Entertainment
The FatCats
www.entertainment-nation.co.uk

Groom and ushers' suits
Frencheye
www.frencheye.com

Photo booth
Mestre Entertainment
www.mephotobooths.co.uk

Photographer
James & Kerrie Photography
www.jamesandkerriephotography.co.uk

Reception venue
Trafalgar Tavern
www.trafalgartavern.co.uk

Rings
Chisholm Hunter
www.chisholmhunter.co.uk

Transport
London Retro Bus Hire
www.londonretrobushire.co.uk

Wedding night
DoubleTree by Hilton London Greenwich
www.doubletree3.hilton.com