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 2We 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 2b 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 4Choosing 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 4b 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

Bride's hair and make-up
Leanna Gabriel

Bridesmaids' dresses

Simply Scrumptious by Lucy

Ceremony venue
St Alfege Church

The FatCats

Groom and ushers' suits

Photo booth
Mestre Entertainment

James & Kerrie Photography

Reception venue
Trafalgar Tavern

Chisholm Hunter

London Retro Bus Hire

Wedding night
DoubleTree by Hilton London Greenwich