When Phoebe’s email arrived in my inbox I could never have predicted what was to follow. Not only was Phoebe’s wedding to the man of her dreams, Ben in one of the most iconic locations in London… it was so well, them. I love nothing more than a wedding that throws caution to the wind as is truly personal to the couple in question and this certainly couldn’t have been a better example. I could sit here and write about how incredible their wedding was, but I’m going to let Phoebe tell you all about it…
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Ben and I met at university in Kent, and while it wasn’t love at first sight our friendship turned into something more and I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. Ben is my rock who keeps me from floating away with the fairies. I always knew I wanted a winter wedding, Christmas for me is all about family and I wanted our wedding to be the same, surrounded by our family and friends. Choosing the venue was a lot harder than I thought it would be, we had a very big guest list and restrictions to stay within London. I stumbled upon The Underglobe
on a website, and through it was somewhere and something totally different when I walked into the space with Ben and my Mum we all know that we had found something really special. A blank enough canvas we could create our winter wonderland, but with enough details and features that it had a personality of its own.
Leanna at Wild About Flowers is a miracle worker and really understood our vision for a winter wonderland. I didn’t want over plan the flowers and décor as I wanted to be surprised when I walked into the space, and oh my goodness did they deliver! Alongside our planner Lisel from Lamare London, it was literally like walking through a wardrobe into Narnia as Lisel even sourced a wardrobe for guest to walk through before heading down into the venue – magical.
We had a mini theme tying everything else together – movies. All of our table names where our favourite films, we had movie quizzes on the table, and all the music was tied to the movies. I walked up the aisle to a beautiful instrumental version of ‘What a Wonderful World’ from the 1998 Madeline Movie. And we have the Star Wars them tune play as we entered the reception. Our first dance was ‘I Can’t Fight This Feeling’ from the Rock of Ages movie. It was really fun finding little ways to sneak the theme into the day. The stamps on the invitations where limited edition Star Wars stamps and all of the props in our photo booth were themed around the table names, it was lots of fun to do and something Ben could be a part of too.