Sara and Charlie said “I do” supported by a tight-knit group of close friends and family on a beautiful July afternoon. The day flowed seamlessly, with design and execution by Perfectly Designed Events. Rain or shine, this wedding was brightened by contagious smiles and laughter, as the couple felt nothing but joy all day long. Read on to hear more about this incredible day at Wheatfield Estate, with photography captured by Eyekahfoto Fine Photography, flowers created by Tania Floral Design, and timeless hair and makeup designed by London Makeup Artistry and Beautiful You Hair By Sarah.
Sara’s day began at home, where she got ready with her mom during a heavy rainstorm with strong wind gusts. Despite the weather, Sara was radiant, styled by London Makeup Artistry and Beautiful You Hair By Sarah. Her look was soft and timeless to match her elegant, simplistic, ivory Dove gown by Grace Loves Lace. The rain cleared just in time for Sara and Charlie's first look, but the wind proved to be much more resilient. Sara and Charlie’s first look was full of surprises, as Charlie did not fully decide what to wear until the morning of the wedding day! He was charming as ever in a navy suit, complemented by an all white boutonniere to match Sara's bouquet created by Tania Floral Design. The happy couple made numerous stops to sentimental locations throughout downtown London, on their way to the misty gardens of the Wheatfield Estate. Each and every perfect little moment was captured by Eyekahfoto Fine Photography, creating memories of joy to last a lifetime.
The sun came out with perfect timing for the ceremony, which took place in the center of a tall forest at the edge of Wheatfield Estate. The ceremony was officiated by Cheryl from Enduring Promises and accompanied by the beautiful acoustics of Juneyt Yetkiner, a flamenco guitarist. A small ceremony of their closest family and friends was the perfect audience for Sara and Charlie to share their vows. The soft lights strung in the trees gave the ceremony a truly enchanting atmosphere. To add to the magic of the moment, Sara and Charlie shared a choreographed first dance under the trees during the ceremony.
After the ceremony, the family moved to a beautiful clear tent featuring with crisp white tables and chairs supplied by A&B Event + Tent Rental. Soft champagne runners and matte black taper candle holders from Lat Kat Linens beautifully complemented the elegant floral pieces and timeless place settings from W Events & Decor. At the entrance to the tent, a welcome table featuring a gold plated acrylic seating chart and card box by Perfect Little Details helped guests find their seats. Under the romantic string lighting from RL Designs, Blackfriars Bistro & Catering served a lovely three-course dinner. The atmosphere was full of joy, romance and magic, matching the overall design the of reception tent. A radiant, golden sunset shone over the guests as they laughed and danced, and Sara and Charlie’s magical night came to a close under a beautiful, enchanting glow.
The wedding planner's best advice, courtesy of Perfectly Designed Events:
1. Plan for the weather! This wedding started with an intense downpour followed by hours of strong winds. Although the temperature was perfect, we are so grateful to have had the clear tent with full clear walls! Even in the early morning rain, it was the perfect setting.
2. Use the beauty of your surroundings! When planning this event we were very aware of the beauty of the forest, the gardens and the potential for a perfect sunset over the open field to the west. We wanted to add floral elements that would enhance the beauty of the surroundings and not take away from them.
The bride's best advice, looking back:
"My advice would be 100% to hire a wedding planner. It makes your life so much easier, and it makes the day so enjoyable. There are just too many details to manage, especially when dealing with unpredictable weather. You need professionals!"