Our Fantasy Fairytale
I wanted the day to reflect my own style – I love pastels and all things twinkly. Syon Park has a gorgeous glass dome that allows you to see the stars which was magical and itted our theme Cameron proposed with a tiara worn in Downton Abbey (I’m a friend of the designer, Andrew Prince). I’m a magazine jewellery editor, so Cameron knew this was the perfect way to ask.
Our Fantasy Fairytale Photo Gallery
I had to give it back (unfortunately!) but Andrew made me a bespoke tiara, with pale blue stones to complement my dress. It felt like I looked at 1,000 different shades of blue for my wedding gown before inding the right colour. Sylvia Davies Couture and I designed the gown together; she also made my Communion dress 20 years ago so Sylvia was the obvious choice to design my big-day dress Dessert was really important to us.
Cameron is a brilliant cook, and in our irst few weeks together made me an amazing cheesecake. It seemed right to have a cheesecake as part of dinner. My top tip: Make sure you’re certain about which elements you want your photographer to capture. I didn’t have mine present while I was getting ready and in hindsight I wish I had. Charlie Byrne, 28, married Cameron Boyd, 30, at Syon Park in West London on 31st July 2015. She says:
PREVIOUS PAGE THE NEWLYWEDS BY SYON PARK’ STUNNING DOME CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT CHARLIE – HOLDING A BOUQUET OF GARDEN ROSES DELPHINIUMS, NIGELLA, STOCKS, SILVER-GREEN FOLIAGE AND PHLOX – CHATS TO A FLOWER GIRL. THE COUPLE AFTER SAYING THEIR VOWS. SEQUINED TABLECLOTHS AND SUGARED ALMONDS IN HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE BOXES WERE SOME OF THE BRIDE’S FAVOURITE DECOR DETAILS.
THE FLOWER GIRLS HAD MINI VERSIONS OF CHARLIE’S BOUQUET AND WORE PAPER FLOWER AND FAUX-GEMSTONE HEADBANDS, MADE BY THE BRIDE. THE WEDDING CAKE WAS COVERED IN FLOWERS. BRIDESMAIDS LISA AND GEORGIA ENJOY THE PHOTOBOOTH. ARRANGEMENTS OF HYDRANGEAS, MIXED ROSES, DELPHINIUMS, COSMOS AND SCABIOUS ADDED PRETTY TOUCHES TO THE TABLES. ONE OF THE FLOWER GIRLS HELD UP A SIGN AS SHE WALKED UP THE AISLE. THE COUPLE USED VINTAGE MIRRORS TO CREATE THEIR TABLEPLAN. CHARLIE ARRANGED FOR THEIR PUPPY, DIXIE, TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE AS A SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR HER NEW HUSBAND. PAGEBOY LOGAN ENJOYS A CANAPÉ. THE BRIDE ARRIVES AT THE VENUE IN HER GORGEOUS PALE BLUE WEDDING GOWN.
THE BRIDE Bespoke dress, from £2,500 Sylvia Davies Couture (Tel: 01519 320 902 Tiara, from £220, andrewprince.co.uk THE GROOM Kilt, POA, glenislakilts.co.uk Tie, from £65, favourbrook.com. Shoes from £79, highlandstore.com THE BRIDESMAIDS Sequined dresses from £70 each, etsy.com THE FLOWER GIRLS Dresses, £45 each, monsoon.co.uk.
Paper flowers and gemstones, from £2 for each headband, etsy.com THE PAGEBOY Shirt, £20, and bow tie and braces set, £6, johnlewis.com. Kilt £24.99, thescotlandkiltcompany.co.uk THE VENUE From £9,000, syonpark.co.
THE CATERING £10,700 for 95 guests including three-course meal, canapés and buffet, tapenade.co.uk THE CAKE £500, pompdefranc.co.uk THE DECOR Vintage mirrors, from £5, and Here comes the bride’ sign, £5, ebay.co.uk Sequined tablecloths, to hire, £32 each glimmerandthreads.com. Sugared almonds in horse-drawn carriage boxes from 70p each, thinkfavours.co.uk.
Table name, £20, etsy.com THE FLOWERS Bridal bouquet, from £65; maids’ bouquets, from £45 each; flower girls’ bouquets, £25 each, and reception flowers, from £100 each, scarlet-violet.myshopify.com THE ENTERTAINMENT Photobooth, £295 eagleeyedbride.com THE PHOTOGRAPHER From £1,750, eternal-imaging.com Where they bought it
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