Suzi and Ian are a fabulous match, complementing each other perfectly in so many ways. You will immediately notice they are both gorgeous, but there are subtler elements too which make them a great pair. Suzi loves an adrenaline rush and so it is no surprise she is a motorbike lover! Ian also loves being active and is passionate about rugby, has played the very physically demanding game of football and has spent some time doing personal training. Suzi is passionate and decisive where as Ian is a thinker and likes to make carefully considered decisions. Together they both adore their baby girl Amber Brooke and make a loving and devoted family unit.
They met on their first day at work and Ian was immediately struck by the feisty and rather stunning Suzi. Ian made quite an impression himself as Suzi agreed to go on a date and have some drinks together! The first date must have been terrific as Suzi couldn’t remember a thing the next day, which Ian took advantage of using the information he had gleaned on their first date to make an excellent 2nd impression and the rest is history!
Their wedding was an extremely elegant affair with an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, a very difficult combination to achieve! The day started at The Angel in Henley where all the guests got together before the formalities of the day started to watch the Wales vs England game and enjoy lunch together. We were there and captured lovely candid and informal shots of all the family and friends before leaving with Suzi to get to Bix Manor, their fabulous wedding venue, ready for the nuptials!
The ceremony and evening reception was at the lovely Bix Manor just outside Henley and was the perfect setting for very elegant black tie dress code. The black tie dress code really gave the day an extremely sophisticated and chic edge. Suzi dressed the venue to look extremely glamorous with Suzi’s carefully selected decor; crystal candelabras with gorgeous black accents of rose petals and candlesticks. All the silver stationary for the event went beautifully with the chic black details. These fabulous centerpieces as well as Suzi’s bouquet were by Sonning Flowers. Their very personalized wedding cake was by Catherine Scott, don’t you just love it?!
Jason, director and salon manager of Lisa Shepherd in London, was responsible for Suzi’s glamorous look on the day.
A massive part of making sure everything ran smoothly on the day was Suzi’s fantastic wedding planner Sarah of SJD Events Limited, who had worked with Suzi throughout the planning stages of the wedding and was just a hero on the day!
Suzi’s stunning wedding dress is a glamorous Pronovias gown from their exclusive Bond Street store. Her gorgeous shoes, which were perfect for her dress are from Pronovias too!
The to-die-for sapphire necklace and earrings from Michael Rose Jewels were just the perfect accessories as they could hold their own against the fabulousness of the Pronovias gown, and I think you’ll agree Suzi totally rocked her look!
Suzi and Ian’s beautiful wedding bands were from Heming in London and perfectly suited them!
We loved getting to know Suzi and Ian over the last year and it was such a pleasure being their wedding photographers at Bix Manor for the day!