Merlin and James had a vision for their Hampton Court Palace wedding. To create a day that was undeniably them. To capture the nuances of their personalities and relationship authentically there was only one option, which was for Merlin and James to design and produce each element of the day themselves. This resulted in one of the most distinctive weddings we have ever had the pleasure of documenting.
Merlin handmade each floral element from fabric. Centerpieces, buttonholes, bouquets and fascinators for her Bridesmaids were individually crafted from beautiful materials. Her own bouquet was assembled from a handpicked selection of antique brooches. Gold and mint colours used throughout their wedding design gave an unexpected and modern twist to vintage inspired details. From Art Deco postcards of cities that had played a part in their history to the 1920s inspired pearls and flowers that adorned the wedding cake that our Bride had also made herself. Between Merlin and James they had cultural influences ranging from Fiji, India, Australia and of course England to represent. Merlin brought her Fijian heritage into the design by including a traditional Fijian pattern on their wedding stationery. Their home made marmalade favours made by James’s Uncles added a very British touch to the day, much to the delight of their overseas guests! It is so impressive to consider how much of themselves and their time Merlin and James invested into their amazing wedding. Their day unfolded just as they envisioned against the splendid backdrop and striking vistas of Hampton Court Palace. It really couldn’t have been more of a pleasure to capture all the happy moments and meaningful characteristics of their wedding for them!