Julia came in for an appointment at the start of this year with a very specific idea in mind for her veil. Her jaw dropping dress The Cleo Gown by Rue De Seine needed something equally special and after two appointments and many lace options later we came up with the perfect veil - a juliet cap veil edged in our delicate Millie lace finished with a pair of hand cut ivory silk flower hair pins. We also hand stitched their initials and wedding date at the side for a really personal touch.
'Very comfortable and well made. I wore them the whole day with ease and the the leather sole is even embossed with the phrase “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something Blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe” and there is an actual sixpence in one of the shoe!'
She also wore a stunning pair of earrings 'The Vespera' by Tilly Thomas Lux. The other jewelry she wore was a necklace gifted to her by Gretar on her first birthday they spent together. The pair also kept things local to them and got their wedding bands from Nicholas Wylde in Bath.
'My engagement ring was purchased from Nicholas Wylde so it made sense to go there for our wedding bands. We had a specific idea in mind for our rings. The lovely India designed our beautiful matching Milgrain rings with a beautiful date and initials engraving on the inside. They offer such a warm and caring service.'
The wedding took place in Julia and Gretar's hometown of Akureyri in Iceland in the towns main church. For the reception they transformed a warehouse with a roaring twenties theme.
'Something that we decided on a long time ago as you can’t go wrong with a decadent party! We worked on it for months. We planned everything all ourselves and had our work cut out for us as Iceland does not offer a range of 1920’s party themed items. We accumulated as much as we could from the UK and the US and then sent everything over by post. The final touches we managed to cover in Iceland.'
The food was supplied by a local chef and family friend. The brief was an old school Icelandic soiree feast and everyone loved going back in time for gravlax, roast beef, ham and many more types of tasty retro food!
Their stunning cake was also made by a local baker, it was a vanilla sponge with lime cream icing and whole blueberries inside.
The pair hired a choreographer for a surprise first dance for their guests to The Smiths' 'There is a light that never goes out'
'We wanted to do something that nobody expected us to do and something that took us completely out of our comfort zone. We started dancing the Rumba for our song but then half way through the song stops. Then a Charleston song started and we finished off with some lively Charleston dance moves and lifts! We used Wedding Dance UK which delegated the fabulous Annette to come to our house, when suited us best, to teach us our first dance. We loved every minute of it!'
'The whole day was very memorable. It’s hard to choose only a few special moments as they all were. But I think the church ceremony was extra special and the surprise firework show we got from family members after dinner. Of course the speeches and our daughter Emma stealing the show on the dance floor also stands out from the day.'
Congratulations to the lovely couple!
All of these stunning photos were taken by Nell Mallia.