Lucy & Gee’s English Summer Wedding at Longstowe Hall, Cambridgeshire
Dubai couple Lucy (English) and Gee (German) first met half way around the world at Doha Airport in Qatar. Since they live in the Middle East and have family and friends worldwide, they wanted to choose a location that was both meaningful to them and not too difficult for their guests to travel to.
They both liked the idea of having an English summer wedding since they have both lived in the UK and have family in Europe. As soon as they viewed Longstowe Hall in Cambridgeshire, they fell in love with it instantly – a wonderful British countryside setting, with beautifully manicured lawns and rose gardens and a picturesque lake.
Wedding Day Preparations
Lucy and her two bridesmaids prepared for the celebrations ahead with hair and make-up by local Cambridgeshire artist “Tiffany does Make-up” before stepping into their bridal outfits. Lucy’s “something new” were her gorgeous diamond earrings gifted to her by her parents. They were the perfect addition to her glamorous bridal gown by designer Justin Alexander and shoes by Valentino.
The Wedding Ceremony & Reception
“Seeing all our family and friends in the same place at the same time was something that has never happened before so that was really special for us. I had also not seen Gee in 3 weeks before the wedding so that was a happy moment for us too! There were family members that hadn’t met each other and came from different cultures so seeing everyone have fun and enjoy themselves was another highlight.”
Their wedding party of 100 guests travelled from as far as the USA, Sri Lanka, Germany, Dubai, Qatar, Luxembourg and Germany. They met together outside on the beautifully manicured lawns to witness the joyous moment of Lucy and Gee becoming husband and wife. The couple gazed into each other’s eyes and they exchanged their custom-made wedding rings designed in Dubai.
After the ceremony, we had the pleasure of capturing their bride and groom portraits around the grounds of this quintessentially British venue. Meanwhile out on the lawn their guests were entertained by a magician’s tricks and a classical string quartet. All musical entertainment was provided by Earcandy including the string quartet, sax and a live DJ playing tunes into the evening’s celebrations.
Wedding Suits – Hugo Boss
Bridesmaid Dresses – John Lewis
Bridal gown – Justin Alexander
Bridal Shoes – Valentino
Make-up – Tiffany does Make-up
Flowers – Mulberry Flowers
Musical Entertainment – Earcandy