London Gherkin Wedding | Francesca and Steve
Francesca and Steve’s London Wedding at The Gherkin in London.
Sophisticated City Wedding At The Gherkin in London
If modern elegance in a city steeped in history is your idea of the perfect wedding you are going to love this celebration between two of the most fabulous people we have had the opportunity to get to know. Backdropped by one of London’s most iconic wedding venues, The Gherkin, their special day was atmospheric, intimate and full of unbelievably beautiful moments.
Francesca and Steve joined souls in their home country of England in March, 2018. We were so delighted to be asked along to this magnificent celebration at London’s most breathtaking venue, The Gherkin. Having met them in person a few months prior we knew this was going to be a really special day! They were so laid back and made it really clear that they wanted this to be a day their guests could enjoy as much as them.
These two lovebirds actually first met at the age of 11, but it was only 21 years later, after getting reacquainted, that they realized that they’d fallen in love. Steve surprised Francesca with a gorgeous wedding proposal during a romantic meal in the Maldives, and so began their journey towards this most fabulous wedding day.
A London wedding to remember
Their London wedding not only saw the sheer magnificence that The Gherkin has to offer, but also managed to be a less conventional event that really impressed us and their guests. Instead of adhering to the rule that the bride and groom should not see each other before the wedding, this couple got ready together along with the help of Steve’s daughters, which added such a lovely atmosphere.
They also decided to have their wedding photographs taken whilst on a walk through the city before the ceremony, as not to leave their guests – which we really enjoyed, and paid special tribute to those who attended by swapping vows for personalized thank you cards along with Jo Malone candles and Harrods chocolates. Needless to say, their guests at this Gherkin wedding felt extremely special. Their Cheers Alcoholic Luxury Ice Cream as opposed to a wedding cake too was a huge hit!
What really added a magical touch was the fact that Francesca’s brother, Marcus, surprised the couple with a poem he’d written at the end of the ceremony. His heartfelt words were truly a wonderful moment, and proved to be the couple’s favorite wedding memory.
Their Gherkin wedding came sans a reception as they decided to continued their celebrations with 50 friends and family at Mahiki, a cocktail bar and club in Mayfair, London. “It really was the best day ever,” said Francesca, and we wholeheartedly agree.
Francesca and Steve, we wish you guys a lifetime of happiness, and thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day!
Featured Wedding Vendors:
Bridal Gown: Lazaro
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon
Bridal Shoes: Marks & Spencer
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Engagement & Wedding Rings: Caro
Hair & Makeup Artist: Jo Adams, Atelier
Wedding Planner: Erin McGown at Searcys
Catering: Searcy’s, Cheers Alcoholic Ice Cream