London Gherkin Wedding | Francesca and Steve

Portfolio • News, Weddings • Posted on 22nd October 2018 • Posted by Helena Lorimer

Gherkin wedding London

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.

Bride and groom at altar

View of venue from above

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.

Bride and groom with London bus

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!

Reflection of bride and building

Groom and best man

Groom getting ready

Bride from the back Hairstyle of flower girls Happy bride Close up of bouquet Black and white of bride and children Child holding an adult's hand

Child Bride and groom Bride and groom kissing Bride getting into the car Bride and groom walking Bride and groom action shot Bride and groom with London bus

Bride and groom walking in London Children View of venue from above Children view from above Bride and groom at altar Children and guests seated Guests standing Bride and groom

Bride and groom at altar Child next to window Bride and groom smiling Collage of wedding images View of walking up stairs Bride and child hugging Bride and groom from behind

Far angle of bride and groom Shadow of bride and groom Flower girls Dancing after party Dancing Groom hugging child

People dancing Guests dancing Dancing after wedding Musicians Bride dancing leaning back Happy guests dancing Far angle of bride

Featured Wedding Vendors:

Bridal Gown: Lazaro 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon

Bridal Shoes: Marks & Spencer

Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss

Engagement & Wedding Rings: Caro

Wedding Jewellery: Cara, TAG Heur

Hair & Makeup Artist: Jo Adams, Atelier

Wedding Planner: Erin McGown at Searcys

Catering: Searcy’s, Cheers Alcoholic Ice Cream

Musical Entertainment: DJ Ash, Old Dirty Brasstards


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