Georgie and Lloyd first met and dated when they were teenagers. "We lost touch and didn't see each other for 13 years," says Georgie. "We have a mutual best friend whose family member passed away, and Lloyd contacted me to see if I'd heard the news. We met up after that and immediately started where we left off. He is one of the most caring and loving people I've ever met. He is an amazing dad to his children too."
"Lloyd surprised me with a night away at Beaverbrook in Leatherhead," shares the bride. "To put me off the scent, he spent the weeks before saying we couldn't get married until we'd bought our house, so when he got down on one knee, I was in shock! I cried my eyes out, and we were so happy."
"We decided to get married at Beaverbrook because it's where we got engaged, and it holds a special place in our hearts," explains Georgie. "We loved the grounds and knew that we wanted to have drinks on the terrace in the same spot where he proposed."
They decided to have a bigger event at Georgie's parent's house. "Due to restrictions, we could only have 30 people, so we decided to host an outdoor reception," adds the bride. "We covered the garden in tissue paper flowers and decorated the marquee with lanterns and fairylights, which looked stunning. Everything was pastel with a touch of pink to tie in with our colour scheme."
For their favours, the happy couple gave their guests photos to take home from the photo booth.
"Our flowers were roses, white peonies and foliage from Clapham Flowers," recalls Georgie. "We also used some of these in the corsages and buttonholes."
Georgie and Lloyd chose a two-tier naked cake from Glutopia. "It was vegan and gluten-free and tasted amazing," says the bride. "The rest of our catering was provided by the team at Beaverbrook."
Webbs of Weybridge supplied a vintage Jaguar E-Type to transport the lovebirds to and from the venue.
"I didn't wear a traditional dress as I knew I wanted something a bit different," shares Georgie. "I brought a tulle skirt from H&M's bridal range and found the most unusual corset from Other Stories that was so different, but it all worked together. Later in the day, I added a denim jacket. I chose Sophia Webster shoes and changed into Converse later in the evening. My earrings brought the colour scheme together and were handmade from Etsy."
Lloyd opted for a navy blue suit with brown Prada shoes.
“My little bridesmaids wore ivory dresses, and I bought them butterfly wings
so they could turn into fairies at the reception,” explains the bride. “My mum
opted for a navy blue dress, and the pageboys had pink braces to tie in with our colour scheme.”
The couple created a help-yourself bar with the help of Cask London that went down a hit with their friends and family.
"I surprised everyone with a band who performed a song I wrote about our love story," adds Georgie. "Aymee Weir has such a beautiful voice and she transformed the song I wrote for Lloyd when she sang it. It was just so magical to hear. I also arranged a fun video of celebrities saying congratulations which included Dom Joly, Jenson Button and Victoria Silverstone."
“We also hired a bouncy castle from All Bounce Surrey for the kids,” recalls the bride. “I created a special bag full of colouring, games and costumes for them as well.”
"The day was just perfect," says Georgie. "We made it so memorable with lots of surprises for our guests. It was lovely having drinks at Beaverbrook, taking pictures and having an intimate lunch before heading to my parents to join our friends and family. It was so relaxed and great to be with everyone again."
The couple have fond memories from their day. "Driving in the vintage car to get married with my stepdad was such a special moment," shares the bride. "Lloyd was terrible at driving and stalled it so many times, which was hilarious as we couldn't get out of the registry office for 10 minutes! We also danced in the rain while Lloyd's brother played the saxophone, which was truly magical.""
Annie Hoy, my wedding planner, was just amazing," explains Georgie. "She transformed the garden, and we couldn't have asked for more. The bar from Cask London added such a great touch to the day as did the photo booth."
“We had planned to go to Zighy Bay in Oman, but we haven’t been able to go yet due to COVID-19 restrictions,” recalls the bride. “We did manage to have a long weekend in Dubai, and we stayed at the Andaz where they absolutely spoilt us.”
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