Gabrielle and Rizz married on the 26th May 2018 at Northbrook Park, Surrey. Here, Gabrielle tell us more about their black and ivory-themed day...
The flowers were consistent, all white/ivory in naturallooking forms – the bouquets were wrapped in black satin! Rizz and I both had orchids while the bridesmaids and best men had gypsophila – classic with a modern twist.
We chose an alternative cheese cake, the catering company did an amazing job with dressing it, and it went down well with the guests!
At the Farnham Boutique – a beautiful shop with a one-on-one service – I'd tried on a few dresses but my mum picked one out of the window that I hadn't seen and that was the one. I loved that it was classic from the front but the panels and back with the train made it slightly different.
I've been dreaming of my wedding dress since I was a little girl, as I've got older Pinterest albums and images started to get saved. When I got engaged, one of the first things I did was try on dresses, and changed the style I wanted almost immediately!
We always knew we wanted Rizz to stand out slightly from the groomsmen, so he wore a white jacket, tux trousers and Magnanni black loafers – it was harder than getting my dress – but it all came together and looked great.
The groomsmen all wore black tuxes and bow ties which linked with the bridesmaids.
When people say it's the best day of your life – they really are telling the truth. Everyone we love in one room, enjoying our special moment, is something we'll never forget.
The speeches were a favourite moment for us. Starting with my dad's, he used a projector using sound and pictures which was amazing; the three best men showed each of their personalities and each bought a different part and story to the room; and, of course, Rizz's was a magnitude of story telling which he'd been preparing, cutting and changing since we got engaged.