Paula and Gary tied the knot against a stylish backdrop of classic details and pops of precious metal
Paula Moore, 42, a fashion editor, and Gary Crockett, 49, a music composer, wed in a civil ceremony at the Lansdowne Club in London.
Gary and I didn’t have a theme for our day – we just wanted a glamorous and chic affair to create a classic, stylish atmosphere.
Our venue had everything under one roof; most of our guests could stay and it was really central. It’s a private members club, and the small entrance is deceiving as it leads through to a grand ballroom.
For our evening food we had Jamaican dishes, mini patties and jerk sausages, plus mini fish and chips, cheese burgers and a delicious Greek salad.
Our cake was a traditional Jamaican rum cake decorated with white ice roses – everyone loved it as it was quite boozy! We had figurines made to look like us, and provided our measurements so even the height difference was right too.
The day was really emotional; one minute I was laughing at my dad’s speech and the next I was shedding a tear or two at Gary’s, as it was very romantic.
The evening was one big party and the music went from soul and reggae to house music. Gary and I were the first ones on the dance floor, and I was the last off – I didn’t take my dress off until 3am.
My top tip for brides to be: Have someone in charge on the day. My uncles Peter and Felix could answer any queries. I also had a photography list to make sure we had pictures with all our loved ones.
Steal their style!
Photographer: Daniel Halpin (danielhalpinphotography.com)
Dress: Monique Lhuillier at Browns Brides
Cake: Jennifer Toussiant; firstname.lastname@example.org
Floral backdrop: Cadian Rattray (07956908555)
Cake toppers: Atop of the Tier