Black Tie Wedding with Tropical Party Vibes

Charlotte & Alex | Watford Wedding

1. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU BOTH

We both have busy and demanding jobs - Alex in sales as an account manager, and Charlotte as a fashion buyer. We both have a keen interest in sport, and love to be active! Holidays are one of our favourite things, especially when we get to travel with friends and family.

2. THE PROPOSAL: HOW DID IT HAPPEN, WHAT’S THE STORY?

Dubai is one of our special places that we visit quite often, and after 8 years of waiting (!), one evening it happened on the beach at sunset! We’re not a romantic couple at all so this was pretty out there! We then went together the next day to design the ring which was a really fun process and it was ready the next day.

3. WHAT MADE ALEX’S FAMILY HOME THE PERFECT VENUE CHOICE FOR YOU?

We absolutely love marquee weddings at family homes as it just always makes the wedding feel so much more personal to the couple. We really liked the idea of being able to have a blank canvas and design every detail to make it really reflect us as a couple - pineapples aplenty!!

4. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SIMON BIFFEN TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING?

One of my best friends had Simon as her photographer at her wedding. I was a bridesmaid and felt really comfortable whilst Simon was taking pictures. We really liked his style so it was an easy decision for us really!

5. WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DID YOU WANT FOR YOUR GUESTS?

A really fun and quirky tropical party was our goal! Decor, music and tasty (not fancy) food are big things for us and we wanted everyone to just have a fab time!

6. WHAT WERE THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM YOUR DAY?

We loved being able to drive off in the Mercedes G-Wagon and then have some of our official pics with it! The speeches were all absolutely incredible, and the dancing and MC’ing were big highlights!

7. ANY TIPS FOR FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?

Try to keep it unique to you rather than just following a Pinterest board. We got so many comments on how ‘real’ our wedding felt and just how different it was! Also don’t just go things to be ‘crowd pleasers’ - it’s your wedding - do what you want and love!!

AWESOME SUPPLIERS:

Assistant Photographer: Emil Boczek

Dress - Marquise Bridal by Halo and Wren

Suits - Joseph Darcy

Flowers - Herbert and Isles

Balloons - Bubblegum Balloons

Marquee - W A Carr and Son

Caterers - Anna’s Catering

Neon Light photo booth - Vowed and Amazed

Lightbox and lounge furniture - Wedhead

Makeup - Georgia Shults

Hair - Sophie Collins at Clipso

Band - The White Keys

DJ - MaxMarcus Events

Cake - The Indulgent Sugar Plum

Celebrant - Amanda Alexander

Wedding Planner - Love Lydia

Like what you see​? I’d love to hear from you if you’re getting married and are looking for a relaxed photographer who lets you enjoy the day as it unfolds!


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