Anna and Stu had their Hampton Court House wedding day on Chinese New Year, which was a fitting nod to Anna's maternal heritage! Hampton Court House's infamous red room was perfect as red is a lucky colour for us Chinese, and Anna's family decorated various parts of the main ceremony room with oranges, sweets for the children and CNY signs and lucky blessings. As it was the year of the rooster they also decorated the steps with a rooster! As a surprise for the guests Anna and Stuart organised a dragon dance with the help of friends and family.
Anna got ready just down the road at Lion Gate Mews, she wore a second hand dress from Preloved and Stu wore an suit from House of Fraser. They are both super relaxed and were much more about meaningful things and enjoying the company of friends and family! Anna wore her grandmother's pearl necklace and a borrowed veil, the bridesmaid's dresses were from Phase Eight. After their Hampton Court House wedding ceremony in their stunning foyer, the guests enjoyed a range of canapes and Chinese New Year sweet treats whilst Anna, Stu and I took some group and couple shots in the various parts of the wedding venue, which includes a stunning shell grotto. To usher the guests into the dinner room, the bride and groom, with various family members, had an impromptu dragon dance. Everyone then went through for dinner where the table centrepieces were named after places Anna and Stu had travelled to or lived in, with the top table named after the place where they got engaged. After dinner the Supertones, a fab wedding band specialising in indie and rock covers provided the evening entertainment, with the guests enjoying a range of masks and fancy dress bits and bobs collected by Anna and Stu. They ended the evening with sparklers at midnight!