Jacquetta Wheeler’s wedding was the most incredible day ever. And she was the most relaxed, laid back, not to mention extremely beautiful bride. Her and James made such a gorgeous and glamorous couple and the whole day was perfect. I’m not sure Ive enjoyed a wedding more. Everywhere I looked there was something breathtakingly lovely- It was such a treat to be part of. The divine Scarlet & Violet arranged the flowers and as I walked into the wedding breakfast I actually got a lump in my throat, it was just jaw-droppingly pretty. Oh and British Vogue published my photographs! What more could a girl ask for?!
I was thrilled when Jacquetta asked me to photograph her wedding. As an extremely successful Model, she has been photographed by the great and the good, not to mention my all time favourite photographer Tim Walker - So her asking me was beyond an honour.
The setting was her family home in Kent- Chilham Castle, that also has its own church next door in the village were the ceremony was held.
Scarlet and Violet did the most divine flowers. Blue in the church and pink for the wedding breakfast. Huge Garlands of pale pink Gypsophila hung over each table and the tables were crammed with bright pink and pale pink sweet peas. When I walked into the marquee in the morning I actually got tears in my eyes. It was overwelmingly beautiful.
Jacquetta’s dress was handmade from Indian lace, designed especially for her by her good friend Alice Temperely. A more beautiful dress simply does not exist. Fact. Her shoes were by my favourite designer and lovely friend Emmy London and complimented her dress perfectly.
The wedding was attended by a wonderful mix of Artists, Aristocrats, intellectuals and fashionistas: Vivian Westwood chatted over dinner to the Editor of The Spectator, whilst Jasmin Guiness danced with Jade Parfit on the dancefloor. If I go on I will appear to be name dropping and we cant have that!
After dinner, Jacquetta and James danced on a specially made chequered dancefloor outside in the grounds, looked on by their guests. Then the spectacular Fireworks started, accompanied by and timed to a wonderful mix of their favourite songs. Then, if that wasn’t enough, the big reveal: A wonderful Moroccan nightclub with lots of delicious cocktails being made at the bar.
Honestly, the most perfect, elegant wedding, that somehow also managed to be totally effortless and laid back. This was the ultimate English country wedding at its very very best. It was an honour to be part of.
‘Lucy - you ROCK! I just wanted to send you a quick one to say thanks so much for being the best wedding photographer ever. You were perfectly charming, gentle and just bossy enough all at the same time!
Lots of love xxxx Jacquetta’