One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: A low-key day in London with an international crowd and a lot of love.
The Info—Photographer: Lauren McGlynn (APW Sponsor) / Venue: The Amadeus Centre / Katie’s Dress: J.Crew / Katie’s Sash: eBay / Katie’s Shoes: Zara / Katie’s Makeup: Bare Essentials / Peter’s Suit: A Suit that Fits / Flowers: From Covent Garden Market, bought by Katie’s mum and put together by the bride and her friends / Food: Food Events (Katie says, “The catering was not only the best wedding food I’ve ever had, but some of the best food, full stop! It was delicious.”)
Other cool stuff we should know about: The bridesmaids were an international group! I moved around a lot as a kid, resulting in bridesmaids from New York, Trinidad, and Mexico, who now live in Zambia, Hong Kong, and Israel!
I did the flowers myself the day before the wedding—my parents went to the early morning Covent Garden Market in Vauxhall, London, and got lots of stocks and hydrangeas and other pretty white flowers for us to use for the bouquets and tables. It was really easy to do, really cheap, and didn’t take very long at all.
Peter’s grandmother said that she was looking forward to the wedding, but that the one thing she could guarantee was that she would not dance because she hates dancing and never dances at weddings. By the end of the evening, she was right out on the dance floor dancing with everyone and anyone!
Favorite thing about the wedding: I found a lot of the wedding quite stressful—I don’t really like huge groups of people, especially if they’re all focused on me! But getting married, looking up at Peter and knowing he was the person I wanted to be with forever, was the best feeling I think I’ve ever had.