Surprise Modern Wedding in London

Don’t you wish you were gutsy enough to throw a surprise wedding? Well, Danny and Luce were, and the result is absolutely darling, and Emma Case beautifully captured their modern surprise wedding. We love every single detail of their lovely wedding- from Luce’s simple Stella McCartney wedding dress to the choice of their transportation! Read more about this lovely modern wedding from the adorable bride, Luce:

Danny and I got engaged on December 16, 2013 in Ibiza where we live with our scruff bag dog, Ziggy. It was the happiest moment- knowing I was going to marry the love of my life. Having never been the little girl that doodled wedding dresses and all things girly and never dreamt up church and marquet scenarios, it was always going to come down to romance for us and the real reason behind being engaged. I think there is too much pressure these days to pull off the perfect wedding, and whilst I have been lucky enough to witness a lot of my friends marry in beautiful set ups, there are still the few you hear of that sound all about the show and we wanted to avoid this. Moreover I knew myself and the likelihood of a bridezilla lurking within. So we planned our day and night celebrations within three months. We booked the Brydon Room at the Chelsea Registry Office  in London because I had grown up nearby and had always loved riding the red bus past the registry office as a little girl seeing the bride and groom on the steps being showered in rose petals. So there was sentimental value in that. The big day was on my Birthday February 27, 2014 at noon, and lunch followed at the Cheyne Walk Brasserie and for both we were joined by a close group of best friends and our families. I wore the best of british in Stella McCartney, Christian Laboutins as my ‘borrowed’ from one of my best friends Ellie and my Mr wore a bespoke suit from Gieves & Hawkes where the dapper Jolyon Evatt Bexon helped him throughout the fittings, and well heeled in Loake brogues. We then traveled in style in a gorgeously kitsch Karma Cab to The Langham Hotel for some downtime before our evening party – Goa, India holds a special place in our hearts which was the reason for the Karma Kab. On to Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill Gate where we had asked 100 or so of our friends to join us for what they thought was our Engagement Party, my husband then announced when everyone had arrived that it was infact…….our wedding day! It was the most delicious buzz I have ever felt and we really were surrounded by a lot of love and warmth and genuine affection for our surprise. My dad delivered the best speech – I’m biased but truly it was the best I have ever heard. We then danced till midnight when my now Miu Miu decked feet were weary and headed back to our hotel with happy faces and a me with a brand new surname. 

Photography: Emma Case | Make Up: Aga | Hair : Vadon at Glo Fulham