Renee & Chen | London City | Elopement Day 1

 

Renee and Chen wanted the freedom to celebrate their wedding their way, so they decided on a elopement wedding with the most wonderful natural backdrops. (wedding got featured on Girl gets Wed )

I spent two days with them, this is the first day, the London city walk. Literally, the second day for them arrived in England from China. I was worry about they can’t handle the jet lag before they arrived but seems like the fun time they had already covered all the tiredness.

“London people are so welcoming” they keep saying that, which I didn't expect until I had this experience that walking with a wedding couple to the tourist landmarks. While they are walking on the street, people are keep saying congratulations. The most impressive one was on the London Bridge, one man started honking and sticking his head saying congratulations. Suddenly, almost the entire cars on London Bridge were honking and the pedestrians on the side road cheering. After we off the bridge, our make-up stylist Michelle who’s waiting under the bridge asked if the cheering was for us, it was a loud one.

When you are on an elopement trip, you get some coincidental stories and mixed of some planned stories. I want to flash back to one of the planned stories - the first look.

When you are on an elopement trip, you get some coincidental stories and mixed of some planned stories. I want to flash back to one of the planned stories - the first look. The first look has become the modern tradition in western weddings, but more and more not likely happen in Chinese weddings since the groom already see the bride in the wedding dress on the engagement photo shoot. So why not giving them a first look before the photo shoot? That crossed my mind only for one second I am glad that i caught it then turn it into actions.

With a small effort communicated with the local wedding dress shop (Aneberry) to block the groom's version when the bride found the right dress. Had the professional wedding dress advisor Miao from Aneberry such a big relieve. The second thing I did was looked for a flower shop close to the Airbnb apartment. Lucky enough we found ultraviolet-flowers who did an amazing job. While the bride putting her dress on, the groom was on the street picking up the Bouquet. Then tears and kisses naturally came together at the end. Later on, Renee mentioned that first look was one of the most memorable things on their trip.

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