F.o.L BRIDE: Fleetwood of London’s Founder and Designer.
AKA: Mrs Eley. Although I still haven't officially changed it!
THE GROOM: Nicky.
MARRIED: Under a tree, draped with muslin and hanging lanterns with the rolling hills of Tuscany as our backdrop. We got married at a gorgeous villa that we hired for a week in Contignano. We wanted a very intimate and small wedding with our nearest and dearest and really wanted to achieve several things...marry one another and say thank you to all the people that support and make us who we are, be outside in nature and eat fabulous food. The whole wedding was at the villa, with a very relaxed vibe. We ate on long rustic tables so everyone was included. We danced under the stars on our Kashmiri rugs that I sourced from India and drank Aperol spritz until we drank the bar dry.
THE STORY GOES: We met at Bestival in 2009, him in silver leggings and a sequin jumper and me in a bodycon dress with a wig and sequin make-up! It wasn’t love at first sight, as we literally
couldn’t see past all the bling, but we had A LOT of fun together which was what drew us together.
TEAM BRIDESMAID: I had four gorge bridesmaids and one hot bridesman who totally rocked their floral attire. I had my maid of honour and twinny Sophie. My soul sister Jenny and besties Amy, Hen and Matt. They all made it hugely meaningful and created some of the best memories. I made them all a piece of jewellery to say thank you.
THE DRESS: I wanted something that felt like me. I tried so many dresses on but finally I gave in to designing my own dress. It was important that it felt like a second skin so I could focus on enjoying the day. The shape was simple and relaxed but with a sexy open back and the focus was on the detail and embroidery.
STANDOUT MOMENTS: Without a doubt having all our friends and family watching us get married under a tree, surrounded by beautiful Tuscan countryside and sunshine. It was such a highlight having all the people we love there to celebrate and hear us read our personal vows to one another.
RANDOM FACT: Our party got a bit wild and those of us that were last up all jumped in the pool in our dresses and suits. Even my mum found herself in there too! It was all very rock 'n' roll. We later sat in the hot tub and I remember thinking – this is the most surreal experience, sat in here in my wedding dress, an Aperol spritz in hand and our fave people. Seeing my dress on the washing line the next day was hilarious.
SOUNDTRACK TO THE DAY: ‘You and Me’ by Penny and the Quarters was our first dance song. The words are perfect. I can remember that moment like it was yesterday. We also had Uncle Terry play his guitar and sing as I walked down the aisle. It was so emotional. You remember those moments forever as they just complete the day.
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THE TEAM: We had wonderful friends who chipped in when our wedding planner became tricky and we couldn’t see how things were going to get done. It was a heart-warming moment when everyone got involved to make it all come together.
Florist – BluBelle Creative. The fabulous, bubbly and wonderfully creative Helen flew out to do the flowers and style our wedding and they went above and beyond. The tree we got married under was so beautiful – Helen and her team created our dream.
Photographer – Lelia Scarfiotti. I found the beautiful and talented Lelia before we found our venue. I loved her work instantly and knew she'd captured those special moments and the insane scenery perfectly. Her fine art-style photography which is so heavily connected to nature and the scenery was everything we wanted to capture it's so enchanted.
Marquee tent – Tentickle. We went for a Berber-style marquee, they are beautiful and stylish, totally worth the extensive search to find something so stylish, and the guys that set it up were brilliant.