Claire and Seth's wedding was the perfect mix of traditional, saying their vows in the beautiful Holy Trinity St. Silas Church in Camden; iconic, travelling from the church to their reception on the red Routemaster London bus; personal touches, with the bouquets and table flowers arranged by Seth's mother and aunt; and a magic choice of reception venue with the Amadeus Centre in Little Venice.
Seth looked dapper head to toe in a fully bespoke suit from King&Allen in Wilmslow, shirt by Oswald Boateng and shoes by Jeffrey West.
Between Seth and Claire, Seth was definitely more excited about his shoes (and rightly so, very nice choice!).
Eliza and Betty-Boo, Claire and Seth's beautiful girls were the perfect bridesmaids. Their dresses were from BHS and shoes from Rainbow at John Lewis.
I loved how Claire's nerves melted away, visibly relaxing when her eyes met Seth's at the end of the long walk along the aisle.
Claire's dress was custom made by Christina Seasay, of Sesay Brideswear in Kilburn. The cut and neckline details were stunning, so elegant. The back detail flowed as a train during the ceremony, then adjusted to become a bustle for the reception. She chose a delicate headpiece by Oliver Laudus, and had her hair and make-up done by Jennifer at Jenny Jordan in Belsize Park.
One very happy man...
The iconic red Routemaster buses are the best way to make the most of time with your friends and family on your wedding day. It makes everything so much easier and more fun going from the ceremony venue to the reception all together, with free flowing champagne!
Seth's ushers transformed in one smooth transition, donning customised hi-vis vests to become bus leaders, and did a great job, making sure that the champagne kept flowing!
The happy new Mr&Mrs Kybird!
Seth and his merry men.
The transformation of Claire's dress from train to bustle...
Claire, you looked stunning!
Their homemade cake looked delicious!
Special place settings for Eliza and Betty-Boo - lucky little ladies!
I loved their football-themed table plan and place settings! Seth's Mum and Aunt's good work continued with flowers on the table.
Seth and Claire chose Justin as their caterer, he's a bit of a legend really. I'm happy to say I can personally sing his team's praises. Delicious food!
Best man Adam took it to the next level with his speech...excavating a long buried time capsule, preserved in the family's back garden since Seth's early days. It's the first time I've seen dry ice in a Best Man's speech! You have really raised the bar!
Congratulations, Seth and Claire!
And thank-you to everyone who played their part in making it so wonderful:
Ceremony venue: Holy Trinity Church of St. Silas.
Reception venue: The Amadeus
Bride's dress: Made by Christina Sesay of Seasay Bridalwear
Bride's head piece: Oliver Laudus
Groom's suit: Fully bespoke from King & Allen in Wilmslow
Groom's shoes: Jeffrey West - infamous English shoes
Flowers: selected at the New Covent Garden Market and arranged with love by Seth's Mum and Aunt.
Hair and Make-up: Jennifer at Jenny Jordan in Belsize Park
Wedding Special Routemaster: Traditional Travel
Catering: Catered by Justin