Lyssa & Joe’s elegant wedding incorporated not one, but three beautiful London venues: Mayfair Library for the ceremony, The Ivy West Street for their intimate lunch and Ice Tank in Covent Garden for the evening party. A real treat for any Mayfair wedding photographer!
It was the first weekend in May and Spring was in full bloom with the Union Jack adding a festive feel to the streets of London. Their wedding day showcased the city where they met and fell in love in and I had a lovely time capturing it for them. Lyssa is originally from North Carolina, USA and Joe is Irish, so the wedding had a real international flavour to it.
The entire day was very relaxed. Lyssa and Joe greeted their guests in Mount Street Gardens before the ceremony and afterwards spent time soaking up the sunshine, before they hopped on a Routemaster Bus to The Ivy.
The Ivy Private Dining Room is a beautiful space and it was Lyssa’s late mother’s favourite restaurant in London. Delicious canapes and a gorgeous meal awaited the guests and after some very emotional speeches and a lovely long lunch, everyone had some time to freshen up and enjoy the fabulous weather before the evening festivities kicked off.
Ice Tank in Covent Garden was the location for the evening party. It’s a great venue and one I have shot at before. A short walk from The Ivy, this was the perfect location for the more modern evening party and the newlyweds enjoyed walking through Covent Garden to the Icetank, with taxi drivers winding down their windows to congratulate them – “a great London moment” as Lyssa said.
The lovely Anna from Bride & Glory coordinated the wedding and she did a wonderful job, making sure everything ran smoothly. Kasia and Kristina from the K Team were on hand for hair & make up – a dream to work with as always and it was fun working with Liz from Blue Sky Flowers again, who made sure that Lyssa’s bouquet looked as gorgeous as she did!
Loved these little maps from Cute Maps – a nice touch as Lyssa & Joe had so many guests from out of town.
BerinMade designed the bespoke harlequin diamond stationery suite, which echoed the windows of the Ivy.
Lyssa’s gorgeous bespoke wedding dress (with a detachable skirt) was created by House of Mooshki.
Beautiful canapes at The Ivy West Street.
Thoughtful wedding favours: leather hip flasks for the men and the ladies received a leather bound notebook.
Lyssa & Joe stroll through the streets of London to their evening party at Ice Tank in Covent Garden.
Delicious fish & chip cone canapes by Purple Grape Catering at Ice Tank.
The very lovely Anna from Bride & Glory coordinating the wedding with a smile on her face – start to finish!
Wedding day suppliers:
Wedding coordination: Anna MacDougall – Bride & Glory
Wedding ceremony: Mayfair Libary
Wedding lunch venue: The Ivy Private Dining Room
Evening party venue: Ice Tank Covent Garden
Dress style & designer: Sophia by House of Mooshki.
Engagement/Wedding rings: Laurence Blunt Ltd – terrific personal design service
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (day) and Yves Saint Laurent (evening)
Hair stylist: Kasia Fortuna
Makeup artist: Kristina Gasperas
Flowers: Bluesky flowers
Groom’s suit: Graham Brown Tailors of Bow Lane
Groom’s shoes: Joseph Cheaney & Sons of Jermyn Street
Transport: Ensign Bus Company
DJ/Karoake: Sterberg Clarke
Evening party catering: Purple Grape
Anyone else? (I.e. wedding stationery): BerinMade (for invitations). They designed a bespoke harlequin diamond – print stationery suite for us (which echoed the windows of the Ivy).
For On the day stationery: Orders of Service, Maps, Itineraries – Cute Maps via notonthehighstreet