Doug and Mariya tied the knot at Kenwood House a couple of weeks ago, and it was amazing! Sometimes I feel like pinching myself because of the magnificent places I get to work in, and Kenwood House is a prime example.
Kenwood House, on the edge of London’s Hampstead Heath, was probably first built in the early 17th century. Between 1764 and 1779 Robert Adam transformed it into a neoclassical villa for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, and the interiors include some of Adam’s finest surviving schemes. Kenwood is now home to the 1st Earl of Iveagh’s renowned collection of Old Master and British paintings, which includes works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. I am such an art lover, being able to work in the presence of the masters is an absolute honor.
Of course, along with this perfect venue came the perfect couple! Doug and Mariya are gorgeous, so stylish and so in love!! I loved speaking Afrikaans to Doug's beautiful and glamorous mother Shannon in the morning while we were getting ready, I felt like we had a little touch of our home land South Africa with us through the day. Shannon even hand created her own beautiful dress!
Mariya's dress was breathtaking, and the shoes were something to behold! Absolutely exquisite Jimmy Choo shoes layered from toe to heel in luxurious Swarovski crystal.. I was so nervous even holding them, they were a work of art!
After the beautiful ceremony, accompanied by an incredible string quartet, we had Kenwood House all to ourselves for a private tour and some photographs.
The reception was held at the exclusive private members club The Arts Club in Mayfair for an intimate dinner, a perfect venue to end a perfect day.
Thank you Doug and Mariya for letting me be a part of your wonderful wedding day, I loved every moment of it! You two have something really special and I wish you all of the happiness and love in your married life together!
Here's your sneak peak.
Wedding Venue: Kenwood House
Reception Venue: The Arts Club
Photographer: Leah van Zyl Photography
Bridal Stylist: Elle Au Natural
Shoes: Jimmy Choo