Lucky for these guys (and now us!) their fun-filled wedding was the weekend before the COVID-19 restrictions came in and weddings were cancelled. “We feel truly blessed to [have] been able to share our special day with our family and friends and celebrate the way that we did. We were able to hug and kiss and share food and dance.” They enlisted the help of a bunch of our go-to vendors, Photographer I Got You Babe Weddings, Florist Pomp & Splendour and for some seriously good feels, Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth and  Heartbreak Hotel DJ. Scroll down for all you need to know (and see)…

THE VENUE “Gary had been to a party for Masterchef at Rupert on Rupert and it was a great location with lovely food. Their fantastic coordinator, Mali, was integral. From her recommendations (photographer, DJ and photobooth), to the service, she went above and beyond. She also styled the tables on the day beautifully.”

THE VIBE “Definitely a Touch of Disco.”

FAVE DETAILS “The flowers took my breath away. I didn’t know what to expect as I had encouraged the girls at Pomp & Splendour to let their creative juices run. When the bouquets arrived at the hotel they sparked a few tears – they were simply stunning. [Also], being able to have Basil our French Bulldog as the ring bearer. He’s such a huge part of our life and goes everywhere with us, even to work. To be able to have him there made the day complete. He wore a green velvet bow tie and matching lead.”

THE DRESSPallas Couture, was couture in its true sense. The dress was made to order and the design was adapted from their more classical gown designs. It was a true Cinderella moment. I hadn’t tried on any gowns up until that point. I had wanted a cocktail length gown and the bows added a formal element which were detachable for freedom on the dance floor.”

KEY VENDORSHello May, of course! And I had worked with Pomp & Splendour before, so I knew how amazing they were. I now had a great excuse to use them again.”

STANDOUT VENDORSPomp & Splendour were sensational. I gave them a colour palette as a guide and said I would love to see something ethereal, sculptural and suspended. They delivered beyond my expectations – true floral artists. Also, Chantelle Baker – she is such a delight and an amazing make up artist. I didn’t have a make up trial, we had a conversation on the phone and [just] delivered.”

Keen to get in touch with Clare & Gary’s sensational list of vendors? Well, have we got the goods, or what?! Click through to our Directory listings of some of our fave vendors with talent on tap; I Got You Babe Weddings, Pomp & Splendour, Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth and Heartbreak Hotel DJ. But first…

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer I Got You Babe Weddings Cinematographer Koko-Z Media Event Planner, Stylist, Stationery & Signage Clever Colour & Design (The Bride) Florist Pomp & Splendour Printer Fast Printing Ceremony & Reception Rupert on Rupert Hire Items Table Art (Table Linen), Clever Colour & Design (Vases) Photo Booth Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth Entertainment  Heartbreak Hotel DJ Celebrant Annie Godde (Friend) Engagement Ring Rutherford Wedding Band Catanachs (Bride) & Cartier (Groom) MC Andrew Gill THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Pallas Couture Shoes Aquazzura Hair Christiaan Giorgio (James Razos) Makeup Chantelle Baker Flower Girl Dresses Zimmermann THE GROOM Suit The Bespoke Corner Tailors Tie / Bow Tie Burberry Cufflinks Nolinski Paris Shoes Gucci Watch Tag Heuer Grooming Christiaan Giorgio