Crazy Peacock Lady

24/11/2015 / Invitation, Love /

For the two years that I spent planning our wedding, I was known as the “crazy peacock lady” — at least, that’s how I reminded people of who I was over the phone!! However, despite what some people think, I don’t have a crazy fascination with peacocks! Honest! I’m the sort of designer who gets immersed in my projects and I really enjoy tying everything together and sticking to a theme.

My husband and I are quite outdoorsy people, so initially we were looking at having a country-style wedding with neutral/earthy colours. Green is also my favourite colour, so we chose that as our colour scheme.

But once we set our eyes on the beautiful 1920s/Art Deco-style ballroom at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, our hearts were set on having our wedding there. I knew our theme had to change, but luckily the curtains on the balcony of the Park Lane were green, so we were able to keep our initial green colour scheme, and — along with flapper girl inspiration — we decided peacock feathers would work nicely as part of our theme.

We had peacock feather buttonholes on a hand-painted display; a table plan with pearls and a feather boa around it; a 1920s-style photo booth with a paper moon and wooden props; a short silent film on our wedding website; and 1920s title scenes for our table numbers.

In addition to my creations, we had an amazing jazz band, a 1920s dance show, Show Girls with big fabulous feathers, a seven-tier cake with a huge mock peacock sitting on the top, peacock feathers in our flowers, and the most beautiful and sparkly bridal party with the bridesmaids in Gatsby style dresses and the groomsmen in blue and green suits.

It was a magical day and it was amazing to see everything come together. To see more pictures of our invitations go to:

Photography by Helen Abraham