The ceremony and the day itself was absolutely perfect; I think there was just the right balance between seriousness and a big ol’ party with lots of great people around.
My wife wore an Elizabeth Stuart long sleeved, opened-backed traditional gown and I’m not sure I’ve ever cried as much as when I saw her wearing it.
Did you have much involvement in the planning of the wedding or did you leave it up to your other half?
I am not much of a planner; I think most creative people lack whatever part of the brain that helps them to organise, but on this occasion, I totally changed my ways!
I initially didn’t give much thought to it, but as the days progressed and I noticed that my other half wasn’t REALLY on top of it all, I totally sprang into action. I ended up doing probably 90% of the planning, but she made it look wonderful with all of her decorations and ideas. Teamwork, eh?
You chose King & Allen to make your wedding suit (excellent choice!) – what was the experience of getting a bespoke suit like?
When I first walked into King and Allen, I knew that it was the place for me. There’s a real elegance to the way that the whole shop is run.
Karl Lewis was so great at drawing out ideas, inspired by pictures of suits I liked the look of. We took our time and Karl was really open and honest about what he thought would work and what wouldn’t, which I feel is a very important part of the consultation.
The whole thing was so much fun. It feels like Christmas when you have that final fitting and walk away, knowing that your suit is coming home with you. There is so much effort put into having a bespoke suit made, which really makes you respect the garment. Achieving that perfect fit and classy look is something you can’t find on the peg. It is rather addictive, though – don’t say I didn’t warn you!