In tandem. a Fulham Palace wedding

07 Mar 2014

In tandem. a Fulham Palace wedding

A bicycle made for two adorned the cake at the wedding of cyclists Johnny and Laura

Johnny Moore and Laura Karvinen

Where: Ceremony at St Peter’s Church, Fulham followed by reception at Fulham Palace

Photography: Captive Photography


We both have very busy work lives, so had a relaxed approach to planning our wedding. We wanted it to be an informal, family affair and worked closely with the staff at Fulham Palace for advice and support planning the day.

My close friends were bridesmaids. I wanted them to feel ready for the party, so chose knee-length dresses for them to wear.

As for my dress, I knew I’d know it when I saw it. I had no set ideas, I just chose a dress I loved and felt great in.

We had no specific colour themes, we just chose what we liked. We added personal touches such as our peg favours which were handmade with a tandem bicycle stamped on to them to represent our love of cycling. The love of cycling became a theme as our invitations had tandems on them and our cake, an ivory four-tier design with roses, also had a cake topper with bride and groom on a tandem.

On the day I was so excited, if a little nervous walking down the aisle. A friend from university, Paul Slinger, played the bugle to announce dinner and we had Finnish sweets as our wedding favours in honour of my Finnish heritage. The best man, Jock Ramsay, played the bagpipes to lead us into the beautiful marquee for dinner.

We had some very moving speeches with telegrams from friends from all around the world who could not make it.

In the evening our DJ had a guest singer, Geraldine Roth, an old schoolfriend of ours, providing vocals. Guests did not want to go home. The music ended but the party continued.



Photography: Jo Hughes, Captive Photography, 07810 368370,

Venue: Fulham Palace, 020 7610 7162,

Dress: Fairytale Fulham, 020 7736 7776,

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Laura Ashley,

Hair: Kevin Price, 07830 416969,

Groom’s outfit: Charles Tyrwhitt,

Stationery: Catherine Brown, CLD Stationery,

Flowers: Mrs Florist, Fulham Broadway, 020 8166 3169,

Cake: Caffé Concerto, Kensington High Street, 0844 335 8403,

Catering: Bovingdons, 020 8874 8032,

Venue Dresser: Fulham Place, as above

Entertainment: Bagpipes; DJ, Wedding Smashers, 020 7249 7029,

Lighting: Effectevent, 0845 508 8331,


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