Wedding of the Week: Mathilde Delenclos and Keith Harvey

24 Jul 2017

An 'urban but timeless' wedding at Century Club in the heart of London's Soho makes Bride's Wedding of the Week

How did you meet?

We met at a pub in Camden, London.

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Tell us about the proposal.

Mathilde proposed after we went to a restaurant.

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What was the theme for the day, and did you have a colour scheme?

We wanted to do something urban but timeless. We tried to stick to the shades of blue, beige and brown.

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What venue did you choose and why did you choose it?

We chose the Century Club in Soho, London. With Mathilde’s family coming over from France, we needed to have the whole wedding in one place. The Century Club was a beautiful venue with many different rooms and a great rooftop, and it’s perfectly located in the heart of London.

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When did you know when you’d found ‘the’ dress?

I first came across the dress online on the first day of research. A boutique in London had it in stock, so I went to try it on. I tried different ones, but my heart was set on the first one; it was designed by Pronovias. I tried three different dresses in total.

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What did the bridesmaids wear?

The bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses, but they were free to choose the style they wanted.

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Where did you find your suits?

We found the suits in Suit Supply in Mayfair, following a recommendation.

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Tell us about your floral arrangements.

I was in charge of the flowers. I had no idea what I wanted, except that I wanted something very simple. The florist was really helpful and understood what I was after. The bridal bouquet was composed of white gerbera with a yellow nose and green foliage. I also had a corsage and a flower crown made of white germini, white wax flower and gypsophila.

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Often the aspect that makes a wedding original to the couple is the detail – tell us about a particular detail of the day.

Everyone received a flag pin with a French and English flag upon their arrival on the day of the wedding.

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How did you feel as you walked down the aisle?

Incredibly nervous. My legs have never shaken so much before.

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What was your most memorable moment?

After we said 'yes', we left with a glass of champagne, forgetting to sign the register.

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What was the most challenging aspect of planning this wedding?

Definitely the table plan. My mother and father have new partners, but there was also the language barrier.

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What was the most important investment for you?

Definitely the venue. We wanted a central location with possibly a rooftop.

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What song did you choose for your first dance, and why?

We chose I’ll Be Your Mirror by the Velvet Underground. It’s one of our favourite bands and the lyrics are absolutely amazing.

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Did you have any evening entertainment?

We have a lot of musician friends, so they played for us.

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Tell us about your wedding cake.

It was an all chocolate piece, not very healthy but delicious.

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If you could go back and change anything, what would it be?

Nothing.

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Did anything go wrong on the day?

No, we had a sunny and hot day; everyone had fun.

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Where did you go on honeymoon?

We went to Northern Ireland for a week. We left on the Monday, having got married on the Saturday.

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Do you have any advice for couples in the planning stages?

Do not focus too much on the little details. The colour of the napkins won’t make any difference during the day and that’s not something you’ll even remember a week after.

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Steal their style:

Photography: Andrew Whelan, www.andreawhelan.com
Venue and catering: Century Club, Soho, http://centuryclub.co.uk/
Hair and make-up: Laura Anne Make-up, www.lauraannemakeup.com
Flowers: Flower Station, www.flowerstation.co.uk

For more real wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of Bride magazine. 

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