The wedding of Arabella Musgrave, Gucci's head of communications,
to investment banker George Galliers-Pratt is so quintessentially
London I am losing my mind. The bride got ready at The Berkeley,
the ceremony took place at St. Paul's (ARE YOU KIDDING ME?), and
the whole affair was just too chic to squeeze into one reception, so
why not throw two - first, a lunch at The Berkeley and then a dinner
with "60 of [their] closest friends" at Little House in Mayfair
(members only, duh) where "Dinner was canapés served on large wooden
platters, and lamb for the main course, followed by espresso
martinis". In other words, it was basically heaven.
The bride, of course, wore Gucci - but it gets better:
"I have worked for Gucci for four years now. Years earlier, I saw
a deep fuchsia runway version of this dress from one of Frida
Giannini's first-ever collections for the house, and I thought the
silhouette would make for a really beautiful wedding dress. I
couldn't believe it when Gucci agreed to re-create it specifically
for me. We made only small modifications to the original design,
like adding lace to the collar and using a belt rather than a sash
around the waist. I didn't try on any other wedding dresses -
this was the only one I ever wanted to wear." (Vogue)
Emphasis, mine. Dream life, hers.
The bride's close friend Fin Fellowes did the illustrations.
Arabella changed into a white lace Sophia Kah dress
and Gianvito Rossi heels for the reception at Little House.
The bride with maid of honor, Amanda Sheppard.
See the full feature here.
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All images via Vogue
Photographed by George Powell/Written Light, UK