Lara married Gav on 27 July 2013 in the garden of Lara’s parent’s house in East Sussex. They actually had two weddings: one tiny official ceremony in Hong Kong (where Lara was working at the time), followed by the bigger event in East Sussex. The pair first met on their first day at Oxford University as Masters students in 2008; in Lara’s own words, ‘I thought, that’s the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.’
All images by Ellie Gillard, elliegillard.co.ukMore
I didn't want to wear a ‘wedding’ dress. I knew it had to be vintage. At first, I couldn't find anything I loved anywhere, and then with five days to go before the wedding, we drove from East Sussex to Bristol where Gav's aunt has a vintage store, Heartfelt Vintage.
I tried on a lot of dresses, before eventually settling on one. I loved the playful drama of the green, grey and off-white.
I spent a really long time looking for shoes, and nothing felt quite right. I was hoping for a slipper-style front with a mid-heel so it wouldn't sink into wet grass, and in the end, I got a floral pair made (very inexpensively) at Vickie in Hong Kong.