After years of a long distance relationship, due to Caroline studying in both Europe and Hong Kong (which racked up a lot of air-miles and car-miles!) they were both very happy when she finally graduated this summer. Pete popped the question, she said yes (of course), and a new chapter of their life together has now begun in London, and the same house!!
Pete grew up in the city, and attended the private boys school Dulwich College, making it an easy decision when it came to choosing the ceremony venue, which was the gorgeous Christ’s Chapel in Dulwich village. Caroline is from Germany, and Pete’s mother is from Hong Kong, so there was a wonderful mix of cultures and languages at their London wedding. And in the lead up to the wedding day I hear Pete and Caroline made great tour guides for their international relatives at London and the UK’s most popular sites! The lead up to the wedding day can be busy and stressful, but the best part of it is spending lots of extra time with long-distance family, who share your excitement and anticipation.
After a beautiful ceremony in the historic chapel I was lucky enough to travel with them in their vintage wedding car, navigating our way through south London to the reception venue, passing iconic sites including Big Ben, and arriving at the private Gentleman’s Club, the East India Club in St James’ Square, which as an alumni of Dulwich College Pete is a member of.
The centre of St James’ Square holds private locked gardens which the club holds the key to, so we were able to enter these for the family photographs. I love the hidden gems and gardens of London, the history and traditions, and The East India Club ticks all of those boxes!
Many congratulations to you both, and Caroline- good luck with all the tidying that living together will now create in your daily life! 🙂