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Real Wedding | Roxanne + Ben

Tell us a little about yourselves!

I’m an event producer known for executing events in the beauty, fashion and lifestyle sectors. Ben is a wine importer, working with multi-generational, family owned wineries from around the world. We met while both dining separately at the same restaurant in November of 2018.

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

As an event planner I have worked in many venues and was looking for a space that we did not have to change or overdress. As a lover of minimalistic design when I saw Lune 1860 it was the only place I could envision us getting married. Ben felt exactly the same way!

How many guests did you have?

We hosted 30 friends and family plus us - a total of 32 people as well as our photographer Marissa Joan Ho from Coessential .

Tell us about your outfits.

I knew I wanted a classic dress with sleeves. I purchased three dresses and it was actually my husband who found the Atelier Pronovias gown that I ended up wearing. When he started calling around asking about immediate stock I new he was really committed to the wedding. Ben wore a single-breasted dark green suit made by Tiger of Sweden.

What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?

We wanted a wedding that blended both traditional and modern aspects. We also wanted our guests to feel that our wedding was unique and intimate - we didn’t care about the number of people attending however, it was absolutely important that the our friends and family who attended were part of our present and our future.

Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?

Beyond the ambiance that Lune 1860 provided (which was essential to us), we wanted an environment of intimacy, excitement and fun. As Ben is a wine importer we both love great food, our menu and wine pairings were incredibly important.

Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during the pandemic?

For us, we only needed each other to be there. If you can have other people at your wedding it’s a huge bonus but the wedding and marriage is really about the two of you.

The pandemic forced a lot of people delay their weddings (mostly due to guest restrictions) but we decided that we would get married no matter what. Two people or 200, it didn’t matter to us. We were grateful to be able to have 30 people witness our marriage and give their love and support to our union.

Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?

Lisa Mok (founder of Lune 1860) was a dream to collaborate with. She opened her doors to us and was the greatest host. She was the one who fluffed my train before I walked down the aisle. Chef Guillermo Leal is a friend but after he cooked at our wedding we asked him to partner with us and open a restaurant and wine bar together. It’s scheduled to open in June, 2022.

Photographer : Coessential | Marissa Joan Ho | Ceremony Location : Lune 1860 - Phase 03 @lune1860 | Reception Location : Lune 1860 - Phase 04 @lune1860 | Flora : White Oak Flower Co @joeybutta | Celebrant : Jonny Belinko @jonnybelinko.weddingofficiant | Entertainment : Encore Music London | Planning + Styling : By the Bride (Roxanne Hodson) @roxanneproper | HMUA : Bespoke Beauty by Amybeth @bespokebeautyinc | Catering : Guillermo Leal @coldredwine | Beverages : Brix + Mortar Wines | Beverages: @brixandmortarwineco | Stationery : Saevil Row @saevilrow | Hotel (where all guests stayed) : Little Inn of Bayfield @thelittleinn | Roxanne's Dress : Atelier Pronovias (Burton Dress) @pronovias | Ben's Suit : Tiger of Sweden @tigerofsweden | Engagement Ring + Wedding Rings : Howard Fine Jewellers @howardfinejewellers | Roxanne's Shoes : Dior @dior | Ben's Shoes : Saint Laurent @ysl


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