11/07/2013 20:26 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

My Big Day: Sabrina &Amp; Dominic

Sabrina and Dominic were certain they wanted an intimate but completely fabulous wedding surrounded by fabulous family and friends. Here's how they did it their way...


Where was your ceremony?
When we decided to get married we both knew we didn't want a religious service, so that ruled out churches. We looked endlessly at various venues in London like Wilton's Music Hall and Hoxton Hall but then stumbled upon The Orangery in Holland park. Once we had seen it, we were completely sold.

Where was your reception?
Dominic is a freelance drummer and has covered several weddings so we knew we didn't want a generic hotel reception venue. Anyone who knows us knows Dominic LOVES good food so it had to be Le Trois Garcon. It's a beautiful restaurant in London - if you pass by during the day it looks like a curtained East-End pub, but when you go in it is just magnificent. The three owners have exquisite taste - think taxidermy hanging from walls, handbags from the ceiling and the most beautiful turquoise Venetian chandelier that hangs over the tables.

How did you put the menu together?
We met with the fabulous restaurant manager Fabian and requested a pork dish and a mackerel dish but left the rest in his very capable hands. The planned three courses actually became a six course feast complete with Le Trois Garcons little touches, amuse bouche and copious amounts of cheese. We really wanted to treat our 60 close friends and family to a dining experience they wouldn't forget.


Where was your dress from?
It's funny because I had seen a dress before Dom even asked me to marry him! It was an original 1930's Art Deco stunning silk and lace dress I saw online. So when he asked me I went and bought it straight away. A few months later I had niggling doubts about the dress as I have a very hourglass shape and the dress was more suited for someone with an athletic frame. eluctantly I decided this was not the dress for my day and went for one from a bridal boutique my mum had found. A stunning floor-length sequinned number that was in the window - I knew it was the one.


Who did your hair and make-up?
The luxury of working in the arts (I'm a singer!) is you work with some pretty fabulous professionals. At the time we got engaged I was playing Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde. My wig mistress, Gemma Hoff, had worked extensively in the west end so when I showed her a picture of what I wanted she knew exactly how to get the look. She did my hair as well as my mum's on the day and it was utter perfection. Make-up wise, I did it myself as I'm a bit funny with people doing my make-up generally. I kept it simple - a false lash and a red lip. Classic!

Where were your shoes from?
Where Dom spends his money on drums I spend my money on shoes - but I hate typical wedding shoes! My friends know that I'm all about the red lipstick and red nails, so red shoes was a no brainer. Inspired by Vivienne Westwood, I bought a fabulous pair with a stunning red heart on the front- which worked perfectly with my beautiful bouquet - a red Vivenne Westwood heart bag.

Where did you get your bridesmaids dresses?
Controversially I choose not to have bridesmaids. The reason for that was that I didn't want to choose between my friends and most of all, put them in dresses that weren't their style. That's the beauty of my girls they are all so individual I wouldn't change that for the world.


What was the best moment of the day?
Seeing Dom's face as I walked in to The Orangery.

What was your biggest challenge while planning?
I could lie and say that planning a wedding is the most stressful thing I've ever done, but I would be completely lying! Our wedding was so easy, the hardest part was picking our guests.

If you could offer any advice to girls getting married this year, what would it be?
Enjoy it! It's the best day EVER. And get a photographer who has the same projections for the day as you (no matter what the cost). In fact, just hire Heather Shuker and you're guaranteed to get stunning pictures.

Sabrina and Dominic's wedding was shot beautifully by Heather Shuker of Brighton Photo