'It was like the biggest fashion shoot I've ever organised,' says fashion director Elizabeth Cocozza, 40, of her chic London wedding to Mark McMordie, 38, a leadership development manager. From the venue Forbes House ('I walked in and thought, "I want to live here"') to the pale pink colour theme ('It's my favourite colour'), Elizabeth oversaw every detail. 'I loved the planning, although I felt under pressure that people were expecting something super stylish,' she says.
So Elizabeth decided to keep the style simple and her palette pink. She opted for stunning rose bouquets, and added vintage touches with a classic Rolls-Royce and a pianist at a white grand piano entertaining guests during the drinks reception in Jazz Age style.
'Athough I worried about whether guests would enjoy themselves, I wasn't nervous about actually getting married. On the way to the church, I was so excited,' says Elizabeth. 'The ceremony was one of my favourite parts of the day - that and our first dance.' Elizabeth and Mark chose Take That's Rule the World - but not every couple has a member of the band watching them take to the dance floor. 'Jason Orange is a friend of ours, so he was at the wedding,' says Elizabeth. 'I had to keep telling him that our choice of the first dance song had nothing to do with him: although it is his group's song, it was Mark's and my song that day.'