Olivia Croucher Buck­ing­ham re­lives her mem­o­ries as chief brides­maid at the wed­ding

Hong Kong Tatler Weddings - - Cover Story -

I rarely say that I am speech­less (and any­one who knows me can tes­tify to that), but Fei and Lincoln’s wed­ding took my breath away. The is­land of Capri was the set­ting of all set­tings, and when it came to the three-day ex­trav­a­ganza—sim­ply ev­ery­thing had been thought of, from the per­son­alised bas­ket filled with sum­mer essen­tials as the wel­come gift to the be­spoke mini carts to trans­fer us to the top of Capri for the cer­e­mony. Words can’t even be­gin to de­scribe the beauty of the cer­e­mony, from the wild flow­ers that cov­ered the aisle to the wis­te­ria cas­cad­ing down the villa. And then there was the dress, a cre­ation that we knew was go­ing to be a sen­sa­tion. Fei looked an ab­so­lute vi­sion in layer upon layer of tulle by the one and only Gi­ambat­tista Valli.

I was truly hon­oured to be Fei’s chief brides­maid (#to­ken­blonde) and to do the first read­ing at the cer­e­mony. Read­ing the words of Pablo Neruda to the cou­ple brought tears to my eyes. The love they both have for one an­other is above and beyond, and I couldn’t be hap­pier for them both to em­bark on the next chap­ter of their jour­ney.

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