Summer Romance Petersham Nurseries Wedding

Tony and Jess were married in August with a meaningful ceremony at the Church just at the end of their road, followed by a relaxed reception at the beautifully unique Petersham Nurseries. This wedding almost looks like the most amazing dinner party. Ever. The romantic setting with the warm summer sky above them from within the glasshouse which is twinkling with lights, encased in foliage, with red wine flowing and live music to entertain. Perfection. It certainly looks like everyone had a good time judging by the images at the end of the night, and the whole day has been fabulously captured by Kat Hill.  

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“Our vision for the day was to keep the day as relaxed and fun as possible, we chose to keep things local by getting married at in a church the end of our road, with our reception only 10 minutes away from our home at Petersham Nurseries . Our main vision of the day was to ensure all our guests had great fun from start to finish.

The service was very meaningful to us both, we chose a church at the end of our road, and put a lot of thought into it, although we kept the service short and sweet it was very personal with our brother in law playing the organ, Tony’s Uncle singing  for us and with a vicar we both came to know very well. It was very emotional and after the service we made a bee-line for the door to get into our car and enjoy a glass of champagne together to calm our nerves before the rest of the day began, it was really nice to have that time out away from everyone to take it all in!

“Petersham nurseries is a stunning location set in a nurseries we had our rose Prosecco cocktails  outside around a water feature with jazz trio and  a magician which got everyone chatting and laughing. The meal was in the Restaurant, which was decorated with chilli plants and sunflowers everywhere, we chose 2 long tables so that guests could all chat across to each other.

“After dinner we had the speeches followed by a brass band perform classics such as “gangam style” and Britney spears which energized everyone straight after dinner and got everyone dancing. Our evening reception was set in a second greenhouse which was decorated with candles,  fairy lights, plants climbing up every wall and mud floors which was breathtaking. It felt like you were in another country and so romantic. We fished the night off with a fab covers band which kept everyone dancing. The fancy dress box got great use and to look around the room seeing everyone in wigs, strange hats and masks, even one of our guests who was 90 got dressed up!

The cake was from Choccywoccydoodah, I fell in love with one I saw online but when we want into the shop it cost the same amount to deisgn your own, I spent 2.5 hours in there with my mum and came up with our creation! It looked absolutely amazing on the day, but in the excitement of everything (and the non stop dancing from everyone) meant that we forgot to cut it and eat it! Luckily we had a family party the next day and we managed to polish it off!

The venue arranged all the food and drink food, everything was incredible with the food so beautifully presented with edible flowers and lots of fresh colours. The venue didn’t have an alcohol licence so it was only wine and beer, we managed to get around this by having Processco cocktails on arrival, and after the meal we moved to Sangria.

The most memorable part of the day was walking down the aisle, I just wanted to be next to Tony and the aisle seemed such a long way, as soon as we stood together I felt relaxed and just wanted to enjoy the day as much as possible. People told us to take in the day as it goes so quickly, and it really really does, The best advice I could give a bride to be is just enjoy every single second and not get too caught up in the smaller details, everything will just click together on the day and anything minor that goes wrong wont even be noticed! We forgot to arrange a first dance so just had to go with the flow on the day!

Thanks to Tony and Jess, and congratulations on their imminent arrival to the family which is due on their anniversary! Thanks also to Kat Hill for sharing her lovely work again.

Photographer:  Kat Hill / Venue: Petersham Nurseries / Bride’s Dress: The Bridal Chest / Bridesmaids: Two Bird Bridesmaid / Cake: Choccywoccydoodah 

Modern Vintage Romantic Wedding Shoot – Chosen Wedding Fair

Modern Vintage Styled Romantic Inspired Wedding Shoot by Paola De Paola

Whilst we’re used to seeing lots of ‘vintage’ inspired wedding shoots, I love the fun fresh style to this shoot that puts a more modern spin on the whole styling. This shoot was the brain child of photographer Paola de Paola and Lauren of French Made with Curious Fair and Chosen Wedding stepping on board to bring things together further.

The project was a collaboration with talented friends and suppliers who are exhibitors at the upcoming Chosen Wedding Fair which will take place on Sunday 27th April at Islington Assembly Hall. 

“With the idea of showcasing a contemporary styled vintage wedding – the style of Chosen Wedding Fairs – we hope that the images show the unique, bespoke and fresh ideas that are on offer from these and more talented suppliers who are part of the Chosen family, as well as the fun, freedom and exhilaration that two people share on their wedding day.” 

The shoot that took place at alternative wedding venue, a Victorian warehouse Brixton East showcases a modern vintage romantic ‘secret wedding’ which offers a fresh approach just like the Chosen Wedding Fair aims to do. “We really wanted to show how contemporary styling could bring a different look or edge to a vintage styled wedding, offering an alternative fresh look to what is already lovely, but may have been done before. Finding Brixton East was a fantastic part of the journey in planning the shoot, the brickwork walls, wooden flooring and rustic feel set the perfect backdrop for the playful ‘secret wedding’ shoot bursting with colour, excitement and a lot of tiny details to bring the wow factor to life.”

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Curious Fair who also style the Chosen Wedding Fair’s event interior design – set chose a very romantic pink and pastel colour palette interspersed with glitter and sequins giving it a contemporary Art Deco vibe – something that the venue for our April fair encapsulates at the Deco built Assembly Hall in Islington. They also created geometric shape decorations placed throughout the sequinned tablescape. They created a couple of Art Deco inspired headdresses made from upcycled jewellery.

French Made owner Lauren combines her French background and love for fantastic tasting and high quality food with her now London based eclectic, rustic and vintage inspired style, they will be exhibiting with Chosen Wedding Fair in October.

Paola is a London based photographer who’s style of work encapsulates Chosen Wedding Fair’s vision – bringing to life contemporary but with a vintage style twist, you van meet Paola on April 27th and October 19th.

The Chosen Wedding Fair was created in 2012 by a frustrated bride-to-be, and has steadily been growing as it aims for a fresh and fun way to discover and design your own unique personalised wedding. Chosen work very hard to handpick each exhibitor and they are fortunate enough to showcase excellent talent from bespoke designer makers and vintage aficionados in the surrounding area. 

Their upcoming London event is held at Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday April 27th and also later in the year on October 19th 2014. To find out more information or to book tickets visit their website: www.chosenwedding.com

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Film-makers Lovestorage also captured the shoot on this fun film, enjoy!

It’s a pleasure to feature this shoot that showcases so many fabulous London wedding suppliers so do check out the credits below of all those involved!

Location: Brixton East/ Photographer: Paola de Paola / Designer + Stylist: Curious Fair /Headpieces: Curious Fair / Cake Designer: French Made / China + Props: Mrs Terrence / Hair + make up: Cristina Pala Hair Make up / Decor : The Sweet Hostess / Promoter: Chosen Wedding Fair / Flowers:  Ladybird Flowers  / Veil: Kelly Spence Bridal Design / Suit: Tweed Addict / Dresses: Days of Grace Vintage / Videographer: Love Storage  /Models: Adeline & Scott

* Entry closes Wednesday 23rd, winners will be contacted by email on Thursday 24th April