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Informal Pretty Notting Hill Wedding

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Fredrika and Tom were married in May with a casual wedding that they described at informal and glamorous like the wedding in the film The Godfather! They had a pretty family oriented Notting Hill wedding and I do love the transition of the day from the getting ready amongst the kids at home, to the couple driving themselves to the ceremony, the beautiful moments as husband and wife in the leafy surroundings of West London and then the party with friends and family celebrating with the couple into the small hours. I’m also seeing a bit of a trend emerging with brides in leather jackets, and I rather like it…

We have been together for yonks and have two small children. When Tom proposed a couple of years ago we both agreed that the most essential part of what a wedding means to us is to bring people together.”

Film photography by Katharine at Peachey Photography

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“As Fredrika grew up in Sweden so many of the guests came from there and stayed in London for the weekend. We both wanted it to feel glamorous yet informal like the wedding in The Godfather movie! The organisation was done by us and we were quite relaxed about it as most of our time is taken up with the children. We had a kids table which was fun and got everyone to join in the Hokey Cokey which was hilarious. The cake was only ordered a week before! However, it was beautifully decorated by the florists, Achillea. Tom did an amazing slideshow featuring images of our family and pretty much everyone we know and he got some mates to DJ. The record decks were hired from Rigs and Gigs. Fredrika made bunting and small doilies for the centre of each table, which gave the whole room a warm and home-made feel. We illustrated the invitations ourselves with the owl and the pussycat, a poem which was read aloud after the speeches by Michael Horovitz, a poet and local celebrity.”

Photography: Peachey Photography / Ceremony Venue: Chelsea Old Town Hall / Reception Venue: The Tabernacle / Brides Dress: Jane Bourvis / Groom’s Suit: Spencer Hart / Brides Hair & Make-Up: Sofia Sjoo / Flowers: Achillea 

Brides The Show – 3rd – 5th October, Islington London

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Brides The Show October 2014 Whilst my summer has gone by in a blur of weddings, I realise that with Autumn fast approaching [nooo!], there will have been the inevitable romance of summer proposals meaning lots of newly engaged couples and London Brides to be, which is all VERY exciting indeed!

BRIDES THE SHOW – 3rd – 5th OCTOBER 2014

So for anyone just engaged, who may be planning their wedding [and definitely for those that have even yet to start!] you’ll want to pay a visit to the upcoming Brides The Show which is back in October from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th and the best bit? It’s taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London making it so much more accessible for lots of you and London Bride readers can receive 2 for 1 on their tickets, see below for details. 

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INSPIRATION

I think attending a bridal show is part of the planning process, along with spending hours pouring over wedding blogs and folding down pages of bridal publications. It’s part of the fun, the experience and I know I always leave with a head spinning of creative ideas, a bag full of goodies and so many amazing supplier contacts. It’s also a very good excuse to get your girls or family involved and make a weekend of it, well it would be rude not to right? If you are planning on visiting keep an eye out on the blog as I’ll be posting a London Bride guide of some of my favourite things you can get up to whilst visiting the show!

As you’d expect, Brides The Show certainly gives the little black book a run for it’s money with it’s exhibitor list. You’ll be able to meet, chat with and see in person some of the most talented, creative and well-regarded players in the wedding industry with something for everyone and in all areas of your wedding planning both the pretty, and the practical [my sensible wedding planner head on there!]. Lots of London Bride favourites will be there on the day and I’ll be sharing with you some must-visit picks later on!

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EXPERIENCE

Brides The Show stands out for me as it offers some really fun experiences for visitors as well as a wealth of inspiration. You can book a fabulous personalised one-on-one bridal make-up lesson with a Bobbi Brown artist, have a cream tea with your Mum or family in the refreshing Tea Garden, get creative in the Imagination Room with some fun and useful live DIY workshops, pick up lots of planning tips from experts and the Editorial team at Brides during their On The Sofa sessions and of course celebrate with a glass of something from the Sommelier’s Table or Champagne Bar, which in my book is mandatory! Amongst all this, the show will provide beautiful inspiration for all areas of your wedding planning…

*** FASHION / CAKES / FLOWERS / BRIDAL BEAUTY / HONEYMOON / FOOD & DRINK / PHOTOGRAPHY / STATIONERY / BRIDESMAIDS / ACCESSORIES / TRANSPORT / VENUES / ENTERTAINMENT / HAIR / GIFT LIST / JEWELLERY / MOTHER OF THE BRIDE / GROOMS / RECEPTION STYLING ***

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STYLE

And I couldn’t not mention my favourite element of the show… The Catwalk of course! There are four catwalk shows throughout the day [so you can't miss it] and the theme for the upcoming show is ‘English Rose’ which no doubt means there will be an abundance of feminine, romance and British style – brought together by Bride’s magazine fashion director, Bryony Toogood. It’s also a great chance to see the first look at international bridal designers latest collections so it’s a must for the stylish bride!

DETAILS 

  • Ticket prices start at £20.00 for single tickets, but London Bride readers are able to receive 2 for the price of 1 just quote BLOGLB’ at the checkout! www.bridestheshow.co.uk/tickets

I will also be doing a series of posts about what to look out for at the show, the fashions and also my London Bride visitor guide! In the meantime, here’s a little taster of what’s to come!

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