Nova and David had a fun summery 60s style riverside wedding day at The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe – the very place where they met.
I had been waiting a little while to feature this wedding as I was holding off for ‘summer’ to hit us as I love the summery feel to the day, but alas, no such hope for us here in the UK so I guess I’ll just have to share it regardless!
Nova and David had a lovely personal wedding celebration at the place where they fell in love, Shakespeare’s Globe! Puts a whole new meaning to Shakespeare In Love.
As an event manager herself, Nova planned a beautiful day that had subtle and thoughtful nods to her and David’s style as a couple, from the rings to the cake and so lovely to see their adorable little girl Jean be a part of the celebrations too. I love the summery vibe of the flowers by Palais Flowers, Nova in her short 60s style dress and the bridesmaids look super cool in their matching floral print skirts. I love the last shot of Nova and David just sitting chilling on the Millennium Bridge. Is there a better way to end your wedding? I’m not sure…
Oh and look out for the mischievous flower girls… they looked like they had the best day, ever!
Shakespeare In Love
We met at Shakespeare’s Globe, it turned out that I had gone to David’s music nights 8 years previous, so we hit it off instantly over a love of music. David worked in finance and I was in the events team.
We were together 2.5 years when we decided to start a family, as soon as I was pregnant David proposed to me in December 2013 and we got married in our 4th year of been together on the 7th August 2015 along with our little girl, Jean who is nearly one. We wanted a London wedding and where better than the place we met at Shakespeare’s Globe.
I initially tried on the long traditional dresses but I felt and looked uncomfortable, so I typed in 60’s short mod dresses as this is the type of look I go for and found a lovely dress that no longer existed anymore. So I managed to track down a dressmaker through some friends, Yoonha who is the creative director of January Once Again. We met in February 2015 and got started on replicating the dress I had seen. I was really looking forward to dancing in it later on in the reception.
My shoes were from Orla Kiely, I wanted flats so that I was comfortable and they had a lovely 60’s look. 2 weeks before the wedding I chose a lovely fresh daisy head chain from my florist, Palais Flowers and this really worked with the theme.
I bought some pearl studs from a little stall at the Jazz festival, I loved their simplicity. Our rings were made by Duffy a friend of mine, he made my engagement ring and I just love his unique style!
I bought a lovely handbag for the evening from Accessorize, my bridesmaid found it in a magazine. I loved the way it looked so pretty with all the floral sequins plus my lace had flowers on it too. My bridesmaids wore printed floral skirts from Oasis.
CEREMONY IN THE BALCONY ROOM
It was a nice simple ceremony in the Balcony Room of Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe conducted by Southwark registrar and my Dad walked me down the aisle.
Our daughter Jean and my friend Layla opened up the ceremony along with 5 of our nieces who were flower girls and my 2 best friends from York as bridesmaids.
We really like greens, yellows and whites and we have these colours a lot in our house so it seemed fitting for our flowers. We love sunflowers too which played a big role in the bouquets and table displays by Palais Flowers.
We had a quirky table plan of vinyl records with all the genres of music we love and this tied in with the vinyl records we sent out as invites.
The Swan did an incredible job on the the food, we had a sit down 4 course which everyone really enjoyed. The cake was by my incredibly talented friend Lily Vanilli we love her style and as she uses floral decoration this really appealed to us as we both love gardening.
Our friends played records and David and I also played a couple together. We had everyone from 70+ to 4 year olds up dancing. So much fun.
My friend who also works in events recommended Babb Photo, I took one look at Laura’s website and was instantly sold. We then chatted on the phone and Laura said she doesn’t spend hours doing group shops which again I was sold on! I loved the way she said she tells a story through the pictures she takes.
We met a few weeks before and it was great to talk about how we met and what we’re into, a really lovely personal touch.
Laura was real pleasure on the day to work with on the day, I loved the way she made the most of the location we were in and it just felt she was enjoying it as much.
I’ve planned about 30 weddings and I always used to say to my couples ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ so I had this ringing in my head!!
Work your way through a checklist of items with completion dates that way you don’t get any sudden surprises and you get to enjoy the last few weeks pampering yourself rather than sorting out table plans out and stressing out.
Delegate, delegate and delegate to the ushers, Best Man etc and give them a list of things they need to help with on the day. That way the day should run smoothly and guests are not waiting around not knowing what is happening next.
Just really enjoy planning the day with your other half and make sure you take 5 minutes on the day just the 2 of you to take it all in as its such a wonderful whirlwind.
Huge congratulations to Nova and David on becoming Mr and Mrs and thanks to Laura at Babb Photo for sharing her work.