Posts Tagged: 06 St Chad’s Place

Back To Front Kings Cross Wedding at St Chad’s and St Pancras

WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban

Photography by LM Weddings

A back to front wedding for Laura and Tom who were married the day before Valentine’s day this year. They celebrated with a family dinner before the ceremony and a big party after in St Pancras, Kings Cross and of course the bride wore two outfits! 

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Whilst it may not be the most practical venue for a ceremony (read more below!) it’s certainly unusual and an amazing iconic place to say that you got married! I love the photo above, looks like a 1940s wedding in the modern day!

Do have a read below of Laura’s wedding planning journey, and if you’re reading this as a ‘just engaged’ bride to be, then definitely take her advice below and bask in all the celebratory glory!

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Ethical Bridal Style for a 06 St Chad’s Wedding Full of Personal Touches

WEDDINGS, Informal, Modern, Urban

Photography by LM Weddings

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Heather and Peter’s summer 06 St Chad’s Place wedding was so full of personal touches that really made their day unique. They had a walking post-ceremony procession with a brass band, 1000 origami cranes to bring them good luck and bride Heather chose a stunning ethically sourced Sanyukta Shrestha dress. 

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Vintage Style In The City at The National Theatre + 06 St Chads Place

WEDDINGS, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Photography by Lisa Jane Photography

Vanessa and Anthony had a memorable ceremony near to where they got engaged at The National Theatre and a relaxed reception at 06 St Chad’s.

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This is a gorgeous wedding, which has such a beautiful relaxed feel to it. Vanessa’s bridal style is vintage inspired with her stunning antique lace dress and modern vintage shoes. As a Spring wedding it’s so fun to see bright colours used in the floral details in the flowers.

Lovely how they incorporated their story of meeting each other into the day by choosing venues that were near to where their story met, and now they have added more wonderful new memories there too.

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Caesara + James – 06 St Chad’s Place Wedding + Gold Wedding Dress

WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban, Vintage Inspired

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Sometimes you get submitted a wedding and you’re like, is this a styled shoot or an actual wedding because the bride is that stunning. Well, this is one of them! James and Caesara were married in July last year, and they had a 06 St Chad’s Place wedding, which was basically a laid back party, “We both knew exactly what we wanted for our wedding. We wanted it to be like a massive birthday party!”.

Before we delve into the beautiful images by photographer Kat Hill, I have to mention THE dress. A beautiful bespoke gold wedding dress by Charlotte at Wilden Bride it’s just so unique and the gold shimmer with lace and stylish low back really do simply shine on Caesara. Oh and then there are the blue and gold shoes…

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Caesara commissioned a gold embroidered bespoke wedding dress from the talented Charlotte at Wilden Bride as she wanted to incorporate her Pakistani heritage. I just adore the shimmery gold style of the dress that is incredibly flattering against her skin tone and is just so feminine.

From Charlotte at Wilden Bride, “The dress has a gold silk slip with a delicate lace edging, and gold tulle backless over-dress with long sleeves. The tulle was an amazing find, which has a metallic gold thread embroidered all over. I sourced three different designs of gold lace, each with a different design and texture of metallic threads, chording, beads and pearls, from which each lace motif was carefully cut out, and appliqued to the tulle-over-dress to compliment Caesara’s stunning figure. I made a statement belt using a gold chain-mail style mesh, and embroidered cut-outs from sequined Saree’s, Gold sequined Lace, Swarovski Cosmic crystals in silver and gold and pieces of traditional Pakistani mirror-embroidery, which had been cut from a contemporary saree design and coated in a gold foil, which gave the original traditional embroidery a metallic finish, but left the mirror exposed.”

The bride got ready with her three sisters who were her bridesmaids, which were all given the choice to pick their own dresses, and wore a selection from Coast, Very and Tiffany Rose.

With the dress being quite a statement in itself, she didn’t have many accessories and simply wore her Grandmother’s ring on the day along with some fresh flowers in her hair that matched her bouquet. And of course those beautiful eye-catching blue and gold shoes!

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The ceremony was held at Camden Town Hall, and the bride made her entrance to ‘Stand by Me’ sung by the Maria Fidelis School Choir which I’m sure gave all the guests goose bumps! It was a memorable moment for them both as they met and took a moment to listen to the Gospel Choir hand in hand who are in fact the Bride’s students so it must have been so magical.

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After the ceremony, the couple chose to walk to their reception venue, and in fact as they did, despite the rain drops they got lots of congratulations from passers by! The reception venue of 06 St Chad’s Place was the perfect choice for their wedding as the couple live so close to it and regularly had drinks there. Caesara added her creative touch by making some hand-made hanging decorations, as well as arranging all the flowers and her own bouquet with flowers ordered online.

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Caesara’s very talented mum got busy in the kitchen and baked everything for the cake buffet that guests were allowed to indulge in after dinner. They also had traditional Asian confectionary such as Samosas from Ambala and both Mum’s were involved in preparing the food for the evening.

They also invested in a instant camera to encourage guests to write their messages and words of wisdom in their guest book which went down really well and of course they get to keep the camera afterwards!

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“Kat Hill had already taken pictures at the venue and it was her pictures I saw when I was googling Chad’s place so I thought ‘She’s great! I have to book her!’ and luckily she was available.

The relaxed feel was also facilitated by the music which was the second most important thing. Music makes the party! and then a great DJ who listened to all our choices! We really enjoyed ourselves and would do it all again! (with the same person, of course!).”

Such a gorgeous day and couple, who look incredibly relaxed and happy with all their friends and family with them to celebrate. Congratulations and thanks also to the super Kat Hill for letting me share her work and those gorgeous portraits of the couple!

Credits: Photography: Kat Hill / Ceremony Venue: Camden Town Hall / Reception Venue: 06 St Chad’s Place [Kings Cross] / Brides Dress: Wilden Bride / Hair + Make Up: House of Camden / DJ 

Jac + Chris – Urban Glam London Wedding at 6 St Chad’s Place

WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban

Not everyone couple who gets engaged loves the idea of a wedding, in fact this couple cringed at the thought of their ‘special day’ but with some creativity, personal influences and keeping true to themselves Jac and Chris had exactly the day they wanted, on a small budget and they can now say that their wedding was indeed a very special day.  A short but sweet feature, with photography by the lovely Heather at Brighton Photo.

“Before we got married we didn’t like weddings.  Every time somebody said ‘your special day’ we both cringed.  We wanted to do something that reflected us as a couple.  It wasn’t about trying to be different; it was about being true to ourselves.  So it had to be in London, and we had to find a way to have all our friends and family with us without spending too much.  We had to have great music, great food, fabulous photos and lots of wine.  Oh, and we both had to look amazing.  Love and London conquered all and we managed the impossible.  We are now converted – it really is a very special day.”

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Looking at this gorgeous bride you would never think for a moment she was in a dress from the high street for under £500… but she is! Resourceful Jac sourced her glitter sequin wedding dress from high street store Coast from their ‘Couture’ range. She removed a pink flower and added a very chic red sash to give it that touch of Old Hollywood Glamour. She paired the dress with a fabulous pair of vivid red shoes from Jimmy Choo and a vintage fur jacket that was bought for just £80 from a stall in Angel. Quite the bargain hunter!

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Unusually Jac and Chris decided to walk down the aisle together as a couple for their Town Hall ceremony which melted their nerves away “Old Marylebone Town Hall was very accommodating and let Chris and I meet in a beautiful room before we walked down the aisle together. Chris always says that the best part of the day was when I walked into the room and we had a couple of minutes together just the two of us before the ceremony.  I agree, as soon as I saw him I didn’t feel nervous anymore, just really happy.” 

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“We didn’t have a gift list but instead asked friends to help us with our wedding. We have friends with many talents who kindly DJ’d, sang, did our tailoring, made the cake, did my make up, provided vintage china and decorations, and a million other things and this all made it possible for us to have the wedding that we wanted.  They all do these things for a living so offering their services for free was incredibly generous of them.  We couldn’t have done it without them.  It made the day really special.”

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Jac and Chris were determined to find a venue that suited them and their guest list and after compromising with a later ceremony they found the perfect place “It took us 8 months to find the venue, and on our search we quickly realised that we couldn’t stay in budget if we had a sit down meal so we decided to get married later in the day at 4pm, have a finger buffet and spend the bulk of our money on the bar! The wine was still flowing late into the night and we arranged for a late licence until 2am so the party could go on. Determination and a firm believe that anything is possible in London got us through the hard days – London never lets you down!”

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“My very good friend, Heather Nimmo, who is an actress and singer, sang Make You Feel My Love by Adele.  We also had lots of Motown classics playing all day and when Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together came on only Chris and I knew what it meant.”

Words of advice from the bride… “Decide what you want to do, ignore everybody else and just find a way to make it happen!  People said we couldn’t walk down the aisle together but we did it anyway. They said I wouldn’t find a dress for under £2k – I found one for £450 and felt a million dollars. They said we couldn’t possibly get married at 4pm – guess what? We could and we did!”

As well as being a lovely wedding this is a reminder that there are no rules when it comes to weddings [other than the ahem legal bit!] – you really can do things however you want and I’m so pleased Jac and Chris were able to do just that. Many congratulations to you!

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Photography: Brighton Photo / Ceremony: Old Marylebone Town Hall [currently closed] / Reception Venue: 6 St Chad’s Place, Kings Cross / Bride’s Dress: Coast Couture [altered by bride] / Groom’s Suit: Reiss / Hair: Georgia at The Hairdressers / Make Up: Pamela at Pamela and Andrea Make Up / Eyelash Extensions: Boudoir Lashes / Cake: Fleuricakes / Vintage Hire China: Vintage Flair Tableware