Posts Tagged: church

1930s Inspired London Lido Wedding at Brockwell Lido

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Photography by Peachey Photography

Graphic designers, Holly and Ben had a traditional Church ceremony followed by a fun 1930s inspired celebration which took place poolside at a London Lido

1930s inspired London Lido Wedding

Holly and Ben had a fun 1930s inspired modern London lido wedding at The Lido Café in Brockwell South London in May earlier this year. I have been waiting forever for someone to submit their wedding at this location, something so utterly fun about celebrating poolside, even if it is in the middle of London!

When two designers get married you know there’s going to be some fun details as part of the day. In fact the groom Ben, created design guidelines for the wedding, which in their own words was “A contemporary twist on classic elegance with a bit of 1930s flair, softened by a friendly, fun voice’. I couldn’t have described this wedding much better than that so I think they nailed their own brief!

From the stylish pair themselves to the gorgeous seasonal flowers and can we talk about the fact they had their names on the train departure board as they made their way by train with their guests from the Church to the reception? London goals….

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Elegant September Home House Wedding London

WEDDINGS, Elegant

Photography by Caught The Light

Libby and Ben had a beautifully elegant September wedding. The bride wore a Jenny Packham dress and bridesmaids in pink by Belle & Bunty with florals by The Flower Appreciation Society against the stunning backdrop of Home House, London. 

Home House Wedding London by Caught The Ligh

For any brides planning an elegant London wedding, then this should be all the inspiration you need! Libby and Ben were married in September last year, and it encompasses everything a sophisticated London wedding is about.

From the meaningful Church ceremony to a ride in a white London cab, to the relaxed but grand setting of Home House it was a picture perfect day captured by Caught The Light.

Libby’s style is sophisticated and feminine in her Georgia by Jenny Packham dress, and Ben looks smart and relaxed in his beautiful blue suit. I love that you can still see little pieces of confetti in Libby’s hair throughout the day, the perfect ‘just married’ memento!

I love the slightly undone flowers by The Flower Appreciation Society against the more decadent backdrop of the venue, and the little details in their stationery, the delicious looking naked cake, to the canapés (those mini fish and chips!!) were well thought-through and all tied in beautifully to the day.

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Hidden Gem The Charterhouse Wedding in Clerkenwell

WEDDINGS, Elegant

Hidden Gem London Wedding by Dasha Caffrey

I was recently asked in an interview for the recently launched ‘Save The Date’ Wedding Podcast (you can download my ‘Meet the blogger: London Bride’ episode here on iTunes for free!) what I feel is the draw for couples wanting to marry in London and why this blog is such as success. This very wedding illustrates it perfectly as I am always amazed at the variation that London has to offer for weddings and those wanting to celebrate in this city. For some it may be a luxury hotel, others an urban warehouse in East London and then there’s these little hidden gems that I feel so lucky to share.

When you think of London, you don’t think of a secluded garden, Jacobean chapel and dining in the cloisters of a monastery but this couple did just that with this Charterhouse Wedding! Such an incredible location which this lovely couple Patti and Matt were very lucky to be able to celebrate their special day at which was captured beautifully by Dasha Caffrey.

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From Patti and Matt: “We only ever had one venue in mind for our wedding: The Charterhouse. It’s a secret gated community, in the heart of Clerkenwell, with a little Jacobean chapel, stunning gardens and historic rooms. It’s in the heart of London, but inside you feel like you’re in the middle of the countryside. I was lucky enough to grow up here – and my family have lived here for 25 years – and because of this we are amongst a handful who have been allowed to marry in this special venue. We also hired a smart pub around the corner for the party in the evening, meaning that everything was within walking distance. We loved how local this made the wedding feel, but were also mildly disappointed that we didn’t need to drive my husband’s 1968 Ford Mustang anywhere! ” 

Patti had both her sisters as her beautiful bridesmaids and they decided to make a trip to the flower market to create the flowers for the reception: “The day before the wedding we got up at 5am and went to New Covent Garden market with my sisters to buy the flowers. We had our budget in cash and a few ideas, but mostly wanted to find interesting foliage and flowers that were in season. My sisters were amazing at spotting things we hadn’t thought of and charming the vendors into giving us a good deal.  I actually got a local florist in Islington, Dansk, on Upper Street to make the bouquets and buttonholes. And I’m so glad I did because I loved my bouquet of amnesia roses and viburnum steel berries.”  

Patti opted to use dress designer Elaine Kennedy to create a bespoke gown for her inspired by a similar Jenny Packham style and the 1930s the dress was customised into a unique design just for Patti and she looks incredible in the dress, fits like a glove!

 

A big thanks and congratulations to Patti and Matt on a beautiful day and to Dasha Caffrey for sharing.

 

Credits: Photography: Dasha Caffrey / Venue: The Charterhouse Clerkenwell / Bride’s Dress: Bespoke by Tantrums & Tiaras / Bridesmaids: Ghost (Navy) & Vintage (Green) / Groom’s Outift: Reiss / Cake: Lili Vanilli 

Summer Romance Petersham Nurseries Wedding

WEDDINGS, Informal

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