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Flexible Stylish London Wedding Venues with One Weddings

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING

Photography Supplied by One Weddings

If the venue search is on your ‘to do’ list and you are looking for a flexible venue in the heart of the city, One Weddings offer a number of elegant spaces to hold your ceremony and reception in the beautiful iconic buildings.  

One Events Wedding Venue London - One Marylebone

Hands up who’s back to the wedding planning after a little break with the festivities? If you’re at the start of the planning or newly engaged, then no doubt you will be searching for your wedding venue. It’s important to find somewhere that not only tick’s off most (if not all!) of your ‘wish list’ requirements but also somewhere that feels right and that has the flexibility to suit your style.

One Weddings have three beautiful London wedding venues that could well be worth considering, each offering flexibility and something slightly unique, whether you are looking for a ‘dry hire’ venue or a fully bespoke service.

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For those perhaps choosing London as a destination wedding with many guests coming near and far it’s good to consider location so that travelling to and from the wedding is convenient for everyone (especially those who are not from London or the UK) and of course that you choose a venue with a large enough capacity.
One Marylebone and it’s flexible spaces can certainly offer good capacity and is in an incredible location (you may even recognise the building if you are a Londoner!). The venue was built in 1826 and designed by Sir John Soane (the parents will like approve of that!), and stands on its own ‘island’ just moments from Regent’s Park (think of the photo opportunities nearby!). I think your guests would be pretty impressed arriving to this!
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Pretty & Elegant Islington Pub Wedding

Aisle Style, WEDDINGS, Elegant, Informal

Photography by Miss Gen

Elegant Islington Pub Wedding | Photography Miss Gen

Leah and Alex had a beautifully elegant Islington wedding with classic details for their relaxed pub wedding. 

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Elegant Chiswick House Wedding And Monique Lhuillier Bride

WEDDINGS, Elegant

Chiswick House Wedding London by David Jenkins

You may be mistaken to think this wedding isn’t in London given it’s beautiful leafy and spacious surroundings which are brought to life in the radiant sunshine, yet this is indeed a city wedding. Helena and Christian had an incredibly romantic and stylish late afternoon wedding at Chiswick House and Gardens in West London which was captured in that magical light by their photographer, David Jenkins.

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“Having moved around the world quite a bit for work, we both agreed getting married at Chiswick House near where Christian grew up was the perfect choice. While Chiswick House and Gardens are quite formal, we wanted to maintain a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our inspiration for the day was a black-tie garden party. Our colour scheme was based on romantic greys and deep pinks, perfect for a late afternoon wedding.”

Helena walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon as it was a song she had learned to play on the piano as a little girl and has always loved the piece of music. They also asked their close friends and family to read the couples favourites poems, such as E.E. Cummings ‘I Carry your heart’ and Robert Frost’s ‘Master Speed’.  The ceremony was very poignant for them and Helena describes the most memorable part of the day “Saying our vows, it was the most moving moment”.

Words from Helena for those planning a wedding; “Enjoy it! It truly is the most beautiful day of your life and you are surrounded by people who love you.” 

Photography: David Jenkins / Venue: Chiswick House & Gardens / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids: J Crew / Florist: The Real Flower Company / Hair Stylist: Charlie at Hari’s / Make-Up: Pamela Andrea / Catering: Ampersand Catering / Cake: Peggy Porschen 

Sarah + David – Elegant Kensington Wedding at The Orangery Holland Park

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Modern

London Wedding at The Orangery, Kensington - Photography by Victoria Phipps

Sarah and David chose the beautiful backdrop of Kensington, West London for their wedding, which managed to be both sophisticated, yet relaxed. The leafy setting amongst Holland Park suddenly transports you to the beauty spots in London that can often get forgotten. What was so special about this day is that the couple chose all their elements ensuring that they and all their guests could simply relax and enjoy the celebrations. The day was beautifully captured by fine art photographer Victoria Phipps

From bride, Sarah “Whilst we wanted a London wedding, as we consider the city our home, it was important for us to make sure the day was relaxed and was a real representation of ourselves rather than the more typically formal London weddings. Holland Park, where The Orangery is,  is close to where we live and somewhere we have shared many happy times together. We felt at ease there and had familiarity with the venue.”

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Sarah’s sophisticated Amanda Wakeley dress [style AW155 from the Morocco collection] is simply stunning on her – modern and sophisticated, and I have to say it’s one of my favourite bridal looks of the year so far! The neckline is gorgeous and the subtle ruffles on the skirt are stylish without being overly fussy. I love how she took her everyday style and turned it ‘bridal’ to keep her look true to herself as much as possible. “It was important for us to represent who we actually are to each other and our guests.  I chose a beautiful Amanda Wakeley dress that reflected my day to day style of clothing so I felt really comfortable.  I wore my hair up so it felt special, but kept it loose at the front so I didn’t look like a different person and really felt myself.” 

Sarah accessorised her minimalistic chic dress with earrings from Butler and Wilson, her rings from Boodles and her shoes were from Dune.

David the groom wore a dashing Ralph Lauren suit whilst the ushers wore their own suits to ensure they felt relaxed and comfortable, but each wore a Ralph Lauren tie too as a nod to being groomsmen. “David and his ushers wore suits they might wear for work so they also felt relaxed.”

“We weren’t worried about matching colours and in fact the palette was dictated by what would fit a very pregnant bridesmaid!” Her lovely ladies wore outfits from the maternity specialist boutique Seraphine and Coast and I think they look just gorgeous.

I do love it when a London Bride hitches a black cab on her big day! Why not I say, perhaps a touch risky if the traffic is bad but that just goes to show how relaxed this couple were. “The ability to have our ceremony in The Orangery and reception next door in The Belvedere made it wonderfully easy for us and our guests, as well as taking away the need to worry about transport between venues.  In fact we didn’t hire any cars and I hailed a black cab to get to the ceremony with my Dad!”. 

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The couple chose to have Pachabel’s Canon in D Major as their processional song which Sarah walked down the aisle with her Father to, which was actually played by an Irish fiddler, Matt, who they amazingly found busking on the street! It linked to a piece my father used to play at home on the piano with an Irish groom!”

As a wedding planner I hear this so often from my own couples after their wedding, that despite it being the most meaningful part of the day, couples do find themselves surprised at how emotional or overwhelmed with love they feel during their ceremony. “Whilst exchanging vows was the most importance moment of the day, we both underestimated how special it would feel to do it with all of our close family & friends.  I will never forget the feeling of sharing the happiest moment of my life with them.  I think that aspect often gets forgotten when your head is in the detail of planning the day.”

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On the day the couple allowed plenty of time to wonder through the beautiful setting of the Kyoto and Walled Gardens in Holland Park with their photographer Victoria Phipps, these portraits are just so incredibly romantic, they could almost be in the great British countryside or even under the late Tuscan sun with that ‘golden hour’ light!

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The couple chose The Belvedere restaurant which was next door to the ceremony venue as they wanted the day to be as stress free as possible, and by choosing a restaurant they didn’t have to worry about any of the catering, hire or equipment! “A restaurant for the wedding reception is fantastic!  Staff, kitchens, tables, chairs etc. are all in place already and are set up to provide expert service.  It took away a lot of the organisation and stress from ourselves and we could be very confident in the team on the day which left us to enjoy ourselves with guests which is exactly what you want!”

As we planned the wedding in just three months we only started to build in personal touches once everything else was organised, but this can be done easily in the last couple of weeks.  We included a personal message to the guests in the menus and a guest helped print a personalised table plan on a panoramic view of London from Primrose Hill, where my husband proposed.

The couple planned the wedding in such a short amount of time, that Sarah’s advice is definitely worth taking on board if you are looking to have a wedding so soon “You need to be focused on the big things and make decisions quickly.  I think this is an efficient approach as you don’t have much time to worry about the detail, but don’t expect to do it as cheaply! You don’t have much time to shop around and may not be able to work with suppliers who need long lead times.” 

Congratulations to the very happy couple Sarah and David on their beautiful wedding, and thanks to Victoria for sharing her wonderful photography.

Photography: Victoria Phipps / Ceremony Venue: The Orangery, Holland Park / Reception Venue: The Belvedere / Bride’s Dress: Amanda Wakeley Groom Suit: Ralph Lauren / Hair + Make Up: Diego at 77 Hair Salon / Flowers: Mary Jane Vaughan / Catering: Cooks + Partners / Cake: Hummingbird Bakery / Evening Band: The Funk City band