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Behind The Scenes with London Bride – An MC Motors Wedding

LONDON BRIDE LIFE, WEDDINGS, Elegant, Urban

London Bride MC Motors Wedding - Caught The Light Photography

2014 was a pretty crazy summer for London Bride on the wedding planning side, but now I am in more calmer waters playing post wedding season catch up I have something quite exciting to share with you! Below is a ‘Behind The Scenes with London Bride’ video filmed at one of my favourite weddings of the year in July for my couple Crisa and Gareth and their MC Motors wedding. It’s one of my favourite venues to work at (no surprises there) and with a beautiful brief to work to, the styling of the day all came together perfectly and we bought a little bit of the Mediterranean to East London. It was a fabulous day, thanks to an amazing team of hard-working and talented suppliers who we bought on board to make it all possible.

London Bride MC Motors Wedding - Caught The Light PhotographyPhotos: Caught The Light

I think *sometimes* people assume as a wedding planner, I have a glamorous job, but I hope this behind the scenes video acts as a bit of insight into how much hard work goes into the set up of a wedding (not to mention all the meetings, emails and months and months of planning beforehand of course!), and how it is all bought together on the day by everyone involved. The wedding world is full of ‘Pinterest-perfect’ inspiration and ‘editorially’ styled shoots but I wanted to show the reality of a real-life wedding day as it actually happens!

Huge thanks to Castle Gibson and all the suppliers (please see credits below) for kindly letting me film them, and of course to Crisa and Gareth and all their wonderful friends and family. Hope you enjoy the film, worth watching with the music up!

Disclaimer: I  have a very hands-on approach to the weddings I plan, so would like to excuse my dishevelled appearance, but I’d like to think that no-one would look particularly great on a 16 hour day on their feet in July, in wedding season. So this is reality here folks, as it happens – it’s not about looking glamorous and not getting your hands dirty, it’s about getting things done!  

Behind the scenes at a July 2014 wedding with Charley Beard, leading wedding planner and stylist at London Bride.

Credits: Film by: Sandra Ciampone for London Bride / Wedding Planning & Styling: Charley at London Bride / Venue: Castle Gibson / Photography: Caught The Light / Florist: Bo Boutique / Catering: Social Pantry / Stationery Elements: Ever After Press / Swing Band: Swinging Little Big Band / Cake: Konditor & Cook / Cocktail Bar: Hire The Barman / DJ: Ed at The Wedding Smashers / Macarons: Wharf Road Bakery / Vintage Hire: Classic Crockery / Hair Stylist: Cassandra Rizzuto / Make-Up Artist: Make Up By Katy  

Cosy Seasonal Brixton East Warehouse Wedding

WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban

Intimate Winter Brixton East Wedding London by Babb Photo

I’m sure you’ll be struck immediately by the warm, cosy and low-lit images from Laura at Babb Photo for this lovely November wedding. Colette and Ray’s wedding looks so inviting, from the London Townhouse ceremony location in Peckham to the urban London warehouse, Brixton East brimming with twinkling fairy lights, shimmering candles and a scattering of olive leaf branches.

A fabulous idea to serve up pizza from a wood-fire oven for their guests. I mean who wouldn’t want to dig into that and a glass of red wine? Dessert was suitably decadent with a tower of doughnuts and a rainbow of flavoured meringues that the guests were able to help themselves to along with some mulled wine.

They began the day with a simple and intimate ceremony at Southwark Registry office in Peckham with just their close friends and family joining them. They then headed to the former furniture warehouse, Brixton East where they had an informal party with good wine, good food in beautiful cosy surroundings.

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Photographer: Babb Photo / Ceremony Venue: Southwark Registry Office, Peckham / Reception Venue: Brixton East / Bride’s Dress: Minna Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson / Groom’s Suit: Ben Sherman / Bride’s Make-Up: Make-Up by Katy / Bride’s Hair: Cassandra Rizzuto / Florist: A Vintage Wedding / Catering: Pizza from Bosco and Bee / Meringues: Meringue Girls