Posts Tagged: the roost

Florals & Cakes for A Stylish 70s Inspired Boho Hackney Wedding

WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban, Vintage Inspired

Photography by Lisa Jane Photography

If you’re a fan of food, florals and boho style, then the Hackney wedding of Khaly and Martin ticks all those boxes and some. A beautiful boho bride, floral bridesmaids, afternoon tea and a dessert table that Mary Berry would be proud of.

Stylish Boho Hackney London Wedding by Lisa Jane Photography

I think it goes without saying that Khaly’s bridal style is effortless, boho elegance at it’s finest. The original vintage 70s off the shoulder layered lace gown is relaxed but feminine and with her dark flowing locks, soft metallic eyes and that incredible headpiece by Joanna Reed she looks every inch the perfect boho bride with her dashing groom in blue.  Not to mention her girls looking fair maids in their floor length dark floral dresses (from Marks and Spencer’s would you believe, just goes to show keep your mind open!),

The super cool boho chic backdrop of photographic location The Roost in Hackney was not only a local venue for them, but one that complimented this couple’s style perfectly.  Ending the night with a DJ dance party in the basement and a pizza van is a pretty good way to see the evening out I say. 

Also worth noting to anyone thinking about speeches, and how you imagine they’ll be a few minutes each at the most, as these guys prove, they can go on for over an hour so you might want to keep that in mind! Sounds like they were worth every minute. 

Click to see more!

East London Wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall & The Roost

WEDDINGS, Informal

Photography by Lisa JaneFilm by Mark Brown Films

Danielle & Matt had the epitome of a laid back London wedding. With a ceremony at Stoke Newington Town Hall and a reception held at quirky photographic venue, The Roost with a sprinkling of floral crowns and a pretty lace dress this was a gorgeous day captured honestly by Lisa Jane Photography and Mark Brown Films

Click to see more!

Ellie + Liam – Vintage Hackney Wedding at The Roost

WEDDINGS, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

Although it’s just turned into Spring, here’s a wonderful winter’s wedding to share with you today. Ellie and Liam had an intimate vintage inspired Hackney wedding at the very cool venue The Roost. I love how their style translates through their day beautifully, even the stunning ceremony backdrop of the Town Hall Hotel is in keeping with their glamorous Old  Hollywood style.

“We didn’t set out to have a theme as such – we both love to travel and it was while backpacking throughout Central America for 6 months that Liam proposed, so we decided to incorporate this into our day. Small and intimate and fun for all was our vision so we invited just our close family and friends and ‘relaxed’ on the formalities.”

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

Got to love how Ellie went from her cute onesie into glamorous starlet! Ellie wore the Lalique Lace 1920.1 dress by Charlie Brear which was the catlayst for her beautifully original vintage inspired bridal style “It was all a bit by accident really. I had a very different look in mind and after trying many dresses I was persuaded to try on a different style and was completely surprised by how much I loved it and from there a 1930’s theme fell into place. I really enjoyed the search for original vintage pieces though I’m particularly fond of my shoes! I gave the bridesmaids free reign to choose their own dresses for the day and they chose the same one!”  

Ellie accessorised the dress with a number of original 1930s items that she sourced such herself, such as the Ermine fur cape, the rhinestone bracelethair comb and dress clips. She then teamed the dress with the most perfectly matched ‘Francesca’ shoes by Emmy London.

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

Liam’s pocket handkerchief was a token gift from the bride on the morning of the ceremony… Ellie had it made for him out of the spare material left from her wedding dress. And Liam surprised Ellie with a custom made pair of ‘just married’ converse shoes! How sweet and thoughtful are those gifts!

“Since we had decided upon a winter wedding we simply chose a colour to complement the season – a nice rich berry red for the bridesmaids dresses and matching ties for the groomsmen. We also chose this colour for the brides bouquet of Amaryllis and Roses. We chose simple Gypsophelia bouquets for the bridesmaids – such a delicate flower that looks like a whispery ball of lace!”

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierHackney-Roost-Wedding-Christine-Wehrmeier_0044Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

“We used to live next door to the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green and would regularly pop in to the bar for our favourite night cap – the best Old Fashioned cocktail in town! We wanted a small London wedding with just our closest friends and family, and after discussing our search for a suitable venue that day, the bar tender suggested we take a look at the stunning Council Chamber which was not only perfect in size but stood apart from any other we had seen and the decision was made!”

The ceremony was such a meaningful, poignant part of the day for the couple, “After I said my vows my husband said ‘thank you’. I still get teary when I think of that moment!” Liam says “When my beautiful wife walked in, seeing her in the dress – it was a very powerful moment. Although he also recalls another of his favourite moments of the day, “When she went wrong during the first dance and I didn’t!”. 

The couple had some beautiful live acoustic music sung during the ceremony by Charlotte Kao and Spencer Taylor from Him and Her which added to the intimacy of the day.

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

“Our photographer Christine Wehrmeier is a very close friend and we had the privilege of having our photos taken by her a year or so before we became engaged and loved the results so it was very easy to make that choice!

As is popular with London weddings, the couple had a routemaster bus to transport their guests to their venue reception, but this is a beautiful special vintage one complete with old adverts, how fun!

Hackney-Roost-Wedding-Christine-Wehrmeier_0045

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierWinter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierHackney-Roost-Wedding-Christine-Wehrmeier_0046Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

“We found The Roost and we just loved the quirky-ness of it with it’s fabulously eclectic decor and being just a short bus ride from the Ceremony it was the perfect location and size for our reception. The venue spoke for itself so there was very little required in terms of decor on the day – just fairy lighting in the windows of our reception dining room” 

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine WehrmeierHackney-Roost-Wedding-Christine-Wehrmeier_0047 Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

“We wanted good quality hearty food for a winter day. Bangers and mash is our favourite meal so we decided this would be the menu for our wedding. We didn’t want a cake as neither of us particularly eat it so we decided to do something different… we made our own Wedding Jelly! We recreated the moment Liam proposed whilst Scuba diving with an underwater scene using lego parts complete with a scuba diving bride & groom!” That’s definitely an original wedding cake if ever I saw it! Love how they incorporated their engagement proposal into the day and who doesn’t like jelly right?

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

“We came across Paddy playing the Disco Shed at Bestival and when we found he did Disco Wed to we booked him straight away – EVERYONE was on the dance floor ALL night! For entertainment we made up our own DIY photo booth with silly wigs and hats and a Polaroid camera – such fun and so easy!”

Don’t stress about the details and how it will all ‘look’ – Weddings are about commitment and celebrating love. Weddings are about people. Weddings are about you. Build on that and everything else will follow. Choose the right photographer for you and your style, not because of the price! That’s the biggest investment you will make of your day as those pictures will be the memories that last. If you find the right one for you they will find the details that matter.

Huge thanks to the lovely Ellie and Liam and to their photographer Christine for sharing their wedding day, so charming and such fun!

Photography: Christine Wehrmeier / Ceremony: Town Hall Hotel / Reception Venue: The Roost / Bride’s Dress: Charlie Brear / Bride’s Shoe: Emmy London  / Bridesmaids: Biba at House of Fraser / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Paul Smith / Hair: Brett at Tommy Guns / Make Up: Samantha Pasinee Fach / Florist: Birksen / Catering: Easy Gourmet / DJ: Discowed / Vintage Routemaster Bus: Ensign Bus Company