It’s always fun to see how couples put their spin on their wedding day, and the lovely Roger and Sarah were inspired to put a little bit of Alice in Wonderland magic to their Islington Metalworks wedding! “Although we didn’t initially want a theme we saw photos of an Alice in Wonderland wedding on the Metalworks website and thought that it looked great and we loved the idea of it being a wedding for people who are a little bit twisted!” This winter wedding is full of creative details that work so well in the venue and must have been a great talking point for all the guests, especially all those amazing cakes!
“We went with Laura at Babb Photo for the photography because she represented very good value for money is highly professional and has a cool style of photography which is unobtrusive but also ‘real’ and not over polished”. The atmosphere we were aiming for was warm and inclusive, hence we had big rows of tables rather than small circular tables. We also had lots of different styles of music throughout the day which included a jazz band, jukebox hour where the guests selected their choices ahead of the day as well as a Moroccon band which kicked off the evening then a DJ into the late hours!
The bride Sarah chose an elegant figure flattering lace dress with ribbon detail and an unusual brooch bouquet by Love Bouquet which I think made the perfect accessory for a winter’s wedding with all the sparkle. The bride went for a dress that she knew her groom would love to see her in, “The dress was meant to be something elegant and strapless as that was one of Roger’s stipulations!” The Islington Metal Works is an unusual and quirky venue and was the perfect backdrop for this creatively themed wedding and also great as it’s close in location to the Town Hall where they held their ceremony. “We chose the Metal Works as we initially went to look at hotels and just felt that they lacked spirit so started looking on the internet for warehouse weddings. Islington was a great choice because it is such a lovely area and guests who were staying the night before had plenty of choice on where to go out.
Sarah was lucky enough to have some very talented friends involved in her wedding, and she has some great advice “Allow your friends to show how talented they are by helping out. It makes it more personable, but give them space to be creative as putting too much pressure on them only puts people off.” Along with tables of sweets, there were a selection of amazing cakes which featured Cheshire Cats and playing cards which were made by a friend and her very talented bridesmaid created a special Alice in Wonderland wedding cake!
They also they offered guests mezze food to add to the informal atmosphere which was a great hit with the guests and the theme was all brought together by cute little ‘key’ escort cards for guests to find their seats. They also decided to do something a little bit different for their first dance and hired a Moroccan band to perform and the bride says it was a highlight of the day, “The most special part of the day had to be our first dance as we marched in with the Moroccan band!”
Congratulations to Sarah and Roger on a fabulously quirky wedding which looked such great fun and to Laura at Babb Photo for sharing her wonderful work.
Photography: Babb Photo / Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall / Reception Venue: Islington Metal Works / Bride’s Dress: Mia Sposa / Hair & Make Up: The Perfect Marriage / Flowers: Your London Florist / Catering: Octopus Food