Posts Tagged: Warehouse Wedding

A Tanner Warehouse Wedding + Self-Designed Dress

Aisle Style, WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban

Photography by Lisa Jane Photography

El and Darren had a cool, relaxed wedding at Tanner Warehouse in Bermondsey. A very stylish couple, with the bride designing her own wedding dress!

Tanner Warehouse Wedding London by Lisa Jane Photography

My first thought when I was blogging this wedding was, hmm a couple of those guests look a little bit familiar. Ever get that? Well, as it happens the bridesmaid and best man are in fact some friends I’ve met through the other half so whatdayaknow. Small world, and hi to Lucy & Sam if they’re reading this!

My second thought was wow, LOVE the bride’s dress – the neckline, silhouette and back detail are super striking and unusual, so I hurriedly skimmed my eyes through the credits in the submission form only to realise that in fact the bride designed it herself. SKILLS.

It’s no mean feat designing your own wedding dress I’m sure (not that I would know, but how on earth can you even start the process?) but bride El with her background in Fashion, did just that and what an amazing creation. High five to this super talented creative bride, and bridesmaid Lucy who designed their dresses too.

My third thought was, I love these photographs from Lisa Jane Photography. A lovely capture of a cool, relaxed London wedding, so I hope you do to…

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Stylish Riverside Trinity Buoy Wharf Wedding + Suzanne Neville Dress

WEDDINGS, Urban

Photography by Joanna Brown

Katie and Russell chose riverside warehouse Trinity Buoy Wharf for their venue with it’s maginficent backdrop of the O2 for their celebrations in September last year. With a stunning Suzanne Neville dress and a simple colour palette with fresh florals by Violets & Velvet this is one stylish London wedding. 

Trinity Buoy Wharf Warehouse Wedding London by Joanna Brown Photography
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Summer In The City – London Warehouse Wedding at MC Motors

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Modern, Urban

Photography by Caught The LightWedding Planning & Styling by London Bride

Draping foliage and watercolour details for an urban oasis summer in the city wedding for Crisa and Gareth’s, planned and styled by London Bride. 

Summer MC Motors London Warehouse Wedding by Caught The Light and London Bride

I’m so pleased to share one of my favourite London Bride weddings of last year. I worked with Crisa and Gareth to plan and style their urban summer wedding at MC Motors last July. Despite a fairly limited timescale to pull things together, we collaborated with a team of amazing suppliers for a beautiful summery day in the city for the couple, creating an urban oasis full of foliage and florals, pretty paper details, delicious food and drink as well as unique personal touches throughout. The day was captured perfectly by the amazing Chloe at Caught The Light (who’s stunning film photography really did make it look like the mediterranean!) and was also previously featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Cosy Romantic Urban Winter Warehouse Wedding by London Bride

LONDON BRIDE LIFE, WEDDINGS, Elegant, Urban

Photography by Kat HillPlanning & Styling London Bride

A London Bride winter warehouse wedding at MC Motors for couple Hannah & Tom with twinkling candlelight, wild flowers with the bride in a beautiful vintage inspired Halfpenny London dress.

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With the blog re-launching today I thought it would be a nice opportunity to share with you some of the weddings I’ve worked on in the last year which I’ve yet to feature, so this week I’ll be bringing you a London Bride wedding every day!

Today’s wedding is from January this year. Having met Hannah and Tom in August last year in just 4 months I worked with them to design, plan and co-ordinate their stylish and urban winter warehouse wedding at MC MOTORS in East London. They are such a genuine, laid back and lovely couple (with the cutest toddler to boot, just look at the photos of Dory!) and with their discerning style, it was a huge pleasure to work with them on their day.

With the wedding taking place in January we made the most of the winter season by creating a romantic atmosphere with a cosy vintage aesthetic with twinkling festoon lights, gold accents, vintage glassware, moody florals by GRACE AND THORN and a feast by HANDMADE FOOD. In the evening, with red wine flowing the guests and couple danced the night away to the incredible sounds of Mister Kanish as photographer Kat Hill captured all those perfect little moments.

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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.

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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

Gemma + Pete – A London Bride MC Motors Wedding

LONDON BRIDE LIFE, WEDDINGS, Urban

MC Motors Wedding London | Photography: Aneta Mak | Planning & Styling: London Bride

This MC Motors wedding was one of my all time favourite weddings to work on, it’s taken me a while to blog it as it was featured both online on Style Me Pretty and in print in You & Your Wedding magazine so a little patience to blog was required!

The East London venue, MC Motors was such a great canvas to work with (and handily around the corner from me and the couple!) but also I loved Gemma and Pete’s creative brief of ‘Distressed Elegance’ for their November wedding.

Gemma and Pete are a super stylish couple and were keen for their wedding to reflect their London lifestyle – combining their love of the urban city with but with a sophisticated, creative aesthetic and the key was very much that they wanted to enjoy their day with all their wonderful friends and family.

I thought I’d share a few of the early concept boards which I created for them, which is nice to look back on and in fact I’d like to think we stayed quite close to the initial concepts!

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Many of the elements which I proposed in the boards such as wild ivy, hanging festoons, gold foiled stationery and berry florals were all final elements included in the wedding.

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Overall the day was full of fun, food style and sophistication all captured in effortless and timeless fine art photography from Aneta Mak, who shoots mainly on film which really does just add to the beauty of it all…

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Gemma and her bridesmaids got ready at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. They chose one of the amazing apartments so that all the girls could have their hair and make up done together whilst sipping on bubbles of course! The fantastic Sev at Hepburn Collection created a beautiful modern classic up-do, whilst Mariam Jensen gave Gemma a flawless radiant complexion.
Gemma’s stunning gown and veil were by Halfpenny London, an effortless fit on her, the elegant fabric draped just perfectly, teamed with a thick sash which tied in a bow, and for the ceremony she chose to combine with the sweet lace overlay shrug which provided beautiful detailing for the back.
As a hint to the lace accents of Gemma’s dress, the bridesmaids wore Navy lace dresses from Whistles which were perfect for winter city chic. Being Scottish, some of the groomsmen and Father of the Bride sported kilts whilst the groom incorporated a touch of the bride’s heritage with his tartan tie.
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The ceremony took place at the beautiful art-deco Town Hall in Islington, after which guests were treated to Champagne aboard a London Routemaster bus to the warehouse wedding reception at MC Motors in Hackney.
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The bride and groom had some precious time together along with their photographer Aneta Mak who captured these stunning portraits. I remember just how much they were beaming after the ceremony and these images of them are just so incredibly romantic. That location is just perfection!
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As the guests arrived into the street-like atrium bar, they were treated to ale and Champagne as well as oysters, shucked by hand and served by Oystermeister. As a surprise, we then arranged to have the couple arrive in their London taxi straight into the al-fresco style area which was such a fun moment as we lifted the shutters at their arrival to a round of applause!
We transformed the warehouse, which is essentially a film and photographic location, into two decadent spaces for drinking and for dining and dancing. Whilst the adults were enjoying the reception we also created a room for the young children to play, create and watch cartoons in which I have to say is a welcome addition for most parents when at a wedding!
In keeping with the theme we wanted to use the structure of the room to create atmosphere so The Flower Appreciation Society draped beautiful ivy from the industrial walls, poles and ceiling beams scattered with dahlias and festoon lighting was hung to provide warm lighting for the dark winter’s evening. There were thoughtful touches such as taxi cards so that guests could make their way home safely and for a nightcap there was of course an abundance of Scottish whisky served on a whisky trolley for those wanting a break from the dancefloor!
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As huge foodies, the catering was a key element to the day and the menu reflected their love of enjoying London’s culinary delights with home-made terrines by the Groom’s brother (who is a chef), spit roast chickens, indulgent cheese boards and a hearty evening hog roast. With the meal taking centre stage, inspired by indulgent supper clubs, the table decorations were elegant but with a relaxed bistro feel. Antique brass candlesticks and cut glass decanters for the wine added a decadence to the styling among the relaxed berry florals.
The menus which were each tied with a mini sparkler to be used for the toast, completed the bespoke gold foiled and screen printed stationery suite onto rustic brown kraft paper which I worked with a designer to create, and the couples friend hand drew the table plan onto an ornate mirror for a touch of luxury and a focal point for the guests.
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After some amusing and heartfelt speeches, for the evening, Gemma swopped her delicate lace shrug for beautiful embellished and sparkling detail for a glamorous transformation ready for the first dance. A true Scottish party wouldn’t be complete without a ceilidh so after dinner guests took part in a traditional (and very lively!) dance followed by a brilliant DJ party set by the Wedding Smashers.
It was such a fun wedding with a great team that was true to the couples style. They’ve just celebrated their first anniversary so congrats Gemma and Pete and of course huge thanks to the wonderfully talented Aneta Mak for letting me share the beautiful images.
Wedding Photography: Aneta MAK Photography / Planning + Design: Charley Beard of London Bride / Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall / Reception Venue: MC Motors  / Wedding Dress: Halfpenny London / Bride’s Shoes: Rupert Sanderson / Hair: Severin Hubert of Hepburn Collection / Makeup: Mariam Jensen / Groom’s Suit Tailor: Cad and The Dandy / Floral Design: Flower Appreciation Society / Wedding Catering: Roast Hog + Oyster Meister / Wedding Cake: Groom’s Mother / String Quartet: Tyburn String Quartet / Ceilidh Band (Traditional Scottish Dancing): Lochnagar Ceilidh Band /  DJ: Wedding Smashers / Vintage Hire: Classic Crockery / Lighting: Peachy Productions / Transportation: Traditional Travel Black London Taxi / Cinematography: Ewan McNicol (family friend) of Lucid Inc.

Winter Wonderland Castle Gibson Warehouse Wedding

WEDDINGS, Urban

Given the sweltering [and though I hate to complain] rather unbearable heat that we’ve had these last few days in London, this wedding was a welcome cooling moment! Clemency and Tom were married at the Chapel at Forest School followed by a wedding reception in December last year at the rather amazing and renowned Depositories at Castle Gibson in Stoke Newington, London. A ceremony at their former school and a warehouse party full of Christmas spirit, warmth and unique touches this is the perfect mix of urban and romance with the couple truly at the heart. This is a wedding that shows how supportive friends and family are and it’s so sweet that Clem and Tom are so grateful for everyone’s help. A true team effort! The party and all it’s laughter was fantastically captured by photographers Gemma and Phillippa of Cotton Candy Photography.

Clemency: “Our wedding was a really personal blend of tradition with a modern wintry warm twist. It was in an urban setting, with a focus on homemade or vintage features and an unconventional and interesting venue packed full of character and curios, warmth and romance. We focused on the atmosphere that we wanted to create and ended up with a wedding that reflected us perfectly.

My dress was truly a labour of love for our friend Val. She is such a talented dress maker and from my very amateur descriptions she managed to create a mirror image of the dress that I had designed in my head – even down to the pockets which she really wasn’t sure about! The dress was similar to the whole day in that it was traditional with a modern twist.

Tom’s three piece suit was bespoke from a local tailor called George who has been making wedding suits for his clients for over 40 years. It was a really lightweight tweed birdesye material in slate grey with subtle flecks of electric blue through it. 
 
The Ushers were in matching grey Marks and Spencer suits whilst the bridesmaids were in long black dresses of their own choice.

The flowers were really beautiful, our bouquets were wrapped in lace and I gave each bridesmaid a vintage brooch to pin on the front. Charlotte, our florist, also made some gorgeous heart shaped arrangements which we used in the church and at Castle Gibson. My 10 bridesmaids (!) all wore black full lenght dresses from a variety of sources.”

Clemency also chose to wear her Grandmother’s veil and headpiece that she herself wore on her wedding day, amazing!

“Being married at Forest School meant a great deal to both of us, and also our extended family, many of whom were also former pupils. The chapel was intimate, with a warmth borne from the nostalgia of our school days. After the beautiful service, conducted by my God Father, complete with some of our favorite hymns and readings, all the guests hopped on a red routemaster bus armed with a glass of champagne provided by our hard working ushers! Whilst we were whisked off in a London Black Taxi (in keeping with our London-centric theme) driven by one of our good friend’s dad, to head to Stoke Newington.

Castle Gibson is an amazing venue, full of character – bare brick walls and open fires, fascinating props and eclectic furniture. The space worked perfectly for us, we used The House Next Door to greet people. Standing in front of the roaring fire under the beautiful candelabra saying hello to everyone was a really wonderful time.

We love Christmas and Christmas decorations and I love to make things. So we ended up with tables crammed full of homemade snow globes, vintage candelabras and glittery reindeer. Whilst hanging from the ceiling were fairy lights, giant snowflakes and papier-mâché hot air balloons! We brought lots of curios from our house and things that we had collected in the run up to the wedding…. vintage bottles, vases, typewriters, globes, trinkets and old pictures of our family and ancestors.

The food was delicious; our caterer was happy to follow our specific brief. We wanted hearty sharing dishes that everyone served themselves. So we had big tureens of tomato soup, which you could customize with chilli, manzanilla sherry, cheese and croutons. Then we had beef casseroles with mash potato. I think the sharing element of the food helped to create a really buzzy and fun atmosphere during the meal.

The speeches were wonderful; there was barely a dry eye in the house! And the soft lighting and low ceiling helped to create a really intimate feel. 
 
Our first dance was to Junior Walker, How Sweet it is to be Loved by You; dancing under hundreds of balloons with their multi-coloured strings all around us, surrounded by all the people that we love is such a special memory.

The Depository is a former industrial warehouse, where we were able to spread across the top two floors. The second floor has a cosy, loft feel to it and is where we held the wedding breakfast. Whereas the first floor is more cool and industrial and this became the party floor!

The band, (The Fontanas who play a mix of funk and soul), kicked in and the party really started! A friend of ours then DJ’d in to the early hours. 
 


We were really lucky that all of the people that helped with the day, the caterers, the venue, the photographers, the florist and the band (I could go on) all totally understood our ideas and vision and got on board with the sometimes slightly unusual way that we wanted to do things! 


The whole day was a team effort (having 10 bridesmaids was a life saver!), I couldn’t be more grateful for all the help and support we got. One of our favorite memories of the wedding is the night before; we arrived at Castle Gibson with all of our ideas, decorations and an army of helpers, we put the ipod on, got some wine and beers in and all got down to the hard work! 5 hours and 20 helpers later….and we had transformed a warehouse into a winter wedding wonderland filled with sparkle.

It was definitely full of sparkle! Thank you so much Clemency for reliving your day and congratulations to you and Tom. Huge thanks to Cotton Candy Weddings for also letting me share this wedding today, you captured a whole heap of fun!

 

Photography: Cotton Candy Photography/ Venue: The Depositories, Castle Gibson / Brides Dress: Val Goodworth [Family Friend] / Bridal Accessories: Shoes – Carvela at Kurt Geiger / Necklace & Earrings – Gifts / Veil: French Vintage / Headpiece & Veil: Grandmother’s own / Lingerie: Tallulah Lingerie / Ushers Suits: M&S / Hair: Barry Graham / Make Up: Bella Cruickshank / Florist: Raw Flowers / Food: Berwyn Events / Cake: Made by the Bride! / Band: The Fontanas