Posts Tagged: Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding at The Asylum with a bride in Vivienne Westwood & Bridesmaids in Jumpsuits

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Modern, Urban

Photography by David Jenkins

Winter Wedding at Asylum and Garden Museum London. Photography by David JenkinsLauren and Joe had a stylish winter wedding at The Aslyum full of personal touches with a romantic candlelit ceremony and bride Lauren chose a Vivienne Westwood dress alongside her bridesmaids in deep red jumpsuits. 

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Cosy Winter St John Restaurant Wedding Celebration

WEDDINGS, Informal, Urban

Photography by Rachel Hudson

Annie and Charlie focussed their day around feasting at St John Restaurant for their wedding and with a winter’s coat (her ‘something blue’) to keep her warm, carols and Christmas trees at the Church and cocktails and swing music to follow, it was the perfect festive celebration with their friends and family.

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Yikes, warning ladies and gents…I’m about to utter the “C” word so if you still want to imagine we are in our Great British Summertime, save this one for a rainy day (oh, that’ll be now then!). I’m sure many of you are now planning for your winter weddings so this is a beautiful wedding which took place close to Christmas with all the wintery wonderness you’d expect.

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Urban Brights Winter Wedding At The Asylum And MC Motors

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Informal, Urban

Photography by Robbins PhotographicCo-ordination by London Bride

Urban and atmospheric wedding with winter brights for couple Jess and Nick’s February celebrations at the elegant yet distressed The Asylum and MC Motors. 

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It’s actually quite a struggle for me to put together the features on weddings that I’ve planned and been a part of, and for that reason you’ll notice they generally have a lot more images so I can only apologise in advance if this is a lengthy one!

I co-ordinated this urban brights winter wedding earlier in February and it’s taken me quite some time just to edit the images down. Partly because Lee at Robbins Phogoraphic has captured the day in such a way I almost feel like I can’t miss anything out, partly because Jess and Nick are a seriously good looking couple and partly because the day was beautiful – in style and in atmosphere. I’m sure you’ll see my struggle!

Jess and Nick managed to combine so much into their day. It was bright but stylish, informal yet romantic whilst being elegant and urban.  Not many couples choose February as a month to marry in, but with colourful wild flowers by Palais Flowers, beautifully worn venues, a cosy atmosphere and all your loved ones together it really could have been any day of the year.

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Colourful Origami Winter Peasant Pub Wedding Clerkenwell

WEDDINGS, Informal

Colourful Origami Clerkenwell Pub Wedding By Laura Babb

Hands up who’s ever tried to make an origami crane? I have, not that successfully I may add and after reading the tutorial quite a number of times indeed. Well, today’s bride (and groom!) must by now be pretty damn good at them, as Laura and Paul decided to make 1,000 origami cranes after reading about the tradition (it’s thought to be very good luck), which made for a rather amazing feature for their December pub wedding in Clerkenwell.

The beautiful rainbow of colours hanging from the ceiling brighten up the pub interior teamed with stunning colourful jewel toned flowers from That Flower Shop and some really fun geometric stationery meant this winter wedding was a bright and cheerful affair all round, captured by Laura Babb.

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From the bride, Laura: “We wanted a day that reflected us as a couple – relaxed and fun, with an emphasis on family, friends, good food and flowing drinks. We did most of our dating in London so it was really special to hold the wedding in the City we both love.

Early on we agreed that a Pub wedding was definitely for us and as soon as we met the team at The Peasant we were able to relax as we knew that they would take care of everything for us (and Paul and his friends love a good Ale!).

We had read about the 1,000 origami crane tradition and thought that a rainbow of colours would work really well at the venue. This went on to inspire some of the other touches like my blue and white Ted Baker shoes and also the flowers (that were perfect and everything we could have hoped for!).

One of our best buys was our funky geometric stationary which we found by chance on Etsy, we kept this theme running from our invites through to the table plans, menus and place cards and they really added a lovely touch. I was really really nervous about finding the perfect dress and for many months scoured the high street for a dress as I couldn’t face visiting a bridal shop, eventually my sisters set me up with an appointment at Confetti Bridal in Wokingham (near my hometown of Reading). The second dress I picked up was definitely ‘the one’ and immediately the pressure was off! Laura also wore a sweet handmade knit made by her mum to keep her warm.

Finally the photography was definitely close to the top of our list of priorities – you only do it once and we wanted to find someone who could capture the vibe of our whole day. We had seen many of Laura Babb’s photos as she does a lot of London weddings and we attended a wedding she had shot earlier in the year. It was an obvious choice and to say that we are over the moon with her work is an understatement – on 1st viewing (and 2nd and 3rd) there was not a dry eye in the house!

Thank you to Laura and Paul for sharing their gorgeous cheery day with us, proving you can go bright in winter!

Photographer: Laura Babb / Ceremony: Islington Town Hall / Reception Venue: The Peasant / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero at Confetti Bridal / Bridesmaids: JS Collection / Flowers: That Flower Shop / Cake: Marks and Spencer / Stationery: My Line and Colour on Etsy

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

Alice in wonderland islington metal works wedding

WEDDINGS, Informal

Alice in Wonderland Islington Metalworks Wedding by Babb Photo

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!

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“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 

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.”

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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.

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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!”

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“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.

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“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!

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“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” 

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“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?

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“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

Kate + Gary – A Wintery Christmas Portland Place Wedding

WEDDINGS, Elegant

Portland Place Wedding London by Lisa Devlin

It’s soooo nice to bring such a recent wedding to the blog today thanks to photographer Lisa Devlin at Devlin Photos. Kate and Gary got married less than a month ago on a wintery December’s day in London at the beautifully classic 29 Portland Place with a relaxed reception at The Peasant Pub in the heart of creative Clerkenwell. I love the combination of a classic Georgian venue for their sweet ceremony, the pastel pretty balloons for their portrait shoot [love love love!] and then the perfect reception party at a city pub. These guys certainly fit lots in for their big day and judging by their huge smiles I’d say they are enjoying themselves..

Whilst many brides have their heart set on a warm [ahem] spring or summer wedding I’ve always thought there is such a charm and excitement about weddings in December and of course, you are always going to expect the weather to be disappointing taking the pressure off, however Kate and Gary got very lucky! I had lived in London for the last 7 years and absolutely adore the city, and as my husband is from London it felt right for us to tie the knot in the place we love the most. As soon as I started to think about the wedding I knew I wanted to have it around Christmas time (although my husband was slightly concerned about the weather) but we were extremely lucky on the day and had crisp winter sunshine.”

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Whilst there are many lovely dress boutiques in London, the hunt to find the one wasn’t a great success for Kate, who was searching for a simple and comfortable dress [so she could eat lots all day, a girl after my own heart!].I discovered that J Crew had started a bridal range, so I ordered one online and it was perfect. For something a bit special, I went to Stephanie Allin Couture and had a lace shrug made for me that matched my dress perfectly. This felt really vintage and stylish. As it was cold I also got a Matthew Williamson shrug to keep me warm on the day.”

A great idea especially for a winter wedding if you think you may be a bit chilly in a strapless dress is to do what Kate did and have a custom shrug or cape made to fit with your dress. You would never tell this wasn’t all one dress and so lovely that it’s totally unique!

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“We wanted to have a relaxed and fun day, and I think our venues reflected this. 29 Portland Place is a really wonderful venue to get married. I fell in love with its huge sash windows and original features and knew it was the right place for our ceremony as soon as I walked in. As this venue was quite grand, we wanted to go on to a really fun affair, and looked into lots of City pubs for our reception, but I’m so glad we used Portland Place as our first location as it felt very London and very us.”

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It would seem Lisa their photographer must have a thing for balloons, as I in fact did a photoshoot with her with lots of balloons so it’s so great to see a real bride having the same fun! They look gorgeous against the stunning backdrop of Portland Place, and a great idea in case you can’t get outside in the winter months for some lovely portrait shots, “When Lisa, our photographer suggested we use some balloons for the pictures I couldn’t be more excited and I love how the pictures came out.”

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“Lisa took lots of London street shots and the weather allowed us to hang around outside a bit longer than normal in December! Lisa was amazing and I particularly love the shots coming out of Portland Place in the midst of the confetti throwing.” wedding_portlandplace_london_lisadevlin_0021 wedding_portlandplace_london_lisadevlin_0027 wedding_portlandplace_london_lisadevlin_0017

I love the choice of stylish nude colours for the bridesmaids and their plaited hair styles, not to mention that cute shrug on the flower girl, “My bridesmaids had high street dresses, and I wanted them to be comfortable and be able to keep the dresses and shrugs to wear again. Kaz Fernando did our hair and makeup on the day (which I loved), she was very accommodating as we all wanted plaits which actually looked really lovely as a theme.”

Sometimes as much as us girls plan, the boys do occasionally throw a curveball in to the mix…“My flowers started as pinks, lilacs and creams, but then my husband went to hire his suit and remembered last minute to tell me they had picked a maroon tie, which luckily the florist was accommodating in helping me change my order to match his choice and we ended up with lovely winter colour bouquets!”

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After a short trip on a routemaster whilst singing Christmas songs they arrived at their reception venue – The Peasant in Clerkenwell. “Our reception was a place me and my husband had spent many days drinking and getting to know the staff. We arrived here in a London bus (and sang to Christmas songs on the way) and the place was covered in bunting and flowers and fairy lights (all put up by the staff there) and it felt so cosy and Christmassy. Guests had a choice of dishes throughout the menu – hearty winter grub and lots of it. I can not speak highly enough about the Peasant, the food was wonderful and the service outstanding. We decided against a cake, mainly as we ordered so much food we knew nobody would eat it!”. 

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“We had a DJ on the evening  (Lee Harding) who was an absolute legend and had our guests dancing all night. We also hired a photo booth from Say Fromage which was a real success – the package meant a lady helped our guests all night putting their pictures into a book that I took home on the day full of their comments. A great alternative to a traditional guest book. And it was a lovely surprise to see them all uploaded online after the big day – with gradual evidence of our guests becoming more tipsy as the night went by!”

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What music did you walk down the aisle to? Pachelbel Canon in D and back down to Cosmic Love, Florence and the Machine

Do you have any planning advice for other brides? Be calm at all times. I was pretty relaxed (most of the time) and I think this showed though out  the wedding day!

What was the most special or memorable moment of the day? Having my pictures taking with balloons (I felt like I was a model on a Vogue shoot!), seeing my husband when I walked down the aisle, the wedding car with my mum, lots of dancing and photobooth fun in the evening.

What was your first dance song? Silly Love Songs, by Wings

If you had any problems when planning, what were they and how did you overcome them? The only problem I had were guests chopping and changing, but that is always to be expected! My advice would be to not stress, there are always ways round it. Especially if the staff at the venues were as helpful as mine.

Aw, congratulations to the newlyweds, and happy almost one month anniversary! Thanks again to Lisa… although now, I want to go play with lots of pretty balloons…

Photography: Devlin Photos  /Ceremony Venue: 29 Portland Place via Quintessentially Events / Reception Venue: The Peasant Pub / Bride’s Dress: J Crew / Bride’s Accessories: Stephanie Allin, Matthew Williamson / Shoes: Dune / Bridesmaids Dresses: Asos / Groom + Ushers Suits: Moss / Hair + Make Up: Kaz Fernando / Balloons: supplied by Simply Elegant /Reception Decorations: Wedding of my Dreams / Flowers: Pinstripes and Peonies via Quintessentially Events / Photobooth: Say Fromage / Getting Ready Hotel: The Zetter Townhouse

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