A back to front wedding for Laura and Tom who were married the day before Valentine’s day this year. They celebrated with a family dinner before the ceremony and a big party after in St Pancras, Kings Cross and of course the bride wore two outfits!
Laura and Tom tied the knot on 13th February this year (the day before Valentine’s day!) with the wedding taking place at Kings Cross, with a ceremony in St Pancras station and a reception at 06 St Chad’s however it wasn’t a typical wedding day. This couple decided to have it back to front, so had a lovely family lunch before the ceremony and then a party reception for everyone afterwards! The bride wore two outfits for the different parts of the day, and I love her different styles from city to chic.
Whilst it may not be the most practical venue for a ceremony (read more below!) it’s certainly unusual and an amazing iconic place to say that you got married! I love the photo above, looks like a 1940s wedding in the modern day!
Do have a read below of Laura’s wedding planning journey, and if you’re reading this as a ‘just engaged’ bride to be, then definitely take her advice below and bask in all the celebratory glory!
After planning a ‘big wedding’ Michael and Ashleigh re-evaluated their plans and chose to have a secret little London elopement on Christmas Eve. Utterly romantic, despite the rain they said ‘I Do’ at Old Chelsea Town Hall followed by enjoying an evening at The Rosewood Hotel for lobster, jazz and cocktails.
There is just something so incredibly romantic and heartwarming about today’s real wedding (complete with umbrella, how typically ‘London’), and it’s such a pleasure to share Michael and Ashleigh’s incredibly intimate day.
It’s not an uncommon story to hear of couples who are planning for a traditional ‘big’ wedding but find during this time the pressure, stress, politics and even finance perhaps all too much and they question their wedding plans. For couples who are quite private people, who may worry about being centre stage an elopement or simple wedding ceremony with just the two of you makes complete sense and that’s just what Michael and Ashleigh chose.
It’s a reminder to us all to not get carried away by what others do, or what we think we should do – and that to be truly happy means being yourselves on your wedding day, whatever way that is. Plus, look how gorgeous, relaxed and happy they are, it clearly was the best decision they made!
I love that on Christmas day they were able to tell their families they were married! What a wonderful Christmas present…
Lauren 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.
Lizi and Gideon had a lovely personal wedding ceremony in Hackney followed by a cosy Autumn London pub wedding. Lizi chose a beautifully unique original 1940s vintage dress from Elizabeth Avey and along with the berry toned florals created by close family, some twinkling lights, a hint of metallic made this the perfect Autumn London wedding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tiffanie is from Georgia in the States and is engaged to James who is from Knaresborough. Whilst over visiting James’ family over Christmas they planned to stop off in London and Tiffanie got in touch with me as she thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get have an engagement shoot in the big smoke. Tiffanie wanted a lovely relaxed session of the two of them whilst taking in a few of London’s iconic sites. I was lucky enough to work with a great team; photographers Chanelle and Craig from Segerius Bruce did a wonderful job of capturing London on a beautiful winters day, Mariam Jenson gave Tiffanie her flawless look with airbrush make up and Elbie van Eeden created two looks with Tiffanie’s stunning dark long hair.
It was great getting to know Tiffanie and James and I was so pleased the sun shone for them! And just how much am I envious of her Jason Wu dress? I also find it pretty crazy that she had to buy the lovely white coat specifically for this as she doesn’t own a single jumper or coat back in Georgia! Imagine!
And a few shots that I took on this beautiful day with Instagram…
If you are interested in having an engagement shoot in and around London I can help with styling and co-ordinating the session to ensure it’s relaxed and fun for you so do get in touch or see more information on my services page.