The majority of the weddings I blog make me wish I was a whole lot cooler, and Lizzie and James’ Shoreditch shindig is no different. These guys did things their own way – and then some! They got hitched at Museum of The Order of St John and had a rockin’ yet intimate party at Bistrotheque afterwards. To keep costs down, they kept their guest list small.
“We took inspiration from my engagement ring by artist Julia Deville“, began the bride. “It’s slightly gothic with some Victorian elegance. She celebrates death and the idea of mortality in her work. The influences in our wedding were subtle – things like candle sticks with symbols of skulls, motorbikes and guns. We also had black roses and thistle in the bouquets, I wore black Victorian lingerie and James’ underwear said ‘I hate you’ on the butt cheeks with a skull and rose on either side!”
“We made our invites, wedding programmes and place cards out of polaroid photos we had taken”, she continued. “Our invitations and RSVPs were photos taken at different times in our relationship. The place cards were photos we had taken together specifically for each guest. Each guest got to take their photo home as a memoir of the day. We both loved the idea that we got to have this day which was designed and created by us – everything had our touch on it.”
“To save money we forfeited a honeymoon!” she concluded. “We got the day we wanted and we now have a lifetime together to go on holiday. Our advice to future couples would be: make it your own day… and enjoy it – it goes so fast!”