Weddings like Hugo & Jenn’s are the reason I became obsessed with offbeat, alternative, unique and rock n roll weddings. With their roots firmly planted in the New York hardcore scene, this couple wanted a wedding nothing short of perfectly ‘them’.
Thanks to Matt for sharing this awesome couple and their fantastic wedding with us. I have too. much. love!
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Credit: Matthew Miller Photography
Amy & Jody certainly didn’t want a traditional wedding and went all out to show their individuality though their big day. As Amy told me, ‘We never wanted a conventional wedding. We wanted a mishmash of our favourite things and hoped it would all work out. Who needs a theme? We’re the theme!’
The couple had an intimate wedding with close family at Islington town hall which was followed by a massive party at The Distillers Bar. It was the small touches that made this day fabulous – whether that being the ice-cream van (free 99s all round!) the Cuban band or the tower of cupcakes and free flowing drinks that scream of British summer like Pimms.
Amy’s outfit was a vintage-inspired look at high street prices. The tea-length dress was by Aftershock, her adorable shoes were from Clarks and fascinator/veil was found in Topshop! The bag and jewellery were all real vintage finds and her best friend’s mum made her bolero.
I love Jody’s look so much! Sometimes the Grooms tend to let the team down (here in the UK anyway!) with slightly boring suits or unimaginative fashion choices, but not this Groom! He bought a vintage suit, shirt and cravat from J Simons in Covent Garden. The trainers have got to be my favourite part of his look. When on holiday in Vietnam, he asked a shoe maker to make him a pair of Adidas Hi-Tops out of embroidered silk, not realising the guy would actually agree. Photographer David said he loved having two pairs of gorgeous shoes to shoot!
The couple set aside a lot of time for portraits which was great because David really got to go to town with ideas and locations for the shoot – my personal favourite has got to the the fancy dress shop ones with Jody wearing a horse head! Random yes but I love it!
Thanks to Amy & Jody for sharing their day and to David for sending me the gorgeous images!
Credit: David McNeil Photography
The graffiti, the black balloons, the derelict and slightly scary looking abandoned buildings – pure rock n roll gold.
Thanks to Kat for sharing!