I’ve featured a few weddings at Asylum Arts in Peckham before, but I couldn’t resist sharing another with you today. Melissa and Yoni took that crumbling chapel and made it come alive with colour! They used the de-consecrated church as the venue for their ceremony and wedding breakfast, and moved to The Big Red Pizza Bus in Deptford for their after party.
“We moved to Mexico for a year to teach English ten days after the wedding so we tried to tie in travel and Mexico”, Melissa replied when I asked about their theme. “Our cake was Day of the Dead themed, the place names were glider planes, the orders of service were paper planes, and each table placename was a scene of a place we’ve travelled to so far. Yoni’s family also surprised us with a mariachi band performance during the speeches which was fantastic!”
Jo & Dan’s laid back East London wedding was a mishmash of everything they love with a dash of vintage style. Don’t you just love the effortlessly cool vibe of the whole thing? “We didn’t go out of our way to do things differently, we just wanted a day that was a mix of everything we love”, explained the bride. “From East London to pub grub and The Beatles to Art Deco and butterflies. We wanted it to reflect us as both individuals and as a couple and for our guests to have a great party.”
Although Jo’s outfit was vintage inspired she went for contemporary designers who gave her look a chic edge. Her dress was created by ACNE and her statement headpiece by etsy designer Kat Swank. “Both my dad and my son walked me up the aisle which was lovely”, Jo responded when I asked her about her favourite part of the wedding. “My daughter and niece were also flower girls.”
Paul proposed to Angela on an idyllic deserted beach in Galicia, Spain. This set the tone for their wedding day. Firstly a map of Galicia became the backdrop of their seating plan. They also had a polaroid theme with the table names, place names, cake toppers and invitations. They used images of their favourite places in Galician on the polaroids including palaces, fortresses and monasteries, and used them throughout the wedding.
“We didn’t set out with the intention that we wanted perfection but we certainly felt that our wedding day was perfect in every way”, began Angela. “And our pictures have perfectly captured the REAL soul, emotions and reactions of the day. In each picture, we can clearly sense the nervousness, excitement or sheer happiness. And not mentioning our photographer Lisa Jane‘s eye and talent for spotting and taking those quirky pics that really capture the mood and essence of everything else. Paul and I are so incredibly grateful and lucky that Lisa was available to capture our special day. We now have a treasure trove of pictures that we will absolutely cherish forever.”