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Relaxed East London Wedding at The Roost

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Daisy and Graeme wanted a wedding with wanted no rules and no traditions, just a great big celebration with their friends and family. Their relaxed London wedding took place in East London.

“It sounds a bit cheesy, but our inspiration was each other” began the bride. “We were very stubborn about having things our own way, loads of our friends have had beautiful and amazing weddings, but we were adamant we wanted to have something that was completely inspired by us and not at all traditional.”

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They were married at Stoke Newington Town Hall with their reception at The Roost in Dalston, which is already decked out in vintage props. This mean they didn’t need to do much else to the space. “Some of our favourite aspects were our open mic session, the full on pie and mash for the catering and our wedding place names.”

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My Little Pony, Rainbows & A Bride in Bunny Ears

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There’s nothing I love more than seeing brides wearing the collection I designed with Crown and Glory on their wedding days (except maybe wine, but that’s a completely different story and not relevant to today’s wedding…) So when Vicky and Andy’s adorable Asylum Chapel wedding landed in my inbox, and I saw that Vicky was sporting some rather fabulous Liberace ears. I knew I had to share it!

The funniest thing is, Vicky was actually wearing bunny ears when she and Andy first met! “We met in a pub and were introduced by a mutual friend about fifteen years ago”, she explained. “For some reason I had on bunny ears – so knew I had to incorporate a pair in our day somehow!”

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“In terms of our theme, at first I joked that it should be ‘Ponies and Rainbows’ but then it kind of stuck! Our 11 bridesmaids were all dressed in different colours of the rainbow and our dear friend and bridesmaid, Jules, made us a My Little Pony and rainbow wedding cake!”

“Everything about the day reflected ‘us’ and was a joint effort including the dress shopping! Our invites took their inspiration from our tattoos, the table centres were based on our favourite things including: Twin Peaks, Marvel and DC comics, Tim Burton, Jay and Silent Bob. Our readings were a poem by Bob Marley and a soliloquy by The Log Lady from Twin Peaks. I walked down the aisle to Gigantic by The Pixies.”

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The Wedding That Trended on Twitter

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Nicky and David were married in East London. They had a relatively small budget of £5000 but they were able to make it stretch by avoiding wedding specific items wherever possible. They hosted their reception in a town hall, the bride wore a dress from Monsoon, they had a homemade cake and put all the flowers together themselves. They even skipped the wedding car, choosing to get the train between their ceremony and reception venues.

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“I’m not a wedding-y person”, admitted the bride, “so it wasn’t like it was something I had always dreamed of or planned. We wanted the day to be filled with in-jokes and things we find funny like cats, Twitter (we met on Twitter!), plants, books, tea and cheese. I tried to get a kitten ring bearer for the ceremony – but people were surprisingly reluctant to help me with this. I actually started to question my own sanity at this point too. Someone did actually buy us a tiny white kitten as a wedding gift though! We named her Peaches.”

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‘The Beauty of Simple Things’: A Low Key East London Wedding

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Valeria and Wen-Wei’s London wedding was low key and ridiculously stylish. The bride’s incredible outfit wasn’t a wedding dress, it was a collection of different pieces she loved and put together herself.

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The couple met on Tinder! “My sister came to London to visit me and we were waiting for The Strokes to come on stage in Hyde Park”, the bride explained. “We were bored so I showed her how to use Tinder (which was completely pointless as she wasn’t interested in dating at all). So I opened it and first random guy shown was Wen-Wei. I said to my sister: ‘For example, let’s say I like him. I swipe right. Ha. Look, he matched me. Now I could text him but obviously I couldn’t be bothered’. After a couple of days I was tidying up my matches and was going to unmatch him, but my sister said: ‘Oh come on, he looks cute! Just talk to him a bit, he may be interesting’. The rest is history!”

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Vintage Victorian Wedding on Halloween

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Scott and Hayley were married on Halloween but they didn’t want to make the obvious choice to have a spooky themed wedding. Instead they were inspired by vintage pieces (the bride wore a dress from the 1940s), and Victoriana with a Rock n Roll twist. Of course there were a few autumnal touches such as pumpkins on the tables, but overall it was just a reflection of everything they love.

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“We wanted our wedding to be different and not traditional but also show our personalities”, said the bride. “We collected vintage props for the tables but the venue, The Roost in Dalston, also had lots of quirky pieces of furniture and props that we could use. Music was also a big influence we spent months creating our perfect playlists for each part of the day.”

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A Black Wedding Dress, Graffiti and Halloween in East London

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Ailsa and Ben were married in Shoreditch, London. The bride ditched the traditional white dress, opting for a custom made black one! The wedding was on October 31st, so had a few touches of Halloween, but it wasn’t overly themed.

“The wedding had a general East London vibe with graffiti elements”, began the bride. “Our prominent backdrop for the main room at the reception was a projection of a piece of graffiti that we created in Paris, where Ben proposed exactly one year previously. Our inspiration was our personalities and tastes, and the date – my favourite day is Halloween. We both have a passion for art and graffiti, so we tried to bring than in too. Ultimately the warehouse-style venue looked great as a blank canvas, so we wanted to work with that.”

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“We’ve received a lot of comments about the individuality of the day – the warehouse venue, the black dress, the Bavarian beer house dining arrangement, the mass-karaoke sing-a-long in the evening. Many people said they’d never been to a wedding like ours, but ultimately we wanted to throw a party to celebrate our love for the fabulous people we have in our lives. In the end our favourite moments were actually the ‘traditional’ elements – the ceremony and the first dance.”

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