Rachel & Daniel’s Modern Vintage Wedding… With Special Guest – The Pope!

Rachel & Daniel got married at The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, a modern building that gave their vintage styled wedding an unusual twist. The bride wore a gorgeous dress from Rock n Roll Bride favourite Fur Coat No Knickers. To keep things personal, they made their own cake (“It looked fine as long as it wasn’t in a strong light!” the bride laughed. “The ribbons were held in place by satay skewers – all we could find the night before we delivered it to the venue!”)

The day got off to a stressful start (to say the least!) when The Pope decided it would be a nice day to come and visit the UK (first visit since 1982 and the first *state* visit since Henry VIII!) so as you can imagine London was pretty much gridlocked! However apart from the meal being served a little late and a bit of a nightmare getting to the venue it all turned out perfectly in the end. “Daniel plus his best man, his girlfriend and Jo (our photographer) had to traipse across the west end, through an anti-Pope demo, while I had to trek across St James’s Park in my dress and shoes!” the bride recounted. “Unbelievably, we both got there in time for our ceremony, which was conducted to the sound of police helicopters overhead. The Pope’s visit itself made for quite a unique event – the venue were great and let us move our meal back by 30 minutes so we could all watch the Pope go past from the balconies. Daniel’s mum also managed to get interviewed by the News of the World newspaper who were keen to find out why she was all dressed up!”

Well that’s certainly a story to tell the Grandkids!

Thanks to Rachel & Daniel and their photographer Jo for sharing this gorgeous wedding today

Photography Credit: Browns Photography
Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Arts
Bride’s Dress: Fur Coat No Knickers
Bride’s Shoes: Diane Hassall
Bride’s Necklace: Gift
Groom’s Suit: Richard James
Groom’s Shoes: YMC
Rings: Ingle & Rhode 
Cake: DIY
Flowers: The Urban Flower Firm
Special Guest: Pope Benedict XVI

5 comments

  1. Juliet McKee

    Classic Joanna Brown Photography. Love this couples style. I think amongst my favourite shots here are the shoes being displayed on that stylish sofa, the mono of the couples feet on the black and white tiles and of course the snogging!

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