An Eclectic 1970’s Influenced North London Wedding: Sally & Alex

September 5, 2011


I fell head over heels in love with Alex & Sally as soon as I laid my peepers on Sally’s Ossie Clark-inspired wedding dress. She had it made especially for her by local dressmaker Barbara F Pellumbi.


And just like the dress, the entire wedding was a unique and eclectic representation of the couple. Sally explains, “We were going to go for a Miss Saigon feel meets a tattoo-esque style but in the end it was anything that looked pretty or hard!”


“Birds became a bit of a motif, featuring on the invites, cake and place names. We even had a lovely little stuffed bird in a cage which is where the table places were hung. We were keen to make the club (The Islington Metalworks) looked relaxed, in one area we tried to create an old skool 70’s living room complete with Hilda Ogden flying birds on the wall.”


The lucky couple have a number of very talented friends who they called on to help out in various areas of the wedding. For example the stationery was all designed by a friend, Heather, who runs her own card design company called Homeloves. Their friend Lara helped them to source all the table decorations and another friend Georgina, who is an artist, lent them a number of her own paintings to decorate the venue.


Thank you so much to the gorgeous Sally & Alex and their photographer Sassy of Assassynation for sharing this wedding with us today.

Photography Credit: Assassynation
Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall
Reception Venue: The Islington Metalworks
Bride’s Dress: custom made by Barbara F Pellumbi
Bride’s Shoes: Alexander McQueen
Bride’s Jewellery: Vintage
Groom’s Outfit: Burberry (Suit)
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Various
Cake: Choccywoccydoodah
Flowers: Angelic Flowers, 80 Islington High St, London N1 8EQ, Mob 07939 724136
Hair: Hannah Ackerman for Easton Regal Hairdressing
Stationery: Homeloves