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


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


  1. That dress is possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!
    I am currently looking for (what I have now called) “the perfect prom dress”. I have always had my eye out for a vintage one, but I always thought I was trying to find a 40s/50s one. This dress has inspired me to go 70’s! BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. Jena

    The most beautiful thing about the wedding is the dress. The bride looks absolutely stunning and the dress makes the most of her body shape. The dressmaker must be very proud of this perfect creation. STUNNING!!!

  3. I’m with pretty much everyone else, the dress is D I V I N E but especially on this bride, she makes the dress sing.
    Invisible Eavie, saw that you’re after vintage inspiration and I happened to just read a post about this company;
    It’s in San Fran but you should take a look at their site for some 70s vintage inspiration as they have some beautiful images!

  4. Mandy

    The bride looks absolutely stunning, the dress is perfect, her hair is great and the cake also to die for, I must also mention the stunning flowers, how the colours matched perfectly, the styling and whole event. I loved loved loved everything, bravo the bride, venue owners, dress maker and florist, numbers I will be loking up. X

  5. BeatleBride

    Thank you so much for posting this! After two venues cancelling our wedding we have booked a warehouse bar as our venue and was wondering if we will be able to get the look across. This is so beautiful it has given me renewed confidence!! x


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