Pretty in Pink: A Tropical Meets Junk Food London Wedding

Ellie Gillard Photography

February 3, 2020

Lucie and Tommy’s London wedding was inspired by the bride’s love of pink, their mutual appreciation for the tropical aesthetic and the 1950s, and London, where the day took place. The bride arrived at Hackney Town Hall in a pink Cadillac, her bridal party all wore pink dresses from Coast and their reception decor was all shades from pastel to fuchsia and everything in between. They served their favourite junk food (burgers and Domino’s pizza!) and had one hell of a party!

They chose Core Clapton for their reception. a lovely blank canvas of a venue with a domed white ceiling and lots of space to get creative with the decorations. DIY wasn’t their forte, but they did pull the vision of the day together themselves.

“We didn’t make anything from scratch ourselves but we planned and setup everything in the reception”, said Lucie. “From putting the tables together, arranging the lighting, setting the tables and also the candles. We also spray painted the candle holders because we couldn’t find any cheap rose gold ones. We bought cheap white ones from IKEA and sprayed them.”

Most of all they wanted their day to feel relaxed and informal for themselves and their guests. “We didn’t have a seating plan other then the top table”, Lucie explained, “At the end of the day we’re all family and friends and we wanted it be as relaxed as possible. everyone said they’ve never had food like we did at a wedding. We don’t really do formal and some people were surprised he even wore a suit! Once the evening party started we both changed into matching tracksuits!”

“The best bit of planning the wedding was seeing it all come together on the day. There are times when you think, ‘ How we gonna do this?’ but slowly but surely it all comes together and the dream becomes reality. There is nothing we’d change about our day. Looking back at our pictures and hearing the stories from our guests, it was everything we wanted and more!”