They wanted their wedding to be relaxed and reflect them, so Inez and Ismail, opted to keep things small for their September wedding. They also didn’t want anything too traditional. The bride wore a black dress by Khaite, while the groom wore his favourite red Nike trainers and a black tee-shirt rather than a shirt. The ceremony was held at Marylebone Town Hall with just a few close loved ones present, and the went to a restaurant afterwards rather than having a formal reception.
“We had a civil partnership ceremony, which meant we didn’t have to follow any scripts based on tradition that didn’t align with our relationship”, the bride told us. “We organised everything within a month and we only picked the music the morning of the ceremony! For the entrance we had I’ll Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie, and for the signing we had Dance of the Dream Man from Twin Peaks (a favourite show of ours). The ceremony was super quick because we didn’t want any vows or readings, we ended up cutting a lot of the script off.”
After the ceremony they headed over to the Japanese Garden in Regent’s Park with their photographer for some portraits and a few group photos. “It was such a joy to walk around the quiet garden right after the ceremony,” Inez continued. “and we have so many incredible photos there!”
“There is nothing we would have done differently”, she concluded. “It was a fabulous and chilled out day and we spent it as we wanted it to be! Our advice would be to do what makes sense for you – if you want a big party, go for it, if not just do something small. It should really be a celebration of the couple you are, nothing else. Oh and both get involved in the planning!”