With Charlotte and Seb both being musicians and having met on a gig at Spitalfields Festival, music was obviously going to be a star player at their wedding. From musician friends performing and arranging meaningful pieces for them, to what you’ll hear the groom treated everyone to during his speech, this wedding was one of wonderful friendship, family, support and song. Oh and there was Monster Munch and ice cream to snack on pre-dinner, so extra awesome points there!
The bride’s sister was the giver of great advice during the initial planning. “We were a bit lost initially as neither of us had strong views already in place”, Charlotte explained. “My sister said to just pick all of your favourite things! So we had pizza, cheese, ice cream, amazing music and lots of booze!” The worst part of planning, said the bride, “Was probably the logistics of arranging so many outside hires. The dry hire venue gave us lots of freedom, but it also meant that everything needed bringing in, which meant a lot of emails!”
Looby and Ryan’s big day was not at all traditional but incredibly personal, and that’s why we love it so much. The couple eloped to beautiful Cornwall, with a ceremony in a refurbished rustic barn with just the registrar and officiants as their witnesses, followed by their ‘reception’: A night in in a beautiful cottage at the venue. We love their whole attitude towards wedding planning and how true to themselves they stayed – Looby and Ryan, we salute you!
The whole day was held at The Green Cornwall. For the ceremony, the refurbished barn was made to look intimate with a drawn curtain and fairy lights hanging from the beams. Looby and Ryan walked from their cottage to the venue together and then down the aisle together to Old Pine by Ben Howard (oh, the tears!) Afterwards they walked out to Year 3000 by Busted. Mark from Evolve Photography took their portraits with their two pugs and the bump, and then followed on with their intimate reception where they played battleships back at their cottage whilst a professional chef cooked them a three course meal. They then had a bath and watched Netflix. Is that the dream or is that the dream?!
Bunny and Michael’s elegant castle wedding is an absolute STUNNER. Their big day was gothic whilst still being glamorous, grungy yet gorgeous, and dark without being dull. These scenes look like they’ve been lifted straight out of a fantasy world (not that we’re complaining, in the slightest!)
Even though it looks like it could be nestled in mysterious Transylvania, their venue was the glorious Hempstead House in New York. Bunny explains that both her and Michael “fell in love really hard with this venue, so there was no doubt [we] were ready to do what it took to have it.” And we can totally see why – those airy feature windows and intricate corners inside, with that incredible walled ceremony garden and it’s expanses of candyfloss coloured sky beyond.
It’s all too easy for venues to give loads on the outside but have been forgotten about on the inside, but all these gorgeous portraits captured by Mike Zawadzki Photography and Tara Tomlinson Photography prove this is the cream of the castle crop, full of nooks and crannies and ever-changing shafts of light that keep throwing up more never-seen-before magic.