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Smiley & Simple London Wedding with a Sequin Jumpsuit

Sian and Amir met on dating app Hinge – their first date was on a dreary Tuesday evening in January at Mother Kelly’s in Bethnal Green. Sian told us; “We ended up drinking 5 pints of strong IPA and that was it, we were smitten! Amir proposed on New Years eve 2020 – He had bought the ring 6 months before when we had only been together 6 months. It was really a case of when you know you know.

They wanted their wedding to be in London as that is where they live, and they liked the aesthetic and feel of other urban/city themed weddings. “I like the idea of weddings happening around chaos of people going about their daily lives.”

COVID put stop to their big-pub knees up plans, but in the end, it made the couple reassess what was truly important – who was there and getting married. “We just wanted to get married at this point, and ended up being one of the last couples to do so before the second lockdown in England. Initially, I was stressing about place names and menus etc, and se spent ages thinking about our invitations but ultimately, 90% of the people we invited couldn’t actually come. So it really simplified things for us.”

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Intimate, Fifties, Rock n Roll Style COVID Wedding

Mandi and Joeby fought tooth and nail to make their 2020 wedding happen. “We were determined to stick to our date no matter what,” Mandi told us. “We decided quite early on that even if it just meant us and a witness, we would just get it done – I’d proposed to Joey in 2018 and for us it was important to just be married, not about a big party or putting our lives on hold – and this sentiment felt particularly important to stick to before the world went to complete shit!”

As it happened, their October date was slotted in between two lockdowns, so although they spent most of the year in a horrible limbo, glued to news updates and had to axe their planned garden-party reception, the majority of their original wedding plans stayed the same.

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Party Like it’s a Pandemic: A Low-Key London Wedding

Unintentionally, Vicky and Jake’s September became vintage London themed because they wanted to show off the city that they love. They chose Chelsea Old Town Hall as both their ceremony and reception venue, booked a vintage double decker red bus and planned their photos around some of the most iconic tourist attractions. Décor and theme wise they did keep things pretty simple, choosing simple DIY floral arrangements that let the venue be the star of the show.

Vicky wore a Needle and Thread dress, a jacket from Nasty Gal, and Public Desire boots. Her veil was vintage, and her mum’s, and her epic floral mask was homemade, inspired by this shoot which we published over the summer!

“I think the most unique thing about our wedding is that we had it during a pandemic”, Vicky told us. “We really tried to embrace the government restrictions into our wedding with matching masks and pandemic swag bags. We also dragged our guests around London to eat doughnuts and get photos at fun tourist location… Not many couples can say they had formal wedding photos outside Buckingham Palace!”

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A Budget-Friendly London Winter Wedding with the Bride & Groom in Pink

Lexi and Tom chose Islington Town Hall and Green Rooms, a local bar/ hotel, as the locations for their November wedding. It was important to them both that the day was as stress-free and fun as possible so they decided to ignore the traditional timeline and do an evening-only wedding with their ceremony at 5pm. They got ready together at home with their mates, wore coordinating pink outfits and matching Adidas sneakers, walked down the aisle to KC & Jojo and had a reading from Fleabag.

“My sister who has Down’s Syndrome was my ‘best woman’ and insisted on wearing white and being walked down the aisle with her own bouquet by my best friend Rob, who happily obliged”, Lexi told us. “Instead of bridesmaids I just invited the key women in my life to walk in pairs with me down the aisle, including my mother-in-law and sister-in-law as my husband lost his dad the year before.”

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An Art Deco Wedding at St Pancras Station

Gemma and Jon chose St Pancras Station as their unusual wedding location and were married at the exact spot where they first met for their first date! They were married on the concourse with the trains behind them, and had their reception at Searcys Champagne Bar. They were inspired by the art deco vibes of the location, but also their love of Bowie through their choice of music and the bride’s accessories (Bowie is also their son’s name!)

They spend around £20k, but made lots of money saving choices to keep within their budget. The bride’s dress was, unbelievably, made for her by a friend and cost them just £80. In fact, dry cleaning it afterwards was more expensive! The bridesmaids were in ASOS dresses (a steal at £12 each), the stationery and signage were all DIY and the art deco mirror which they painted the seating plan on was a car boot find. All the frames for the photos and menus all came from charity shops and Gemma collected champagne corks to use as place card holders.

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Red, White & Blue DIY Wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf

Trinity Buoy Wharf has one of the best views in London which suited Rebecca and Dave’s red, white and blue themed wedding to a tee. The couple didn’t want the day to be too ‘matchy-matchy’, but they did was cohesive elements to run throughout. The bride wore a stunning red Pronovias dress (from their evening gown range, so less than a quarter of the price of their wedding gowns!), the bridesmaid wore white and Dave and his groomsmen were in blue suits.

Dave designed all the stationery based on the concept of a tube map of their lives (as a timeline), with a line for each of them. The lines came together when they met and formed a single line (their relationship), culminating in the them getting married. Rebecca’s mum made the bouquets and buttonholes using yellow, red and purple flowers with green foliage and she made the cake!

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