Hello lovelies and a Happy New Year to you!
We kick the year off with a bang by sharing this super fun ‘London’ inspired real wedding that was wonderfully captured by alternative wedding photographer Marianne Chua.
What makes this wedding so ‘Want That Wedding’ worthy is it’s sheer fun and relaxed style. Jen and Tris organised their wedding wishing to reflect the place they call home. London Town.
With a bright and cheerful colour palette of reds, blues and a touch of orange this real wedding has lots of fun London touches – from the monopoly seating plans and oyster card place names, to a London inspired wedding cake and London style street name, table names.
Quirky centerpieces of red telephone boxes with fun sunflowers and baby’s breath as well as sweet red buses adorned each table – I love this weddings subtle London transport theme!
Words by Jen. Images by Marianne Chua Photography.
My Maggie Sottero wedding dress, ‘Maud’ was named after my grandmother which was a nice touch as I was close to her but she passed many years ago. It was also a dress that already ticked many of the boxes I was looking for, such as straps and making sure it was flattering but not too fancy.
Our wedding day was inspired by London – from transport to street signs and even monopoly!
My Dad walked me down the aisle to a version of ‘a thousand years’ arranged by our pianist Paul Jeanes and played by him and our viola player (my brother’s girlfriend).
Our wedding flowers were specifically chosen to compliment the time of year – autumn!
We used Highfield Event Group to style the venue – from tables and chairs to table tennis and table football.
We provided wedding favours in the form of a British Heart Foundation Pin for which £1 was donated for each one.
Our wedding cake was two tiers chocolate and one tier fruit, iced with a London skyline to go with our over arching theme.
We chose our wedding photographer as we loved her alternative style and her eagerness to focus on the moments of the day rather than staged photos. As well as her self proclaimed ‘ninja like’ ability.
Our first dance was to ‘You and Me’ by Lifehouse.
If you could offer future brides any advice, what would you say?
‘Try not to worry – and plan as much as you can so you can spread out what you need to do over a long period of time. Then importantly stick to it – don’t bring everything forward to the first month etc. Also marry someone who used to do events’.
What a fun wedding! Massive congrats to Jen and Tris and thanks so much to Marianne Chua for sharing this bright and fun, London inspired wedding.
Feeling inspired lovelies? Tell me, do you have a wedding ‘theme’, I would love to hear all about your ideas.
Newly engaged? Why not start your journey by browsing the best of 2014 post.
wedding credits / photography: marianne chua photography / venue: 3 olaf street / dress: maggie sottero / shoes: dune / grooms suit: moss bross / bridesmaid dresses: coast / cake: cake that / florist: charity florists / event company: highfield event group / catering: lobster pot / transport: traditional travel and corporate black cabs