Hope you’re all keeping safe, staying indoors and staying sane during this extremely strange time we find ourselves living in. I’m coming at you on this fine Thursday afternoon in isolation with photos from a gorgeous London wedding I shot at The Old Finsbury Town Hall last October – the whole day was so perfectly styled and personal to the bride & groom and it was just such a blast and it was an honour to be a part of it all!!
Today I wanted to share with you some of the little things that made this London wedding utterly about Emma & Matt, who by the way planned their entire wedding in just 6 months so that they had “less time to get too bogged down in the details and try to make everything perfect!”
FINSBURY TOWN HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
These guys said as soon as they visited Finsbury Town Hall, they absolutely fell in love with the stunning venue and booked it just 2 days later and when they saw Jimmy Garcia Catering on the venues recommended suppliers list, they knew they had to pick them to cater the wedding as they’d been to loads of Jimmy’s London pop ups events in the past for date nights!
How cool & personal is that? Also, a great example of making quick snappy decisions and thinking about what they want!
JELLY SHOT CANAPÉS & COLIN THE CATERPILLAR
“It probably sounds cliché, but we wanted the wedding to be very ‘us’ – basically all about booze, food and having a laugh! We designed our own Monopoly themed wedding stationary, selected a good old M&S Colin the Caterpillar wedding cake and asked our caterers to provide vodka jelly shot canapés, as anyone who has ever been to one of our house parties has been forced to drink one when entering the flat! It was basically like a Saturday night get together at ours – just on a larger scale in a slighter grander venue than our tiny little flat, and everyone we love all together in one room!”
WEDDING ESPRESSO MARTINI’S
Their florist Augustus Bloom, took a very basic brief and decorated the venue and made three stunning bouquets with simple but beautiful greenery and foliage. For their food they chose pie, mash and gravy for the main course, GIANT towers of Eton mess for dessert followed by espresso martinis after dinner! There was no dress code as they wanted the guests to feel comfortable to wear whatever they wanted, and their awesome band (also found on Instagram) were happy to take requests all night to keep the dance floor full!
The couple’s best wedding advice was “to make quick decisions, scrapping any formal traditions that don’t feel like you!”For instance if you don’t actually like cake, then you could swap it out for a cheese tower (this always goes down a treat at 11pm when people are taking a break from dancing!) or just don’t have one. If you’d feel massively awkward having a slow first dance in front of your friends and family then opt for something more upbeat or chuck that tradition in the bin too! You don’t have to have a champagne reception – why not have your bar staff create a new cocktail instead and shake things up – THERE ARE NO RULES ANYMORE!!
Emma & Matt also said “On the day, we didn’t worry about anything going wrong, if it did nobody would even realise except us as no one knew what was planned!” That’s right! You’ll be too busy on your day having a great time to worry about anything going wrong anyway, but that advice goes for the weeks leading up to your day as well – don’t worry too much it’s going to be perfect!
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